US Ghost Adventures, a national ghost tour and entertainment operator, has invited homebound guests to experience ghost tours in cities around the country from the comfort of home.
This Halloween season, sit back, eat some snacks, and enjoy both live streaming and pre-recorded guided ghost tours at home with GhostFlix, a streaming platform that lets viewers join tour guides through the streets of 25 cities across the US while listening to their eerie ghost stories and haunted histories. Social distancing has never been more fun, and viewers no longer have to travel across the country to experience their favorite haunted destinations.
Exploring a city through ghost stories shared by locals is a great way to uncover its hidden culture and storied past. From the River Monster of Gatlinburg to the Head Boiler of San Antonio, ghost tours answer the first question you should ask in any new town you visit: Is it haunted? Ghostflix experiences last a little over one hour.
Guests can type questions and hear answers from passionate local guides who lead the in-person tours, or experience past ghost tours in the city of their choice on demand.
Shows start at $13 for past experiences, or $15 for live ones. Enjoy an hour-long tour of New Orleans, as a professional guide walks you through the streets to 8 haunted historic locations around the Crescent City from the comfort of your own home, or the eerie streets of Salem, Massachusetts, where you’ll hear stories of the witch trials and hauntings. Setting off at dusk, the spooky, fact-filled fun tours have been a hit with homebound viewers.
The guide switches between telling stories about the haunted locations to the camera, and showing you the buildings and places that are haunted in big cities like New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles, or more quaint attractions like St. Augustine, Gettysburg, and Asheville. Tour guide Hannah reported; “Having guests on GhostFlix is great, and the tours are always better with more people, we get great Q&A interactions from the guests.”
To sign up and see a list of destinations, visit usghostadventures.com/ghostflix
COVID-19 decimated the tourism industry, and tours throughout the world have been limited or halted due to restrictions. GhostFlix presents a new opportunity for people to take a ghost tour anywhere from home, offering live or past tours available on demand.
US Ghost Adventures saw a big drop-off in attendance after COVID-19 shutdown took effect. Running 25 tours in cities across America, dozens of tour guides and customers were impacted. School groups who had booked for spring break cancelled and were refunded. The travel and tour season were lost.
US Ghost Adventures launched GhostFlix as a safe way to let people take ghost tours of cities across America during covid-19, and as a way to allow people to experience ghost tours without traveling to a destination.
GhostFlix allows people to experience a ghost tour wherever they are, and from the comfort of their own homes. Kristen Pollock, US Ghost Adventures operations manager commented: “It’s been really successful, it’s a great experience for the guests on GhostFlix. They can be at home, snacking or doing whatever they want and they still get to hear our scary stories and see the historic places that are haunted, and maybe even see a ghost!”