Sunday, September 27, 2015

'13 Most Haunted in Massachusetts' will be unleashed 10.13.15

Paranormal journalist and "Ghosts of Boston" author Sam Baltrusis has traveled all over Massachusetts in search of New England's most haunted.

From the oldest continuously operating hotel the Omni Parker House to the beautiful but extremely active Haunted Victorian in Gardner, Baltrusis breathes new life into the long departed.

Check out "13 Most Haunted in Massachusetts" HERE.

Here's a sneak peek of the 30-minute documentary:

Friday, May 8, 2015

Cambridge Haunts ghost tour ended on Saturday, Sept. 26

NOTE:  We're moving the Cambridge Haunts tour to Boston Haunts for the month of October. If you purchased a LivingSocial or Groupon, it's still valid for for the 7:30 p.m. tours in Boston.

Explore the secrets of old Cambridge with a lantern-led walk through Harvard Square's historic haunts.

Travel back through history to witness the early days of Harvard Yard, learn about the city's ghastly tales of murder and uncover the truth behind some of Harvard Square's more infamous ghosts.

Which Ivy League hall is the Yard's most haunted? Who is Holbrook Smith? Which Harvard Square church boasts a ghost of a fallen redcoat? What's the Kirkland Street Nightmare? The 90-minute long Harvard Square walking tour leaves precisely at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday --rain or shine--beginning Saturday, May 30 through Sept. 26.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Cambridge Haunts promotion from our friends at LivingSocial


Snagged a LivingSocial deal here? Email us at info@cambridgehaunts.com with the day you would like to go (Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.) and the size of your party and we will gladly book your tour.

Remember, we have an Insidious 3 promotion on Friday, May 29 ... so sign up soon.

Here's the lowdown:

Great for a night with your significant other, a friend, or a double date, Cambridge Haunts gives you a ghouling good time loaded with history and mystery:

• $15 ($30 value) for two tickets for the Harvard Square ghost tour
• $25 ($60 value) for four tickets for the Harvard Square ghost tour
• Learn about some of Harvard Square's most infamous spirits while touring the area on foot by lantern light

Click here for the LivingSocial promotion. It's for a limited time only. Also, we will accept the vouchers for tours in September and October. We just ask that you book your tour before August.


 

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Groupon reservation hub for Cambridge Haunts ghost tour


Snagged a Living Social deal here? Email us at info@cambridgehaunts.com with the day you would like to go and the size of your party and we will gladly book your tour.

Scored a Groupon? Spooktacular. However, you need to schedule your tour ASAP. Follow these simple steps to redeem your deal. Each tour has a limited number of slots so we strongly recommend scheduling your tour sooner rather than later especially with Halloween creeping around the corner:

However, you need to schedule your tour ASAP. Follow these simple steps to redeem your deal. Each tour has a limited number of slots so we strongly recommend scheduling your tour sooner rather than later:

1). Click on the "Enter promotional code" link at the bottom of the registration form.

2). Enter your unique eight-digit alpha code next to the barcode and without the hyphen, hit "apply" and either Groupon-2 or Groupon-4 will pop up based on your deal.

3). Then, go to the "select date" pull-down menu. Also, you need to specify the size of your party based on the Groupon purchased (quantity is either 2 or 4).

4). Hit the "register" button and then enter your information on the next screen. You will automatically receive an email with tickets to the event.

5). Show up 15-minutes before the tour coming from State Street of the MBTA's Orange or Blue Lines and dress accordingly for the colder weather. Enjoy!

Click here for a step-by-step tutorial on how to schedule your tour. Or, contact us via email at info@cambridgehaunts.com.

IMPORTANT: When entering your 8-letter Groupon code into the scheduling system, don't use the hyphen (so it's ABCDEFGH and not ABCD-EFGH). Also, it's the 8-digit number on your Groupon next to the barcode and NOT the alpha-numeric confirmation code. Email us at info@cambridgehaunts.com with any questions.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Spirited post-tour dining option at Grafton Group's PARK

The most asked question on our popular Cambridge Haunts walking tour? What Harvard Square haunt would we recommend to top off their already spirited evening. We send them to PARK Restaurant & Bar.

Yep, we've dug up some interesting ghost lore associated with the 59 JFK Street restaurant:

The Newtowne Market jail was built between Winthrop Square and Eliot Street (currently home to Staples and the restaurant called PARK in Harvard Square) in 1692 when the witch-hunt mentality started to sweep New England. Many women, and some men, who were accused of cavorting with evil and Quakers like Anne Hutchinson, were imprisoned there but never hanged. Some like Lydia Dustin, who was declared not guilty of the dark arts, but couldn’t afford the prison fees died tragically in shackles. In contrast, Dustin’s relative Elizabeth Coleson was also accused and found not guilty of dark arts. She was released several days before her grandmother’s tragic death on March 10, 1693.

So, when an assistant manager at PARK talked about several alleged encounters with the paranormal at the Harvard Square restaurant, he was surprised by its historical back story. Its past as Cambridge's witch jail possibly left a psychic imprint, or a residual mark, on the location. According to a recent interview, the manager sensed an authoritative presence while working upstairs and was shot by rubber bands by a pesky poltergeist that came from no where. Glasses mysteriously shattered at PARK and owners were shocked to find all of the glass shelving "which was thick" behind the bar shatter in a "very violent way." Was it an accused witch declaring her postmortem innocence?

Apps for Apps! Download the new Grafton Group app and make a reservation using the app (and include a note on the reservation about being a new mobile app user) before May 31 to redeem a special off-menu appetizer exclusive to users. Tell them that Cambridge Haunts sent you!

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Upcoming appearance on Bio Channel's 'Haunted Encounters'


Based on my recently taped stint as Boston's paranormal expert on the Biography Channel's "Haunted Encounters: Face to Face," spirits are serious business. The on-camera interview, which was shot in front of the Central Burying Ground and facing what I called Boston's “haunted corridor” near the corner of Boylston and Tremont Streets, explored the residual energy, or psychic imprint, left over from the 1897 gas-line explosion.

Yes, the "Haunted Encounters" crew managed to explore the abandoned subway tunnels connected to the country's oldest trolley station, Boylston Street. Fast forward to 1:16 on the video above to get a sneak peek of my appearance on the new paranormal show. Click here to read the Common Haunts chapter in "Ghosts of Boston: Haunts of the Hub," which gives the historical back story to the alleged hauntings.

"Haunted Encounters: Face to Face" premieres on Friday, Nov. 30 with an investigation of one my favorite regional haunts, the Lizzie Borden house in Fall River.

"Ghosts of Boston: Haunts of the Hub" author Sam Baltrusis's segment, called "Boston's Haunted Underworld," is tentatively slotted to air Friday, December 7 at 10 p.m. on the Biography Channel.

Click here for the lowdown and here to order my book before the holiday rush.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Harvard scare? Cambridge Haunts Halloween tours at 7 p.m.

Listen up, guys and ghouls. Forget Salem this Halloween and head to Harvard Square to get your fix of ghoulish ghost stories and ghastly tales of murder. Yep, our "haunted happenings" is only a T ride away.

Thanks to the overwhelming success of our Cambridge Haunts: Haunted Harvard Square Ghost Tour at 7:30 p.m. nightly, we've added additional tours starting at 7 p.m. on popular nights in October and ending Saturday, Nov. 3.

Explore the secrets of old Cambridge with a lantern-led walk through Harvard Square's historic haunts. Travel back through history to witness the early days of Harvard Yard, learn about the city's ghastly tales of murder and uncover the truth behind some of Harvard Square's more infamous ghosts. Which Ivy League hall is the Yard's most haunted? Who is Holbrook Smith? Which Harvard Square church boasts a ghost of a fallen redcoat? What is the Nightmare on Kirkland Street?

The 90-minute long haunted Harvard Square Halloween walking tour leaves nightly--rain or shine--through Saturday, Nov. 3. We also have additional slots available for our 7:00 p.m..

Our tour hotline is 800-431-7422. Contact us via email at info@cambridgehaunts.com.