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"How to Plan and Take a Real Haunted Vacation"

"How to Plan and Take a Real Haunted Vacation"

The Ghosts Of Summer 2009

There’s more to experience on a real haunted Vacation than most people can fit into one normal vacation – sun, sand, ancient historic sites, secrets of the dead and past, unique nature-based experiences in exotic locals, and non-stop ghostly haunted and paranormal thrills. All this sounds something like the latest Indiana Jones Movie doesn't it?

But a real haunted adventure should be just that ... shouldn't it? I'm not saying everything you investigate is going to be the pinnacle of what will be defined as the most positive proof that real ghosts, or cryptids and hauntings are real. But of course any haunted investigation vacation should have some great expectations.

Vacation Ghost!

SO WHERE DO YOU GO TO HUNT AND DOCUMENT REAL GHOSTS?

Story by Scott Meyers

To travel the world and foreign lands to discover all that is strange weird and paranormal in nature is my dream. But like anything in life it all starts with first steps. Using the internet of course to seek out a great haunted city or local to hunt ghosts in is the best way to start. No matter if a location has been over saturated with investigations, their is always a chance to confirm or find new evidence or proof that ghosts are really real.

You should begin by searching this site and others on the internet for the best haunted web sites that can lead you to a haunted hotspot or your dream paranormal experience. This really helps in keeping the nightmares out of the way and gives you some knowledge of what your ghost filled adventure might have in store barring any unforeseen other side interference of course.

Stories on the internet are filled with real and fraudulent claims of ghost stories and paranormal experiences. But the detective in all of us brings out the search for the real truth behind these ghost stories and urban myths. Always someone whether professional or not may uncover the definitive proof that will set scientist on their ear.

Whether your real interest lies in UFO's, Bigfoot, Ghosts, Nessie or the Bermuda Triangle we all can take or plan that dream vacation from our own computers.

Scaring up a different kind of vacation' Some turned on digital recorders to capture "electronic voice phenomena," known to aficionados as EVPs. Others snapped photos, seeking the fleeting image of a spirit.

Dave Schrader of Circle Pines and Tim Dennis of Burnsville are leading groups as large as 220 people on trips to haunted hotels, spooky cruise ships and, this year, an abandoned prison.

Their booming paranormal vacation business didn't happen in a vacuum. In the past three years, TV lineups have become rich in supernatural offerings. At the moment, at least a dozen shows serve up ghosts, hauntings and mediums in one form or another.

It was against this backdrop that Schrader and Dennis started their online radio show in January 2006.

The weekly two-hour broadcasts of "Darkness Radio" made them celebrities among fanciers of otherworldly mystery. The show features interviews with the stars of the TV shows, along with demonologists, mediums and authors.

--Post Gazzette

 

Most Haunted States In America

Which State In America Is The Most Haunted? The Great American Necromancer, Lisa Lee Harp Waugh's 2009 List. Please Vist Here!

Long perceived as one of the most haunted States in America Louisiana Tops the 2009 list. To be sure of what this really means, The Most Haunted Number 1 ranking information must be considered carefully. Ghost sightings, Paranormal locations, myths legends and ghost hunting all come into play in the actual ranking order.

THESE RANKINGS ARE ACTUALLY COMPILED BY LISA LEE HARP WAUGH OVER THE PAST TWO YEARS. FROM HER OWN INTERNET RESARCH AND SHOULD BE CONCIDERED HER OPPINIONS ON HOW EACH STATE RANKS.

LISA LEE HARP  WAUGH: Waugh, Nercomancer and her dog that she says contains the soul of a familiar spirit. WAUGH  Professional  is a Necromancer and summons soirits for Paranormal investigators on a regular basis.

"A few Ghost Hunters are up in arms over Waugh's ." " They believe that their state should have ranked higher then it did." I feel my placing of each state is as accurate as I can get at this time." If someone can present to me reasons and documenting why a certain state should be higher on the list I welcome the input." States Waugh. " My Haunted Web Site ww.ghosthuntersofamerica.com Email is overflowing with a few irate letters and allot more in support of my choices." Says Waugh.

You can contact Waugh directly by email with questions or requests for media interviews or public appearances at: onthebaylisa@aol.com

 

So you dream of real haunted thrills and chills and a amusement theme park too. Well many cities around the world are haunted also. Consider taking a day off from the amusement rides and taking time to explore a lantern lit ghost or paranormal walking tour in America. Or travel abroad and visit the UK's scariest places for live ghost hunts, most scariest haunted live, and paranormal investigations. Paranormal Tours brings the ghost world into your world with live ghost hunting nights and events. Paranormal Conference Travel is also fast becoming an annual getaways for many.

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PLANNING YOUR HAUNTED VACATION

 

All good vacations have one thing in common, careful planning. Just because you are going away on a pleasure trip does not mean you do not have to do a little bit of homework.


1. Involve every member of the family in the planning stage, including children. Adults often think they know what their children want to see, but rarely bother to ask them. To ensure that children feel part of the vacation, let them help in the planning.

2. Research before making reservations. When you pick your destination, read up on it. Find out what there is to do and see, where to stay, how to get around and the best way to get there.

3. Libraries, travel agents, and tourism organizations can also provide abundant information.

4. If money is a concern, make a budget and stick to it. Decide how much you want to spend.

5. Divide that amount by the number of days you plan to stay. Be sure to keep a certain amount for any unexpected expenses.

6. Know what your rights and responsibilities are as a travel consumer. Read and understand the fine print in any travel agreements you sign.

7. Plan a few specific activities for your vacation. Curb any impulses to plan for every hour of your trip, but also do not leave the time completely unstructured. You don't want to waste your vacation wondering what to do.

 

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HAUNTED PLACES AROUND THE WORLD

Real de Catorce is a ghost town, of sorts, located in the dry, rugged mountains of central Mexico. It is a former silver-mining town, which was once the second richest source of silver in all of Mexico. Hidden in the remote, vast mountains, it is easy to picture the fabled Real de Catorce of yesteryear with its forgotten mines, cemetery surrounded by a high fence and picturesque chapels. It is located at an altitude of over 9,000 feet and was established in the late 1700s with the opening of the first silver mines. The town quickly prospered and became a thriving community with a rich society, which continued until the unrest of the early 1900s, which led to the Mexican Revolution. Today tourism is expanding in Real de Catorce and it is trying to move beyond its’ “ghost town” image. Local attractions include the Church of the Immaculate Conception, built in 1780, which is the focal point of the town and brings thousands of pilgrims each year to pay homage to the patron saint, Saint Francis of Assisi on October 4th. This religious holiday is a weeklong event with music, dance and processions. The Casa de la Moneda is a three-story building that is said to be haunted by the ghost of Don de la Maza, who is seen moving about and counting his hoard of silver. Outdoor recreational activities in the mountains near Real de Catorce include horseback riding, rock climbing, rappelling and photographic safaris into the mountains.

There are hundreds of hauntings on record in Canada. One recent example is the Firkins' House in Heritage Park in Fort Edmonton, Alberta, which haunted by the presence of a friendly young man, the son of one of the early owners. Another benevolent presence haunts the Vogue Theatre Vancouver, British Columbia. Less friendly is the ghost of an Indian Chief seen on the Sarcee Reservation or the apparitions of two men who appear in the Banff Springs Hotel. Both sites are near Calgary.

Spooky Savannah, Georgia with its rich mix of old-world charm and rough-and-tumble past. And the number one haunted city in America New Orleans.

The Whitechapel / Spittalfields area of East London has been actively settled since Roman times. Many of the historic buildings are built on the remains of old Roman settlements. Throughout the Dark and Middle Ages, the East End was a burgeoning commerce area, mostly inhabited by Anglos and Jewish moneylenders. In Elizabethan times the East End looked and smelled like something right out of one of Shakespeare’s history plays, and, in fact, the character of Falstaff (Henry V) is said to have been based on an innkeeper from the notorious East End. It was a place of soldiers and prostitutes, brawls and bawdy houses. Jack the Ripper enjoyed a brief career as London’s most infamous serial murder and the fact that he was never caught still adds to the mystery surrounding him. Nevertheless, it is thought that his horrible mutilation of Mary Kelly was his last act of violence and there is no evidence that Jack, whoever he may have been, killed again after November 1888.

At the height of Rome’s power the Coliseum represented everything that was Imperial to the citizens of Rome. Gladiators would fight to the death here for the amusement of Caesar and the mobs; thousands of prisoners of war and victims of religious persecution met their end in the jaws of lions and tigers in the sandy arena of the Coliseum; and even those animals were decimated, for in its time the Coliseum consumed tens of thousands of animals, some reportedly driven into extinction by the Roman lust for blood and gore. Tour guides and visitors alike have reported cold spots, being touched or pushed, hearing indiscernible words whispered into their ears; security guards with the unenviable task of securing the ancient edifice have reported hearing the sounds of swords clashing, of weeping in the more remote areas, and, oddly enough most disconcerting, the sound of ghostly animal noises such as the roars of lions and elephants. Ghostly citizens have been seen among the seats of the Coliseum, and the sight of a Roman soldier standing guard, silhouetted against the night sky, is a common one.

The top 100 places to see a real ghost and have a Paranormal Encounter. Please visit here!

Some of these Top 100 Most allegedly haunted places are known for their haunted cemeteries, houses, buildings, Roads, hotels, & battlefields and churches. And in some cases a city may be listed and in other spots a haunted hot spot. Please feel free to use this as a Paranormal Travel Guide when planning your next haunted destination ghost hunt or vacation. There are literally thousands of haunted places around the world, and this list only compiles a small number of them.

So please read these very haunted ghost stories and watch a real ghost video or two. And be sure to visit our Haunted America Tours Home Page to find more then your heart should take. This web site is not for the squeamish. These Very real Haunted places are sid to be the best places to capture a real ghost on film, video, or digital voice recorder or have a real paranormal encounter.

HAUNTED AMERICA TOURS Official Web Site is a ghost tour information site; our information is only as reliable as readers' contributed ghost and haunted reports. We assume no credit for your adventures, and accept no liability for your misadventures. Use common sense. Read our ghost hunting recommendations. Before visiting any "haunted" site, verify the location, accessibility, safety, and other important information. Never trespass on private and/or posted property without permission from the proper authorities.

 

The World's 100 Most Haunted Places

Haunted America Tours is a Directory to the World's Most Haunted Locations. Browse our site to learn more of what people consider the most haunted places to investigate.

Finding out The Haunted Particulars.

Always ask the staff if there may be a special guest room that gets more activity than others. Many Paranormal Investigators such as Eric Monnerjahn insist you that you call the hotel staff ahead of your haunted stay with special requests. Especially a reported Haunted Hotel that is not afraid of the stigma-- chances are they'll help out if they can. Ghost-chasing-hunting is more fun if you know what you're looking for. Also search the web. (" As if you didn't already know that already.")

We at Haunted America Ghost Tours have strived to provide fun and educational paranormal investigative experiences. Join us for candlelight, cemetery and all the Haunted Ghost walking tours of haunted Vacation sites Across America. Contact information for tours, and a short bio on tours and information to contact them or their web sites to visit. Somewhere in america a award-winning supernatural ghost tours happens every night. and day. Want to add a tour to the never ending list contact us >here<. Also see out top Ten List of The Best Haunted Ghost or Cemetery Tour to experience in Haunted America here! These ghost tours have been voted by you, America as the Top Ten Most Haunted, Best Tour to see a ghost, and Best Scariest Ghost Tours to experience in America!

 

Where to go to experience the real Paranormal Happenings!

Roswell

UfO enthusiast Flock to Roswell, New Mexico, USA, In July 1947, which have since become the subject of intense speculation and research. There are widely divergent views on what actually happened, and passionate debate about what evidence can be believed.

The United States military maintains that what was recovered was a top-secret research balloon that had crashed. However, many UFO proponents believe the wreckage was of a crashed alien craft and that the military covered up the craft's recovery. The incident has evolved into a widely-recognized and referenced pop culture phenomenon, and for some, Roswell is synonymous with UFO and likely ranks as the most famous alleged UFO incident.

 

The real hunt for Bigfoot

Bigfoot, also known as Sasquatch, is a figure in North American folklore said to inhabit remote forests, mainly in the Pacific northwest region of the United States and the Canadian province of British Columbia. Bigfoot is sometimes described as a large, hairy bipedal hominoid, and many believe that this animal, or its close relatives, may be found around the world under different regional names, such as the Yeti of Tibet and Nepal and the Yowie of Australia.

Frame 352 from the Patterson-Gimlin film

Bigfoot is one of the more famous examples of cryptozoology, a subject that mainstream researchers tend to dismiss as pseudo science because of unreliable eyewitness accounts and a lack of solid physical evidence. Most experts consider the Bigfoot legend to be a combination of folklore and hoaxes, but there are a number of authors and researchers who do believe that the stories could be true.

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Big Easy Ghosts and New Orleans Spirits

New Orleans its status as a world-famous tourist destination is due in part to its architecture, music, cuisine, its annual Mardi Gras, and other celebrations and festivals. The city is often referred to as "The most unique city in America". Haunted by the soul of Marie Laveau the Greatest Voodoo Queen ever and tainted by tails of the haunted mansion and Madame Delphine Lalaurie.

Located in Southeastern Louisiana along the Mississippi River. The city is bordered by Lake Pontchartrain to the north and the Gulf of Mexico to the east and is coextensive with Orleans Parish. It is named after Philippe II, Duke of Orléans, Regent of France, and is one of the oldest cities in the United States. New Orleans is known for its multicultural heritage as well as its music and cuisine and is considered the birthplace of jazz and considered the most Haunted City in America. With Being Voted the best and Most Haunted City , Best ghost Tours and Most Haunted Hot spot in America.

ALSO SEE: The Devil Baby Is Alive And Well And Lives In New Orleans

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The loch Ness Monster

The Surgeons Photo Of the Loch Ness Monster

Loch Ness is the second-largest Scottish loch by surface area after Loch Lomond. At Drumnadrochit is a Loch Ness Monster exhibition centre, which contains information on the legendary creature. Boat cruises operate from various locations on the loch shore, giving tourists the chance to look for the monster. The Loch Ness Monster is a cryptid (a legendary creature), claimed to inhabit Scotland's Loch Ness, the most voluminous freshwater lake in Great Britain. The creature's "scientific" name, chosen by the late Sir Peter Scott in Nature, is Nessiteras rhombopteryx (Greek for "the wonder of Ness with the diamond shaped fin").

Gettysburg Ghosts

There are as many ways to explore our area as there are interests of the visitors who come here. For those interested in seeing the battlefields of Gettysburg, some relax on an air-conditioned bus listening to a recorded story. There are those who drive in their own car with an auto tape tour and others hire a Licensed Battlefield Guide to ride with them to explain the three famous days in 1863.

The hearty take the National Park Service self-guided walking tours or join the crowd of a park ranger led tour. And the adventurists enjoy touring the 40 miles of battlefield roads by bicycle or galloping across the 5,700 acres of field by horseback.

GETTYSBURG BATTLEFIELD GHOST PHOTO SUBMITED BY RANDY BERGAMO


Further understand the courage and hardships of the soldiers by visiting our ten Civil War related museums or take an authentic Civil War house tour by day and a haunted ghost tour by night. Live theater includes a personal visit with "President Lincoln", Civil War plays and ghost stories. Throughout the year you can talk to the soldiers in encampments and reenactments.

ALSO SEE: HAUNTED BATTLEFIELDS GHOST STORIES AND GHOST PHOTOS National Battlefields and Military Parks of the United States

Finding A Real El ChupaCabra

Chupacabra (also chupacabras, from Spanish chupar: to suck, cabra: goat; goats sucker) is a cryptid said to inhabit parts of both of the Americas. It is associated particularly with Puerto Rico (where it was first reported), Mexico, and the Southern United States, especially in the latter's Latin American communities of Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. The name translates literally from the Spanish as "goat sucker." It comes from the creature's reported habit of attacking and drinking the blood of livestock, especially goats. In New Orleans they call it the Grunch.

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Physical descriptions of the creature vary. Eyewitness sightings have been claimed as early as 1990 in Puerto Rico, and have since been reported as far north as Maine, and as far south as Chile. Though some argue that the chupacabras may be real creatures, mainstream scientists and experts generally contend that the chupacabra is a legendary creature, or a type of urban legend. It is supposedly a heavy creature, the size of a small bear, with a row of spines reaching from the neck to the base of the tail.

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Haunted Hikes: Spine-Tingling Tales and Trails from North America's National Parks (Paperback) by Andrea Lankford ....
Any guidebook can give you trail miles and directions, but only Haunted Hikes captures all the strange doings in your favorite back country places with tales of ghosts spooks and strange places and encounters.

Haunted Hikes: Spine-Tingling Tales and Trails from North America's National Parks 

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Haunted Hikes: Spine-Tingling Tales and Trails from North America's National Parks 

 

Combining the popularity of ghost stories with the traditional aspects of a park trail guide, these creepy hikes lead courageous climbers and armchair adventurers through some of the scariest, most mysterious places in North America. Thoroughly investigated, yet often tongue-in-cheek, these tales behind the trails include the chupacabra that roams the swamps inside the Big Thicket National Preserve, the execution-style shooting of two General Motors executives at Crater Lake, and the pair of disembodied legs that have been seen running around inside the Mammoth Cave Visitor Center. A fright factor rating is listed for each hike, along with information on trailhead access, maps, and hike difficulty levels. From the wheelchair accessible to multi-day treks into the wilderness, the included trails cover a wide range of hiking abilities and even feature a haunted Louisiana bayou best reached by canoe or kayak.

Andrea Lankford "OFFICIAL HAUNTED HIKE WEBSITE" www.hauntedhiker.com/

THE TOP TEN HAUNTED HIKES

Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park
Maryland

The Gold Mine Trail begins at the Great Falls Tavern Visitor Center near Potomac, Md., outside Washington, D.C., and passes by the site of an explosion that killed a miner in 1906. After the accident, spirits known as "Tommy Knockers" were said to haunt the dark recesses of the mine. The mine closed two years later, after a night watchman encountered "a ghostie-looking man with eyes of fire and a tail 10 feet long" crawling out of the shaft. 301-739-4200; nps.gov/choh

Yosemite National Park
California

A wind with a weird name is the spooky thing here. The Miwok Indians believed Yosemite's spectacular waterfalls were haunted by an evil wind called Po-ho-no. The wind, they said, entices the unwary to the roaring brink of the falls and then pushes them off the edge. "Which explains why the National Park Service has fortified the falls overlooks with so many safety railings. The topside views have been as deadly as they are sublime," Lankford says. 209-372-0200; nps.gov/yose

New Jersey Pinelands National Reserve/Wharton State Forest
New Jersey

"Since 1735, hundreds have seen or heard a yellow-eyed creature with a bat's wings, a dragon's breath and a kangaroo's tail that, according to legend, makes the Pine Barrens its home," Lankford says. To improve your chances of spotting this UBE (unidentified biological entity), she suggests hiking a section of the Batona Trail, a 49-mile route connecting Batsto Village and Ong's Hat. "This path ventures deep into prime New Jersey Devil habitat." 609-894-7300; nps.gov/pine. Or609-561-0024; www.state.nj.us/dep/parksandforests/parks/wharton.html

Virgin Islands National Park
St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands

The idyllic Jumby Beach and many park trails are haunted by mischievous spirits the locals call "jumbies." Men, they say, have the most to fear while on the self-guided nature trail to Annaberg Sugar Mill Ruins. "This historic plantation site is stalked by a female jumby who is looking for love in all the wrong places," Lankford warns. 340-776-6201; nps.gov/viis

Mammoth Cave National Park
Kentucky

With more than 150 documented paranormal events, Mammoth Cave is one of the spookiest natural wonders of the world. "On the Violet City Lantern Tour, park rangers guide you into the cave using old-fashioned kerosene lamps," Lankford says. "And during such trips, rangers have reported seeing apparitions resembling the slave guides who led visitors into the cave before the Civil War." 270-758-2180; nps.gov/maca

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve
Colorado

"Nature's giant sandbox is also a flying saucer hotspot," Lankford says. Since the 1950s, visitors claim to have seen black triangles, cigar-shaped red orbs and multicolored lights hovering over the park. "For the best UFO-watching, climb to the top of 750-foot Star Dune on a moonlit summer night," Lankford says. 719-378-6399; nps.gov/grsa

Oregon Caves National Monument
Oregon

Kids will especially enjoy the fright factor at this gem of a park. "Tour the cave to see 'moonmilk,' which is made by space aliens or cave gnomes, depending on whom you ask," Lankford says. "Hike the Big Tree Trail where, in July 2000, a psychologist witnessed Bigfoot spying on his family. And spend the night at the cozy yet creepy Oregon Caves Chateau where Elizabeth, the ghost of a jilted bride, startles guests." 541-592-2100, ext. 262; nps.gov/orca

Grand Canyon National Park
Arizona

Park employees have long told stories of the North Rim's "Wailing Woman," Lankford says. "Wearing a white dress printed with blue flowers, she floats along the Transept Trail between the lodge and the campground on stormy nights ... crying and moaning over the son and husband she lost to the canyon." 928-638-7888; nps.gov/grca

Blue Ridge Parkway
Virginia

In November 1891, 4-year-old Ottie Powell vanished while collecting firewood in the forest. Five months later, a hunter found his body near Bluff Mountain, where a memorial for Ottie can still be found. "Backpackers say the toddler's ghost haunts the Appalachian Trail leading to Bluff Mountain and that his youthful spirit annoys those brave enough to spend a night inside the Punchbowl Shelter," Lankford says. 828-298-0398; nps.gov/blri

Big Bend National Park
Texas

"If you hear peculiar noises while camping in the Chisos Mountains, you're not alone," Lankford says. Chisos means "ghosts," and park rangers say hikers often report hearing "things" in the nightly winds. "Among the ghouls wandering this desert range are a betrayed Indian chief, a troop of long-dead Spanish warriors and a ghost steer seeking revenge against the cowboys who branded him with the word 'murder.' " 432-477-2251; nps.gov/bibe

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Getting your Ghost Haunted Foot on the Road.

Here is a sample of the Haunted Vacation checklist you should follow before you leave your own haunted house or apartment behind. You can tailor this list to suit your own home and community. The idea is to put it in writing and check off each item before leaving on vacation.

Let immediate neighbors, friends and family know your departure date and estimated return date.


If you live in a manufactured home community like some do, give your park manager the dates you’ll be gone and phone numbers where you can be reached. Be sure to let management know the name and vehicle description of any deliveries or home/lawn caretakers that are expected while you are gone.


Ask a couple of neighbors to keep an eye on your home or apartment and to report suspicious activity to the police. Arrange to give at least one neighbor a key to the home.


If your community has a neighborhood watch group, make sure to let them know you will be gone for a specified time.


Stop mail, newspaper and other deliveries. Ask neighbors to pick up any flyers or papers that are tossed on the driveway or porch.

Also ask a neighbor to park a car in the driveway to give the impression someone is at home.


Notify the post office to hold mail until your return.


Since a thief can get into any home by removing a window air conditioner, it’s a good idea to fasten the unit to the sill or the window frame.


Don’t discuss your travel plans in public places. A stranger could overhear you, follow you home and return when you’re on vacation. The fewer people who know about your trip, the safer your home will be.


Keep valuables out of sight. Small valuables such as jewelry or cash should be stored in a safe deposit box. If possible hide larger valuables in an inconspicuous places so they can’t be seen by a thief.


Place a few motion-sensitive security lights at the rear of your home as well as lawn lights in other dark areas. Thieves love a poorly lighted home, so good lighting around the home is a great deterrent.


Consider installing an alarm system and motion detectors. Do-it-yourself systems are available at home supply or electronic stores. Or buy a professionally installed system.


Trim the shrubs located near windows and entries before you go on vacation. Burglars love to hide behind them.


Arrange to have your lawn mowed by a landscape service or neighbor. A poorly maintained yard can signal thieves that the owners are gone.


Ask a neighbor to set out trash on collection day and then retrieve the empty trash cans and recycling bins the same day.


A few days before you leave, set and activate timers for lights and a radio or TV to be sure they are working properly. Don and I like to use several electronic timers and set them so they turn lights on and off at different times of the day and evening.


Unplug all electrical items, except lights on timers and radio, so they don’t get destroyed by lighting.


Use up food in the refrigerator or give it to a neighbor.

Set your automatic sprinkler system
to water the lawn according to local watering restrictions.


Never leave a message that you are gone on vacation on your answering machine message. It’s like leaving an open invitation to thieves.


Close all blinds, draperies and awnings to keep out as much sun and heat as possible.


Close and lock all windows. Easy to install window locks are available at hardware and home supply stores.

Make sure you have good locks! Good door locks help keep thieves out. Experts recommend installing dead bolt locks and a reinforcing strike plate with three-inch screws.
Place security bars (or even a piece of broomstick or a dowel) in the track of all sliding glass doors so they can’t be opened. Don’t forget to lock your storage shed with a heavy-duty lock.


Be sure to turn off water valves to the washing machine, toilets and sinks before leaving. A neighbor of ours forgot to do this and came home to two inches of water throughout the home due to broken water line. Not a pretty sight.


To prevent mold and mildew, set the air conditioning thermostat at 85 degrees. If you have a humidistat set it at 60 percent.


Disable or turn down the ringers on phones so unanswered rings won’t be heard from outside.


Just before you lock the front door, take one last tour of the house to make sure everything is as secure as you can make it.


While there is no foolproof way to protect your home and property when you’re on vacation, most accidents and burglaries can be avoided. Don and I follow a vacation checklist like this one and haven’t experienced a single problem when we are gone. As the old saying goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.”

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Appalachian GhostWalks invites you to "take a haunted vacation!" Discount accommodations for our tours are provided by several area hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts, RV Parks, and campgrounds. Special Discount Vacation Planning Packages called "Spook and Save" Packages are available which offer discounts on many other recreational venues including area caves, museums, whitewater rafting, and parks. Please visit the website at www.AppalachianGhostWalks.com for more information. You can go directly to the "Spook and Save" Discount Vacation Planning Package page by going to http://www.AppalachianGhostWalks.com/vacationpackages.html

If you and your family are looking for a really FUN weekend, Appalachian GhostWalks can put together a "Ghost Hunter Weekend" Package which includes the"Ghostology", or "Ghost Hunting" 101 class, as well as one more of their Haunted Historic GhostWalks and Tours located all across the Southern Appalachian Mountain region. These can include a stay at a haunted bed and breakfast, presentatations in your home, or at your place of business, birthday parties, and endless other possibilities...

All of Appalachian GhostWalks haunted historic tours operate year-round subject to availability and advance reservations are highly recommended. The cost is just $13 per person for a group of four, or more people. Please call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for more information on all of the great ways they can help you entertain and thrill your family, or travel companions.


Appalachian GhostWalks
P.O. Box 153, Unicoi, TN 37692 USA.
Reservations and Info: (423) 743-WALK (9255)
Email: Info@AppalachianGhostWalks.com
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Where do the spirits of the dead still walk the streets?

Ghosts of Gettysburg Candlelight Walking Tours ®
Over the years since the battle, stories of scores of sightings, stranger than reality, have emerged from the quaint houses and gentle fields in and around the town of Gettysburg: Stories of sightings of these soldiers, moving again in battle lines, across the fields where they once marched. . . and died; tales of visions through a rip in time into the horrible scene of a Civil War hospital; whispers of a look at men long dead held eternally captive by duty. These apparitions -and more- come back to remind us, in one way or another that they are not to be forgotten for what they did here. . . In research for his books, Mark Nesbitt collected hundreds of these tales of the unexplainable sightings, entity activity or those strange echoes from a time long gone that can mean only one thing: Gettysburg may very well be, acre for acre, the most haunted place in America.

Haunts Of Owensboro
Do You truly believe in real ghosts?
If you take this Ownesboros Ghost Tour you might just become a true believer in haunting's and the paranormal world. This Ghost walking tour will bring you to understand some of downtown Owensboro's reported real haunted buildings and you might just meet a real ghost or two.

Featured on the walking tour are Owensboro's haunted locations, they include Trinity Center, home of Theatre Workshop of Owensboro, the Area Museum of Science & History, the Daviess County Courthouse, and others. Tour starts at the Creme Coffee house, 109 East Second Street Owensboro, Kentucky . Please Call Ghost Tour Information and Reservations 270-313-5596.

Appalachian GhostWalks
Cordially invites you and your family, friends, or tour group to join us as we explore the mysteries of our mountain heritage. Travel back in time to visit and learn about the "People Of The Past", strolling down Main Street in each of Appalachia's oldest towns where you will enjoy tantalizing mystery, legend, intrigue, and fun family adventure.

GHOST TOURS OF GALVESTON ISLAND
Founded in 1999 by Ghost Tours Of Galveston Creator Dash Beardsley, Ghost Tours of Galveston IS Galveston Island's first, foremost, and original haunted historical walking tour. This unique two hour tour combines history, mystery, ghost stories and legends taking you on a journey into Galveston's richly unknown past. The Great Storm of 1900 hurricane and the American Civil War Battle Of Galveston have left their rich haunted mark stained upon the white beaches of the Gulf shores.

Ghost Tours of St. Augustine
Developed in 1994 by Sandy Craig, a native resident of St. Augustine. Sandy's heritage roots go back 400 years in St. Augustine, to the first Spanish settlers who arrived in this ancient city. She is of Minorcan descent, a cultural group of people migrated from Minorca, Spain who still inhabit St. Augustine. Maybe this explains her interest with the old spirits of St. Augustine. She's been know to say, "When I pass away, I want to stay here like everyone else and have people tell fascinating stories about why I just can't leave this wonderful city."

The Haunted Haight Walking Tour
An evening journey through the local "haunts" of San Francisco's famous Haight-Ashbury district. Your host, a long time resident, ghost historian, active member of The American Ghost Society & founder of The San Francisco Ghost Society leads this two hour walking tour and lets you discover the many ghosts, witches and macabre history of Haight-Ashbury. You also learn what ghost hunters do and all about parapsychology! Price includes a detailed guidebook with map, flashlight and "spooky" goodie-bag filled with tricks and treats! Come join this unique tour and learn all about The Haight-Ashbury like never before!

Orlando Ghost Tours
committed to pursuing the truth as it pertains to paranormal phenomena and educating the public on the proper ways of conducting a paranormal investigation. We invite you to join us them as they journey into paranormal realms, the likes of which few have witnessed, and ask you…Do You Believe?

Spellbound Museum
Visit Salem's only museum featuring authentic supernatural curios and oddities from around the world! See a rare Vampire Killing Kit, America's only "Ghost Gallery", Voodoo artifacts from Africa and New Orleans, the bizarre "Feejee Mermaid", chilling medical oddities, Voodoo and Day of the Dead altars. You can also purchase the book "Ghosts Among Us" by Mollie Stewart, at our museum. and much more. Don't miss Salem's most unusual and mysterious museum!

Haunted Vegas Tour & Show
This spirited and spooky ghost tour will take you to the haunting grounds of Bugsy Siegel, Liberace, Redd Foxx and Elvis. Robert Allen, creator of Haunted Vegas Tours now makes it possible to visit such eerie sites by offering a guided tour and show, featuring Sin City's darkest ghostly secrets. The tour covers such sites as the "Motel of Death," where numerous celebrity deaths have occurred and the former home of a Las Vegas legend whose ghost continues to haunt despite numerous attempts to exorcise it. The tour includes admission to the hit show "Haunted Vegas" starring Zamora from Ripley's TV. Saturday through Thursday - Dark Fridays at the Greek Isles Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada.


 

Haunted America tours wants to be your official Haunted Travel web site our intentions are to help you plan great vacations, weekend trips, paranormal conference and adventure or just plain haunted weekend getaways! Our ever growing haunted web site covers destinations in all 50 states and the world with new locations added weekly, so be sure to check back often and take your time investigating our ghost filled site.

 

Gas worries crimp 2009 vacation plans
33% of Americans plan no vacations this summer, 35% plan only weekend getaways:

High gasoline prices and economic worries are causing Americans to plan shorter trips closer to home this summer, according to a poll released Friday.

Amid record gas prices and a slumping housing market, 33percent of Americans do not plan to take vacations during the summer months, and 35 percent plan weekend trips rather than a long getaway, according to a WNBC/Marist College survey of 1,003 adults across the United States.

"Gas prices and the general context of affordability seem to be making an impact," said Lee Miringoff, director of the Marist Institute of Public Opinion.

Forty-four percent of people with annual incomes under $50,000 said they did not plan to take a summer vacation. That compares to 26 percent of Americans with incomes of more than $50,000 planning to stay at home.

Only 13 percent of those surveyed said they planned to travel outside the United States this summer, which is even weaker than the 15 percent of Americans who intended to travel overseas in the summer of 2002 - after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks - according to the survey.

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Getting started planning your trip? Read what real travelers and real haunted web site visitors like you have chosen as the Top Ten Most Haunted Cities, Places to investigate and favorite Ghost Tours in America:

 

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So please read these very haunted ghost stories and watch a real ghost video or two. And be sure to visit our Haunted America Tours Home Page to find more then your heart should take. This web site is not for the squeamish. These Very real Haunted places are sid to be the best places to capture a real ghost on film, video, or digital voice recorder or have a real paranormal encounter.

HAUNTED AMERICA TOURS Official Web Site is a ghost tour information site; our information is only as reliable as readers' contributed ghost and haunted reports. We assume no credit for your adventures, and accept no liability for your misadventures. Use common sense. Read our ghost hunting recommendations. Before visiting any "haunted" site, verify the location, accessibility, safety, and other important information. Never trespass on private and/or posted property without permission from the proper authorities.


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