Ghost Tours in Tampa Bay, Florida Area
Ghost Tours in Tampa, Florida
Just a few more weeks until my favorite holiday, Halloween.I grew up in a fundamental Baptist household (like the Duggars on 19 Kids and Counting), and I was taught that celebrating Halloween is the same as celebrating Satan. I was warned that participating at all in any Halloween events could provoke demonic activity.
When I was younger, I was so jealous to see trick-or-treaters dressed up as princesses, fairies, or pumpkins. They would come to my door asking for candy, and my mom would give them pencils with a John 3:16 etched on it. I was incredibly embarrassed to be "that house", and I was teased at school the next day. The pastor of my old church warned us that Halloween was like knocking on the gates of Hell and asking to be let in. So, I always participated in my church's "Judgement House", which was at least scary, and we could dress up.
As soon as I was old enough, I have celebrated Halloween each year with such zeal. I have no doubt that my mom thinks I have joined the dark side. Even now, when I am in my late 20's, I hope she doesn't read this hub, I have no doubt that she would plan a spiritual intervention. Knowing her, she would plan the intervention for Halloween in the evening hours.
One of my favorite ways to celebrate Halloween is by going on the Ghost Tour of Tampa Bay, Florida.
Ghost Tour of Tampa Bay, FL 507 N Franklin St, Tampa, FL 33602 (727) 398-5200 Hours: 8:00 - 9:30 pm Aged 12 and older is $15 Children 4-12 years of age is $10. You can save $2 a ticket if you register over the Internet. Tour Length 75-90 minutes
You can purchase tickets in person at Hooker Tea Co. & Café 300 Beach Dr NE St. Petersburg, FL 33701 Mon. through Sat. 8 am - 10 pm and Sun. 8 am - 7 pm
This is not your average ghost tour; on most of them, you take a guided walking tour. That wouldn't be so bad, but most of the time the tours can span as much as 7-10 miles. So make sure youwear comfortable shoes on those ghost tours. This particular ghost tour takes a private bus to all the haunted locations in the area. If you have small children, it would be best if you left them at home with a babysitter. Most ghost tours do not allow bringing children under the age of 12. In this tour, the guests participate in the paranormal experience by using an electromagnetic pulse, to listen to messages from the other side.
Tampa's Ghost Tour is part if a large Ghost Tour chain. They also have tours in St. Petersburg, Gettysburg, Philadelphia, and Washington. These spots are popular haunts for ghosts (get it?).
Additionally, unlike other ghost tours, this company tours all year round. If you wish to have a private tour, one can be arranged at a very reasonable price. The more people in the group, the less the price will be.