In July of 2016, we traveled to Key West Florida. One of the major items on the list was to experience a ghost tour of the town, and we love taking the Ghost and Gravestones Tours as they are well organized and informational.
We arrived a little early for the tour so that we were certain to have have tickets and got a good seat on the bus. Our Bed and Breakfast was quite a few blocks away from the tour and parking is a big issue in Key West, we actually walked down to the tour.
While you are on these tours, the guide is dressed as one of the spirits they they will be discussion. I wish I would of wrote this blog post closer to the actual tour time, since the name of the ghost our guide was playing now slips my memory. Unfortunately, with most tours, you are not aloud to record any video or audio since, well, they want people to buy tickets to come on the tour. As the tour progress, we would stop in front of locations and the guide will tell us about the occurrences and stories behind the paranormal activity.
It is great how they use visuals too while they are telling the stories about the locations. The tour guide would hold up a photograph of the person (and ghost) that they were talking about, while we were sitting on the bus, outside of the haunted location that is related to the story.
The following is a photograph of the Artist House, which was the original family home of Eugene Otto and Robert the Doll (more to come about this location at some time).
We continued on stopping in front of different locations, and the amazing stories just kept coming as we made our way out to Fort East Martello Museum where the group got off the bus and went inside the museum.
After we were all finished at the fort, we loaded back up on the bus to head back into town.
While we were riding on the bus, the tour guide began to tell us the story about Count von Cosel and Elena Mesa. Now, we have been to a lot of places, and have been on several ghost tours, but this is one of the most creepy stories that we have heard. We will probably cover this story in some detail in the future, but if you would like to read about it, you can check out some details here.
As we traveled along, we stopped again in a front of a few buildings and heard some more ghost stories, until we went to make our last stop at the Key West Shipwreck Museum. Please stay tuned to our channel to find out more about this location as well. Wow!
Let us know below, if you have been on this ghost tour in the past. We highly recommend The Ghosts and Gravestones Tour to anyone who visits Key West.
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