San Diego Ghost Tours

Old Town

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Savvy ghost hunter interacts with Old Town’s spirits via EMF meter, leading guests to energy vortex for goosebump-inducing experience

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Promotional value expires Mar 1, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 10 per person. Limit 1 per visit. Valid only for option purchased. Subject to availability. Must use promotional value in 1 visit. Customers must arrive 20-30 minutes before tour. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Ghosts roam the earth to complete unfinished tasks, such as making peace with a loved one or picking up the dry cleaning. Witness the errands of the undead with this Groupon.

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  • $19 for two adult tickets to a 90-minute ghost tour (a $38 value)
  • $5 for one kid’s ticket to a 90-minute ghost tour (a $10 value) valid for children aged 6–12. Children 5 and younger receive free tour admission.<p>

Tour takers convene for a 90-minute phenomena-laden walkabout on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday evenings at 9 p.m. with an additional 11 p.m. tour available June through August. Seasoned ghost hunter Michael Brown leads walkers through 10 haunted sites in Old Town San Diego State Historic Park, ending up in the cemetery at the opposite end of Old Town. Michael also grants guests a chance to experience what he calls an energy vortex—energy hovering above the ground—before passing around trophies from his hunts, including photos and recordings of electronic voice phenomena (EVPs), some of which include beyond-the-grave takeout orders.<p>

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The heavy stillness of night hangs over Old Town’s cemetery, the air silent and thick with a nervous, uneasy energy. A group of people has gathered here in the quiet, and stands seemingly motionless amid the graves, their outlines rendered almost indistinguishable thanks to the moonless sky. At the center of this group, experienced ghost hunter Michael Brown holds out his EMF meter that, after a second of inactivity, displays an unusual reading⎯alerting the onlookers that it senses a ghost is near.

This spooky sojourn is just another day on the job for Michael, who leads two ghost tours through Old Town four evenings a week. Intent on introducing believers and nonbelievers alike to the area’s paranormal activities, he bolsters equipment-based communications with the spirit world with tales amassed from his own experiences ghost hunting for 13 years. Public ghost tours give intrepid groups a chance to experience unsettling phenomena—such as a local energy vortex in which energy hovers above the ground—as they wend through haunted locales and ghosts' favorite picnic areas. Michael’s private ghost-hunting tours arm each brave soul with an EMF meter as they embark upon specter-tracking expeditions.

Customer Reviews

Fun tour where I learned new history!
Neila D. · March 1, 2013
I enjoyed my time on the San Diego Ghost Tour. Michael, the proprietor, was a courteous and patient guide. He handles his job honestly. This was a nice stroll through Old Town, with Michael offering historical information about the sites we visited, as well as his personal experience searching for ghosts. He answered questions and allowed several of our group to demonstrate use of the equipment he carried. After our walk through Old Town, we sat down and he showed us some photos and sound clips he recorded throughout his time in the field. He delivers information in a straightforward manner. I enjoyed the experience and will likely attend again in a few years to hear of any new stories!
Evonne C. · March 1, 2013
Mike was friendly and helpful. Overall fun experience! A+
February 21, 2013

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