Scary experiences trigger addictive surges in adrenaline, which is why many people hoard jack-in-the-boxes and keep neighborhood poltergeists on retainer. Quicken your heartbeat with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get a walking ghost tour for two from Providence Ghost Tour (a $30 value). Tours begin at 7 p.m. at the Roger Williams statue in Prospect Terrace Park on Congdon Street. Choose from the following dates:
- September 30–October 9
- October 10–October 16
- October 17–October 23
- October 24–October 31
- Any available day in November
The Providence Ghost Tour, ranked as one of TripAdvisor’s Top 10 Ghost Tours, takes groups on walking excursions of the East Side that delve into the historical district’s gruesome past. More than 300 hours of research shape the 1.5-hour tour, which pauses outside pertinent buildings as a guide shares grisly tales of suicides, bizarre accidents, and local murderers made good. More than 20 spooky stories come alive as tour-goers snap shots of haunted sites, capturing images that have on occasion included mysterious orbs. Guests are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes to minimize toe blisters or broken fingernails resulting from walking on hands.