September 11, 2019 | Story by: Amelia Ritter
It’s always an adventure to visit the award-winning downtown Howell, but fall brings with it the opportunity to see the city in a way you never have before! Local psychic medium, Dianna O’Grady, offers annual ghost tours through the historic 150-year-old streets of Howell. These tours are a staple event for fall in Livingston County and are incredibly popular among locals and visitors alike!
Dianna O’Grady of Essential Wisdom will lead you on a walk through the downtown area where you will experience the past and the present come alive! She will tell you stories of ghostly apparitions, shadow figures, and orbs, as experienced by local business owners, local residents, and paranormal investigators.
Her tours have grown in popularity due to the actual unexplained experiences tour participants report, as well as the ghostly images captured on camera throughout the tours! If you’re brave enough, click here to view photos and read accounts from past tour-goers.
One of Dianna’s favorite tour memories was from a night in 2014. She accounts, “I was on the last tour of the evening with six girls all in their twenties. It was a very cold, evening and our group was the only people out in the downtown area. We stopped outside of Sunny J’s, and one of the girls took a photo into the store window.”
“When she pulled her phone back to look at the photo, she screamed, threw her phone to her friend and left the tour. Where her refection should have been, was a reflection of a man. Next to her friend’s reflection was a tall, ghostly apparition of a male spirit” she says.
The Essential Wisdom Ghost Tours run every Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday in October. The times and dates are as followed:
Thursday Evenings – October 3rd – 10th – 17th and 24th AND 31st
ONE TOUR ONLY AT 8:30 pm.
Friday Evenings – October 4th – 11th – 18th – 25th
TWO TOURS 8:00pm – 8:45pm AND 9:00pm – 9:45pm
Saturday Evenings – October 5th – 12th – 19th AND 26th
TWO TOURS 8:00pm – 8:45pm AND 9:00 pm – 9:45pm
Sunday Evenings – 6th – 13th – 20th and 27th
ONE TOUR ONLY AT 8:30 pm.
Advanced purchase is required to secure your tour reservation. To book, please contact Dianna using this page with the date, time, and number in your party. You will receive a PayPal invoice within 24 hours. Private tours for groups of 4 or more are also available at any time throughout the year. For more information, contact Dianna here. The tour meets and departs in the front of Howell’s MainStreet Winery. It is an outdoor walking tour that departs on time and in all weather conditions, so you may need to bundle up! Before your tour, enjoy exploring the shops and restaurants in downtown Howell. You can also view nearby hotel accommodations here.
For more spooky fall fun in the Brighton-Howell Area, head over to the events page for festivals, runs, and Halloween fun! As you enjoy all that Livingston County has to offer, remember to tag your photos with #LoveLivCo. They might end up on our social media pages! Be sure to follow us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter!
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