Hope Holloway

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We are thrilled to have HOPE HOLLOWAY as our tour guide! Prior to joining us in 2008, Hope had 13 years of storytelling experience, as well as several years of theatre experience. She has performed at the historic Barnsley Gardens, playing the coveted role of Julia Barnsley. Her storytelling style is energetic and theatrical, and we get wonderful emails from our guests about Hope’s tours all the time. Hope is our “ghost magnet” and has the most detailed and factual ghost descriptions. So if you’re looking to have the best chance for a ghost photo, Hope is the guide for you! Hope is also available for private storytelling; contact us for details.

Kevin Bartolomucci

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Kevin Bartolomucci has been a writer/actor/comedian/storyteller for over 21 years. He is Co-Founder and Artistic Director of First Draft Productions and Improv Chattanooga, which produce sketch comedy shows, audience interactive murder mysteries, 5 minute play festivals, and long form improv comedy shows. Kevin also teaches beginner and intermediate improv comedy classes. In addition, Kevin is a Co-Host and Producer of ‘The Floor is Yours’, a monthly eclectic variety show held at Barking Legs Theater.
Kevin has performed in local theatrical productions of ‘Les Miserables’, ‘Titanic the Musical’, ‘A Christmas Carol the Broadway Musical’, ‘Shrek the Musical’, ‘The Wizard of Oz’, ‘Chicago the Musical’, ‘Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella’, and ‘The Addams Family’. He has also appeared in several short films and the independent features ‘Ghost of the Needle’ and ‘Coal River Crossing’.
In his spare time, Kevin writes plays, enjoys urban hiking, reads books, and smokes a pipe.

Donald Kitchens

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DONALD KITCHENS has been performing in Chattanooga all of his life. Most recently, he was Rags the Clown at Ruby Falls’ terrifying Haunted Cavern. He is 1 of 2 guides for our ghost hunt, and like the Holloways, seems to be a “ghost magnet.” On our first ghost hunt, coming back from the cemetery, the lights dimmed on almost every light post we passed (which they say is from the ghosts sucking energy from the surroundings), and this is a regular occurrence around Donnie.
Donnie worked as a guide with Raccoon Mountain Caverns for three years, and I was so impressed when I went on his tour there, I told him to contact me if he ever wanted to be a guide on the ghost tours. We are excited to have him on board and I am sure you will enjoy his ghost hunts as much as I did!

COL. JACK STAPLES

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Radio & stage personality COL. JACK STAPLES is our newest guide, but his background in both acting and paranormal investigation make his tours an unforgettable experience! He has so many connections with our ghost tour family- from acting in Runs with Scissors with Kevin, to Dark Princess Theatre with Hope, to investigating with our dear friends at P.R.O.S.E.- that it seems he has always been a part of our community. Jack also attracts some unseen things- in fact, on his very first practice tour, as I was describing a supernatural manifestation that tended to occur at one spot, it happened right in front of our eyes. You are sure to enjoy your evening with Jack!

Maria Chattin

 

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MARIA CHATTIN has been involved with theatre in Chattanooga for decades. She was the director of Chattanooga Theatre Centre’s Youth Theatre for many years, and has extensive experience in the local acting world. We are delighted to have her as one of our newest tour guides. People got ghost photos on Maria’s very first tour, and she has gotten great reviews. You are sure to have a blast with her!

Dale Wallace

Dale Wallace has a variety of acting experience. He has performed as Father Guido in Nunsense, the band leader in Always, Patsy Cline, co-wrote the musical Jazz ABZ with Randy Forester, and has been an actor and storyteller at Audubon Acres’ Haunted Forest for several years, including roles as a Native American Spirit Shaman (where his disappearance scared several people so badly they required a change of clothes afterwards!) and Merlin the Magician, whose fire-throwing tamed multiple heckling teenagers. He also had such an interest in the paranormal that he owned and used his own ghost hunting equipment before joining us.

Amy Petulla

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Chattanooga Ghost Tours, inc. is the brainchild of AMY PETULLA when she started the tour company in 2007 because of her love of ghosts, history, and Chattanooga. She is co-author of the book Haunted Chattanooga and author of the upcoming Corpsewood Manor Murders in North Georgia.

 

Hope Reviews

"WOW~!!!!! What a fantastic experience!!! Our tour guide Hope was phenomenal!!!!! Just so many great stories and history. She has a true passion for this!"- GA

"Thanks for a wonderful tour :) Hope did a remarkable job of explaining the different stops along our journey. We will definitely be back to enjoy the tour again and hope that she will be our guide again."- C.H.

"Hope is the BEST TOUR GUIDE we have ever met. We have been on ghost tours in Savannah, Ga.,Nashville, Tn.., New Orleans, La. and Hope is by far the best."- AL

Kevin Reviews

"My wife and I did the Chattanooga Ghost Tour this past weekend and it was fantastic. Our tour guide was Kevin and he was awesome. His stories and knowledge of the city were incredible. The tour is well worth the price. If you are at Chattanooga, TN in the evening you have to do this tour. You will not be disappointed!"-Las Vegas

"went on the Chattanooga ghost tour last night and WOW! very interesting and fun! Kevin was very professional and knew his history of Chattanooga! I have lived here a long time and learned some really cool stuff about my hometown! I recommend Chattanooga ghost tours and Kevin as a guide! Thanks Kevin for a great time!"- R.W.

I would like to say "WOW" i had such a wonderful time on the ghost hunt...KEVIN you were awesome i will be back and i'm bringing guest and i want you as our tour guide.......thanx kevin and thanx CHATTANOOGA GHOST TOURS INC!!!!!!!- R.W.

Donnie Reviews

"I was on your Ghost Hunt last night. I had a GREAT time. I must say I had no idea about all of the stories and I have lived here all my life. I would like to also tell you that my ghost tour on Friday night with Donnie was AWESOME. Me and my sister had a great time. He is very smart and polite. I would go on the tour and hunt again in a heart beat. Again, thanks again for a wonderful time." -T.G."

"I wanted to thank you for a fantastic time last night. We had a wonderful time. Donnie is a excellent tour guide. He is very knowledgeable and informative of all the haunted sites. We have lived in this area all our lives and were not aware of all that had taken place in Chattanooga's history. I am sure we will be guest of future hunts and tours."- S.J.

"That was awesome!! We have some pics we want to send you as soon as we download them! Interesting!!! Donny was great!!"-JH