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Richmond man creates GhostFlix to provide a 'safe' scare this Halloween

Posted at 3:40 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 15:40:10-04

RICHMOND, Va. -- A Richmond man has created ways for you to be safe and still get a scare and you don't even have to leave your home.

GhostFlix is a streaming platform that lets you join recorded guided ghost tours from 25 cities across the U.S.

"If you wanted to go to Salem and see the spooky haunted house in Salem, you don't have to go all the way to Massachusetts to do that. Now you can get access to all these cities right from home," Lance Zaal, the founder of Ghost Adventures, said.

You'll hear eerie ghost stories and haunted stories.

You can visit haunted places like St. Augustine, Gettysburg, Salem, and Williamsburg.

Richmond's Shockoe Bottom was recently added to the ghost tours.

The guide switches between telling stories about the haunted locations to the camera and show you buildings and places that are haunted.

To sign up and see the list of destinations, click here.

A second spooky option, you can also hear ghost stories at home through Google and Alexa.

"You can say Alexa open Ghost Adventures and she'll start telling you a ghost story. She's talking right now. Alexa be quiet. That has more than a 100 stories from 30 cities across the United States," said Zaal.

Finally, Ghost Adventures also allows you to turn your cellphone into a tour guide using the Junket app. You can navigate through ghost tours in 25 cities including Richmond.

Lance Zaal is the founder of U.S Ghost Adventures. He Zaal created the business six years ago as a graduate student at William & Mary.