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Complaint Review: Ghost Tours Texas, Lauren Gayle Kirby/Palmer, Linda Flores, David "Pirate", Joel Veedell, Randy Fachinger.

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  • Submitted: Sun, April 21, 2013
  • Updated: Thu, April 25, 2013

  • Reported By: Chris — friendswood Texas
Ghost Tours Texas, Lauren Gayle Kirby/Palmer, Linda Flores, David "Pirate", Joel Veedell, Randy Fachinger.
Galveston, Houston, Kemah, Texas United States of America

Ghost Tours Texas, Lauren Gayle Kirby/Palmer, Linda Flores, David "Pirate", Joel Veedell, Randy Fachinger. Con Artist, Liar, Portray Them Selves As Others To Get Your Money, Forges Signatures On Promission Slips. Galveston, Houston, Kemah, Texas

*Author of original report: YES, PROOF IS INTHE BLACK AN WHITE.......

*Consumer Comment: GHOST TOURS TEXAS AND TEXAS GHOST TOURS?? The paranormal drama continues...

*Author of original report: The Truth is in black and white!!!

*Author of original report: The Truth is in black and white!!!

*REBUTTAL Owner of company: High Quality Tour

*UPDATE Employee: New Info

*Author of original report: more info on company from customers

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Ghost Tours Texas, Owner Lauren Kirby/Palmer portrays herself and her company as a Tracy Richardson/ Texas Ghost Tours. Lauren Kirby has stolen money and tax money from Texas Ghost Tours customers, she knows its wrong but she doesnt care. You can tell her 100x and she will just say that they are the same company. BUT THEY ARE NOT! When Lauren Kirby/ Palmer is confronted by Texas Ghost Tours she says "The customers will not know the difference." But the are COMPELETLY DIFFERENT! The tour that Ghost Tours Texas offers, is a waste of 2 hours. And its easy to figure out when people leave before the tour is over, and they come back saying "What a waste of time and money" or "That was f****** boring." And when the customers are confrotned about what tour they were supposed to be on, they tell us and when they try to get the voucher,cash and/or tax money back, she refuses to give it back. Also when confronted by Texas Ghost Tours, about where all of the cash and vouchers are she says " I forgot to bring them" or " I dont have them" or " Ill mail them to you" and yet there is NOTHING. [continued below]....
..... Ghost Tours Texas is so low that they hire drunk tour guides to do the tours. Not only is that a safety hazard, but its bad rep for the company. Also they owner isnt the one that does the tours. When the owner does come out she is dressed head-to-toe, in a trash hot pink pirate outfit and skechers shape ups, and when you think that she is the one doing the tour, David the Drunk Pirate or Linda Flores the conartist comes, and Lauren takes off with the money and leaves.

The main problem with Ghost Tours Texas is the stealing money and the portrayal of another company to take customers hard earned money, and the waste of a time that they provide.

To confirm all these alligations please feel free to contact

Galveston DA

Galveston Police Department

If there is anyone that would like more information on Ghost Tours Texas.

Please feel free to contact me @ texasghosttours@yahoo.com

This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 04/21/2013 09:50 AM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Ghost-Tours-Texas-Lauren-Gayle-KirbyPalmer-Linda-Flores-David-Pirate-Joel-Veedell-Randy-Fachinger/Galveston-Houston-Kemah-Texas-/Ghost-Tours-Texas-Lauren-Gayle-KirbyPalmer-Linda-Flores-David-Pirate-Joel-Veedell-1045018. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.

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#1 Author of original report

YES, PROOF IS INTHE BLACK AN WHITE.......

AUTHOR: Chris - ()

OK so i'm not gonna rant an rave here is a little proof against the futher statements. Like i've said before i give my name, number, an contact info for anyone in disbelief. feel free to contact have alot more.
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GHOST TOURS TEXAS AND TEXAS GHOST TOURS?? The paranormal drama continues...

AUTHOR: Paranormal Lover - ()

Very interesting having the nerve to post a Ripoff Report towards another company considering yours, too, highlighting YOUR trespassing activities and ripping off customers.  So, consumers, feel free to read all about Texas Ghost Tours, Report: #971792 I have

taken both of your tours and BOTH are deceitful and full of made up history!!  Anyone who is aware of a

little of Galvestons history knows that much already.  The sad part is, is that both tours are making a profit off of the backs of many generations of Galvestons families just to line your pockets.  Additionally,

the unfamiliar tourists of Galvestons rich history walk away with YOUR prospective of absolute crap, hurtful stories to the families involved, and blatant lies!!!  By the way, I know many of the local residents whose homes you claim are haunted, and they have NEVER given you permission let alone have met you personally. They are, however, tired of the loud and obnoxious behavior of ghost

tour groups trooping through their property at all hours of the night!!  Galveston Historic Foundation has NEVER supported Texas Ghost Tours and Ghost Tours Texas because of the falsehoods you support in your tales.  You were only invited to the Bishops Palace reception only because of the little

volunteering you did last year (if you even call it that) and the small donation of money (its called a bribe!) you gave to them after promising a generous donation after trespassing over Halloween 2012 at the Stewart Mansion that never materialized!  They are a non-profit organization, so any donation is appreciatedDuh!!  You are nothing special, sweetheart, so quit telling people that you have a great relationship with Galvestons finest!!  In fact, the City of Galveston knows of all the disturbances and embarrassment involving the Galveston Police Dept. being called out relating to both tours fighting among each other.  It is only a matter of time that both of your companies WILL be SHUT DOWN!!  Lauren (Ghost Tours Texas) doesnt know her own tour material because she never leads the

tours herself, and on the flip side, YOU (Texas Ghost Tours) conduct your own tours, so you KNOW what lies are being told!!  Sound to me that you BOTH learned from one another the art of being CON

ARTISTS!  Keep ripping one another apart, bringing embarrassment to the City of Galveston, and please continue to destroy one another.  WE DONT WANT YOU HERE!!! Texas Ghost Tours and Ghost Tours Texas are cut from the same cloth  Police records, reviews, and local reputation amongst the Galvestonians need not any defending.  Do not bother to respond because it will be ignored.



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#3 Author of original report

The Truth is in black and white!!!

AUTHOR: Chris - ()

 My name is Tracy Richardson the owner of Texas Ghost Tours.

 Yes i worked for Lauren Kirby for 2 months last summer. I quit, I DID NO GET FIRED!!! I quit due to the cops being called on her company and Lauren Kirby wanting me to lie to guest on her tour. I never stole any money from her, which i have the reciept of the certified letter that i sent her with her money and paperwork that she signed that she did recieve it. I have no reason to lie the proof on all my so called lies are in the links provided above.

Now as for me stealing her company name... how flattering but far from the truth. I did a spin off of MY paranormal teams name Texas Ghost Trackers and went from there. D.B.A is only $15 and i printed out flyer from my own home. So at the time to get my tour started with only out of pocket $15.  I also went door to door to companies,and the home owners that are on my tour and got signed permission and eyewitness reports on the haunting of those locations. And my company has been running strong. Now to Mrs Kirby's "story" on what happened. First off if you read her comment she says nothing about the proof and links that were provided above, dogging the black and white proof from her guest on her tour, and emails and pictures. All she wants to do is try to make me look bad with no proof of her allegations and slander. But yet I can and have provided my proof and i still have much much more including case numbers from the galveston pd of harassment by her and her boyfriend Joel Videll.

  The reason that i quit working for her was because of the cops being called by home owners and her asking me to reroute the tour and just make up stories about random loctions saying and i quote " the tourist wont know the difference" which i can provide that txt message coversation if need be. Also when i asked her about how the tax money that she was colleting worked she informed me that she didnt have a tax id, and to "just keep hush hush about it". And i didnt want any part of tax fraud or lying to guest or tresspassing. I asked her if she had permission from home owners and the rights to her meeting location and she informed yes she did but gave me no proof of it to have in case the cops were called. And the cops were called on one of the tour guides and the tour was to be shut down. She wanted me to fix it all not her as the owner but me. So as i was calling to fix the issue i found out that she had lied about everything, no permissions, no tax id and no location on the tour wanted any thing to do with her.

 I then went to each and every location that i have on My tour to get permission to have them on my tour and they agreed as long as i wasnt a part of Lauren Kirby's company. I have a good relationship with the owners of the loctions on my tour and respect there wishes. My tour is nothing like hers.



In conclusion I have posted proof and i can provide more. Lauren has not commented on and any the alligtaions on her or the proof that are in the links above. All she has against me is that im a ex-felon. Yes i am and that was well over 10 years ago. My past is just that my past, and has no bearing on who i am today. I due my tours out of my own passion of the paranormal and history of Galveston,TX. 

 Laurn Kirby hasnt givin any proof to here claims against me cause there is none, but if she has it post it. I did and even gave the links to see that its not my words its guest that went on her tour. If anyone wants to contact me feel free and i can email even more evidence against her.

 Words to Lauren Kirby: Please research your own company and see it for yourself the links are there!! You claim that you have a lawyer and i owe you money...have him call me cause i know i have had my lawyer contact you because you owe me money that you stole trying to be my company. If you truly believe that i owe you money im sure you could use it right about now since you were layed off by your "real" job and probablly need money. Even though i owe you nothing have him call me and i can give him the same proof that i have given you. And you and everyone will see that you are just upset that i caught you in the act and my company is doing awsome. You know how to get in touch of me.

And your remark "lets go ghost hunting" how do you do that without any paranormal equiptment??? You know nothing about the paranormal. Your tour was wrote from quotes out of books, and made up stories(your voodoo doll story in the hieghts, and the dog that poops fingers in kemah...Really lol) and what you could steal from other companies. 

 

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#4 Author of original report

The Truth is in black and white!!!

AUTHOR: Chris - ()

 My name is Tracy Richardson the owner of Texas Ghost Tours.

 Yes i worked for Lauren Kirby for 2 months last summer. I quit, I DID NO GET FIRED!!! I quit due to the cops being called on her company and Lauren Kirby wanting me to lie to guest on her tour. I never stole any money from her, which i have the reciept of the certified letter that i sent her with her money and paperwork that she signed that she did recieve it. I have no reason to lie the proof on all my so called lies are in the links provided above.

Now as for me stealing her company name... how flattering but far from the truth. I did a spin off of MY paranormal teams name Texas Ghost Trackers and went from there. D.B.A is only $15 and i printed out flyer from my own home. So at the time to get my tour started with only out of pocket $15.  I also went door to door to companies,and the home owners that are on my tour and got signed permission and eyewitness reports on the haunting of those locations. And my company has been running strong. Now to Mrs Kirby's "story" on what happened. First off if you read her comment she says nothing about the proof and links that were provided above, dogging the black and white proof from her guest on her tour, and emails and pictures. All she wants to do is try to make me look bad with no proof of her allegations and slander. But yet I can and have provided my proof and i still have much much more including case numbers from the galveston pd of harassment by her and her boyfriend Joel Videll.

  The reason that i quit working for her was because of the cops being called by home owners and her asking me to reroute the tour and just make up stories about random loctions saying and i quote " the tourist wont know the difference" which i can provide that txt message coversation if need be. Also when i asked her about how the tax money that she was colleting worked she informed me that she didnt have a tax id, and to "just keep hush hush about it". And i didnt want any part of tax fraud or lying to guest or tresspassing. I asked her if she had permission from home owners and the rights to her meeting location and she informed yes she did but gave me no proof of it to have in case the cops were called. And the cops were called on one of the tour guides and the tour was to be shut down. She wanted me to fix it all not her as the owner but me. So as i was calling to fix the issue i found out that she had lied about everything, no permissions, no tax id and no location on the tour wanted any thing to do with her.

 I then went to each and every location that i have on My tour to get permission to have them on my tour and they agreed as long as i wasnt a part of Lauren Kirby's company. I have a good relationship with the owners of the loctions on my tour and respect there wishes. My tour is nothing like hers.

In conclusion I have posted proof and i can provide more. Lauren has not commented on and any the alligtaions on her or the proof that are in the links above. All she has against me is that im a ex-felon. Yes i am and that was well over 10 years ago. My past is just that my past, and has no bearing on who i am today. I due my tours out of my own passion of the paranormal and history of Galveston,TX. 

 Laurn Kirby hasnt givin any proof to here claims against me cause there is none, but if she has it post it. I did and even gave the links to see that its not my words its guest that went on her tour. If anyone wants to contact me feel free and i can email even more evidence against her.

 Words to Lauren Kirby: Please research your own company and see it for yourself the links are there!! You claim that you have a lawyer and i owe you money...have him call me cause i know i have had my lawyer contact you because you owe me money that you stole trying to be my company. If you truly believe that i owe you money im sure you could use it right about now since you were layed off by your "real" job and probablly need money. Even though i owe you nothing have him call me and i can give him the same proof that i have given you. And you and everyone will see that you are just upset that i caught you in the act and my company is doing awsome. You know how to get in touch of me.

And your remark "lets go ghost hunting" how do you do that without any paranormal equiptment??? You know nothing about the paranormal. Your tour was wrote from quotes out of books, and made up stories(your voodoo doll story in the hieghts, and the dog that poops fingers in kemah...Really lol) and what you could steal from other companies. 

 

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#5 REBUTTAL Owner of company

High Quality Tour

AUTHOR: Tour Professional - ()

The report above is a hoax, and the authors will be prosecuted for defamation of character. 

The authors of the above fictitious report are tour competitors who have made up lies in an effort to TRY to compete with my reputable tour business.  Their names are Tracy Richardson and Chris Simpson. Tracy has lied, stolen and cheated to try to hurt me.

I am innocent honest, hard working professional with 27 years of professional corporate experience plus a masters degree, along with a long record of respectable employment and small business expertise. 

Tracy has a criminal record and IMO shows signs of being a pathological liar, as she appears to believe her own tales.

Here is the REAL story.. Tracy Richardson worked 
for me as a tour guide the summer of 2012 and was fired for stealing several thousand dollars along with company records. She used the money she stole from me to start her own copycat tour with a practically identical tour name so she could capitalize on my marketing dollars and steal my customers and income.  Ever since she started her copycat tour, she has been harassing me with false reports and manufactured lies.  

My commitment is to provide a first class tour which delivers high quality entertainment to my customers. I receive excellent ratings and rave reviews from my customers.

My talented tour guides have over 15 years touring experience and some have extensive acting expertise.  We have been delighting customers since 2010 and will continue to do so for the next several decades.

Thank you for your time. Lets go ghost hunting! 
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http://www.yelp.com/biz/ghost-tours-of-texas-houston

http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g56003-d3138390-r143317758-Ghost_Tours_Texas-Houston_Texas.html



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