Visitors to the Isle of Wight this autumn are being invited to “step into the ghost dimension” - for a limited period only (and only “if they dare”). Timed to coincide with Halloween, and when things have a habit of going bump in the night, the Isle of Wight's new app will be exclusively available to download during October and November only.
The Isle of Fright Ghost Trail is based on one of the world's most haunted islands, and features free audio ghost stories, which can be downloaded onto iPhones, tablets and androids to give ghost-busting visitors the opportunity to follow a self-guided tour of 13 “cold spots” that have been found to exist on the Isle of Wight.
Offering a spooky insight into some of the Island's many local myths and legends, it is presented by paranormal expert Marc Tuckey - and has been created in association with Paramount Pictures UK to promote the Halloween release, on October 21, of Paranormal Activity: The Ghost Dimension.
The app also allows its users to take photographs and use a special “ghost photo bombing” function to create some especially haunting images. It also contains information about how to reach the Isle of Wight, and links to other tourism products on the Island.
Anyone keen to plan their visit will also be interested to know that the app will be available to download free of charge from the beginning of October at www.visitisleofwight.co.uk/ghost-trail, or on Google Play or via the Apple Store.
While the ghost trail has been designed primarily for Halloween thrill seekers, its focus on local folklore and genuine ghost stories means that it is also likely to appeal to visitors who might like to combine it with one or more of the other autumn activities taking place on the Island this autumn - including Electric Woods Festival of Light at Robin Hill.
Other October half-term events on the Isle of Wight will include the Blackgang Chine Illuminations; Spooky Castle at Carisbrooke Castle; Wizard Week on the Isle of Wight Steam Railway; and a range of activities at The Needles Landmark Attraction.