Have you ever been to New Orleans? The crescent city is known to be one of the most haunted cities in the world; there’s such rich history that emanates through their jazz music, cuisine, and of course mythological stories. Kalila of Haunted History Tours was gracious enough to take the time to discuss what it’s like to be a tour guide, and what kind of encounters she has had with the undead.
What kind of training does the staff have to go through before presenting a vampire tour?
Any guide who wishes to perform the vampire tour must train under me directly, and learn the script for the tour. They are also given material on general vampire lore and legend to broaden their base knowledge of the subject. They are expected to familiarize themselves with vampire legend, folklore, history, fiction and fact.
Can you please share your most unique or frightening experience while on a tour?
The most unique experience was once when I conducted a private tour for a group of people who turned out to be actual vampire lifestylers – real blood drinkers. It was very interesting; nothing frightening for me on the tour, though.
Do you feel that guests sometimes are a little bit more than onlookers i.e. vampire fanatics?
There are many who are definitely into the vampire thing, whether it be fans or lifestylers. I don’t know that I would call them fanatics; I prefer to call them enthusiasts. Many people have a fascination with vampires for various reasons. If this were not the case, there would be no vampire novels, nor movies, nor vampire tours.
Have you ever been on a vampire tour? I highly suggest you take a spin on the Haunted History Tours!
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