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 $7, you get two admissions to The Museum of the Paranormal in Niagara-on-the-Lake (up to a $14 value). Children ages 4 and younger are admitted for free.
The Museum of the Paranormal showcases one of the country's most comprehensive menageries of supernatural and haunted artifacts. Tickets earn two earthly explorers admission to exhibits documenting the childhood and awkward adolescence of Niagara's local ghosts and legends, as well as a slide show of the most haunted locations in North America. Peruse one of the world's largest collections of postmortem photography, then take a peak at The Most Famous Ghost Photos in the World exhibit, which gathers well-scrutinized snapshots and high-school-yearbook pictures of famous apparitions such as The Brown Lady of Raynham Hall and The Madonna of Bachelor's Grove. Visitors can also peer into the eyes of one of the museum's historic haunted dolls or examine ghost-hunting tools from EMF detectors to divining rods and an authentic spirit board. All tools on display have been employed during real paranormal investigations or crackdowns on white-sheet theft.
Guests receive a proper spook-seeking introduction as they traverse the cobblestone pathway leading up to the museum's entrance. Housed in a former blacksmith's shop, the museum shelters its own spirits—described by visiting psychics as a young girl, a large man in blacksmith dress, and a confused mastodon—who have been reported to open doors and flash their faces at museum guests. Visitors may also spend quality ghost-free time with Boris, a Chilean rose-hair tarantula and the museum's mascot and resident authority on simultaneously matching four pairs of shoes.