Beginning in June, visitors to the Outer Banks will become privy to the secret life of pirates and the paranormal phenomenon of phantom ships in the new “Graveyard of the Atlantic – Pirates, Legends and Lore” tour presented by Ghost Tours of America, Inc.
The tours are an expansion of last year’s very popular “Ghost Tours of the Outer Banks.” Meeting at the Town Center Kiosk in Manteo, the 90 minute walking tour will be held every Tuesday evening beginning June 9 at 8 p.m. Cost for the tour is $13 for adults and $8 for children 10 and under.
Featured stories include: “Pillow the Life Saving Dog”; “Blackbeard the Pirate’s Pact with the Devil”; the phantom ship, “Carroll A. Deering and many more. According to owner, Andrea Martinshin, “We had so many ghost stories last year that we were unable to cover the nautical ghost stories and pirate lore which is such a big part of the Outer Banks. Individuals that enjoyed our ghost stories last year will find the same quality experience on our new tour. If you enjoy fun facts about pirates – then this is the tour for you!”
On Wednesday evenings at 8 p.m., more paranormal happenings will be presented in the “Ghost Tours of the Outer Banks tour. Using the same format, ghost stories from Kitty Hawk to Cape Hatteras are told as well as segments on “How to Communicate with Ghosts” and “Ghost 101”.
In order to be sure that each visitor has an entertaining and enjoyable experience, reservations are required for both tours. Reservations can be made by calling 252-573-1450.