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Though the tour covers the spine-chilling activities usually associated with ghosts, there’s also a focus on history. Guides recount the area’s history, peppered with lore of Harvard Square’s most notorious ghosts.
Between editing Boston's street newspaper Spare Change News and teaching journalism classes at Malden Access TV, 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 second book, Ghosts of Cambridge: Haunts of Harvard Square and Beyond hit shelves in September 2013, and his third book, Ghosts of Salem: Haunts of the Witch City was published just a year later; in addition, his deft pen has led him to become a regional stringer for The New York Times.
Not content with relegating his words to the page, Sam also brings them to life through seasonal walking tours. Guides lit by handheld lanterns lead guests through the shadowy streets of downtown Boston. The founder's literary background shows through on the tours, too, which are peppered with the lore of Nathaniel Hawthorne, Charles Dickens, and Edgar Allan Poe. 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.
78% of 173 customers recommend
“"Horrible" Hank was our guide, and was excellent Basically this is a fairly straightforward historical tour of some sites in the city with spooky/creepy stories...”
“"Horrible" Hank was our guide, and was excellent Basically this is a fairly straightforward historical tour of some sites in the city with spooky/creepy stories attached to them; we live in Boston and many of the stories were new to us Definitely recommend, and it's a bargain”
“I'm not sure if it's all year round but dress warm!”
1450 Massachusetts Avenue
Cambridge, MA 02138