The Original and best reviewed Ghost Tour of Elgin travels by bus to some of the city's scariest spots.
"It is creepy. Very, very creepy,” said founder Curt Morley, whose group also does haunted tours in Naperville and Hillside's Mt. Carmel Cemetery. “We don't allow anyone under the age of 16.”
Stops include Channing Elementary School where ghosts are said to attend classes still along with the living, and Mount Hope Cemetery where strange mists and lights have been spotted. The tour also stops outside Elgin State Mental Hospital, where Mr. Morley discuss the facility's history and the horrid treatments used on patients in the early 1900s.
Everyone on the tour has the opportunity to carry an electromagnetic field sensor, a tool used by paranormal investigators such as your co-host( ) Alexander Felix. Mr. Felix's paranormal evidence has been featured on television shows, such as "My Ghost Story," SyFy's Fact or Faked Paranormal Files, and international Italian paranormal show "Voyager." Alex will also be on hand assisting Mr. Morley and teaching those on the tour how to ghost hunt like the pro's! The three-hour tour finishes back at Mel's Pizza for a hypnotism demonstration. Tarot readings are also available for an extra fee.
(Care Of West Chicago Paranormal: http://www.wegoparanormal.com/