Saturday, December 27, 2014

Do You Want to be an Actor?

Have you even been to a murder/mystery dinner party?   If you have, then you know what I am talking about here.   At a murder/mystery dinner party, you are provided a role by your host, given some items that have to be worked into the conversation, and everyone works together to create the environment as if you where there taking part in the mystery and helping to solve the crime.   These parties are great fun, and everyone has a blast during the evening.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

A Night at the Scrooges - A Mystery Dinner for the Holidays

With the holiday right around the corner, everyone is full of cheer and warm wishes. This is true for most households, unless, of course, you are spent an evening with the Scrooge’s at the Saxon Club in Austintown on December 5, 2014. Bah Humbug filled the air at the holiday dinner show titled “A Night at the Scrooges”.  Guests in this interactive mystery dinner enjoyed an evening filled with many prominent characters from Scrooge University…even the ghost of Ebenezer Scrooge made an appearance.

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

The Victorian Wake of Sylvester Conley - Upton House - Sunday, November 16

Funerals aren’t the type of events that one looks forward to…unless, it happens to be one that is created and coordinated by Dark Shadow Ghost Tours. On Sunday, November 16, 2014 guests entered the doors of Warren, Ohio’s historic Upton House to partake in the interactive dinner show “The Wake of Sylvester Conley”.

Friday, October 24, 2014

Urban Legends, Ghost Hunting, and Evidence Presentation at the Newton Falls Public Library

On Wednesday, October 22,  we had a great presentation at the Newton Falls Public Library called Urban Legends, Ghost Hunting, and Evidence.  Our Family from Ghosting 12 Paranormal joined us and we got to see some old friends and make some new ones.   Was just a great evening and we cannot wait for the next chance to put one together again.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Halloween Party 2014 - Dark Shadow Ghost Tours Style

If you have ever attended one of Dark Shadow Ghost Tours events in the past, you know we have a tendency to go overboard, well this year is going to be no different.   Some of the activities we have planned for this year's Halloween Bash are going to be awesome.   We are already working on the prizes and in fact cannot wait for the ghost hunt.   Here is how the evening is going to be laid out...

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Catch-Us-If-You-Can - October 11, 2014

On, October 11, 2014, Members of Dark Shadow Ghost Tours and Ghosting 12 Paranormal dressed as Clue Characters to embark on "Catch-Us-If-You-Can" which took us from Youngstown, to Niles, to Newton Falls, and to Austintown.   This marketing plan was to help promote our Halloween Bash, October 31, 2014 where one of our events will be a Human Clue Game.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Memories of Twin City Opera House 2014

It's been a busy season this year, and we are a little behind getting some pictures posted up on the website; however, we are working on it.   One of the places we went this year was the Twin City Opera House in McConnelsville, Ohio.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Dark Shadow Ghost Tours Rocks the N.F. Fire Auxiliary 25th Annual Chili Cook-Off

It was cold, it was wet, it even hailed... twice, but we pulled it off.  On Saturday, October 4, 2014, Dark Shadow Ghost Tours (and some friends from Ghosting 12 Paranormal) had a booth at the 25th Annual Newton Falls Fire Auxiliary Chili Cook-Off.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Get Baseline Readings for Your Camera(s)

When kicking around an idea for our #TechnicalTuesday topic, we stared talking about using cameras during an investigation.  Cameras (whether digital or film) are one of the essential tools used while performing a paranormal investigation.  We have done blog posts in the past on how to use them, and we cover this topic when we bring guests out for the first time, so we wanted a different twist on the subject and what we came up with is actually a pretty good idea, and that is getting baseline readings for your camera(s).

Thursday, September 4, 2014

The Haymarket Massacre - The Birth of Labor Day

The Haymarket affair (also known as the Haymarket massacre or Haymarket riot) was the aftermath of a bombing that took place at a labor demonstration on Tuesday May 4, 1886, at Haymarket Square in Chicago. It began as a peaceful rally in support of workers striking for an eight-hour day and in reaction to the killing of several workers by the police, the previous day. An unknown person threw a dynamite bomb at police as they acted to disperse the public meeting. The bomb blast and ensuing gunfire resulted in the deaths of seven police officers and at least four civilians; scores of others were wounded.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Using your Xbox Kinect for Paranormal Investigations

You’ve probably heard of Xbox Kinect. Chances are you know at least one person who owns one, or you own one yourself. Microsoft developed the Xbox Kinect as a webcam-style add-on peripheral device that enables users to control and interact with their console or computer without the need for a controller, through a 'natural user interface' using gestures and spoken commands. Over 10 million units of the kinect have been sold worldwide. This popular gaming device isn’t just being used for video games anymore, however. People around the world have found an unexpected use for it- to detect ghosts.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

The Rothwell Bone Crypt

The Rothwell Bone Crypt

Built during the 13th century, Holy Trinity Church is a medieval landmark in the town of Rothwell, England. However, beneath the church is a charnel chapel containing one of the creepiest sights ever found inside a place of worship: an entire room stacked with human bones.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Using Insects for Medical Healing

In the past it was often believed that insects had healing powers for humans.  With this post, we explore some of the past believes on how insects where used for medical purposes.  Caution, this post may make you a little sick.

Thursday, August 28, 2014

Ghosts in the White House

Have you heard about the haunting at the White House?  With this post we will cover some of the sightings that have been reported throughout the years.

Salem Historical Society Walking and Trolley Ghost Tours

In July of this year, we got a chance to go on a great tour with the Salem Historical Society.  They offer ghost walks and ghost trolley tours a couple of times during the year, and if you are interested in local history (and ghost stories), you need to check out these tours.

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Chinese Bound Feet

How it worked

The foot binding process was started before the arch of the foot had a chance to develop fully, usually between the ages of 2 and 5. Binding usually started during the winter months since the feet were more likely to be numb, and therefore the pain would not be as extreme.

Monday, August 25, 2014

6 Things You Should Not Do While Ghost Hunting

For this installment of #TechniqueTueday, we are going to cover 6 things you should not do while you are out ghost hunting.   This list applies to any investigation you are planning on doing and if you get into any trouble with the law or in any other way, well, we told you so...

Sunday, August 24, 2014

How Was Stonehenge Built?


When thinking about a topic for #MysteriousMonday, one place immediately came to mind.  That place would be Stonehenge.   Not that it is mysterious that it exists, but the mystery on how it could have been built some 3000 - 5000 years ago.  With a little bit of research we came across a website for Stonehenge that describes the four steps or stages that is believed to have taken place in the building of this fascinating and yet mysterious location.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

The Fox Sisters

The Fox sisters. From left to right: Margaret, Kate and Leah
Most of us have heard of "Spiritualism", but do you know the origins?   Well popular belief credits the start of spiritualism to three sisters.   The Fox sisters.  Today on #SpiritualSunday we are going to look into the Fox sisters and discuss their activities.

Games That Children Play

Today on our social networking posts we covered the topic of "Games that Children Play" for our #SpookySaturday post.   I didn't personally get a chance to research this one, another team member did and I find it quite interesting some of the information that innocent children have at their disposal.

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

The 8 steps to performing an EVP session

On this #TechniqueTuesday we looked at one of the proper methods of performing an EVP session.  This information was posted out over our social network; however, we felt it was important to post it here as well for future reads and comments.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

The Relative Time to Object Theory (Trigger Objects)

The Relative Time to Object Theory is also sometimes known as the "Singapore Theory" (though how that name came to be assigned to this theory we are not aware).

In the Relative Time to Object Theory many investigators claim that paranormal activity will increase when an object, such as old furniture, clothing, toys, music etc. from that time period is brought into a location that used to have these objects during that specific time period. When the object is brought into the ...location the ghost that supposedly haunts the location will interact more, because the ghost can relate to the specific object.

Sunday, July 13, 2014

The Ghosts of Sprucevale


Located in a portion of Beaver Creek State park is a ghost town called Sprucevale. Sprucevale was a small trading town that sprung up during the construction of the Sandy and Beaver Canal. After some serious flooding of the canal and its eventual closing, the town basically dried up and ceased to exist. Although there is still some physical remnants of the town (and canal), there are other non-worldly things that still existing in this area.

Sunday, February 16, 2014

Renovation Theory

We recently polled our staff members on the concept of the paranormal related "Renovation Theory".
The Renovation Theory states that when renovations are made in a home or business that paranormal activity will start to pick up. It is said that the activity starts to pick up because the ghost is supposedly disturbed, by all of the changes being made to the home. If the ghost is a person that had died in the home and does not know they are dead they may still remain in the home because it’s something that is familiar to them. When the renovations start to occur you are changing something that the ghost is familiar with and you are disturbing the ghost.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Birth and Death of Spirit Photography

The Birth Of Spirit Photography

gm_10226501On this tour, we going to go back to 1861.  Here we see Mr. William Mumler working as a jewelry engraver in Boston.  He leaves his post for the day and goes home for dinner.  After dinner is over, he enters his make shift studio where he dabbles about with photography.  Playing with this new medium is something that he enjoys very much, but it is not something he can do to pay the bills, yet.