AMERICA’S ORIGINAL OVERNIGHT GHOST TOUR COMPANY

 Join Author Troy Taylor & the Staff of American Hauntings for Ghost Hunts, Investigations & Overnight Events at some of the Most Haunted Places in the Midwest, and Across America. Our company was founded in 1994, making us the ORIGINAL company offering overnight ghost tours and hunts in the country! Scores of imitators have followed us over the years, but the original is still the best! Our events are not overcrowded “meet & greets” with so-called “paranormal celebrities” but authentic excursions that give you the chance to experience the unexplained! Each location features the haunted history of the place, followed by a brief tour of the surroundings, followed by a night of individual or team investigating. We always offer time for our guests to privately investigate the location, so join us and explore the unknown!

ILLINOIS | JANUARY 28, 2017

NIGHT AT THE LINCOLN THEATER
141 NORTH MAIN STREET | DECATUR, ILLINOIS

JANUARY 28, 2017 | 8:00 PM – 5:00 AM

A “Dead of Winter” Ghost Hunt at One of America’s Most Haunted Places! Join American Hauntings for an overnight ghost hunt on Saturday, January 28 at what the Travel Channel called one of “America’s Most Terrifying Places” — the Lincoln Theater in Decatur, Illinois! Come along for another intense investigation of this supernaturally charged theater! We’ll spend the night looking for the theater’s ghosts and we’ll also include a history and tour of the theater as well. Is it really as haunted as many claim? Find out for yourself during what may be one of the scariest nights of your life!

ILLINOIS | JANUARY 28, 2017

NIGHT AT THE FIRST UNITARIAN CHURCH
110 EAST THIRD STREET | ALTON, ILLINOIS
JANUARY 28, 2017 | 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Discover the Ghosts of the Unitarian Church — with special side trip to the eerie Enos Sanitarium! Join American Hauntings and author Luke Naliborski for an exclusive ghost hunt at one of the most haunted places in Illinois — the First Unitarian Church! Discover the most haunted location in “One of Most Haunted Small Towns in America!” and come along for an eerie investigation of this supernaturally charged building (along with a side ghost hunt at the nearby Enos Sanitarium, as well!

ILLINOIS | JANUARY 28, 2017

NIGHT AT THE ASA TALCOTT HOUSE
859 GROVE STREET | JACKSONVILLE, ILLINOIS
JANUARY 28, 2017 | 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Join American Hauntings for a private ghost hunt at this eerie and historic mansion, one of Jacksonville’s most famous Underground Railroad sites — the Asa Talcott House. Spend the night looking for the ghosts of this historic — and haunted — house with a limited number of ghost hunters during a private ghost hunt and experience this many-roomed historic home, with its many ghosts, for yourself!

ILLINOIS | FEBRUARY 25, 2017

NIGHT AT THE ORIGINAL SPRINGS HOTEL
506 NORTH HANOVER STREET | OKAWVILLE, ILLINOIS
FEBRUARY 25, 2017 | DINNER, GHOST HUNT & LODGING FOR TWO

Long considered one of Illinois’ most haunted locations, the Original Springs Hotel in Okawville, Illinois has been the scene of dozens of reports of strange encounters and eerie happenings over the years. Join American Hauntings at the old hotel and experience them for yourself! The Night at the Original Springs package includes dinner, overnight lodging, ghost tour and ghost hunt for two!

HAUNTED WEEKEND AT THE CRESCENT HOTEL
EUREKA SPRINGS, ARKANSAS | FEBRUARY 24-26, 2017

HAUNTED WEEKEND AT THE CRESCENT HOTEL
February 24-26, 2017 | Friday – Sunday
Lodging at the Crescent Hotel | Eureka Springs, Arkansas

Join American Hauntings & Authors Troy Taylor & Lisa Taylor Horton for a weekend event in Eureka Springs and at one of the Most Haunted hotels in America — the Crescent Hotel! It’s a full weekend of history, hauntings, antiques, historic sites and, of course, ghosts! The weekend includes admission to all ghostly events in Eureka Springs, including two different ghost tours at the Crescent & Basin Park Hotels, and two nights lodging at the famous Crescent Hotel! We have very limited spots for this weekend event, and it will fill up fast, so don’t miss out on this eerie weekend in Eureka Springs!

ILLINOIS | MARCH 11, 2017

HAUNTED NIGHT AT THE BAKER-LEE-HODGES HOUSE
NORTHWEST SIDE OF THE SQUARE | CARROLLTON, ILLINOIS

MARCH 11, 2017 | 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Join American Hauntings for an exclusive investigation at the historic Lee-Baker-Hodges House in Carrollton, Illinois. We’ll spend the night looking for the ghosts that are reported to linger in this brick mansion from the early 1830s and learn more about its rich and haunted history. Is the place really as haunted as rumors claim? You’ll have the chance to find out when we give a very limited number of ghost hunters the chance to prowl the dark rooms and corridors in search of the purported phantoms.

ILLINOIS | APRIL 8, 2017

NIGHT AT POLLAK HOSPITAL
GROUNDS OF THE FORMER PEORIA STATE HOSPITAL
4500 ENTERPRICE DRIVE | BARTONVILLE, ILLINOIS

APRIL 8, 2017 | 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM

Join American Hauntings for a chilling investigation at Pollak Hospital, the tuberculosis hospital that was once in operation on the grounds of the famed Peoria State Asylum. Known for the restless spirits that now roam the abandoned wards, halls and corridors of the old building — you have to decide if you’re brave enough to join us for this nighttime investigation! See the new historic museum and the graveyards that make up some of the old asylums most famous tales and then spend the late-night hours seeking the spirit that remain behind. It’s not a night for the faint of heart!

MISSOURI | APRIL 8, 2017

NIGHT AT THE GLORE PSYCHIATRIC MUSEUM
FORMERLY MISSOURI STATE LUNATIC ASYLUM NO. 2
3406 FREDERICK AVENUE | ST. JOSEPH, MISSOURI

APRIL 8, 2017 | 9:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Join American Hauntings for a night at one of the most chilling locations in Missouri — the Glore Psychiatric Museum in St. Joseph! Once part of the state’s second insane asylum, it’s a place where the spirits of the past are believed to still linger! Are you brave enough to experience this eerie place with all of the lights out? Don’t miss your chance to be locked inside this eerie location, surrounded by the remnants of America’s psychiatric past and likely by the spirits of the patients who once walked these halls! Ready for a real-life experience? This is your chance!

ILLINOIS | APRIL 22, 2017

NIGHT AT THE JAMES ELDRED HOUSE
LOCATED SOUTH OF WINCHESTER AND WEST OF CARROLLTON, ILLINOIS

DIRECTIONS PROVIDED IN YOUR CONFIRMATION
APRIL 22, 2017 | 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Join American Hauntings for an exclusive investigation at the historic Eldred House — one of the most haunted houses in the state of Illinois! We’ll spend the night immersed in the history of this eerie location and then search for evidence of the spirits that linger inside its stone walls and on the surrounding grounds!

ILLINOIS | JUNE 3, 2017

NIGHT AT ASHMORE ESTATES
22645 E CR 1050 N | ASHMORE, ILLINOIS

JUNE 3, 2017 | 8:00 PM – 2:00 AM

Join American Hauntings for a chilling ghost hunt at one of Illinois’ most notorious haunted spots — infamous Ashmore Estates near Charleston! Spend the night looking for the ghosts of the old — and very haunted — former poor farm and asylum with a limited number of ghost hunters during a private ghost hunt at the location!.

HAUNTED WEEKEND IN GETTYSBURG
PENNSYLVANIA | APRIL 28-30, 2017

HAUNTED WEEKEND IN GETTYSBURG
April 28-30, 2017 | Friday to Sunday
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania | Lodging at the Comfort Suites

Join American Hauntings and authors Troy Taylor & Rene Kruse for a weekend in one of the most haunted small towns in the country — Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.

THIS WEEKEND IS NOW SOLD OUT, BUT…. We do have a waiting list and if you’d like to be on it, click on the image above!

HAUNTED WEEKEND IN NEW ORLEANS | JULY 14-16, 2017

HAUNTED WEEKEND IN NEW ORLEANS
July 14-16, 2017 | Friday to Sunday
New Orleans, Louisiana | Lodging at the Bourbon Orleans Hotel

Join American Hauntings and authors Troy Taylor & Lisa Taylor Horton for a weekend event in one of the most spirit-infested cities in America — New Orleans!

THIS WEEKEND IS NOW SOLD OUT, BUT…. We do have a waiting list and if you’d like to be on it, click on the image above!

OHIO | JULY 22, 2017 

NIGHT AT MANSFIELD REFORMATORY (OHIO STATE REFORMATORY)
MANSFIELD, OHIO | PRIVATE EVENT WITH TROY TAYLOR
JULY 22, 2017 | 8:00 PM – 6:00 AM
Join American Hauntings for a PRIVATE overnight ghost hunt at the infamous Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield, Ohio — one of the most haunted prisons in America. Come along for an all-night investigation of this spirit-infested penitentiary and take part in a historic guided tour (see where they filmed movies like the Shawshank Redemption, Tango & Cash & others!); enjoy a late dinner; and then spend the night in search of the reformatory’s myriad of ghosts! Are you brave enough to spend the night behind bars? Join on this chilling night and find out!

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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT OUR GHOST HUNTS AND EVENTS:

How many people are allowed to go on the events?
Since every location is different, we don’t have a set number for all of the different ghost hunts and overnights. However, we do limit the number of people by the size of the location, number of staff, etc. so we have a very good idea about how many people each location can handle. We have been doing this since 1994, so we have a lot of experience with how it all works. Keep in mind that these are not the overcrowded “celebrity meet and greets” that imitation companies are usually offering. We try to put together an authentic event for our guests, giving them a real chance to experience and investigate the haunted locations that we offer. Many locations do have group activities that guests can take part in, but we always offer plenty of private time for you to investigate on your own.

Do I have to make reservations online?
YES… and we require it for a couple of reasons: First, our tours sell out in advance and since we are not always in the office, you may miss out on an event that you wanted to attend since all of the spots are filled on a first come / first served basis. Second, we have confirmation forms that need to be emailed to you, so registering online saves time for you and for us.

Do you offer transportation to the events?
Sorry, but no, there is no way we can do this. People come for our events, ghost hunts, and overnights from literally all over the country. There is no way that we could possibly pick them and bring them to the events. And if we did offer transportation, we’d have to charge a lot more for the events and we prefer to keep them as affordable as possible.

Can I get my money back if I decide not to go?
When making a reservation, we always state in the confirmation that all reservations are non-refundable. Once your purchase your spots, it’s just like any other kind of event, concert, etc. They are your spots and if you decide not to use them, we are unable to re-sell them. Once you commit to buy, payments are made by us to various locations that we cannot get back. You are welcome to sell or give the reservations to someone else but we do not buy them back. If you do transfer your reservations to another person, just please let us know so that we can update the guest list.