Wednesday the twenty-first of October a group of thirty students are taking a ghost tour in the centre of Copenhagen with the company Ghosttour.dk - a firm who promises a hair-raising experience and a chance to hear about all kinds of ghosts told by eyewitnesses and historically well-informed persons. The firm is owned by Nynne Vidgren who is Cand. Mag. in history and art history. Working for her are several tour guides with backgrounds as actors and history researchers. So one would think with their background knowledge and some interesting eyewitness stories, an exciting combination could be created.
The price of the tour is 100 kroner for adults and 70 kroner for children. A bit expensive for one hour and a half of wandering and listening to another student talking about unrealistic and childish ghost stories.
The tour started with the group meeting the guide Nynne at Nytorv where she tells about her background as a history student and briefly explains the length and route of the tour. During her first ghost story she combines the paranormal and the modern day life by telling the group about spotting’s on paranormal on that exact location – a fairly good way to set the mood.
The group then began the tour around in Copenhagen, visiting places such as Admiral Gjeddes Gaard and Folketeatret. At Folketeatret the story about a young mans suicide was drowned by the noise from the numerous cars and busses driving around. In addition to this Nynne did not speak loud enough and her story was disturbed by the giggling coming from herself and the girls in the group. Sad because the story had potential to be frightening, but was ruined by Nynne’s lack of emotion – very disappointing. But it of course depends on your expectations to the tour. If you are expecting a scary and hair-raising tour, do not go.
But when that is said, not all things about the tour were absolutely disappointing. For example the firm does try to scare people...