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Day 109: 5 Places Where I’d Love to Take a Ghost Tour

Day 109: Little orbs in my photo? Nah...

Day 109: Little orbs in my photo? Nah...

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.

fremantle prison

The old Fremantle Prison.

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?


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13 Responses to Day 109: 5 Places Where I’d Love to Take a Ghost Tour

  1. Jilianne @ Cotswolds Cottages April 20, 2011 at 9:48 pm #

    I would never dare myself go ghost hunting, gives me the creeps.. and I don’t what can I get from this activity lol

    • Brooke April 23, 2011 at 10:49 pm #

      It’s all in fun 🙂 I don’t know why I like it so much!

  2. Emily April 20, 2011 at 11:19 pm #

    I took the ghost walk in York (northern England) on a high school trip there. I honestly don’t remember much about the scary stories, but the city itself is pretty and historical, and it was an interesting way to learn a bit about the history of a place from a different angle.

    • Brooke April 23, 2011 at 10:50 pm #

      Sounds awesome 🙂 If they can get the history in a tour without it being boring, I’m all about that.

  3. Erik April 21, 2011 at 12:45 am #

    I took one in Port Arthur, Tasmania, on the grounds of the Old Prison there. An extremely memorable experience.

    I also took one in Prague, which was also interesting.

    • Brooke April 23, 2011 at 10:53 pm #

      Erik, I’ve heard about the Port Arthur one, and I plan to do that when I get down to Tassie. Good to hear it was memorable!

  4. Amanda April 21, 2011 at 3:46 am #

    My boyfriend really wants to do a ghost hunt at the Mansfield Reformatory in Ohio, which was featured on a creepy episode of Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures.” … I’m not nearly so excited about the prospect. Haha.

    I did go on a ghost tour once, though — in Savannah, Georgia. That is one city with a LOT of spooky history! The tour was cheesy (especially the part where we drove around town in a modified hearse!), but it actually was pretty creepy to hear all the stories. We went at dusk, too, which helped with the atmosphere.

    We didn’t spot any ghosts, but we did learn a lot about Savannah, so I’d definitely say it was worth it!

    • Brooke April 23, 2011 at 10:58 pm #

      Oooh, I was just researching Savannah for an article and thought that I would love to do one there.

      And that ghost hunt sounds awesome! I’m actually a Ghost Hunters fan, so I’d be all over that 😉

  5. Tim Van Autreve April 21, 2011 at 10:10 am #

    Ghosts are scary. Unless it’s Slimer.

    • Brooke April 23, 2011 at 10:54 pm #

      Slimer’s pretty cool 🙂

  6. Alouise April 21, 2011 at 3:16 pm #

    It wasn’t a ghost tour but I did take a Jack The Ripper walking tour in London. It was actually really interesting tour, very informative. It wasn’t scary though. I’d like to do a ghost tour of Paris, really any historical sort of place.

    • Brooke April 23, 2011 at 10:59 pm #

      That sounds cool, too. Next time in London I’ll look it up.

  7. katie January 23, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    I know this was posted ages ago! I have actually been doing the unthinkable and reading all your posts from the beginning when I have some spare time and this post really made me need to post because I LOVE ghost tours. I would recommend the one in Prague,I wanted to go to the caves which is the second part of the your but didnt get a chance to and in new Orleans it was very good. So much history there.

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