Friday, February 21, 2014

Take a "Haunted Houdini Tour" of L.A.

Here's a treat for all LA-based Houdini buffs. GHOULA and LA Hauntings will conduct a "HAUNTED HOUDINI TOUR" of Los Angeles on March 23, 2014. There will be three bus tours at 10:30am, 1:30pm, and 4:30pm. I've signed aboard the 10:30am tour. Maybe I'll see you there!

Here are the details from the GHOULA (Ghost Hunters of Urban Los Angeles) website:

GHOULA and LA Hauntings Ghost Tours

Come join us on the eve of his 140th birthday as we travel across our city and explore the super-natural sites connected to the famous magician's life (and after-life)...

Harry Houdini is generally thought of as the greatest showman that ever practiced the craft. Additionally, because of his knowledge of the art of illusion and his work exposing the tricks of fraudulent mediums during the age of Spiritualism, he has become the poster boy for generations of skeptics and debunkers of paranormal phenomena. However, despite dozens of books and biographies, the man's personal views on the occult are still an enigma, with experts debating to what degree did he actually BELIEVE. Ironically, to this day, Houdini is the only historical figure whose ghost people across the country routinely try to contact, usually on Halloween (the date of his death).

Although Houdini did not spend much of his life in Los Angeles, the time he did spend under our palm trees were moments that defined his life, career, and possibly his views on the spirit realm. Indeed, not only did he leave his mark on this town, it may have also left its mark on him... Even all these decades after his death, the great escape artist just can't seem to get away from LA.

Seating for this bus tour is limited. (12 guests per tour. 3 tours. 1 Day)

DATE: March 23, 2014
TIME: 10:30am, 1:30pm, or 4:30pm (tours run 1 1/2 to 2 hours each)
PRICE: $35.00 (plus a handling fee)
MEET-UP LOCATION: The Hollywood Heritage Museum (The Lasky-DeMille Barn), 2100 N Highland Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90068 (map)


Thanks to MSW for discovering this one.

UPDATE: Here's my report on the tour: Haunting Houdini in Los Angeles.

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