Spine-tingling Ghost Tours of Vernon return

Gabriel Newman leads his popular walking tour of the haunted corners of Vernon

  • Jul. 23, 2017 6:30 a.m.

Gabriel David Sumegi Newman the 2nd draws on his extensive theatrical experience to entertain with stories of haunted houses, monsters, gruesome murders, paranormal anomalies and macabre historical oddities in Ghost Tours of Vernon running Aug. 6 to 12. (Photo submitted)

The Ghost Tours of Vernon return for the 14th year of spine-tingling tales for just seven nights this summer.

Host Gabriel David Sumegi Newman the 2nd draws on his extensive theatrical experience to entertain with stories of haunted houses, monsters, gruesome murders, paranormal anomalies and macabre historical oddities.

Newman, a professional storyteller and performer, created the ghost tours as a way of combining the art of storytelling with local history.

“You come for the ghosts, which there are many of, but you leave with a new understanding and appreciation for the history of the region,” says Newman.

If you have never gone, or haven’t gone in a while, you have only one week before the Ghost Tours disappear into the darkness again. Have out-of-town guests? Why not treat them to a tour they won’t be able to forget.

As Jennifer B. shares on Trip Advisor, “Gabriel is such a wonderful story teller and makes this experience so interesting and fun! Who would have guessed that such a small town would have such a dark history and so many ghosts! Thank you, Gabriel for such an amazing experience!”

Starting from the steps between the Vernon Museum and the former library, the tour is about an hour and 21 minutes and runs nightly Aug. 6 to 12 beginning at 9 p.m.. As it is an outdoor walking tour that runs rain or shine, please dress appropriately.

Ticket price is $10 for ages 13 and up and $5 for those 12 and under. No need to pre-register, but please bring cash in hand. Cash only.

If you’d like to book a private tour for 20 or more, please contact Newman for more information at 250-260-8757 or email him at ghosttours@shaw.ca.

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