Haunted Vegas Tour and Ghost Hunt Jan 27, 2016 23:33:17 GMT -5
Post by Joanna on Jan 27, 2016 23:33:17 GMT -5
Haunted Vegas Tour and Ghost Hunt
LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Looking for something to do in between those mesmerizing casinos, buffets and glitzy shows? Check out the spirits of “Sin City” on the Haunted Vegas Tour and Ghost Hunt with host Robert George Allen.
Allen knows his ghosts – sometimes on a personal level. Having spent more than 30 years in show business himself, his tales of Las Vegas add to the grandeur of the tour. He gives visitors an idea of what life was like along the famous strip mobsters, both loved and feared, rubbed shoulders with famous movie stars.
What started as a weekend ride-along ghost tour has blossomed into a full-time ghost hunt tour that includes stops at several locations where guests are allowed to participate in mini paranormal investigations. Participants are encouraged to bring their own ghost-hunting equipment or simply borrow an EMF meter from the host.
A guest and I recently participated in the Haunted Vegas Tour and Ghost Hunt on a weekday night. After making reservations online, we met our tour guide in the lobby of the Royal Resort at 99 Convention Center Drive at 9:15 p.m. The tour leaves at 9:30, promptly, so be on time! Our driver, along with Allen, took our small group on a journey past some of the grand casinos where we learned of tragic suicides at the Stratosphere and other towering landmarks. We then stopped at Angelina’s Pizzeria for a bite and an opportunity to get to know each other. The group learned about former mobster ties to the building while savoring delicious New York Pizza. It was once a popular eating spot frequented by the mob and celebrities alike. Which of them is still haunting the restaurant?
Next stop was Sunset Park. In 1901, the site was a cemetery and more than 200 bodies were left behind when the site was converted to a park. Accumulation of space for the park began in 1909 when the area was the Miller Ranch, which later became the stockyard. Clark County acquired the land in 1967. Folk on the ghost tour will learn about the spirits who still roam the park and have the opportunity to use their equipment, perchance to get a message from the great beyond.
Green Valley Park is a site filled with tragedy and haunted by two young boys. Will they give you a sign of their presence? Will they touch your hand? Find out when you make this ghost hunt stop on the tour.
The last ghost-hunting stop on the tour is the one time home (above) of comic Redd Foxx at 5460 South Eastern Avenue. It was a house he treasured and some say his energy is still present in his old neighborhood.
The Haunted Vegas Tour and Ghost Hunt lasts about 2½ hours and participants ride either in the comfort of a passenger van or a tour bus. And remember, what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas – including some of its dead citizens.
Call 866-218-4935 or go to the site www.ExploreVegas.net for current tours and costs.
Source: Debe Branning, The Examiner, January 25, 2016.