Tuesday, October 31, 2006

The Ship of Ghouls

Last night I toured The Ship of Ghouls, here's a blurb on it:

"Don't miss this spectacular attraction, The Ship of Ghouls! Prepare for a haunted tour unlike any you have ever experienced. The Ship of Ghouls is The William A. Irvin transformed from an ore carrier to a floating ghost ship. The haunting of the Irvin is put on by professional actors with the accompaniment of special effects. The Ship of Ghouls is open for tours mid-October through October 31."

It was fun, scary and a good workout. The tour says that it's not handicapped accessible--no kidding! There were tiny, slippery, metal stairs almost vertical that we went up and down throughout the entire tour--and in the dark! That alone would quality as being pretty scary but throw in strobe and black lights, creatures that leap out at you and spooky music and it was pretty fun. Many people (especially those with younger children, which was not recommended) turned back almost right at the beginning. I think it was because of those first stairs. I thought, "Well, I got down those OK." but it was only the beginning of MUCH upping and downing of those blasted little stairs.

I had some teenaged girls behind me who were so scared that they kept hanging on to my back. Or maybe they were just afraid of falling down those steep stairs, me too. Once we'd gotten back out again, it was fun to stay and watch the others come out again. The weather down by the lake was windy and cold. We'd waited in line for about 45 minutes and I was glad I'd worn my new leather jacket and some gloves! We were all warmed up after we came back out again, though. They have The Ship of Ghouls every year but I've never gone on it before.

Happy Halloween!


Blogger Anvilcloud said...

That seems like a pretty neat idea.

8:13 AM  
Blogger katie said...

Happy Halloween!!
That sounds like fun! I went to a haunted house this year, but it was really more silly than scary.

8:34 AM  
Blogger BikerCandy said...

Oooo...that sounds like so much fun.

Happy Halloween!

11:02 AM  
Blogger Happy and Blue 2 said...

Happy Halloween.
Maybe those girls weren't scared. Maybe they were pickpockets. Check for your wallet, ha,ha..

1:31 PM  
Blogger Stacy The Peanut Queen said...

Sounds like fun!

Glad you had a good time! :)

3:01 PM  
Blogger deni said...

That sounds like fun!

8:51 PM  
Blogger Ms Mac said...

Sounds like exactly my kind of tour! Although if the blurb had not explained about the haunting being put on by the actors, it would have made it a bit spookier, no?

11:51 PM  
Blogger sumo said...

Happy Halloween and glad you had a good time. Bet you got a coffee before you went home...what flavor?

3:18 AM  
Blogger Magpie said...

happy halloween, sounds like a fab spooky night out...


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