A Las Vegas–based company, Haunted Tours USA (www.HauntedToursUSA.com) invites you to “Put A Little Fright In Your Night." Now you can take a three hour bus tour that reveals the spookier side of Nevada’s other “Neon City." According to Robert Allen, CEO and founder, "There are over forty ghosts that haunt the boundaries of Laughlin, Nevada, Bullhead City, Arizona, and the surrounding Colorado River Recreation Area.” Allen says he based his tour on some of the stories found in the popular book Haunted Nevada written by Janice Oberding, as well many old local legends from the region.
The experience begins on the bus where tour guides, dressed as grave diggers, weave eerie stories about dark and spooky secrets. Strange tales of murders, suicides, and haunted casinos fill the air, along with many interesting tidbits of the area’s colorful past. Guests learn about the ghosts of the ill-fated Oatman Girls, captured and tortured by Indians in 1850, and the notorious Red Ghost, whose fiery spirit is seen darting through the desert at night. Included on your tour is a walk through an old cemetery haunted by a number of ghosts who refuse to leave even though they died in the 1860s.
One of the highlights of the tour is a stop at the old mining town of Oatman, Arizona. The local inhabitants claim as many as eight ghostly spirits roam Oatman’s dark unlit streets nightly. Two of the ghost are said to be that of Clark Gable and Carol Lombard who spent their honeymoon in the town in 1939. Another spooky specter takes great joy in playing pranks on the town’s nightly visitors. Some visitors have been surprised to find weird ghostly images showing up on their cameras. Large orbs and strange vapor trails on photos are an almost common occurrence.
“Making people believers is not our goal," says Allen. “Our goal is to make the Haunted Laughlin experience fun for believers and non-believers alike."