8 Reasons to Visit a Haunted Town

Vacation Destinations: Top 8 Reasons to Visit a Haunted Town

8 Reasons to Visit a Haunted Town

It’s finally summer, and you know what that means … it’s time to start planning your next vacation!

Why not do something a bit different this time—like visit a haunted town?

(Like Redemption, Wisconsin, for instance, where my Secrets of Redemption psychological thriller/mystery series is set. And the best part about visiting Redemption is that you don’t have to actually go anywhere! Think of all the money you’ll save on hotel rooms and overpriced tee shirts. All you have to do is pick up one of my books—I  recommend starting with It Began With a Lie.)

So maybe right now you’re wondering why in the world I would recommend you visit a haunted town for your next getaway. Below are my top eight reasons why I say it will not disappoint.

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1. It’s always an adventure.

You never know what’s going to happen when you’re hanging out with ghosts: unexplained noises, doors opening, cold spots, and/or maybe even an apparition.

Expect the unexpected—that’s what makes it fun.

(And aren’t you on vacation to have fun?)

2. Less competition for food, lodging, and everything else.

Even though a town may be FULL of ghosts, you’ll never have to worry about them eating the last piece of cherry pie or reserving the only suite in town.

Ghosts don’t eat OR sleep (or buy hats or postcards or anything else), so you never have to worry about competing with them. It’s the best of both worlds—lots of company without the crowds.

3. Your vacation stories will rock!

Who wants to sit through boring Aunt Mildred’s story about riding a burro into the Grand Canyon for the umpteenth time? (Yawn.)

Imagine how YOU’LL be the life of the party when you bring back tons of stories about your ghostly encounters.

4. Your vacation pics may go viral.

Again, we can only stand so many pics of the Eiffel Tower or Disneyland on Instagram.

But, if you manage to snap a selfie with a ghost?

Who knows how many likes and shares you’ll end up with!

5. Your kids will have someone to play with.

It’s common knowledge that ghosts may be a little shy around adults, but they have no problem revealing themselves to kids.

Bonus: they usually want to play with them.

Imagine, no more whining about how bored your young ones are. Just tell them to play with the town’s friendly ghost while you get some much-needed peace.

6. Less fighting with your partner or traveling companions.

It’s always so stressful when you can’t find the aspirin or your favorite sandals that go perfectly with your outfit. Rather than fighting with your partner about why he or she keeps moving YOUR belongings without telling you, just blame the ghost.

(Let’s face it, it probably is the ghost moving things around your room anyway, so why not just sit back and enjoy the fun? Also, see #3 – great vacation story, right?)

7. You might be able to do some good. Or become famous. (Or both!)

In many cases, there’s a reason why a ghost is haunting an area. Typically, it’s because the person met some grisly end and the one responsible for it was never captured and brought to justice.

Well, think of what would happen if YOU were able to solve the murder! Imagine the peace you’ll give the ghost as he or she can finally move on to the next plane. And, if it’s a well-known cold case, why you may even become famous for solving the mystery.

8. You’ll likely end up with a trip of a lifetime.

Need I say more?

(Note, if a haunted town feels like too much … well, haunting, start with a haunted house first. While you’re at it, you may also want to check out The Adventures of Riley Longhill: Ghost Hunter!)

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