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Travel That Is Literally Haunting

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Written by Linda Hohnholz

Haunted tourism, also known as ghost tourism or paranormal tourism, refers to visiting locations that are believed to be haunted.

These locations often have a history of supernatural occurrences, eerie legends, or tragic events, which attract tourists interested in exploring the paranormal and experiencing a sense of thrill or mystery. Haunted tourism has gained popularity as a niche form of cultural and adventure tourism, offering visitors the chance to explore spooky sites, learn about local legends, and perhaps even have their own paranormal encounters.

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Activities and attractions associated with haunted tourism

Ghost tours

Guided tours led by local experts or storytellers that take visitors to haunted sites, sharing spooky tales and historical accounts of supernatural events.

Haunted houses

Specially designed attractions or real historical houses that are set up to create a haunted atmosphere, often featuring actors, special effects, and frightening scenes.


Historic graveyards or burial grounds known for their ghostly sightings and eerie ambiance.

Haunted festivals and events

Some locations host annual haunted festivals or events, featuring activities like ghost hunting, costume contests, and horror-themed entertainment.

Historic landmarks and buildings

Places with a history of paranormal activity, such as old hotels, castles, prisons, and abandoned hospitals.

Be Your Own Ghost Buster

Organized events where participants use equipment like EMF (electromagnetic field) meters, EVP (electronic voice phenomena) recorders, and infrared cameras to try and capture evidence of supernatural activity.

Psychic or medium readings

Visitors may seek out psychic mediums or clairvoyants to communicate with spirits or receive insights into their own experiences.

Overnight stays

Some haunted sites offer overnight accommodations, allowing guests to immerse themselves in the haunted environment and potentially have their own paranormal encounters.

While haunted tourism can be a fun and intriguing way to explore history and folklore.

About the author


Linda Hohnholz

Editor in chief for eTurboNews based in the eTN HQ.

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