"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 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 gypsy's, decrepit structures and the dark history of the French Quarter and unacknowledged icons that she interprets in her art. You can view some of her work at her etsy store.
Ailsa is from Ireland and has led tours on both coasts of the US and both sides of the Atlantic. She spends her free time traveling, photographing and chronicling her adventures on her web site wheresmybackpack.com
" Just a note to say it was awesome. Kathleen was great. Next time friends come to town it is the Alibi room and tour for sure." - Jeela 9/3/11
Kathleen's first trip on the Market Ghost Tour revealed two things about her new life in Seattle: The Pike Place Market would be her favorite part of the city, and giving ghost tours would be her ideal job. By day, Kathleen works as a freelance journalist and roams the Market for story ideas.
Josh is a Boston transplant who came out to Seattle over a decade ago seeking his fortune in the Software industry. Soon after he realized this was a rather lame pursuit and put aside fortune for fame. These days he dedicates his energies mostly to music, performance and other creative pursuits. He considers himself a bit of a "Joker of All Trades" and is always after a new angle to explore. He also has an endless fascination with the deeper questions and has investigated different forms of meditation, dreaming techniques, astral travel and occult traditions. At the Market Ghost Tour, Josh is able to indulge both his love of performance and his interest in the unexplained.
Jim was born in West Point, New York, and have lived in Germany, Japan, Georgia and Kentucky. Jim has lived on 3 different continents, have been to at least 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 a little less than 5 years ago. Currently, he is in the process of publishing my 1st book entitled "The Horrible Truth: A Fan's Perspective of Horror Films". He is also in charge of marketing as well as running the Crypticon Horror Film Convention here in Seattle. Jim is currently completing his Master's Degree in History.
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. * Penny and Heather own seattleby foot: Seattle by Foot