Appearances can be deceiving.
A case in point is Fort Lauderdale’s Stranahan House (335 SE 6th Ave, Fort Lauderdale, FL, Phone: 954- 524-4736). Nestled against the water, it wears cheerful white paint and green trim. It’s tidy and graceful, a place where you can imagine children swinging and a big dog relaxing in the shade.
But the historic building, also known as the Pioneer House, is seriously creepy.
Frank Stranahan, a banker and businessman, built the House in 1902. When his bank failed during the Great Depression, Frank committed suicide by strapping an iron gate to his leg and throwing himself in the river. And Frank’s tortured spirit is only one of many said to roam the House.
It’s a place where people see apparitions, hear banging on the walls, and feel the temperature change drastically.
Now you can discover the Stranahan House in the most frightening scenario imaginable – a Halloween Ghost Tour, where you’ll experience a Victorian home funeral and burial. After you’ve had the wits scared out of you at the House, you’ll cap off the night with Pirate Pete and his crew on a spirit filled boat ride.
It’s an adventure that will haunt you for days!
The Halloween Ghost Tour takes place at 7:30 p.m. on Oct. 24, 25, 26, 27, 30, 31, and Nov. 1, 2, 2013. Reservations are required.