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A visit to New Orleans isn’t complete without a cemetery tour. There is so much history and beauty in the many cemeteries located around the city that you should at least visit one cemetery. If you are looking at taking one of the best cemetery tours in New Orleans, look no further. Whether you want to learn about voodoo history,
If you are visiting New Orleans and want to learn the history and lore behind New Orleans Voodoo, you must take a New Orleans Voodoo Tour. Many tours that cover voodoo history may also cover ghosts, vampires and more. Other tours are guided by real Voodoo Priestesses and Priests. So keep reading if you are searching for the best New
If you are looking for the best ghost tours in San Antonio and want to find the best tour for you, you are in the right place. San Antonio is known for being one of the most haunted places in the United States. With historical events like the Alamo, one of the most famous battle sites in American history, the
Heading to Florida and want to take one of the best ghost tours in Key West? Known to be one of the most haunted cities in America, Key West is full of spooky locations and eerie history that will have you shaking in your shoes. Whether you love theatrical tours, family-friendly tours or want to hop from pub to pub,
Why not spend an evening going on one of the best ghost tours in Boston? The city is full of so much history, from the arrival of Puritan colonists to the American Revolution. Not only is Boston full of dark history, but it is also home to one of the best American writers – Edgar Allan Poe. So it is
If you are looking to take one of the best ghost tours in St. Augustine and you aren’t sure which one to take, I can help you choose the best tour for what you are looking for. St. Augustine, Florida, is known as being America’s oldest city. With over 450 years’ worth of history, some of it will contain grim stories
Salem Massachusetts is well known for the infamous 17th century Salem Witch Trials, but the city is more than just witches. Salem is overflowing with a dark, creepy and macabre history. If you are looking for the best ghost tours in Salem MA, the Witch City has so many fantastic ghost tours to choose from. Spend your evening wandering around Salem’s
New Orleans radiates a supernatural atmosphere and has some of the best haunted locations in the United States. Whether you are into ghosts or just want to learn some of New Orleans ‘ dark history there are a ton of ghost tours that will fill your evening with spine-chilling tales. If you are looking for a ghost tour that is
Charleston is known for being one of the most haunted cities in America. It is hard to find an area of the “Holy City” that doesn’t have some ghastly haunted tale associated with it. With so much dark history, you will be surrounded by haunted places. From the ghosts of civil war soldiers to haunted pubs full of angry spirits
Looking for the best ghost tours in Savannah, Georgia? Savannah is known for being America’s most haunted city, and there are many different ghost tours to choose from. If you are looking for unique Savannah GA Ghost tours, Savannah ghost tours for Halloween, the best Savannah haunted pub crawl or want to know what is the scariest ghost tour in
Saskatchewan, one of the prairie provinces in Canada, is full of tiny towns and long-forgotten history. Saskatchewan ghost towns are scattered throughout the province just waiting to be discovered, crumbling with the life that used to thrive there. They’re filled with memories of times past, when people carved their lives out of nothing until the harsh Canadian winters grew to
With a fascinating history that stretches back hundreds of years and involves one of the most horrific witch trials the United States has ever witnessed, Salem is also home to some of the most haunted places in Massachusetts. Although it’s most famous for the Salem Witch Trials, the witch city has plenty more haunted places that attract ghost hunters and
The Charter Street Historic District has a sinister history tied to the dark romantic writer, Nathaniel Hawthorne. In the district, on the corner of the Old Burying Point Cemetery, sits a large empty yellow house weathered by age, neglect and harsh New England winters. The Grimshawe House has a story to tell and I wanted to know more. While walking
Deep in the rural valleys of Southern Alberta sits a little blue farm building full of unusual, strange objects. The Museum of Fear and Wonder is a unique rural museum full of haunted objects, out of commission ventriloquist dummies and a hallway full of historical ouija boards. The items contained within the museum have been purposely chosen to make you
Boston is home to boundless intriguing history, from being the birthplace of the macabre mystery writer Edgar Allan Poe to being a city where so many political events took place that shaped the way America runs today. Because of its fascinating past, there are many interesting archival places to visit, including colonial cemeteries, such as the Central Burying Ground and
Salem in Massachusetts is famous for the dark history which fell upon the city over 300 years ago when Puritans ruled the land with their strict authoritative rules. The dark tourism that surrounds The Salem Witch Trials has been an intriguing topic of conversation for more than three centuries, due to the intense wave of hysteria they caused throughout the
Have you ever read a book and wanted to transport yourself directly into its world? I did just that when I visited the colonial House of the Seven Gables in Salem Massachusetts. Having just arrived in Salem, I made my way to my hotel with two backpacks on my back. I wonder what I looked like wearing two backpacks simultaneously?
The witch city of Salem, Massachusetts holds a piece of history plucked straight out of the 17th century. Visiting The Witch House in Salem Massachusetts is like stepping back into history. Standing on the corner of North Street and Essex Street, the striking black Witch House is the only remaining structure from the infamous Salem Witch Trials of 1692. Luckily,
The Old Burying Point Cemetery also referred to as the Charter Street Cemetery, is located right next to the Salem Witch Trials Memorial. Teeming with a history that overflows between the weathered tombstones that are collapsing due to the ravages of time. The Old Burying Point is Salem’s oldest graveyard and one of the three cemeteries with ties to the
A ghost town filled with secrets, creepy mannequins, cats and buildings straight out of the wild west…the tiny hamlet of Rowley, Alberta has it all! More than your average ghost town, Rowley has its fair share of abandoned buildings and deserted railway cars. But the townsfolk, a meager population of eight, have transformed the place into a fascinating heritage site
The Honey Island Swamp, named after the honey bees that used to call the area home, is a beautiful river swamp teeming with all sorts of incredible wildlife. Everyone always thinks I’m joking when I tell them the swamp I visited in Louisiana is gorgeous, but it really is! I love the way Spanish moss looks, draped over the cypress
If you are looking for the top haunted places in New Orleans to fuel your spooky heart I got you. Everything from the very haunted LaLaurie Mansion to the place where vampire girls lived – New Orleans has it all. If you love dark history and spooky stories you must visit all of these haunted sites in New Orleans. LaLaurie
New Orleans is a place where legends, folklore and scary stories flourish. Here the locals fully embrace the spooky scene, taking their superstitions and dark folklore seriously. In fact, there’s so much weight given to the dark side of the city that it’s common for landlords to mark their properties available for rent as being “Haunted” or “Not Haunted”, so
Nicolas Cage and I have a few things in common. We both love haunted houses, New Orleans and how The Big Easy is a place unlike any other. Nicolas Cage loves haunted houses so much that he briefly owned the LaLaurie Mansion! More on this below. To quote him in an interview with The Advocate, “New Orleans is not like
I often find myself wondering if I’m in Ukraine when living and travelling in Alberta. I’ve never been to Ukraine, so I have no idea what the country is actually like. But there’s a ton of Ukrainian immigrants in Alberta who brought with them all the best things from their home when they moved over. The result is some fascinating
When I think of dark tourism, Canada is the last place that comes to mind. But when I really take a look around, I find there are way more sites historically associated with a tragedy here than I originally thought there were. I always think of Europe as a haven for dark tourists. Especially since this part of the world
The highway to Elk Island National Park was a terrifying drive, largely due to the -26℃ winds that were hurling snow so thick I could barely see the road in front of me! Along Highway 16, I passed several cars and trucks that had managed to make their way into the ditch. I even saw one car that was flipped
Jasper National Park is the perfect stop for your weekend getaway. Located in the province of Alberta, Jasper is calmer and less crowded than its Rocky Mountain counterpart Banff making it a great place to go for a weekend of rest and relaxation. Surrounded by majestic snow-covered mountains make the cozy town a magical winter wonderland. Arriving in Jasper on
Darkness comes to Fort Edmonton Park and I am ready to find out if I can finally be scared! Usually, I’m one of those people who are impossible to scare. But one of these days, I think I’ll be surprised and really have a fright-filled (but safe!) night in a spooky haunted house. Fort Edmonton Park is normally a living
Every city, town and village on Earth seems to have its own ghost stories, with the spookiest tales usually set in locations with a tonne of history and culture. Anytime I think of ghosts, I always associate them with places that are creepy, abandoned and very old. That’s why I never really considered Edmonton, Alberta to be a particularly scary
Alberta is a Canadian western prairie province that offers a range of stunning scenery, landscapes, and sights for the tourist to explore. From spending a day taking in the majestic Rocky Mountains to exploring the Badlands, seeing the Northern Lights and exploring one of Alberta’s many picturesque towns – there’s so much to do! Filled with the history of the
The sun beamed down onto our car as we drove into town. Christina and I could feel a tangible spark of energy buzz through the air! My eyes were immediately drawn to Vulcan’s giant roadside attraction – a replica of the Star Trek starship USS Enterprise. We were ready to Live Long and Prosper in Vulcan Alberta. It was at this moment that I knew