This weekend is the occasion of one of the ghost-walking tours of the haunted South Side put on by Haunted Pittsburgh and tour guide Woody Cunningham.
ON THE TOUR, you will hear the supernatural stories about the City Theater, Gypsy Cafe, Lava Lounge, and the Carson Street Deli. We’ve collected blood-curdling tales of the unexplained about private homes along the way (although we make a point not to intrude on anyone’s privacy). And we can’t forget the mills: steel is imprinted on our town’s DNA, so it’s understandable that the ghosts of the mills provide for some Pittsburgh’s creepiest tales — from the strange apparition of Slag Pile Annie to the downright ghastly apparition of Jim Grabowski. The walk provides a one-of-a-kind panorama of the Bluff, so we regale our guests with the amazing ghost tales of Duquesne University and Mercy Hospital. Journey with us back to the Gilded Age of robber barons and of boastful mansions and relive the terrifying story that can’t be left out of any Pittsburgh ghost tour, the tale about “the most haunted house in America,” 1129 Ridge Avenue in old Allegheny West (alas, there is no walking tour at that location because it’s just an empty lot now).
I’ve got four free tickets for one of my readers ($60 value) to attend the hour and a half walking tour either this Friday or Saturday.
It’s the perfect way to start your night out, especially so close to Halloween. Here’s what you do, you go on the walking tour, scare the poop out of yourself listening to the scary stories, then you clean that poop up because Pittsburgh recently passed a law that if you don’t, you’ll be fined an extra $500, and then you hit the South Side for dinner and good times.
If you want the tickets, leave a comment telling me the three dead people you’d like to have dinner with if you could and Random Number Generator will pick a winner tomorrow.
Me? Amelia Earhart, Beethoven, and Zima.
I know Zima isn’t a person, but it is dead and I’d sure like to have dinner with it.