Kilmainham Gaol is infamously associated with Irish independence after the leaders of the Easter Rising were executed there in 1916. The Gaol is situated in Dublin and is known to be one of the most haunted places in Ireland. I visited Kilmainham Gaol in 2017 and it gave me some seriously creepy vibes.
National Parks are a fun, wholesome, healthy part of American life, even drawing in millions of international visitors every year. However, people often ignore the dark side of these places. Each year, hundreds of people disappear mysteriously in often bizarre and illogical ways.
Although most tourist attractions shuttered their doors at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, Haunted Montreal Ghost Tours hasn’t skipped a beat. Instead, the paranormal group has spent the last year expertly adapting to the ebb and flow of Canadian lockdown restrictions before finally settling on a completely virtual set-up. I sat down with Donovan King, founder of Haunted Montreal Ghost Tours, to discuss how he broke into the field of spooky tourism, his business’ transition to Zoom, and his favorite ghosts— all from the comfort of my own home, of course!