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October 19, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 11:00 pm$17
In early 2019 the barges were bought by a new company ironically named the Majestic Steamboat Company and were moved back to West Virginia where they were moored and their future fate contemplated. This new company’s owners knew nothing of the barges’ haunted history, previous owners of an almost exact company name, or for whom the barges had been named.
After much research and consultation with paranormal investigators the owners pledged to preserve the vessel for those who “live” aboard and not use it for commercial purposes again. Soon, Haunted Majestic was born as the barges became permanently moored at the steamboat company’s home at Majestic Landing at river mile marker 300 on the Ohio River, seven miles northeast of Huntington, West Virginia.
Believing they were somehow “chosen” to care for the vessel’s future and preserve its past, the owners have decided Haunted Majestic will remain moored at Majestic Landing indefinitely where visitors can tour the vessel and meet those who will forever inhabit its’ hulls.
Its 2019 haunt season will run Thursday through Saturday nights beginning Oct. 17 and ending Nov. 2. The hours of operation are from 6 to 11 p.m. with special guests appearing each night including Eddie Munster from the 1960s sitcom “The Munsters” and the Green Goblin Head from Stephen King’s “Maximum Overdrive” movie.
Ticket booth opens at 6 p.m. nightly. Tours begin at 7:30 p.m. nightly or as soon as darkness arrives. Ticket booth will close at 11 p.m. nightly. Those not in line and with a ticket by 11 p.m. will not be admitted as there is a 30-90 minute wait time for tours based on length of lines. Everyone who purchases a ticket by 11 p.m. will be admitted that night.
The cost is $17 for a general admission ticket, which gives customers access to a guided tour and access to special guests. There is the fast pass for $22, and a season pass that costs $42.
On Oct. 17, 24, 30 and 31, the Paranormal Investigative Team (PIT) will offer paranormal ghost hunts through the Haunted Majestic and surrounding grounds. These tours will take place after Haunted Majestic closes on these nights and will cost $20. Paranormal tours of Haunted Majestic last approximately one hour.
The haunt is scary and is not recommended for those under 13 years old. Children 12 and under who wish to participate in the haunt must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to be admitted.
The Haunted Majestic is the Tri-State Area’s only floating haunted attraction! Visit www.hauntedmajestic.com for a complete list of events, guests and other information.