“I’ve got quite a vivid imagination and I’m easily overwhelmed by sensations and things that are beautiful or scary. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a ghost – I think I’m probably haunted by my own ghosts than real ones” – Florence Welch
I don’t believe in ghosts and stuff but I do believe that they exist. There is a paranormal world out there but if you don’t mess with it I don’t think it will mess with you. I am an adventurous soul who enjoys the beauty life has to offer. And when I say beauty, I don’t only mean the beautiful things, but also, the scary things that form a part of the beauty of life. Like cemeteries, for example, are one of the most enticing places on earth. There’s a stunning cemetery down the road from my house, lined with delicate trees that blossom in the spring time, with light pink and red leaves. Taking a drive through this cemetery during the day is fascinating and calming and allows one to appreciate the little things in life. It’s almost indescribable.
I don’t know what possessed me (excuse the pun ;)) to go on a mystery ghost bus tour of Johannesburg. But I’m glad I did! A friend and I decided to scare ourselves a little and take a night-time tour of the haunted places around the city. It was a 5 hour long tour, with stops at some of the most haunted places in Jozi, where ghosts are still seen today. I don’t want to give too much away so you can enjoy the tour with surprises along the way. But I will say that we ended off the tour just after midnight, in a cemetery!
The bus was full, with around 30 people. Each of us were given a set of metal rods – which are used to pick up electromagnetic signals (either paranormal activity or frequencies from old or unused mines). As we walked around the cemetery, the rods moved in places it picked up signals. It was scary and exciting at the same time. Once again, it was the company that made my night. My favourite part of the tour was definitely the cemetery but I did learn that cemeteries transform into almost completely different places at night. It was saddening to hear about the tragic deaths of many people whose souls are unable to rest. The tour not only teaches you about the different types of ghosts (such as replay ghosts, revenge ghosts, interactive ghosts etc) but also provides you with history about the places you visit.
A must do for people in Johannesburg! The tour is also offered in Pretoria, Cape Town and Durban. Look out for the Halloween mystery ghost bus tours coming up! #LessonSeven – Beauty takes many forms.