Commercial ghost hunts allow visitors to tour locations on their own, many allow overnight ghost exploration. Individuals or groups are granted access to a historical sit...
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...of knowledge of or experience with ghosts, it engages several significant areas of tourism and tourism research: heritage studies, pilgrimage, dark tourism, and thrill seeking. While it does not neatly fit into any one of these domains its practices touch and or interest with them” (Hanks 22-23). “Ghosts sustain a wide range of touristic engagements. Ghost tourists had a dizzying range of options available to them in their quests for the ghostly. They could visit a heritage site or museum that incorporated ghosts into their retelling of the past, spend the night in a hotel that advertised its ghostly occupants, partake on a walk to learn the towns ghost stories, participate in an overnight ghost hunt that promised to bring them into contact with ghosts, or join a local ghost hunting club who sought out their own knowledge of and experience with ghosts” (Hanks 13).
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