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Ghouls Across the Globe: Seven Thrilling Ghost Tours

Haunted hotels? Been there, done that. Room service and queen beds are far from fearsome -- unless one happens to see an actual ghost, which is never a guarantee. And around Halloween, haunted houses and hayrides fail to amuse the post-adolescent traveler who can easily see the designer sneakers peeking out from under Death's black robes.

The remedy for the traveler who is bored by not-so-haunted hotels and Halloween kitsch is a good ghost tour. Offering a delightful mix of historic sightseeing and supernatural storytelling, ghost tours allow travelers to simultaneously soak up some history and get a few goose bumps. Visit the sites where Jack the Ripper took the lives of his many victims, walk the dank catacombs of Rome or search for Civil War specters in the historic graveyards of Gettysburg. These eerie excursions are so much fun you'll just die, so start the slideshow ... we dare you!

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