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START YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE WITH CHAOS HAUNTED TOURS!

WHO WE ARE AND WHAT WE DO

We offer 4 hour bus tours to NW Indiana's most haunted places, Walking tours, Haunted Pub Crawls, Ghost hunting tours, private tours and  MUCH more!

RECENT NEWS

Update Spring/Summer  2024

April 27th  - Haunted Walking tour of  Valparaiso 7:30 PM

May 11th - Haunted Walking Tour of  Crown Point 7:30 PM

May  18th - Haunted Pub Crawl of  Crown Point 7:30 PM

June 15th - Haunted Pub Crawl of  Crown Point 7:30 PM

June 28th - Haunted Walking tour of Valparaiso 7:30 PM

June 29th  -  Lake County Chillers Haunted bus tours 7:00 PM

More to be announced soon!

Greetings! Thanks for stopping by!

Chaos Haunted & Historical Tours typically runs seasonally starting in September. However, we do plan to run some tours this spring and summer starting the end of April. Check our calendar for more details coming soon! 

Check us out at the NWI Paracon in Cedar Lake on February 10th! 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The Northwest Chapter of the Indiana Ghost Trackers can be found here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/NWI.IGT1/

Some have been asking about getting involved in this group. We'll be announcing new meetings soon.

My email address is under contact us or at the bottom but feel free to contact me directly off season with questions or for home and business Investigation requests.

nwighosttours@goggle.com

Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/ChaosHauntedTours/

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/chaos-haunted-amp-historical-tours-26402411153

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The World at Your Fingertips

TODAY’S GHOSTLY HAPPENINGS

Specializing in Haunted Bus Tours of Northwest Indiana
Just minutes from Chicago!

Join us for chilling and informative tours lead by Mike McDowell, Founder, President & CEO of the Indiana Ghost Trackers. Mike has 22 years experience doing haunted tours of NW Indiana and over 25 years experience investigating many haunted locations around America.


Visit real haunted sites from restless hitch hikers to ruthless gangsters to crime scenes, murder, mystery, myths and urban legends.

The amazing events of Northwest Indiana history have left traces of themselves for us to explore. On the fringes of Chicago, Northwest Indiana has a rich history and many areas easy to visit. There are many areas that are commonly visited by ghost hunters which display mysterious and paranormal events occurring on a regular basis!

Join us as we visit these tragic sites and decide for yourself if they are truly haunted or just tales of merely myth and folklore.

The real research of ghost hunters combined with lively storytelling will make for an exciting and enjoyable evening for everyone.

Private Tours: Times, pickup locations and stops can be altered for any private tours! Any size group. Rates vary by group size. Please email us for a rate sheet if interested in a private tour.

Tour sites will have a variety of stops. There will be an opportunity to get out of the bus and take pictures at a few of these locations. The tour is partly done by bus with some limited walking involved. Most tours will consist of 8 - 12 haunted locations plus a number of ghost stories from the area, Ghost Photos, EVP demonstrations, use of real ghost hunting equipment on the tour and much more!

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THE HAUNTED BUS TOURS

$49

This includes Bus tours of The Lake County Chiller Tours, The Porter County Terror Tours, The South Lake County Tours, the Dark Shores Tour and Legends of the Kankakee!

Are you ready to experience The Hauntings of NW Indiana? Get in touch with Chaos Haunted & Historical Tours to learn about our exclusive Haunted Bus Tour.

Visit real haunted sites from restless hitch hikers to ruthless gangsters to crime scenes, murder, mystery, myths and urban legends. The amazing events of Northwest Indiana history have left traces of themselves for us to explore. On the fringes of Chicago, Northwest Indiana has a rich history and many areas easy to visit. There are many areas that are commonly visited by ghost hunters which display mysterious and paranormal events occurring at a regular basis!Join us as we visit these tragic sites and decide for yourself if they are truly haunted or just tales of merely myth and folklore.The real research of ghost hunters combined with lively storytelling will make for an exciting and enjoyable evening for everyone

Click the link below for a description of the various tours!

Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/o/chaos-haunted-amp-historical-tours-26402411153

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DINNER DRINKS AND GHOST HUNT

$30 per person 

Join us as we venture through the realms of a few of Lake County’s most haunted places. Mike will give a one hour presentation with paranormal photos, EVP (Electronic Voice Phenomena) and video captured from some of the most Haunted locations of NW Indiana. After this presentation we will walk down to the Crown Point Old Jail for a one hour ghost hunt using a vast array of ghost hunting equipment in hopes of catching a glimpse of something for ourselves.

We have done this event in the past and guests have captured EVPs along with us! Tour goers have also felt cool icy chills, had strange feelings in certain areas of the jail and on occasion witnessed something inexplicable themselves!  You also get to use a lot of ghost hunting equipment to look for the ghosts too!

The cost for this is only $30 per person. Although the dinner and drink expense is on your own, the cost is very reasonable. Masks required this year.

 

e will meet Upstairs at Carriage Court Pizza - 211 S East St # A, Crown Point, IN 46307

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THE HAUNTED PUB CRAWL OF VALPARAISO

$25/ person 

This tour is a true CRAWL to some haunted Bars of Valparaiso. There is no bus. We’ll visit frightful destinations and the haunted sites in between. You’ll enjoy the spirited history and the spirited drinks along the way. We’ll visit 4 - 5 haunted establishments, depending on the time and constitution of our guests. You will get a more detailed account of Valparaiso's rich history and more downtown Valparaiso ghost stories!
We'll spend more time at these haunted establishments than what we would on a normal tour, exploring their darker and spookier past and hauntings while sipping our favorite beverages.
Join us for this lighthearted yet spirit filled event. Ages 21 and over only! Alcohol is not provided or required but is certainly encouraged.
The Tour meets at the Franklin House

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CROWN POINT HAUNTED PUB CRAWL 

$25

For a different tour of darkness, join us for a trip to the haunted pubs of Northwest Indiana. The tour is roughly 3.5 hours in length starting at 7 PM.   We’ll visit frightful destinations and the haunted sites in between.   You’ll enjoy the spirited history and the spirited drinks along the way.  We’ll visit 4 - 5 haunted establishments, depending on the time and constitution of our guests.  We'll spend more time at these haunted establishments than what we would on a normal tour, exploring their darker and spookier past and hauntings while sipping our favorite beverages.

Join us for this lighthearted yet spirit filled event.  Ages 21 and over only!   Alcohol is not provided or required but is certainly encouraged.  

Book any of our specials or contact us to create your own travel package.

MEET OUR GHOST TOUR GUIDES

We know what scares you!

We are a team Ghost Tour Guides with years of experience working hard to meet all our clients’ needs and preferences. At Chaos Haunted & Historical Tours, we believe in maintaining long-term relationships with all of our clients. We will go the extra mile to make sure all the trips we plan and book are absolutely flawless. Are you ready to get going on your next Haunted Trip?

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MIKE MCDOWELL

Owner Chaos Tours, Paranormal Adventurer, CEO Indiana Ghost Trackers

Mike as been investigating hauntings since 1997 and began the Indiana Ghost Trackers in August 2000 which he still manages. He's investigated hundreds of locations around the US and he's conducted ghost tours of NW Indiana since 2001, He's been featured in numerous television productions, news articles, live television and radio interviews over the years. Mike has been training people in paranormal investigation since 2001 and has taught classes all across Indiana as well as ghost hunting courses at Purdue University.

Mike is involved in Toastmasters International having served a club president and VP of PR. Mike was awarded the Gold Communicator Award in 2020 which is the highest level of public speaking achievement in the organization. (https://www.toastmasters.org/)

(See his Bio page for more information)

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CHRIS LINCOLN

Dark Shores & Midnight Tours

Chris Lincoln is a region Paranormal Investigator and folklorist who has been hunting Ghosts since his teens, before it was trendy to see paranormal reality shoes on television. Chris has been many times over the years to the some of the areas most noted haunted sites and areas of legend and also to national sites like the Lizzy Borden house and Waverly Hills Sanatorium. Inspired by reading many books of the writings and journeys of Author and Ghost Hunter Hans Holzer, and Harry Price, (the Fathers of modern Paranormal research), and a family member who lives in a haunted house where Chris had some paranormal experiences as a youth, Chris knew early on his mission would be to find the truth. Chris also has an uncanny ability to gather good E.V.P. (Electronic Voice Phenomenon). Even though not psychic, he is still discovering why EVP activity increases during his sessions. Chris also specializes in tech gear and is always up on the latest instruments and techniques in the Paranormal field. With a background in technical fields and Law Enforcement, he is always a skeptic first, since many so called "hauntings" as he says, can be explained naturally. But if you were to ask him if Ghosts do indeed exist, you would get a firm definite answer!!
Chris Lincoln can be reached at 219-308-5105 or by email at: theghostlydetective@gmail.com

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CHRIS MCDOWELL

Ghost Tour Guide The Porter County Terror Tours

Chris McDowell has been ghost hunting with his father Mike since the early age of 10 years old. His first paranormal encounter was at the age of 5 years old in his own bedroom seeing a young woman appear in his room who told him never to tell anyone she was there. She would talk to Chris almost every night. When he told his parents, she appeared one last time and told him that she would never appear again because he told people about her. A few years later Mike found out from the neighbors that a woman was murdered and her body dumped on the vacant lot where their house now stood. Was this .... the murdered womans' ghost? Perhaps it was!

Chris has is own style of tours that he does. Along with sharing the history and ghost stories of the region, its not uncommon for him to break out his guitar and put on a bit of a musical show while traveling down the dark and spooky roads. Chris currently plays with a band called Evil Waves and often an be found playing shows around NWI and the Chicago area. Chris has been trained to investigate the paranormal while working with his dad.

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TONYA PHILLIPS

Haunted Pub Crawl Specialist

Tonya has always been intrigued with death and what comes after. Growing up, she could be found dragging her Aunt and Uncle through cemeteries for hours on end to look at the tombstones. Further intrigued by the fact that she lived near the defunct Manteno State Hospital, she dabbled in the science of ghost hunting. Her first date with her husband was to a cemetery in the Kankakee State Park. Once a regular client of Chaos Trips, she and her husband joined Indiana Ghost Trackers South Lake Chapter. Now into any ghost hunting activity she can find, Tonya can be found dabbling in her photography, and stopping at just about every cemetery she can find, hoping that one day the dead will talk back. Her most recent addiction is old county poor farms, and mental institutions, and of course, the cemeteries that go along with them!

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Gyl Gauglianone

Haunted Pub Crawls and Walking tours of Crown Point

Since a young age, Gyl has been fascinated with ghosts and the paranormal. Her past experiences include visiting cemeteries throughout Indiana and Illinois as well as personally experiencing a haunting in her own home for several months.   When she was 12 years old she stayed overnight at her friends house and watched as a little see-thru girl walked into her room in the middle of the night humming a tune. As Gyl sat up in her bed and the little girl turned and looked right at her and held up her finger making a "shush" sign against her lips. The little girl then walked through the wall. Gyl has been hooked ever since!

 

She enjoys bringing her love of history and the paranormal to the tours. 

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Denise Gundelach

Denise and her Husband Earl travel the midwest in the off season exploring Haunted locations with the Indiana Ghost Trackers and other paranormal groups. They also work together at the Old Jail in Crown Point in the off time helping out Sandy Boyd with projects, tours and running various events. Denise can give you a lot of great ghostly stories from working at the jail!

Denise attributes her facination with the paranormal to an event that she experienced as a young chilld where she saw a blue-green spectral woman appear in front of her on a stairway in an old mansion that she was visiting. The old woman beconed Denise to follow her and she follwed the ghostly woman up the stairs. The woman was wearing a black dress of an older style and made no noise as she floated above the creeky stairs and old floor. She had gone into a large bedroom at the top of the stairs with a four poster bed. Once Denise went into the room, she found that the woman had vanished, It was then that Denise felt  icy cold hands gipping on her arm! Its an experience that she'll never forget!

Recently on a paranormal investigation Denise along with another investigator were walking down the hallway at Indiana Sanitorium. They saw a man up ahead in a room that appeared to be her husband Earl, but his back was to them. They both called to him but he didn't answer.  He was down the hallway about 50 ft.  so they walked towards him. When they reached the room they found it empty.

Earl was down the hall in the completely other direction, well past them!

\Elizabeth Moreno and Kate Schaeflein coming soon!

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