I booked this tour for my boyfriend as his anniversary gift since he's really into the ghost hunting shows and stuff. We were told to show up at 8:15, and after waiting, and waiting, and waiting, our tour guide FINALLY showed up almost 20 minutes late. She explained the equipment to us, then we proceeded out on the tour. She was VERY educated on the history of Asheville, however, i was very fearful...not because of the "ghosts" (I am a huge skeptic) but because of many other reasons. 1) she tried BREAKING INTO A LOCKED BUILDING!! seriously...she held the doorknob and kept hitting the door with her shoulder. 2) we had someone come up to us and ask for a dollar...she freaked, yelling (very dramatically) "OHHH NO! Thats ILLEGAL!!!!!!" to the guy, who at this point i thought was going to mug us thanks to her reaction. seriously?! just give him a dollar so we can LIVE! Also (and this is more because of my own skepticism than her lack of knowledge) she claimed we were guaranteed photos of paranormal activity. all we got on camera were orbs...but it was RAINING!!! c'mon, are those really ghosts or raindrops you're capturing. it was also very windy so we couldnt even use the dowsing rods, and she explained to us that when the EMF would go off to make sure we werent near any telephone wires or stuff like that. sure enough, it went off, the 1st time she said it was because of ghost activity, the second time because there were "underground wires". so how are you sure the 1st wasnt due to underground wires as well?? crop of bull if you ask me. overall i WOULD NOT recommend this tour...if you believe in ghosts, fine, but find another one or at least bring yourself a body guard on this one.
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