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Ghosts of Atlanta Walking Tour

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

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No sign of ghosts yet... just a Vampire :[

No sign of ghosts yet… just an innocent Vampire :[

“Are you a Believer?” That was the very first question posed to our group by our Ghosts of Atlanta Walking Tourguide, dressed up as a ghostly host from beyond. She was, of course, referring to believing in Ghosts. Being that this was Halloween Night 2011, I was of course dressed up as a cute, sultry Vampiress. “Discover the history of war, murder, suicide and the tragic spirits who were left behind.” So, did we spy a few spirits still haunting downtown ATL? Why would I spoil the surprise?? ;) Do YOU believe in Ghosts???

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Haunted Victorian House

Haunted Victorian House

I will, however, let you in on a few fun secrets… are you familiar with Ghost Hunting equipment? No, I’m not talking about Ghostbusters Proton Packs. I’m talking about EMF Meters, EVP Equipment, Radars, Temperature “Cold Spot” Gauges, and yes, there are even popular Apps for Ghost Hunting. We all got to try out some of this cool equipment along the way, and saw TONS of creepy old places in downtown Atlanta. One that still haunts my memory is the old abandoned Medical Arts Building on Peachtree Street. It is one of the few remaining oldest structures in Atlanta, and has been vacant for over 20 years… or has it? Find out more tales of mystery and gore on the tour. We also saw a hotel where there was a deadly fire where hauntings still occur, as well as several cemetery sites and haunted Victorian-style houses that have so far survived being renovated or torn down. And that is is only the tip of the iceberg as far as what you will see and learn on the tour.

Guests are also highly encouraged to take photos all along the way. InfraRed cameras may be hard for the average person to feel the need to indulge in for ghost hunting. However, a little brightening in Photoshop for night photos can sometimes do the trick. The photos below are an example. The one of the left is the original photo taken at night of a haunted cemetery on the tour, said to have several ghosts of Civil War soldiers. The one on the right is the same photo, simply brightened up a bit with Photoshop. Is the camera lens suddenly dirty (while all of the other photos were perfectly clear), or are the small “orbs” in the photo more than meets the eye? You be the judge. One thing is certain – you could choose to enjoy some coffee or “spirits” at the nearby Café Intermezzo afterward. Welcome to the Dark Side of Atlanta…

Dirt on the camera lens, or Ghost Orbs?

Dirt on the camera lens, or Ghost Orbs?

Halloween Haunts for Hire!

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

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Trick or treat?! We usher in the Fall season with massive planning efforts for Halloween over the coming weeks.  For those who don’t plan on staying home to hand out candy this year, here are a few of the places you can go to get spooked:

Plymouth, Massachusetts: Ghosts, orbs, and grave sites, oh my! On the Fright Night Halloween Ghost Tour in Plymouth, you can get an education on the different types of ghosts that stalk the area around Burial Hill.  Mystery and macabre come together on this lantern-lit walk where you can photograph the area and, later, watch for orbs of light in the developed pictures.

Washington, DC: On another walk, the Georgetown Ghost Walk, you will learn about the ghosts and spirits still haunting our US capital.  A trip through DC’s finest Victorian style neighborhood reveals much about the interesting lives of its now-dead inhabitants as they sometimes reveal themselves in spirit form.

Dallas: Whether you choose a Halloween-themed show like Keith & Margo’s Halloween Mystery Dinner Adventure or to put a different spin on things with the Haunting & Healing Paranormal Event in Dallas, you’re in for a good time for sure.  The dinner show includes an hors d’oeuvres reception, full 3-course sit-down dinner and dessert, and live entertainment in the form of an interactive live action murder mystery where you get to solve the crime and figure out whodunit.  The Haunting & Healing event gives you face time with four paranormal experts, which has been enjoyed by the likes of the queen of England and Dr. Seuss.  The experts channel their unique energy into a powerful grid of light and healing for all to witness.  It is truly a sight to behold.

London: If you happen to be overseas this Halloween, check out the Medieval Halloween Banquet in London.  The Brits do it up right with a celebration of the 500th anniversary of King Henry VIII taking possession of the throne.  Live entertainment, a night of disco, and a four-course banquet menu, along with unlimited beer and wine during the meal, make this a festive event to be enjoyed by all.  Not to mention the cast of characters in full dress, which adds to the delightfully scary atmosphere of it all.

No matter where you go or what you do, be sure to make it a scary day for the record books.  If you would like more information on any of these tours, visit www.Reserve123.com and tour type search for “Halloween.”

Visit a Turning Point in America’s History

Wednesday, November 12th, 2008

People know Gettysburg as the turning point of the Civil War.  There are many historical locations in the city that are perfect spots to spend your vacation.  If you are looking for a thrilling trip full of the adventure from the past, then a visit to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania is an excellent choice for you to make.

Gettysburg Tours offers a wide variety of tours and attractions in the area which are guaranteed to make your vacation one of the best you will ever have.  You can be thrilled during one of the ghost tours and guided history tours around the city, or take a trip to Washington DC through Gettysburg Tours.

While visiting the area, you should try out the Gettysburg Guided Tour by Bus.  You will travel through the historic fields watching America’s past come to life right before your eyes.  From the inside of your comfortable and roomy tour coach, you will ride past the spot where the Battle of Gettysburg took place.  Your licensed Gettysburg National Military Park Guide will give you details regarding the battle that determined the fate of the United States during the Civil War.  This is the perfect way to learn about this notorious conflict between the North and the South.  A visit to Gettysburg is not complete without it.

Another great experience you will have in Gettysburg is the Candlelight Ghost Tour.  This guided tour will take you to some of the most haunted spots in the city.  This tour is not for those scared easily as it is extremely chilling! 

The period dressed storytellers will walk you back in time down the dark streets of Gettysburg.  Not only will you hear the legends and tales that go date back to the times of the Civil War, but your guides will tell you firsthand experiences they have had with the spirits that haunt the area.  For an interesting, entertaining and enjoyable evening, this ghost walk is absolutely perfect. 

Gettysburg Tours will help you have the vacation of a lifetime.  Reserve your tour and attraction tickets today at www.gettysburgtours.net. 

Family Fun in the Florida Keys

Monday, October 6th, 2008

If you are looking for a vacation spot with sun, sand and surf complete with complete relaxation, fun activities and fantastic scenery then look no more!  A trip to the Florida Keys is just what you need!  Florida Keys Tours can make your dream vacation come true as there are loads of tours, activities and attraction tickets are at your disposal.

On the Glass Bottom Boat Discovery tour, you will see up-close the magnificent diverse underwater world.  The vibrant coral reef, stunning exotic fish and hundreds of varieties of aquatic life is just under your feet.  During your cruise along the smooth waters, you will be treated to complimentary champagne or soft drinks along with cheese a crackers.  Your evening will be complete with the breathtaking sunset reflecting off the waters of the Atlantic Ocean. 

For this different kind of Florida Keys fun, you can take part in the Ghostly Legends of Key West Tour.  You can engage yourself in a different aspect of the keys with a stroll through the dim and gloomy streets of Old Town, Key West where the real estate dates back to the Kings of Spain. 

Your ghost tour makes stop at the Audubon House, the old city morgue, the Marrero House where the spirit of Enriquetta lives, St. Paul’s Cemetery, the Otto Mansion where you may discover the real “Chucky,” and other hidden spots that only a local can show you.  You will hear tales of the haunted Victorian mansions, learn the legends of pirates, and wonder about ancient local voodoo.  This tour will show you all the peculiar and eerie parts of Key West, something that cannot be missed!

While visiting the Keys, one thing that you absolutely must do is ride the crystal clear waters on a high speed Jetski.  The Key West Jetski Tours will circle around stunning Key West.  You will spot porpoises, rays, fish, and maybe even a shark or two.  Halfway through the tour, you will take a rest and stop for a swim in the pristine waters.  You will be able to search for shells and sand dollars in the nearby sandbar or swim after the many tropical fish.   The guides will take you to places that you can’t see from the shore and the only way to find out about them is to take the tour yourself!

Florida Keys Tours also provides you with the opportunity to rent Jetskis on your own so you can explore the area at your own pace.  We offer SeaDoo and Yamaha four-stroke Jetskis that can reach the speed of 50 mph.  Your Jetski will hold two adults or one adult with two children so the whole family can ride! 

If you are looking for fun and affordable transportation then try out the Key West Boat Shuttles.  They depart from Fort Myers, Marco Island, Miami, and of course, Key West.  The boat shuttles offer a fun, fast and affordable way to get to where you want to go, while providing you with some excellent scenery along the way.  Each vessel is complete with heating and air conditioning, gift shop, café, large flat screen satellite televisions, state-of-the-art electronics, indoor and outdoor seating, bar and information desk to get all your questions answered.  Remember, getting there is only half the fun!

Book your dream vacation today through Florida Keys Tours at www.floridakeystours.net today.

Feel the European Vibe in Québec City

Friday, September 19th, 2008

Québec City delights visitors year after year.  The simple and charming style creates a city full of everything it takes to please its residents and tourists.  As a busy seaport, important location for research and complete with vibrant culture, it is a perfect spot to spend a vacation.  A variety of tours, activities and attraction tickets are offered by Québec City Tours.  Each of them would be an amazing addition to your vacation. 

If you are looking for something fun and unique to do one evening, try out the Ghost Tales Walking Tour.  Be ready to get chills from this haunting walk through the dim streets of Québec City.  As you gingerly walk down the cobblestone streets and dark buildings, your guide, who is dressed for the occasion, will let you in on the secrets and legends from years and years ago. 

You will learn about an executed American whose spirit walks the streets at night and hear how the ghost of one man has been credited for thousands of unexplained fatalities.  The guide will also tell you the qualifications for a 1600s executioner and take you into one of Québec City’s most haunted buildings.  You will be completely fascinated throughout the tour as you will learn some of the more unknown history of the city. 

For a daytime adventure, try out the Whale Watching Cruise.  With two different embarking locations, one in Baie Ste-Catherine and the other from Tadoussac, this tour is completely convenient for you no matter where in Québec City you are staying.  The cruise gives you the opportunity to witness some of the greatest mammals in the world. 

The playful humpback whales will jump SO close to the boat that you are going to feel their splash, so be ready to get wet!  You will also get to see the graceful beluga whale, minke whale, fin whale and blue whale.  What a fantastic experience!

Quebec City Tours can not only make your trip fun and enjoyable, but one with memories to last a lifetime.  By visiting www.quebeccitytours.net and reserving your tickets today, you will be that much closer to having your best vacation to date!


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