What You'll Get
Ever since wearing a bed sheet with eyeholes cut in it became the trendiest spring fashion, separating actual phantasms from plain old fashionistas has become increasingly difficult. Sort fact from fiction with today's deal: for $14, you get a ticket to the Market Ghost Tour (a $15 value) along with a published copy of Market Ghost Stories (a $13 value) by Mercedes Yaeger, giving this Groupon a $28 total value. This Top 10 National Ghost Tour (as voted by TripAdvisors) lasts around 75 minutes and leads the public through the folkloric tales that populate the Pike Place Market at night. Tours are scheduled Wednesdays through Saturdays with groups departing at 3 p.m., 5 p.m., 7 p.m., and 9 p.m. depending on the month and day.
A Market Ghost Tour reveals a fascinating side of the region's history, blending the realms of reality and lore by luring pedestrian curiosities into the unknown. Highly informative tour guides relish in the sharing of local ghost stories inspired by seeds of suspicion and mysterious encounters with paranormal forces. Experience the thrill of constant suspense while learning the intriguing tales of tragic figures doomed to an afterlife of specterhood. Haunted locations resonate with the static buzz of surrounding clairvoyance as non-believers drop the "non-" under the influence of ominous darkness blended with the power of vivid poltergeist narratives.
After the tour ends, flip through tour guide/ordained minister Mercedes Yaeger's Market Ghost Stories for exciting supplemental material and plenty of fodder for future ghost-swapping meet-ups. As the third best-selling local paperback book at Elliott Bay Book Company in January, the piece documents history and local legends for a thorough exploration into an exciting element of Seattle's socio-historical makeup.
Be sure to schedule your tour in advance to ensure availability.
TripAdvisors give the tour 4.5 spooky owl eyes and rate it as one of the Top 10 Ghost Tours in America. The tour has been called a "best bet" in the Seattle Times and has been featured by Portland Destinations Travel Examiner and on CNN.
- Whether or not you're a fan of ghost stories, the Market Ghost Tour through Seattle's Pike Street Market at night is a walking tour that should not be missed. – Jennifer Ano, Portland Destinations Travel Examiner
- Wow - Seattle Ghost Tours gets it right! With a mix of skeptics, non-believers and ghost-huggers (if that's even a term), our guide, Mercedes, rocked the Market! – NorthwestNative, TripAdvisor
Yelpers give the Market Ghost Tour 4.5 stars.
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Oct 1, 2010. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. May purchase multiple as gifts. Tours based on availability. No cash value. Gratuity not included. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About Market Ghost Tour
Paranormal activities are commonplace for Market Ghost Tour founder Mercedes Yaeger. She grew up with the ghost stories of her father, who spooked locals with tales on Halloween nights in Pike Place Market. Since then, Mercedes has self-published a book, Market Ghost Stories, compiled from exhaustive research of municipal archives, newspaper accounts, and freeze-frame analysis of Scooby-Doo archives. She spins many of those yarns on excursions with Market Ghost Tour, which the Seattle Post-Intelligencer named “one of Seattle’s best and weirdest attractions.” Mercedes and her guides lead guests on year-round exterior tours. The 75-minute Market Ghost Tour treks past the 9-acre district’s mortuaries, graveyards, and brothels as visitors hear frightening historical tales.