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Eerie Tales to be Told this Halloween Season with Notorious 313 Sinister History Tours by City Tour Detroit

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MichiganHauntedHouses.com recently sat down with Karin Risko of Notorious 313 Sinister History Tours by City Tour Detroit, to discuss what's new at Notorious 313 Sinister History Tours by City Tour Detroit for the 2017 Halloween Season! Located in Detroit, these tours offer some scary-good fun all while giving visitors something to learn about. 

What's new at Notorious 313 Sinister History Tours by City Tour Detroit for 2017? Do you have any new rides, attractions, or special features that Haunt Seekers should know about?

This year we've added two new tours to the mix: Creepy Corktown and Deadly District. We're also planning to add a couple of bus tours in October and a "special destination event" on October 21 - a legendary haunt of the Purple Gang. We're finalizing details on the special event now.

What are you most excited about for the 2017 Halloween Season?

More sinister stories to regale tour goers with.

What differentiates Notorious 313 Sinister History Tours by City Tour Detroit from other local haunts in Michigan?

We're not a haunted house or ghost hunt so our tours are not necessarily in-your-face scary, but reality is often much scarier than fiction. While we tell a few ghost stories, the majority of each tour chronicles true events - horrific crimes or tragic accidents that occurred at our stops so the haunting stories may remain with attendees long after the tours end.

How long has Notorious 313 Sinister History Tours by City Tour Detroit been in business? Can you tell us a bit more about Notorious 313 Sinister History Tours by City Tour Detroit's history?

We've been around since 2013 although we did dabble with haunted history back in 2011.

What's your favorite experience since opening Notorious 313 Sinister History Tours by City Tour Detroit?

Stories of death and tragic demises aren't your typical city tour fare so it's an interesting departure from our normal tours. Walking around on crisp Fall evenings and seeing the city under an entirely different light (Victorian houses look much spookier at night than by day) is fun. Plus, these haunting stories of other eras give us a glimpse into the past.

How long is a typical haunt experience at Notorious 313 Sinister History Tours by City Tour Detroit from start to finish?

2-2.5 hours for walking tours. Bus tours are typically 4 hours.

On a scale from 1 to 10, how scary would you say Notorious 313 Sinister History Tours by City Tour Detroit is? Why?

6. No one is going to jump out and shout "Boo" or chase you around. But we do try to take you to the less traveled areas (getting harder with all this gentrification) where standing almost alone in the dark listening to a tragic tale can make you feel more than a little scared.

Does Notorious 313 Sinister History Tours by City Tour Detroit's property have any real haunted history? Do you have a spooky encounter you'd like to share?

At a stop at a well-known cemetery, we encountered a strange male dressed in attire straight out of the movie The Crow. He popped up out of nowhere. We never were able to track down who he was. Chills, or weird sensations have overcome some people at certain locations and sometimes words pop up on Ghost Radar app that correlate directly with story guide is telling.

 

What inspired you to open up a haunted attraction? What's your favorite part of the business?

Cities all over the world offer these types of tours. Why not Detroit? From the Mystic Murders to the Man Who Died Twice, we have some very interesting true tales to tell.

How has new technology (i.e. animatronics, special props, etc) helped you to enhance Notorious 313 Sinister History Tours by City Tour Detroit?

People can download the Ghost Radar app for free or a small fee to avoid ads. We like to project images with a pocket projector. Unfortunately, there is often too much light to see images. But we try!

Can Notorious 313 Sinister History Tours by City Tour Detroit accommodate large groups? How many people can experience Notorious 313 Sinister History Tours by City Tour Detroit together as a group?

We try to keep the groups smaller but we can accommodate groups if someone sets up the tour.

Anything else you'd like to let us know about Notorious 313 Sinister History Tours by City Tour Detroit?

Join us for a walk on Detroit's sinister side! Five different tours to fright and delight!

 

       

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