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
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
SO WHERE DO YOU GO TO
HUNT AND DOCUMENT REAL GHOSTS?
Story by Scott
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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
was against this backdrop that Schrader and
Dennis started their online radio show in
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.
State In America Is The Most Haunted?
The Great American Necromancer, Lisa Lee Harp
Waugh's 2009 List. Please
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
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.
"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."
You can contact Waugh directly by email with
questions or requests for media interviews
or public appearances at: email@example.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
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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
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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in a haunted hotel?
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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
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
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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
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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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Finding out The Haunted
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.")
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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
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
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The loch Ness
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").
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
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
SEE: HAUNTED BATTLEFIELDS
GHOST STORIES AND GHOST PHOTOS National
Battlefields and Military Parks of the United
Finding A Real
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
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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
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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.
Lankford "OFFICIAL HAUNTED HIKE
THE TOP TEN HAUNTED HIKES
Chesapeake & Ohio
Canal National Historic Park
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
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
"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;
Virgin Islands National
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
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;
Great Sand Dunes National
Park and Preserve
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;
Oregon Caves National
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 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
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
"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
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
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
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
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
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
Use up food in the refrigerator or give it to
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
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
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.”
do the spirits of the dead still walk the streets?
Find out here now!
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
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...
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.
P.O. Box 153, Unicoi, TN 37692 USA.
Reservations and Info: (423) 743-WALK (9255)
Please come again soon and thank you for visiting
see: Making The Most Out
Of Taking A Ghost Tour
Where do the
spirits of the dead still walk the streets?
Ghosts of Gettysburg
Candlelight Walking Tours ®
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.
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.
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.
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.
OF GALVESTON ISLAND
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.
of St. Augustine
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."
Haight Walking Tour
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!
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?
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!
Tour & Show
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.