Of all Halloween activities, ghost tours may just be the one most likely to give you goosebumps and make your skin crawl. This app will send ghost hunters on a guided tour voiced by high school theater students. Read on to learn more about the way this app is helping to create spooky, scary good times for thrill seekers on Halloween night!
The Northern Virginia Daily ~ ” With Halloween falling on that last Saturday this year, [Tim Taylor, president of the Strasburg Heritage Association] said 2020 would have been primed for an especially fun and spooky night of ghost tours and Trick-or-Treating. But with the COVID-19 pandemic forcing many events online, the organization looked for other ways they might keep the stories alive. ‘ The app will be different because it’s on-demand,’ said Taylor. Instead of a one-night ghost tour, participants can listen to true stories whether traveling to locations described in each story or enjoying the images and stories from the comfort of their homes. ‘It will give a map, and once you walk and get within proximity, the information will just pop up there on your phone,’ Taylor said.
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The app also includes some riddles and a one-question quiz with each story, Taylor said. The free app, Strasburg VA Heritage Association Ghost Tour #1, will be available through the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, which has worked with the organization on a travel app for a roadway marker program.” ~ The Northern Virginia Daily
For more information regarding this app, including the story of how high school students got involved in its creation, click the link below.
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