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How to find the best ghost tours!
How To Find Ghost Tours!
This article about ghost tours is designed to offer tips on
how to find the best ghost
tour
and what you can do to insure you have the best time possible.
For starters, allow me to suggest that
research is your best friend.  Researching
the ghost tours in a given area will help one
to decide which tour is the best for the
money.  I prefer to research the background
of the operators (if offered), and the history of
the tour.  Ghost tours that are successful will
have been around for awhile, and operators
specializing in history or who have authored
books will typically have done very good
research into an area's history and haunted
lore.
Also pay attention to any mention of "paranormal research."  Seasoned paranormal
investigators typically are level-headed and will often provide ghost investigation
equipment for their participants.  When I go on a ghost tour, I either want some good
history and story-telling, or an all-out ghost hunt!  Ghost investigation with tools provides
that additional ghost hunting experience.  While I am on this subject, also be sure and see
if it is OK to bring your camera, video camera and any other investigation tools you might
like.   

[I also take notes of the ghost tour, what others have seen, the history of ghostly sightings,
etc.  Often, someone in your group will capture a great ghostly photograph.  Ask that
person to send you a copy of it by e-mail (or ask if the tour operator will do so).]


I prefer walking tours, especially when we not only visit the outside of buildings, but get to
venture within them.  Not everyone can walk distances of a mile or two, so be sure and
select a ghost tour that caters to your needs (by bus, trolley, train, etc), as well as your
comfort level.

Look for customer comment sections on ghost tour websites, as well.  These can give you
some idea of what to expect, but don't stop there.  You can Google the ghost tour by name
and see if you can track down experiences (positive or negative), and
Trip Advisor
(http://www.tripadvisor.com/) may also have some comments from past ghost tourists.

When looking for an out-of-town ghost tour, I also like to ask the hotel I am staying at.  
Chances are the local community is well aware of the ghost tour and quite willing to offer
their opinion.  While speaking with them, ask about the haunted history.  Also, Google the
haunted history of the area you wish to tour.  It's good to have some idea what to look for in
a region, because maybe the local ghost tours specialize in different haunts.  Which one
do you prefer to see and hear about most?  Come to the tour prepared.

With any ghost tour, book in advance to secure a spot (most ghost tours book-up in the
Summer and Fall) and ask about the touring company's refund policy.  I prefer to do
business by credit card, so I can cancel payment if services are not rendered.

- LC
Angels & Ghosts!
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