Ready to go on a self-guided tour of the historic ore ship William A. Irvin in Lake Superior? This wouldn't be just a normal tour, of course, but one especially designed for Halloween. Lots of spookiness, and maybe even some real ghosts!

Each year, for the month of October, the Irvin transforms itself into a haunted ship, where the ghosts come alive. This year's Haunted Ship Tour will be open from October 3-31, 2013.

From the Haunted Ship website:

"Starting in the engine room you will travel through the ship until you land in your final destination which is below the freezing waters of Lake Superior in the maze of terror. If you thought the rest of the ship was terrifying, just wait until you step down into the maze. While down in the pitch dark “dungeon” of the ship, not knowing where you’re going is the least of your worries. Watch your back; you never know who’ll be hovering over your shoulder."

Is the William A. Irvin ore ship really haunted?

Three paranormal investigation groups have come aboard the Irvin and conducted paranormal investigations. The Minnesota Paranormal Study Group conducted their investigation of the Irvin on November 28-29, 2009; the Midwest Paranormal Files group performed their investigation aboard the Irvin on June 18-19, 2011, and the Duluth Paranormal Society visited the William A. Irvin on October 4, 2012.

For some findings of these investigations and links to audio and video clips, see:

NOTE: No child under the age of 12 will be admitted to the Haunted Ship Tour without a parent.

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