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STL Ghosts
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St. Louis Ghosts: Gateway Ghouls and Hauntings

From the mysterious Native American dirt mounds to what lies beneath the world’s tallest steel arch, St. Louis Ghosts unveils why the city remains the burial ground for some of America’s most shocking historical tragedies.

Meeting LocationTour Meeting Location: 1400 Market Street, St. Louis, MO 63103

Tour TimeTour Times: 8:00 PM

Tour LengthTour Length: 1 Hour

Tour WeatherGhost tours are held nightly, rain or shine!

Visit the Most Haunted Places in St. Louis

As the “Gateway to the West,” St. Louis has had many adventurers, frontiersmen, and visitors pass through on their way to supposed fame and glory. From ancient burial grounds to deadly wars and fatal happenings, this city holds centuries of terror, pain, and bloodshed.

St. Louis Ghosts takes you to the sites of authentic tragic hauntings plucked straight from the darkest parts of the city’s history books. Discover how the past haunts the present in the shadowy city by the mighty Mississippi.

 

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Serra Sculpture Park

This playful sculpture is enjoyable for many throughout the day, but its history plays out at night. After a tragic four care pile up accident that expelled passengers right by the sculpture, bone-chilling appearances of the boys from the accident make themselves known to those who dare visit this sculpture.

 

Union Station Hotel

This highly attractive hotel was once one of the busiest passenger rail terminals in the world. One woman who died in her sleep on the train can still be seen sleeping on the train, roaming Union Station, and even falling asleep in restaurants.

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Stifel Theater

According to the St. Louis Paranormal Research Society, this theater is one of the most haunted buildings they have ever investigated. From aggressive banging heard from the walls to shadowy figures, this Opera House has an audience that will stay past every encore.

 

 

 

Test your bravery, and join us!

 

What to Expect on Your St. Louis Ghost Tour

The ghosts of St. Louis appear in many forms. From ancient burial grounds to deadly wars and fatal happenings, this city holds centuries of terror, pain, and bloodshed. Walk the cursed streets traversed by former killers, victims, and outlaws, and be prepared for the horrid stories of shocking deaths and the ghosts that remain in their wake, still haunting the city and stalking residents nightly.

Discover gut-wrenching terror in St. Louis and try to avoid making eye contact with the apparitions and ghosts of former residents whose lost souls will try to pierce through yours. Throughout St. Louis’ unique architecture and iconic buildings lies a dark, horrifying past that will be revealed at each haunted stop along the bone-chilling ghost tour.

Experience the ghosts of St. Louis’ past as you share its darkened streets with both the living and the dead. From the 30′ tall burial mounds that dotted the city to modern-day tragic accidents, St. Louis has gathered some of the best ghost stories around. Our thrilling tour is the perfect blend of real haunted history, grisly entertainment, and hair-raising fear.

 

 

Discover the Horrors That Haunt St. Louis

Learn about the disease-infested shorelines, where corpses from the Spanish Flu epidemic were flung into ditches.

Visit the St. Louis Gateway Arch, the site of an unsuccessful parachute stunt just a year after the monument was built.

Discover the confusing mist of myths and legends surrounding an actual event that inspired the movie, “The Exorcist.”

Check out The Lemp Mansion, one of the city’s most haunted houses, where several members of the Lemp family died.

Take a walk to Kauffman Park, where you may find ghostly figures wandering about, still wearing their war uniforms.

 

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Why You Should Book Your St. Louis Ghost Tour Tonight!

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You will see St Louis in a different light after hearing our authentic spooky tales of real-life ghosts that terrorize the streets of St Louis.

St Louis has a darker side to share, one brimming with ghosts of the past and present. For example, the Fabulous Fox Theatre in Downtown West was the largest and best theatre in St Louis in its day. It was constructed by William Fox, who also founded the movie studio that bears his name. The Fox theatre became a grand showcase for stage shows, musical acts, and many world premieres of the biggest movies of the day, but profit proved elusive.

A sad decline happened over the years, and the theatre was a shell of its former self. However, a grand renovation in the 1980s gave it new life and made it a regular stop for Broadway musicals touring the country. Many a star has appeared on the stage; their performances made possible by a crew of dozens behind the scenes. In the early nineties, one of them tragically lost their life to a falling large piece of stage equipment. The stagehand didn’t hear the shouts because they were too engrossed in the performance. The stagehand’s spirit still lends a hand in the darkened theatre, long after his body was taken away after the tragic accident.

St Louis will shed its veil of decorum and show you its secret past on our walking tour around the flat streets of St Louis.

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There is so much to do in St Louis, even just staying Downtown, you have your choice of the highest number of free attractions outside New York City. The Gateway Arch is free, the Saint Louis Zoo is Free, the Saint Louis Art Museum is free even the Saint Louis Science Center is free.

However, every single one of those fantastic places closes in the early evening. The St Louis Ghosts tour is the perfect activity between a day of sights and evening sampling the booming culinary scene of St Louis. The creative chefs of the Gateway City have the evening covered, and the daytime is taken care of, but that tricky slot in between is where St Louis Ghosts will provide a fun, entertaining, and gripping activity.

Our St Louis Ghosts walking tour will start and finish at the same spot. We will also leave you with an indelible impression and a host of memorable stories from your time in the Gateway City. Even if you live here, our entertaining and knowledgeable guides will tell you things you did not know about the Lou’.

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St Louis Ghosts walking tour will bring the history of the city to life, through death! We do it by telling the tragic stories of the characters who drove the history of the city from the very places they did it. Our entertaining guides will walk you through the history of St Louis with some of the scariest stories of the people who lived and died here.

Our fun haunted walking tour is history by stealth. Our guides have all the answers and a veritable laundry list of hauntings in this charming area. Each one involves a local character whose life, and more importantly, death is entwined with the history of this fascinating city.

St Louis is a city of firsts; the first cocktail party, the first drive-up bank window, and the first monster truck! Being ahead of the nation requires some bold thinkers with radical ideas, visionary men and women with the courage to lead, and the conviction of their ideas.

Many of these bold souls of yesterday have become the haunting spirits of today. Only our tour has the details of their lives, their riveting stories, their achievements and their untimely ends. Our guides bring it all to life through the stories of the spirits that refuse to leave us.

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Give us just 60 minutes for our standard tour, or 90 minutes for the extended tour, and we will show you the dark and hideous hauntings of the Gateway City. The stories of the spirits we present are full of human drama and incredible twists and, more importantly, dramatic endings that the imagination could never invent. As they say, fiction is limited by what we can conceive of as possible, but real life is not.

For example, the 1849 Cholera outbreak in the city made the riverfront area a hive of ghostly activity. Spread by contaminated water, the disease could kill in hours. When the disease was at its height, the corpses came thick and fast; the city only recorded the numbers of people buried in different graveyards, not names.

On the riverfront, the poor and migrant populations were particularly ravaged by the disease. They could not afford burials, so they were laid in ditches and covered in soil. The spirits of so many lives taken early run thick in the dark cobbled streets and dingy underpasses of the district today. Let us tell you all about the heroes and villains of the outbreak.

Over a mile or so of walking around the city we will show you the dark past behind the bright lights of the city on the River. Fun lurks in mysterious places in STL; the riverfront’s entertaining ghosts have been storing up their tales for centuries.

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Although we have seen plenty of convincing evidence of the flimsy barrier between this world and the next, we won’t try and convert you. Neither are we out to capture glowing orbs and claim them as evidence of ghosts; that trick has been debunked for years. However, we are ready to show you between 8 and 12 fascinating stories about people’s lives from the past of St Louis. Then we will share how these spirits and souls have rippled through time and result in the unexplained events that so many have seen and felt in the city today.

Even if you don’t believe in ghosts, perhaps we can convince you that the energy we all put out into the world might continue long after we stop living. Like the heroic actions of Captain Thomas Targee, a volunteer fireman on the night of May 17, 1849. His heroism saved hundreds of people sleeping in buildings in the path of a fire that could have destroyed Saint Louis.

Early in the morning, the steamboat ‘White Cloud’ caught ablaze at the St Louis dock’s north end. The blazing ship drifted downstream, setting alight the next boat and spreading the fire to land.

The whole fire department was volunteer led at the time. Using hand-pumped tenders and a rudimentary hydrant system, the teams worked hard until the reservoir was empty. The fire continued unabated. The strategy now was to dynamite a line of buildings nearly eight blocks long to stop the fire before it reached the Cathedral and Court House.

Captain Thomas Targee was clearing buildings of sleeping inhabitants and setting charges in buildings that had been cleared. While setting the charges, one accidentally went off, killing the 41-year-old near the Gateway Arch site. An early hero of the professional fire fighting force established after the fire, Captain Targee is remembered today for his actions.

St Louis Ghosts tour has so many stories like this to entertain and spook you. Join our endlessly fascinating tour and let us lift the veil on the hidden history of the Gateway City.

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The beer and the city are intertwined. The great brewing dynasty’s emblem, a train of Clydesdale horses pulling a delivery cart stacked with barrels, is housed in the city. The stadium where the Cardinals play is named Busch Stadium after the brewer wrote a check to keep the team in the city.

But there is much more to the city than its biggest export. There is a dark undercurrent of hauntings and ghosts that courses through the city like the dark Mississippi at night.

The grand tradition of ghosts in St Louis started with the desecration of the burial mounds of the Mississippi Civilization that even predates the Native Americans. The European settlers razed the burial mounds they found and unleashed a terrific flood of supernatural energy on the city.

This seam of supernatural activity has echoed through the ages. Add in the ghosts of the tragic accidents of the great industrial boom of the 19th Century and todays untimely casualties and St Louis is a strong contender for the most haunted city in America.

If you are looking for an alternative take on the history of St Louis, we can promise you the most entertaining way to get to know the Rome of the West, so called for being the home of so many churches, many of the Catholic.

We have so many more interesting and thrilling stories about St Louis, picking the ones that made it onto the tour was incredibly hard. Check out some of the others on our blog.

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Our St Louis Ghosts tour is created to be scary and creepy but is still family-friendly and accessible to all. We have gone to great lengths to make our stories scary, but not too scary. We don’t want anyone to lose sleep after taking the St Louis Ghosts tour. You will often find young people on some of our tours having the time of their lives.

If you are looking for absolute terror, we suggest the Exorcist movie… not so much the sequel. However, we have a host of interesting stories about that film, which is based on real-life events that happened here in the Gateway City.

Saint Louis is mostly flat, with a gentle slope down to the dark banks of the Mississippi. Our tours are proudly accessible to all. If you can roam for a mile under your own steam, you will find a fun, entertaining and fascinating tour around the most thrilling haunted locations of St Louis.

We are careful to make our stories memorable, being in the actual places that these historic haunted stories happened really makes the history stick. Science even agrees with us; they call this technique creating a ‘memory palace’ of the mind, resplendent with rich stories attached to specific places and experiences.

St Louis Ghosts has unforgettable stories that you can tell your family and friends just by picturing the places you visited on our tour.