Tyler, TX is about an hour east of Dallas and home to a unique evening tour. If you like to get scared or have an interest in things that go bump in the night Jericho Tours of Tyler may have just the tour for you. There is a tour that's fun for children and not too scary. Then again, if you're more of a hard core individual who doesn't have a paranormal team or has never gone to an investigation the late night Saturday tour will give you memories to take home at no extra charge.
The Haunted Tyler Tour starts at 6:30 and 9:30 Thurs. thru Sat. If you don't have a flashlight, that's okay because owner and tour operator George Jones brings along enough flashlights for everyone. Some of the locations are very dark so a light is needed. Other items you can bring along could include; water, camera, recorder or any other ghost investigating equipment you can carry. Some bring EMF meters like cell censors or the KII meter. Infrared cameras come in handy when it's really dark. You could try a few quick experiments like the flashlight example. Set several flashlights together and ask questions by having the lights go off and on. Be sure to use flashlights that don't twist off and on. Otherwise you may get false readings.
The tour goes to several locations and those are subject to change. Some of them have included the Civil War prisoner of war location at Camp Ford. A large amount of Union soldiers were kept at Camp Ford during the war. Several buildings are still standing. There is a tree on the grounds where a mist is said to appear often, especially when females stand near a certain tree. Often the tour will go to the local and historic cemetery, drive to a baseball field where a child was said to have died and may stop by a historical home or two. The tour has made stops at the local theater where tour participants have gone upstairs and into the projector area to look for a listen for any unusual activity. There are stories about apparitions being captured in photographs, sounds being heard, shadows seen and a young child that likes to play in a storage room.
What might you see if you take the tour? Looks like the only way to find out is to take a tour. The 9:30 PM tour on Saturday lasts the longest and is not set up for small children. They have even begun to do overnight investigations with small groups. All the equipment is provided and might be a good place to learn how to investigate.
What do others say about the tour? One person left their comment on TripAdvisor and it was a good review.