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☠ CEMETERY GHOST HUNT BUS TOUR ☛ NOV 9 @ 7:30 PM ✄ 1/2 OFF Tix Available

  • Nov 9, 2013 · 7:15 PM
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⛔ BUY 1/2 off tickets ➡  more now available

 CEMETERY GHOST HUNT BUS TOUR On a Saturday evening on
NOV 9 at 7:30 p.m. those of us brave enough, with a provided EMF meter, will gingerly step through a five-hour guided tour of haunted cemeteries of Elgin. EEeeekkk!!! Unlike other haunted history tours we've done, this allows us to conduct our own paranormal investigations inside the cemeteries themselves in the dead of night.

Meanwhile, a seasoned storyteller imparts gripping tales of murder, local legends, and ghostly encounters. Based on the books of ghost historian and storyteller Diane Ladley, Haunted Hometowns tours build on her four decades of research, as well as her intimate knowledge of the area and its rumored spectral inhabitants.    

Regular Cost $110 for 2
Groupon 110 for 4 - $27.50 per person
Meetup Fee none 

SELL YOUR EXTRA SPOTS - Post a comment below, include your Paypal address. Price would be 28.63 (includes Paypal fee). Once you receive payment, send the buyer a copy of the Groupon AND the registration confirmation email.

1) RSVP YES - include any guest/s


REGISTER YOUR spots >> at this link <<


4 ) PRINT & BRING THE CONFIRMATION EMAIL and Groupon print out.

5 ) SHOW UP and check-in with the company.

Get Directions
In front of Elgin Public House
219 East Chicago Street Elgin, Illinois 60120

7) POST YOUR PICS to enter our monthly photo contest!

This is NOT an ordinary ghost tour of haunted history. Instead, this 5-hour guided bus tour provides you the opportunity to conduct a real paranormal investigation INSIDE the most insanely haunted, terrifying cemeteries of Elgin, Illinois . . . in the dead of night!

Feel the corpse-cold finger of fear slither down your spine as the EMF "Ghost Meter" in your hand (provided free for your use during the ghost hunt) suddenly flashes a warning of an invisible presence materializing silently before you. Play back your recorder and listen to the voices of the dead answer your question. Above all, say a prayer after each cemetery we visit--because SOMETHING tried to board the bus to join our ghost hunt tour last year!


Route and sites are subject to change as necessary.

MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY Weird lights are seen here...and once, something even tried to join the tour!

BLUFF CITY CEMETERY Enjoy a nerve-shattering stroll in a gothic haunted cemetery, featured in the film A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET Part 5.

30-minute break.

ELGIN STATE MENTAL HOSPITAL BACK GATE Here the depressed and unwanted were locked in with deranged, evil psychopaths, subjected to inhumane "cures" of shocking brutality. The lost souls and eternally damned alike gather at Hell's Back Gate longing to escape.

ELGIN STATE MENTAL HOSPITAL PAUPERS' CEMETERY An evil entity rules this long-abandoned cemetery, so dangerous it's been closed to all. We cannot enter, and yet—standing at its tunnel-like entrance is still too disturbing for most.

CHANNING ELEMENTARY SCHOOL Built over a cemetery, this school has an open enrollment policy; both the living and dead attend classes here.

Do you dare reserve a ticket to the most frightening of all our Haunted Hometowns ghost tours? Are you afraid? If you're not yet, you will be . . . Oh yes, you will.


BRING - your printed Voucher - a Flashlight - a Camera

Dress for > the weather

Guests must be older than 16.

No food/alcohol allowed on bus/tour. 

► Unable to attend but have a REGISTERED VOUCHER?  Feel free to comment below, offering it for sale (at face value, of course). Work out payment between you and the other member. Remember to send them the voucher pdf file and confirmation email.


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Metra Map

Share Ga$ and make new friends. In the comment section below, post your starting point and if driver or passenger. Drivers - post how many you can take. Then contact one another to work out the details.

PARKING is plentiful and free in the parking garage across the street from the Elgin Public House.

Organizer Note: Paid for extra tix


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  • Nicole

    I didn't get to know anyone from the group mostly because I didn't meet for dinner prior to hunt and I wasn't sure who anyone from the group was. I did quickly meet Leslie and her friend at one location though, which was nice. The ghost hunt was interesting and fun, which made up for the fact that it was so cold outside. I would definitely do again, likely when it's a little warmer :0)

    November 10, 2013

  • Lisa

    Am going to show up anyway- but anyone that can help- let me know.

    November 9, 2013

  • Lisa

    Bought the groupon- wont let me use cos only one ticket left- grrrrr

    November 9, 2013

    • Karen

      Hi Lisa, sorry. My person isn't feeling well now so they wont be going. Maybe someone else will want the other ticket.

      November 9, 2013

    • Lisa

      I am not able to register this groupon..... Ill save for later. Guess I'm not going either? Could not get tix on website. Am finding this very confusing!!!

      November 9, 2013

  • Karen

    I have sometime looking for a ticket in case there are any last minute cancellations. Thanks!

    November 8, 2013

    • Lisa

      Karen- you can buy tix- but as a double, do they want to go in with me?

      November 9, 2013

  • Lisa

    Can you buy single tix? I'm thinking this looks fun!!

    November 9, 2013

  • Ali ☀.

    FYI - There are additional Groupons and openings for the 7:30 pm tour now available.

    Read details @

    November 2, 2013

  • Ali ☀.

    FYI - wear warm socks & warm footwear, gloves, hat & dress in layers, etc.

    No Food nor drink allowed on bus.

    Elgin State hospital received its first patient on April 3, 1872. Over the many years, mad scientists aka doctors performed a vast array of experimental treatments on psychiatric patients at Elgin State Hospital (a.k.a. Illinois Northern Hospital for the Insane or the Elgin Mental Health Center today).

    Today, the hospital is overcrowded and understaffed, presumably due to state funds being cut. I've been told that the criminally insane section has a fence but many patients have grounds passes so they wander around outside with no supervision. A staff member was severely beaten and raped there in '92. That doesn't surprise me since I worked forensics located in a prison but still! Have fun!
    Remember to bring flashlights!

    November 1, 2013

  • lady d.

    hey ali.. I will purchase the other 2 spots that leslie doesn't buy... if possible!! damn thing keeps selling out :(

    October 14, 2013

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