Ghost tours reveal the hidden history of your town, such as which famous town hall is actually a ghost. Dig up some secrets with this Groupon.
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- $15 for a Harvard Square ghost tour for two (up to a $30 value)
- $25 for a Harvard Square ghost tour for four (up to a $60 value)
Participants meet at the Old Cambridge Burial grounds before venturing on the 90-minute walking tour. Here, renowned journalist and paranormal expert, Sam Baltrusis, brandishes a lantern and guides guests through Harvard Square as they recount rumors of local apparitions, city history, and eerie anecdotes. Tours depart at 7:30 p.m. seven nights per week throughout September and October, with the exception of September 17–20. The business recommends that Groupon purchasers call to schedule their tour as soon as possible, as the slots fill up quickly.
Between writing pieces for magazines such as Boston Spirit and Stuff and teaching writing classes at the Boston Center for Adult Education, freelance journalist Sam Baltrusis wrote his book Ghosts of Boston: Haunts of the Hub. In its pages he reveals 300 years of city history and ghost stories. He details unexplained sounds and hovering objects seen inside the Hub’s dorm rooms, apparitions witnessed on the Boston Common, and a colonial British solider glimpsed on the tracks at the Boylston station. His deft pen has also led him to become a regional stringer for The New York Times and his second book, Ghosts of Cambridge: Haunts of Harvard Square and Beyond hits shelves in September 2013.
Not content with relegating his words to the page, Sam also brings them to life through seasonal walking tours. From May 25 to November 3, guides lit by handheld lanterns lead guests through the shadowy streets of Harvard Square. They divulge stories of murder and recall Cambridge's ominous history. They also answer questions such as which Harvard hall is the most haunted, which area church is home to the ghost of a British redcoat soldier, and which famously mustachioed ghosts are just wearing fake mustaches. When he's not guiding in-person guests, Sam doubles as a paranormal expert on the Biography Channel's, "Haunted Encounters" and on Ryan Buell's Paranormal Insider Radio.