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Buffalo Bill’s House Hosts First Ever Paranormal Event on Halloween Eve: “The Spirit of Buffalo Bill’s: An Experiment in Paranormal Profiling”

Final Guided House Tours of the Year Available Halloween Weekend


Tour the Famous Filming Location of “The Silence of the Lambs” Classic Film


Pittsburgh, PA — (October 7, 2022) –Buffalo Bill’s House, the real home where the climax to the iconic five-time Academy Award winning film, The Silence of the Lambs was filmed, opens its doors to host its first-ever special paranormal investigation event on Halloween Eve, Sunday, October 30th called “The Spirit of Buffalo Bill’s, an experiment in Paranormal Profiling”. 

Guests will join TV personality, paranormal researcher, lecturer and author Brian J. Cano, who will lead an evening of investigative intrigue and is calling on all “FBI trainees” to help get some answers during this paranormal hunt. Cano is a featured analyst for Travel Channel’s ‘Paranormal Caught on Camera’ and ‘Doomsday Caught on Camera’ and was a previous guest on History Channel’s ‘The Curse of Oak Island’ and ‘The UnXplained, as well as lending his paranormal skills as the well-known Tech Specialist for SyFy’s ‘Haunted Collector’ team.  

Also on hand will be Buffalo Bill’s House owner, Chris Rowan, who will host a guided tour and point out all the incredible film-related parts of the house. Participants are encouraged to wear their best FBI agent gear!

The event itself is limited to just 20 people with 4 VIPS slots (Each VIP slot includes a double occupancy overnight stay) and 12 General Admission slots.  

Information on how to participate in the “Spirit of Buffalo Bill’s” paranormal evening is as follows: 

General Admission (4PM ET– 1AM):  Meet & Greet, Buffalo Bill’s House tour led by owner Chris Rowan, photo opps with Brian J. Cano, a pizza party and the paranormal investigation which will last into the Witching Hour!  

VIP admission: (3PM ET – 11AM): Included is everything in the General Admission package PLUS Early Access, Overnight Accommodations (double occupancy), a special investigation time, a late night screening of The Silence of the Lambs with fellow VIPs, light breakfast with coffee/tea and a complimentary Buffalo Bill’s House gift bag filled with branded souvenirs. 

To book tickets to the event “The Spirit of Buffalo Bill’s, An Experiment in Paranormal Profiling” click here:  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-spirit-of-buffalo-bill-tickets-406320113397A. A detailed agenda will be provided upon booking.  

Buffalo Bill’s House also recently unveiled its newest and most gruesome attraction, the much anticipated “well” – a replica of the infamous well in the film where cinematic serial killer Buffalo Bill keeps his victims captive! Uncannily similar to the one featured in the climax of the film, the well has been recreated, and the reconstructed replica well is an actual hole dug four feet deep into the ground in the former coal cellar in the house, which guests may enter for gruesomely realistic photo opps.

Buffalo Bill’s House, which offers overnight stays throughout the year, is also offering limited guided house tours for Halloween weekend, Oct. 28th – 30th, including its first-ever night tour! The exclusive tours are $65.00 per person where an intimate group of guests will be able to visit not just the interactive well set but the home in its entirety, as well as the sprawling property. Tours will be conducted by Buffalo Bill’s House owner, Chris Rowan, and will last approximately two hours in total length.

The following limited October Halloween weekend guided house tour dates are currently available:


Halloween Weekend, October 2022 

Friday, Oct. 28th                    10am-12pm ET

Saturday, Oct. 29th:              10am-12pm ET; 1pm-3pm ET; 4-6pm ET; 

    7-9pm ET (First-ever night tour!!) 

Sunday, Oct. 30th:                 10am-12pm ET

Upon entering the interactive well set located in the basement of the house, guests will immediately be greeted by sounds of dripping water along with audio clips from the film of the victim Catherine Martin (played by Brooke Smith) screaming for her life.  And speaking of the famous movie hostage, there is a jumpsuit and curly haired wig which guests are encouraged to wear as ‘cosplay’ to get into Catherine’s character. Brave guests can actually physically enter into the well for gruesome photo opps.  The well itself, constructed of real granite, features many of the gruesome markings from the movie, including bloody fingernail scratches along the wall.

Of course, there is a stuffed animal “Precious,” the little white Bichon Frise dog owned by the killer, a bucket, complete with Buffalo Bill’s “Skin Suit Soft” body lotion, which can be raised and lowered into the well, in addition to tube and knob lighting to add to the eerie effect. To complete the chilling scene, there is also a hose for guests who want to channel Buffalo Bill’s character.

The interactive well set is the newest addition to ‘Buffalo Bill’s Workshop of Horrors’ in the basement of the house, where Rowan (who is an art director and prop stylist by profession) has re-created the famous Buffalo Bill’s dance set from the film complete with vintage Singer sewing machine, disco ball, four female mannequins dressed to resemble the ones in the movie, as well as a full length mirror and Buffalo Bill style kimono for guests’ use, designed to help fans “get their tuck on” to live out their Buffalo Bill fantasies. To truly set the mood, “Goodbye Horses,” the haunting song that plays during the famous Buffalo Bill dance scene, goes on auto play, as folks enter the basement.

Upstairs, in the attic, Rowan has designed what he calls ‘Buffalo Bill’s Playhouse,’ a full retro-inspired game room that features a large screen TV complete with a 400+ library of select 70’s, 80’s and 90’s films on DVD and VHS to enjoy.  A self-described fan of ‘physical media,’ Rowan has also tricked out the Playhouse with a host of full-sized classic arcade video games including Asteroids, Pac Man, Super Street Fighter, Galaga, NBA Jam and Crazy Taxi. Most recent video game additions to the collection include Mortal Kombat, The Simpsons, Centipede and Final Fight. There is also a pool table that, when flipped over, doubles as an air hockey table.

On the guided tour, guests will be able to see the entire home, including the second floor living quarters, as well as walk the two acres of private property that surround it. Guests may freely ask questions during the tour, and Chris will be happy to answer them! Guests are asked to come prepared with comfortable walking shoes and apparel to match the weather forecast.

Buffalo Bill’s House gift souvenirs and apparel are available for purchase at the conclusion of the tour. These items include:  T-Shirts, Body Lotion (“Skin Suit Soft”), Coffee Mugs, Enamel Pins, Lip Balm, Magnets, Tote Bags, Bumper Stickers & Face Masks. Available items can also be found in the online gift shop.

Buffalo Bill’s House is currently running a special exclusive promotion for booked tour guests only: All guests who book a tour are eligible to receive a 30% discount on an overnight stay. They may book their overnight stay at any time and receive the discount as long as they’ve purchased the tour. This is in addition to the current fall sale which is valid until November 13, 2022, as follows: a 25% OFF discount is automatically applied for two or more nights, 30% OFF for a 3-night stay, and a 35% OFF discount is available for 4 nights or more.

Gift certificates are also available. Additional Promo Codes and updates on the house are available by subscribing to the mailing list

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