Though most are either fascinated or terrified by the afterlife, everybody agrees that it’s better to be haunted by Casper the Friendly Ghost than his surly teenage older brother, Pete. Engage in a jovial jaunt into paranormality with today’s Groupon: for $11, you get one admission to a paranormal walking tour of Old Town Spring from Spirit Quest Center (a $22 value). Tours take place at 7 p.m., with sign-in beginning 30 minutes prior. Tours will be scheduled based on demand.
The seasoned paranormal investigators at the Spirit Quest Center instruct burgeoning ghostbusters in the art of spectral detection on its spine-tingling Spring Ghost Tour. Before embarking into the ectoplasmic world, Spirit Quest preps spirit walkers ages 10 and older with a Ghost Hunting 101 lesson. Students learn investigation techniques such as detecting magnetic-field disturbances, using dowsing rods to communicate directly with specters, and uncovering electric voice phenomena (EVP) in digital recordings that capture the kelpie vibrato of karaoke phantasms. A professional paranormal investigator then leads the tour past some of Old Town Spring's oldest buildings, regaling the fascinating history of the vexed settlement with frequent stops for ghostly apparitions and interaction. During the 2.5- to three-hour tour, phantom pursuers may get the chance to chat with the poltergeists through the medium’s translation, asking questions about ghostly life and what it’s like to hang out with Elvis.
All detectives of the departed are encouraged to bring their own dowsing rods, flashlights, bug spray, comfortable walking wear, and cameras for post-spectral trail inspection.
240 Noble St.
Spring, Texas 77373