Many people are fascinated by the supernatural. Just look at the popularity of otherworldly horror and thriller films. It comes as no surprise that October, the month of that scare-fest known as Halloween, is a popular time for events with spooky themes. One such local event is the Ghosts of Staunton Walking Tour, presented by Black Raven Paranormal.
Staunton, Virginia offers quite a few stories of paranormal activity. From Emilio’s Italian Restaurant to Mary Baldwin College, there are ghostly experiences to be discovered and explored all over the Queen City in a number of different ways:
- Historic Walking Ghost Tour– This 90-minute tour rooted in the history of the city. You’ll walk nearly a mile throughout Staunton as your incredibly knowledgeable guide shares the various paranormal occurrences that have been claimed throughout the year. This is a fascinating, factual experience, so if you’re trying to avoid theatricality and cheesiness, then this will be perfect for you.
- Spirit Box Depot Tour– “Step back in time as we tour and explore one of Staunton’s most haunted locations, the Depot Station…Over the course of 150 years though, tragic events would come with the Railroad. Events from the past that still haunt the depot to this very day.” A spirit box is a device that uses radio waves to attempt to contact the other side, and your Depot Tour will include a live spirit box session. This is an excellent tour for those who love history and potentially creepy experiences.
- Haunts of Dejarnette Sanatorium– “Join us for this 90 minute tour as we discuss the history of the Sanatorium, Dr DeJarnette and the many tortured souls that still linger at this location to this very day. Do these tortured souls still wander the halls and the grounds of the sanatorium seeking to escape the horrors of DeJarnette?”
Happy Touring! (Don’t forget to book your room at the Iris Inn.)