This month’s day trip is a little different – instead of going somewhere else, we thought we’d make you a tourist in your own city. But, not just any tourist – more of a paranormal visitor. It’s the month of Halloween, so come along and experience the area’s hidden history.
Join a guided haunted adventure:
- Seattle’s Underground Tour may not be haunted, but it’s a little different than your typical walking tour, because it’s the history our pioneers didn’t want to share. During the tour, you get to explore the main roadways and storefronts that once made up Seattle – some of which were turned into gambling halls, speakeasies and opium dens!
- Did you know that Pike Place Market has an almost sordid past? Join the Market Ghost Tour and learn more about it, as well as the paranormal activity that others have experienced at the market.
- Who you gonna call? Ghostbusters! Join in with real ghost hunters as they share some of Seattle’s most haunted sites during a Spooked in Seattle tour. All guides are members of the Advanced Ghost Hunters of Seattle-Tacoma and the tours include information about ghosts and some of the evidence collected during ghost hunts.
- Horror films scare us, so why do we like them? Vampires, monsters, and murderers have fascinated audiences for centuries. Discover the history and cultural relevance of the horror genre at “Can’t Look Away: The Lure of Horror Film” at Seattle’s Experience Music Project (EMP).
- Ghosts don't always have to be scary. Stop by the Landmark Event Center* for a chance meeting with George the ghost who roams the hallways looking for his wife.
Ghosts not your thing? There are a few famous people who are buried and memorialized in Seattle that the public can visit.
- Just north of Volunteer Park in Seattle’s Capitol Hill neighborhood is one of the city’s oldest cemeteries – Lakeview Cemetery. Martial Arts legend Bruce Lee and his son, actor, Brandon Lee are buried there, along with some recognizable names – John Nordstrom, Arthur Denny and Princess Angeline, the daughter of Chief Seattle.
- Visit Viretta Park and look south to the former home of Nirvana front man Kurt Cobain – it’s the house where he died. Walk around the benches in the park, which are scrawled with messages from fans and serve as a memorial to the rock icon.
- Head to Renton to the memorial gravesite of musician Jimi Hendrix at Greenwood Memorial Park – it’s the second resting place for Hendrix as he was earlier in another part of the park but moved because of concerns of damage to nearby grave sites.
Heard of any other haunted places in Seattle Southside? Send them to us and we may add them to the list!