Galveston Ghost Tour escorts groups through the historic and haunted place on the island, sharing stories about what it was like to be on the island at the turn of the century and exploring the ghosts that still remain after the greatest natural disaster in American history. The paranormal hunters will tell you ghost are made in three ways: sudden death, unfinished business, and demonic possession.
On September 8, 1900, 6000 souls lost their lives in one evening of Hurricane, making Galveston by definition the most haunted place in America. We take to the dark streets and alleys where ghosts have been sighted and follow them to their grand mansions in the historic Silk Stocking district. We share the oral histories that have been pasted down for generations. Our tours are extremely informative and full of surprises. Quite often, truth is stranger than fiction. We'll make a believer out of you!
Our local guides are professional historians, and hold a collection of PhD's that sets us apart from all other tour companies. We offer the most tantalizing information on Galveston's history and hauntings.
The Sealy's opened the gates to their home and saved 400 souls from the Great Flood. MR. Sealy and his wife, Magnolia died leaving an enormous fortune and a little company called Magnolia Oil, which is now Mobile Oil.
Mr. Brown died and left the bulk of his fortune and Ashton Villa to his eccentric daughter Betty, where she entertained lavishly... and still does 150 later.
Robert Durst, the billionaire came to the island dressed as a women pretending to be mute. Morris Black, his nosey neighbor found out the hard way not to pray when Robert chopped him into pieces... and got away with it.
This house tried to be built after the Great Flood but the construction workers kept falling off the scaffolding. The only man who ever liked living here is the man who brought Satanism to the island. Now it's a pilgrimage site for those who practice Voodoo, Satanism, Black Magic and Witchcraft.
Mr. Brown gave this house as a wedding present to his younger daughter, Matilda. Her abusive husband haunts this house today waiting to throw things as at visitors, while the children are captive in the attic. It's for sale... Any takers?
Galveston suffered horrendous epidemics because of all the shipping. As a result Galveston was home to a disproportionate number of orphanages, including this building, where the ghost of so many children still linger. Want to play?
519 25th Street Galveston, TX.
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