Scary movies, haunted houses and paranormal TV shows: These are all things that I was subjected to at a very, very young age, and even though I bawled my eyes out from fear on my first haunted house experience at age… 3 I think, I literally became a spook addict from that point forward. Not a Halloween would pass back home where my family wouldn’t gather up the neighbor kids and head to the nearest spooky walk or haunted attraction. It was tradition, and we secretly loved going just so we could laugh at everyone else getting freaked out (funny, but true!).
So, whenever I am traveling and put face to face with the chance to participate in a spooky tour, I MUST take it. Granted, I’ve only come across the opportunities now that I’ve been in Australia, but I would like to make this more of a common occurrence because they are something I enjoy. Plus, they have a really good way of teaching you about the history of a place.
When I was up in Townsville, Queensland, I took part in the Townsville Ghost Tours. Unfortunately, it was kind of a flop, which was apparent in how everyone on the bus was just begging for it to be over by the end of it. The tour guide was also dressed in bad costume and trying to tell us that the dots in our photos — taken outdoors where bugs and dirt run rampant — were orbs. Look man, I’ve done my research, and I just can’t take your tour seriously when you’re going on about something as basic as orbs all wrong.
While over in Fremantle, Western Australia, I took part in the Fremantle Prison Torchlight Tour. That tour was well worth the $25, and I would recommend it to anyone in the Fremantle area.
So today, as I noticed the lovely little circles in my daily photos (orbs? no.), I started thinking about some of the fun places in this world where I would love to take a ghost tour.
1. Rome: With so much history and turmoil, I can’t imagine a more suiting location for something ultra-spooky.
2. Chernobyl: This place is spooky in the daytime, so I can’t even imagine it at night. Well, I sort of can because there was that one episode of Destination Truth that was filmed at Chernobyl.
3. London: London has that been-through-a-lot creepy vibe, or maybe I’ve been jaded by movies like Interview with a Vampire.
4. Egypt: Who wouldn’t love to see the ghost of a mummy, or better yet, wake a mummy up? It’s a dream of mine.
5. Romania: More specifically, I would like to take a ghost tour of Bran Castle, the castle otherwise known as Dracula’s Castle.
This is my list of completely terrifying and spooky places where I’d love to sign up for a ghost tour. What would you add to this list? Have you taken a ghost tour on your travels?