Meet Our Ghost Hosts

Ghost Host PepperPepper Parris is a true oddity in Asheville. She is actually a born & raised LOCAL! Pepper heard her first ghost stories about downtown Asheville at the age of 4 when her father relayed to her mother that he had witnessed apparitions. They were of veterans, and he same them vanish into the early morning fog on the sidewalks of Haywood Street. She heard her first ghost tours in Irish castles in the 1970’s while attending college at Trinity University in Dublin. From there her intrigue and interest in the paranormal was peaked. She began her touring career in 1992, conducting walking history tours in downtown Asheville for 5th graders in the school district. She conducted her first ghost tours in 2000 for Ghosthunters of Asheville. In 2012, she started her own tour company in downtown Black Mountain, a spooky little railroad town just east of Asheville, which is still in operation. In June of 2017, Pepper assumed ownership of Ghosthunters of Asheville and she is thrilled to be back touring in Asheville. Pepper is a folk storyteller, and a stickler for accurate history, all while she relays ghost tales that have been told by locals for more than 100 years.

Ghost Host DebAnative Iowan, Deb was a college Public Speaking instructor for 8 years. She is in her 5th year of ghost hunting. “There’s no end to the journey,” she says. “There’s always something new to learn, to investigate, to question.” Deb is an avid researcher in finding and authenticating new Asheville ghost tales and is a member of the Asheville Paranormal Society. See her blog for updates on ghostly experiences.

Ghost Host ValerieV alerie joins Ghost Hunters of Asheville straight from the stage. An accomplished musician, puppeteer, performer, actor and visual artist, Valerie studied Illustration and Graphic Design at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte. She brings knowledge and personality to our tours as well as ghosts … She lives on one of Asheville’s most haunted streets!

Ghost Host T.C.Eve has a long-standing relationship with the paranormal: She lived in a haunted house as an infant, studied Communications and Theatre at haunted Mary Baldwin College in Staunton, Virginia, has lived in New Orleans and, in Asheville, lives in a haunted house, works in a haunted house and conducts ghost tours!


Downtown Ghost Tours leave at 8:30pm from the Battery Park Book Store & Champagne Bar in the Grove Arcade at the corner of O’Henry and Battery Park Avenues.


The Haunted Montford Stroll leaves at 8:30pm in front of the Nine Mile Restaurant at 233 Montford Avenue.


Ghosts & Grapes leaves at 8:30pm in front of the Park Square Pavillion at the corner of College and South Market Street.

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Matt Harris, Johnson City, TN says "What a fantastic idea for a tour! The sights are great, the equipment is an added fun feature, and the customer service pronominal!!! Deb is wonderful with a great personality and truly cares for the experience of her group! Go on a tour for the unexpected, a history lesson and the joy of making new friends!!!!"