Ghosts often linger on earth because of their unfinished business, such as finding out what happens to Lennie in Of Mice and Men. Watch them toil with this Groupon.
- $20 for a two-hour narrated haunted ghost cruise ($40 value)
Choose from the following Thursdays:
- October 16
- October 23
- October 30
Guests discover Boston Harbor’s spooky secrets during this Halloween-themed, narrated boat cruise. A guide recounts rumored apparitions, city history, and eerie anecdotes drawn from Sam Baltrusis’s book Ghosts of Boston: Haunts of the Hub as groups cruise past some of the secluded islands scattered throughout the harbor. Cruises depart at 7 p.m.; guests should arrive by 6:30 p.m.
Between editing various regional publications 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.