William the Weimaraner dog, AKA “The Grey Ghost”, is the company mascot of Sydney Ghost Tours, who are now searching for his 2013 Halloween costume
Local historian, and leading Sydney paranormal expert Daniel Phillips, said with a grin “This part of Sydney is famous for loving dogs like children – dressing William up for Halloween is just an extension of that!”
Mr Phillips, founder of Sydney Ghost Tours, runs history tours and ghost tours on Sydney’s Lower North Shore, with his trusty sidekick, William the Weimaraner dog, AKA “ The Grey Ghost”.
“There are so many incredibly funny Halloween costumes that people dress their dogs up in, that we have difficulty picking one for William to wear each year. So this year, we have decided to put it to a public vote” he said.
Sydney Ghost Tours have put up a choice of 31 different doggy Halloween costumes on their FaceBook page. William the Weimaraner’s many fans are being asked to like the Sydney Ghost Tours page on FaceBook, and vote for their favourite costume by hitting ‘like’ on their favourite photo. One of these voters will be selected at random, to receive a Ghost Tour Gift certificate for 6 adults to come along on any of their ghost tours, worth $240.00
Mr Phillips said “Halloween is always one of our favourite times of year. Part of that is that we get to celebrate, be a little bit crazy, and have a really good belly laugh. We are pretty sure anyone who likes our Facebook page, checks out those doggy Halloween costumes, and votes on one, is going to have one of the best belly laughs they will have had all day!”
To see all of the choices, visit http://www.sydneyghosttour.com , follow the links and vote for your favourite doggy Halloween costume
Now he and his trusty sidekick, William the dog, are featuring on national TV for 13 weeks, looking for ghosts at local attractions including the St Thomas Anglican Cemetery at North Sydney.
Other highlights on his tours are old sections of Royal North Shore Hospital, Gore Hill Cemetery and a haunted mansion where a famous politician killed his wife in order to marry the maid.
Phillips claims independent paranormal investigators have verified these locations are haunted.
Talking about his business Sydney Ghost Tours, Phillips says "sometimes you have to see and believe something in your own mind, no matter how crazy it seems to anyone else."
Phillips and William and their spooky excursions feature on the quiz show Pyramid on GO digital at 7.30am weekdays.