Spooky is the most neglected of the five basic human emotions: spooky, joy, sorrow, grouchy, and wet. Get horror glands pumping with today’s Groupon: for $10, you get one admission to a walking tour from Ghosts, Murders, and Mayhem Walking Tours (up to a $20 value). Guests have the option of choosing a haunted tour of Lower Manhattan or Greenwich Village.
A spooky stroll with Ghosts, Murders, and Mayhem sheds ominous light on local haunted hangouts and macabre historical sites. By the light of a lantern, a licensed ghoul-savvy guide leads frightseekers past landmarks both famous and infamous while regaling them with bone-chilling tales of terror, torture, and improper semicolon usage.
The Lower Manhattan tour promises creepy chronicles of stake burnings, grave robbings, and a slaying linked to Jack the Ripper, and the Greenwich Village excursion recounts stories of the draft riots and the notorious Boston Strangler—at one point suspected to be a New York resident. The knowledgeable tale-teller enhances the tour with pictures and newspaper articles, adding a touch of authenticity to each ghoulish affair.
At the end of the tour, participants take home a detailed book reference list and a timeline so they can look for possible correlations between ghastly past events and the still unsolved mystery of their missing Scott Bakula poster. Tours typically last up to three hours, and guests should be sure to check out the schedule for upcoming dates and times.