"I adore these tours. I've done them numerous times with guests and I learn something new every time. Great staff. Mercedes is fabulous!" - Zee 6/26/2010
Mercedes, owner of the Market Ghost Tour, has been a tour guide in Seattle for over ten years. Her family owns Watercolors Fresh Daily located in the Atrium of the Market. She has researched each story on the tours, relying heavily on municipal archives and newspaper accounts of past events. Mercedes was on Ghost Adventures in December 2010 when they visited Kells Irish Pub. She was also a guest speaker at Darkness Radio's event in Seattle in November 2010. Her work as a researcher began in theater and film. In 2005, Mercedes and her team were nominated for a Documentary Emmy for The Perilous Fight; America's WWII In Color, a joint production between PBS and TWI. She supports public television by volunteering as talent for KCTS9. In 2009, Mercedes self published her book, Market Ghost Stories.
Kook Teflon lives in a world of perpetual ruinous glamour. Growing up, KOOK was always surrounded by mediums, tarot readers, paranormal phenomena, and dream interpreters. A California native, she tour'd with her punk band in 1999 throughout the Northwest and fell in love with the air, history and David Lynch aspect it offered her. So in 2006 she moved her family of four and two black cats to Seattle.
Kook is a doll-maker, photographer, mother, painter, writer, film-maker, promoter/producer/publisher, and art instructor working towards the title of "Bon Vivant". She is inspired by people and events that embody the underbelly of society including, but not limited to, the dust-bowl glamour of traveling gypsies, decrepit structures and the dark history of the French Quarter. You can view some of her work at her etsy store.
Jim was born in West Point, New York, and has lived in Germany, Japan, Georgia and Kentucky. He has visited more than 20 different countries and 45 of the 50 states. He is a graduate of Bellarmine University in Lousiville, Ky. with a Bachelor's Degree in Communications. After teaching elementary school for a number of years in Georgia, he felt compelled to move to Seattle in 2007. Currently, he is in the process of publishing his 1st book entitled "The Horrible Truth: A Fan's Perspective of Horror Films".
Heather fell in love with Seattle listening to grunge music in the 90s. For her 20th birthday her mother gave her a trip to her beloved city and she never went home. For the past 10 years she has been telling stories of her favorite city and loving every minute of it. Tragically, in 1999, her mother passed away and she started to question life after death. Since then she has done countless hours of research and has been a part of paranormal investigations in the Pike Place Market and Pioneer Square. Some of the groups she has investigated with include: T.A.P.S, Ghost Adventures, F.O.G and A.G.H.O.S.T. * Heather is one of the owners of seattleby foot: Seattle by Foot