Like diamonds and bandits who love to cook as much as they love to steal, ghosts are both hard to find and easy to love. Sleuth out a spook with today's Groupon: for $40 you get a paranormal-activity tour of the Brazoria Schoolhouse for one on Saturday, February 25 from Paranormal Excursions and Adventures (an $80 value) in Brazoria. Tours depart at 6:30 p.m. and 10 p.m. Groupon holders must call ahead to reserve a time on the scheduled date.
Paranormal Excursions and Adventures' spook scholars escort ghost hunters on daring forays into the beyond during high-tech, three-hour tours of the Brazoria Schoolhouse. Each hair-raising tour begins with a 30- to 45-minute Q&A session. Then, the expert spirit seekers lead guests equipped with their own recording devices to ghost hiding spots and avoid ghost squirrel nests. Tour guides suit up with specialty equipment including Mel meters, electronic voice-phenomenon recorders, and spirit boxes to facilitate interdimensional communication that is less time-consuming than learning to speak ghost. The troupe wanders the schoolhouse—built in 1932—and the two main buildings, auditorium, and lunchroom, which house artifacts from the Civil War and Chenango Plantation. In the past, visitors to Brazoria have seen the ghost of a 7–8 year old girl, and disembodied voices have haunted ears with wails and wet willies for decades. Participants are encouraged to bring their own video cameras or photography equipment to capture their own eerie evidence.