For Lauderdale Ghost Tours --- Hunt The Haunted Tonight!
Hunt ghosts with the Ghosts, Mysteries &
Legends tour of Old Fort Lauderdale, www.fortlauderdaleghosttours.com
, Fort Lauderdale's premier ghost tour. Ghost Guides introduce visitors and
locals to Fort Lauderdale's "other night life" as they walk along the
banks of the New River in the city's historic district.
The ghost tour takes guests to the city's most haunted places right in the
heart of downtown, where the Tequesta Indians lived when the Spanish
Conquistadors arrived and where the city as we know it today began.
The tour's chief ghost guide, Christian Rieger, says, "We concentrate our
tour in the area where Fort Lauderdale started as a modern city ó where the
Flagler railroad came through in 1896.
"The freeze of 1895 that killed the citrus trees through central Florida,
caused Henry Flagler to extend his Florida Eastcoast Railroad from Palm Beach
to what is today Miami.
The city's first hotel, built because the railroad's coming through, was built
next to the tracks at the river. Historians say that it is this area, where we
have our ghost hunting, that the city, as we know it today, began."
Ghost tour guides, wearing a cape, top hat and carrying a lantern, tell stories
of the fabled New River, trading posts and 100 year-old mansions. Is the Ghost
Train that speeds silently over the tracks the train that caused the death 500
people in the Labor Day Hurricane of 1935? Some locals who claim to have seen
it think so.
Visitors on the tour will discover the mystery of the woman in the white
wedding dress and why she stands alone on the balcony of the city's oldest
standing hotel building. Guides also tell tales of Seminole Indians that still
haunt the river, the ghosts of early settlers, and the haunts of a popular
"It is great family entertainment," says Rieger, "something for
the family to do after dinner besides watch television in the hotel room. It
also works great for local families, because ghost tours are a clever way of
introducing local history to children ó a way of making history interesting
and easy to listen to."
"And bring your digital camera. We have had many guests who have
photographed various images in the spirit world."
For more info, contact 954 523 1501or firstname.lastname@example.org
forget to get in the haunting mood by dressing up in your Halloween
Christian Rieger has been writing financial and travel articles since 1965. He
has also written sightseeing scripts for New York, Savannah, Key West, San Juan
and Fort Lauderdale. He operates tour companies in Key West and Fort