Thursday, October 8, 2015

Guyandotte Ghost Tours 2015

We are sorry for the silence on our blog, but things have been a bit slow for us and not many news worthy events have been going on recently. However, it is THAT time of year again! Things always get much busier around Halloween as we once again are preparing for our annual Ghost Tours of Guyandotte. Here is the information you need to know about this year's tours!


DATE - OCTOBER 16 & 17, 2015

LOCATION - 305 Main St. (Guyandotte United Methodist Church Parking Lot)



For this tour we are asking our tour guests for some donations for this particular tour-
We are seeking donations of non-perishable food items for Grace Food Pantry in Guyandotte, which is located in the Guyandotte United Methodist Church. We are also asking for donations of new or used children's Halloween costumes to go to children at Guyandotte Elementary who are in need. Please drop off your donations when picking up tickets. All donations to our community are greatly appreciated. 

Join Haunted & Historic Guyandotte Tours on October 16 & October 17, 2015 for a one of a kind haunted walking tour. Our newest tour will take place, as always, in the historic community of Guyandotte. This tour will feature the oldest church cemetery in Cabell county, and will also cover some river and rail hauntings as well. This tour will meet in the parking lot of the Guyandotte United Methodist Church located at 305 Main St. in Guyandotte (on the corner of 5th Ave. just as you cross the 5th Ave. bridge into Guyandotte). 


DATE - OCTOBER 30 & 31, 2015

LOCATION - 203 Richmond St. (Guyandotte Library)



All donations are greatly appreciated.

Join us for our second and final ghost tour of the season when we present Haunted & Historic Guyandotte Tours - Civil War Ghostly Encounters Tour. This tour takes place October 30 and Halloween night, October 31. The little town of Guyandotte will be transformed into the re-created battleground of 1861 during Guyandotte's Civil War Days. Our tour will take you through Civil War encampments and you will have a chance to encounter some of the past residents of the town. This tour is much different that our tour earlier in the month, so be sure not to miss this unique experience!

All tours are absolutely free of charge, but you must obtain a ticket at our information table in order to participate. Ticket quantities are limited each night. Please arrive no later than 7pm to pick up your tickets and secure your spot on one of the evenings tours. Ticket distribution will begin at 7pm, and tours fill up quickly. We do not offer ticket holds, tickets are given out on a first come, first serve basis only.

This is an after dark walking tour, participants are highly encouraged to bring flashlights and wear comfortable shoes for walking. You may bring your camera for photos. The tour may not be suitable for small children due to the tour length and content of some of the stories.

Our tours are based on historical fact with stories handed down to us about the areas ghosts and hauntings. Tours are a great mix of fact and folklore, they are educational and fun at the same time. As always tours are free, but donations are appreciated.

Please see our Facebook page to contact us!

Make plans to attend!


Tuesday, February 3, 2015

February 2015 Updates

Hey everyone, its update time again! At this time there are not many updates as things have been slow for several months. But let’s talk about what HPIR was up to at the end of 2014 and the start of 2015 -

Ghost Tours – We had yet another year of successful ghost tours back in October. Our tours are our big yearly event we host and people come from miles around to enjoy a free walking tour of Guyandotte. We had such an overwhelming turn out, that we had to unfortunately turn some people away. We just do not have the help needed to take everyone on a tour when we get large amounts of tour guests. One day, I hope to have enough volunteers to be able to take everyone on a tour and not turn anyone away, but that is a tough thing to achieve. Perhaps one day we will get there. Right now we will be working on plans for our fall 2015 tours, so be sure to keep up with our information for this season’s upcoming tours.  We also want to thank Carver Paranormal and Sam from COPS Paranormal for helping us with our tours in 2014!

Investigation – Some of the members of HPIR finally decided to take on one of the bigger more popular pay-to-play sites here in West Virginia - Moundsville Penitentiary. Back in November the team did a public investigation of the prison. See below for some photos taken by HPIR team member Kelly of their night in the old penitentiary.

Buffington House Investigations – COPS Paranormal, a fairly new group to our area, came to investigate the Buffington House twice over the fall of 2014. Sam and his group were able to capture a number of EVP’s from the home, including an EVP of a child’s voice, very similar to several our team has captured. Thanks to COPS for sharing their findings with us!

Radio Show – Our Researcher Manager, Theresa was invited to do an interview on Paraversal Universe Radio out of Wisconsin on January 30th. Theresa did an excellent interview! The show talked about everything from haunted locations in the Tri-State are to our group and even some other related topics such as Bigfoot. Theresa is a walking book of information and her blog is widely diverse with many paranormal related topics, she posts almost daily on her blog, Theresa’s Haunted History of the Tri-State. Theresa’s interview can be found here in the archives for the show, listed toward the bottom on January30, 2015

Be sure to check back with our blog for upcoming articles and more updates!