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Ghost Hunting Experience

Traverse City Ghost Investigation and Ghost Hunting
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Come ghost hunt at a local haunted house attraction known to be haunted right here in Northern Michigan. Many of its actors, guests, and owners have reported strange happenings and sightings of several spirits that haunt the farm. Here is your chance to take a look behind the terrifying haunted house attraction where the Guests of Haunted Traverse Tours will be instructed on how to use real ghost hunting equipment and then proceed with using this equipment on a 2-hour investigation.

The Ghost Hunting Experience is an introduction to the science, philosophy, and techniques of ghost hunting. Your experienced ghost-hunting guides (all of which have had their own paranormal encounters) will also share the ghostly tales of the hauntings unfolding at the ghost-hunting site referred to as the Ghost Farm of Kingsley.

The Ghost Farm of Kingsley is a family-owned farm that facilitates a Haunted Trail fundraiser every fall. Many guests, volunteers, and family members have had experiences of the paranormal while on the farm. We will share these stories during the Ghost Hunt on the Farm with our guests.
Please note: the Ghost Hunt does not have haunters out in the woods scaring you, the farm is cleared of all people with the exception of your guides. However, you will walk by scary sets for the haunted trail in the woods during the ghost investigation.

We believe that there are several spirits attached to the Ghost Farm as well as a vortex that allows spirits to move to and from the farm area.

100% outdoor event unless severe weather is in the area, in which case we will move into covered outbuildings to conduct the investigation.

Ghost Hunting Equipment will be provided for use during this investigation. The guides will reserve the right to not use a particular electronic device from time to time if the weather is not conducive to its use.

This tour is designed to share the ghost stories of the area, teach techniques on ghost hunting and the equipment used, and then help you facilitate your own ghost hunt of the area.

That's right!! YOU handle the equipment, and YOU do the ghost hunt. You usually don't see this in other ghost investigations from other Ghost Tour Companies, but we want YOU to experience a true ghost hunt. But get ready, It is usually not like what you see on the TV!

100% outdoor experience. Please come dressed for the weather with appropriate shoes. We do have a port-a-potty on sight for your convenience.

2 hours
Group Size
Up to 15 guests
Price starts at
53 USD
Meeting  Point
Meet at the Ghost Farm of Kingsley just south of Traverse City.
Drop-Off  Point
Ghost Farm of Kingsley

Why take this tour?

This 2 hour Ghost Hunting Experience, rain or shine, will cover ghost stories about the Ghost Farm of Kingsley including a paranormal investigation of the Haunted House Attraction-The Ghost Farm of Kingsley-using real-life ghost hunting equipment.

This Paranormal Investigation is ghost hunting with paranormal investigation equipment provided (you are welcome to bring your own too!).

We will be hiking in the Farm's property and woods. Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing for this adventure! This Paranormal Investigation Experience happens Rain or Shine!

Add-on option for the Knight Rd Ghost Hunt will give you access to an additional haunted woods location as well as the tales of the White Lady of Knight Rd.

Ghost Hunting Equipment is provided for the Historical Ghost Lantern Tour and The Ghost Hunting Experience.

Things to know

Adult- $53
Ages 5-12- * Private Booking Only, Please call to book
Group Size
up to 15 guests
Please call for larger parties
120 minutes+
100% Outdoor tour
Dirt and grass paths

We are ghost hunting. We will teach how to operate the equipment, interpret the findings, and then you are the one that will ghost hunt! This is 100% outdoor event so please come dressed appropriately to hunt through a woods.

No pups to maintain 
quiet for the hunt.
A tip is never required but is very much appreciated.
Please plan on reservations to attend this hunt.


Frequently asked questions

  • Is this tour right for me?
    Whether you're a believer, a skeptic, or someone in still making up their mind, you'll be entertained by our ghost stories, lore, local shenanigans and so many fun paranormal experiences and historical stories! I have had many guests that tell me they didn't believe in ghosts and that their group members really wanted to do the tour more than they did. That is ok! I do not design my tour to prove whether ghosts exist or not. My focus is to tell you the ghost stories and lore experienced by the locals and myself, as well as get you excited about the fascinating history of Traverse City. So, in short, lots of fun history, fun tidbits of fun facts, and of course the spooky hauntings. All presented with a theatrical style by myself and my helper tour guides. We hope to see you on tour and do let me know if there is a particular aspect that you really would love to hear more about when we meet! ~Desirae
  • Do I need to make reservations in advance?
    Yes, reservations are required for all activities. We cap our tour guest numbers to ensure small, quality tours. From time to time, we may exceed a number to accommodate a party add-on, but I do not like to have large tours because a smaller tour, I believe is more fun and gives my guests more time to speak with the tour guide. ~Desirae So yes, please, if at all possible, book a reservation. (We will cancel free of charge with a 24-hour advanced notice). If you do not make a reservation and we are operating a tour, please call to make sure we can accommodate your party size and come with exact cash as your tour guide does not carry change.
  • Do the tours go INSIDE the buildings we visit?
    The walking tours in Traverse City are 100% outside. I would love to take you inside them, but these are busy operating businesses, hotels, and private residences that are all difficult to access the interior. However, once you know which businesses are haunted and the ghost stories and history attached to the sites, you can patron the businesses during your visit to Traverse City. That will get you an idea of what they look like inside. Please be considerate to the businesses you visit, as again, they are busy servicing visitors to the area.
  • Is this tour suitable for children?
    Yes! The tour is geared towards adults, but many people bring their children and tell us that they enjoyed it thoroughly.
  • Tried to call to book a tour but got a voicemail?
    Please leave a message and we will get back to you asap. We are out on a tour or away from the phones. The best way to see availability for tours is by clicking the book button to explore the dates we have available. Please feel free to leave a voicemail and we will call you back when we are available. This number is also text enabled.
  • Bad Weather? Cancellation Policy by guest or Haunted Traverse Tours?
    Yes, the tour runs in all-weather unless it's deemed dangerous. If we cancel the tour, we will notify tour participants one hour prior to the start of the tour via email and/or text messaging. Please make sure you opt in to receive text messages when booking. ***Cancellations by Haunted Traverse Tours will be sent via email or text, 1 hour prior to the start time of the tour. If Haunted Traverses Tours cancels a tour, participants are given the option to reschedule for a future event or cancel their booking. *** Cancellations by guests, please email HauntedTraverse@hotmail.com and let us know in writing that you need to cancel your tour. With more than 24 hours' notice, we will happily refund 100% your tour costs. We do not refund with less than 24 hours' notice but will happily reschedule to another date within one calendar year with tour availability. If it is meant to be, it is meant to be. And we all want to be able to live to vacation another day! :) Am I right!? Safe Travels and stay adventurous! ~Desirae
  • Do children need to be accompanied by an adult?
    Yes, all participants ages 5 - 13 must be chaperoned by someone age 18 or older. Proof of age may be required. Children under the age 5 must be accompanied by an adult too!
  • Can I buy tickets over the phone, in person, or with cash?
    If you need to pay with cash or card in person, please call 231.645.1447 to book your reservation. Online reservations must be made by no later than one hour prior to the start time for that tour. Please call if booking within one hour of the tour starting. 231.645.1447.
  • Do we have minimums to operate a tour?
    Please leave a message and we are out on a tour or away from the phones. The best way to see availability for tours is by clicking the book button to explore the dates we have available. Please feel free to leave a voicemail and we will call you back when we are available. This number is also text enabled.
  • Can we bring cameras or video equipment?
    But, of course! Some of the best ghost photos have been taken by unwitting photographers intending to shoot other subjects. Ghostly apparitions tend to show up in photos, even when you didn’t see anything while snapping the picture. The only thing we ask is that you share the picture with us if you do get paranormally lucky!
  • If I am running late for the tour, will you wait for me?
    We always start the tour on time. If you are running late, please let us know by calling 231-645-1447. If we do leave without you, find us! On that note, please give yourself plenty of time to find parking and get to the tour meeting point 10 minutes prior to the start of the tour to check-in! If you're having dinner at one of our local restaurants, be sure to tell them what time you need to leave by so you, and they, can plan accordingly.
  • Do we go inside buildings during the tour?
    No, the Walking Ghost Tours' stories, local lore, and legends are told outside each location.
  • Is tipping acceptable?
    Tipping is always acceptable, but not required - it is totally at your discretion. Our guides do their absolutely best to entertain you and all of our guests. Many of our guests appreciate good service and choose to reward it. Ghost Guides are always grateful for your generosity! Now-a-days we know we are a cashless society so here is our helpful Venmo information: @SendDesiraeMoney :) Thank you! We will make sure your gratuity gets to your tour guide! Please leave a review for your guide too! They love to read them.
  • Can I setup a private tour?
    Yes, private tours are available. Most groups, however, decide to attend the public tour for two reasons. First, it is less expensive. Second, part of the fun of the tours is interacting with all the other participants. If you are interested in more information on private tours, contact us.
  • Can I video the tour guide while she is presenting the tour?
    Well...do you want a good tour or a tour where your guide is self-conscious? I ask that pictures are taken only of the buildings or the guide, but please do not video your tour guide. You will have more fun with the camera tucked away anyway! I founded the tour because of my interest in the paranormal and history of Traverse City. I never aspired to be on TV! I am actually a quiet person and a little on the shy side. When you come on a tour with me, my enthusiasm for my tour topics takes over and I become pretty talkative! Go figure! Plus, I love meeting new people and hearing of their adventures too! If you do take a picture, will you please send the picture to me too? I love to scrapbook on social media my summer as a tour guide, but never get the chance to take pictures of me doing the tours. I can't wait to hear what kind of adventures you are living! I hope to see you soon. ~Desirae
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