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Explore Detroit Like A Professional Ghost Hunter
At the first touch of fall our minds can easily drift over from sweater weather to spooky sights. Children begin planning Halloween costumes. Cider and doughnuts seem like a feasible meal. And we ask the all-important question: Where do you go to get into Halloween spirit around Detroit?
Dine among ghosts at The Whitney: The Whitney has long been a location filled with haunted tales of self-guided elevator rides and truly spirited guests. Why not spend the spookiest holiday at Detroit's own haunted mansion, recently featured on Syfy's Ghost Hunters. On Oct. 30 and 31 guests may plan to share a 4-course meal, wine, spirits and live entertainment at The Whitney for its annual Halloween Celebration. The night includes a paranormal tour of the grounds, including the Carriage house, cellars and more. Cost is $150 per person.
Tours After Dark at Historic Fort Wayne Coalition: This historic location has a spooky movie-set air to it by day. But if you've got a heart made for Halloween the Tours After Dark is a must-try. It runs from 7:30 - 11 p.m. with upcoming tours on Oct. 15 and 29. Ghostly and ghastly stories are all part of the bill on this walking tour along the grounds. Participants must be 10 years old and all under 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Cost is $25 per person.
Notorious 313 Tours by City Tour Detroit: If you jump at the slightest scare, you might need to bring backup, a friend to hold your hand on any one of five Notorious 313 tours. From Foreboding Fort Street to Midtown Unmasked, tales of terror abound. How else would you want to prepare for Halloween? Tours depart from various locations. Find out how to save on the cost of Detroit tours. Cost is $20.
Ford Piquette Avenue Plant Ghost Tours: Witness the spooky side of the Ford Piquette Avenue Plant, if you dare. This tour will explore the darker corners of the plant and even some restricted areas. If you listen closely, you just might catch the sounds of footsteps on the creaking floorboards. Tours will be offered on Sunday, Oct. 23 and Sunday, Oct. 30 beginning at 3 p.m., departing every 20 minutes until 7:40 p.m. Cost is $18 per person and includes complimentary cider and doughnuts.
Redford Theatre: What's Halloween without a scary movie? An historic spot, the Redford Theatre has em' in spades. It all begins Oct. 14 with The Haunting and ends at 11:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 with The Exorcist. The official Halloween Spooktacular features the Roger Corman classic based on Edgar Allen Poe's poem The Raven with Vincent Price at 2 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Oct. 29. From sparkling stars on the ceiling to a pipe organ you won't find elsewhere, this is a quintessential Detroit experience. Cost is $5 per film.
Photo credit: The Whitney