History-Mystery tour back for another scare
Wednesday, October 24, 2012 8:47 AM
The annual History-Mystery "ghost walk" is ready to hit the streets once again this year. Three tours will take place on two nights this year. The first takes off Oct. 26, the Friday before Halloween at 7 p.m. On the following day, Saturday, Oct. 27, there will be two tours, the first at 7 p.m. followed by one at 9 p.m.
For those who are not familiar with the History-Mystery Tour, it's a walking tour of approximately a mile that winds all over downtown Crawfordsville. A narrator will share some scary, spooky, bizarre and even funny things that have happened throughout Crawfordsville and Montgomery County's history. The tour, created by staff from The Paper of Montgomery County, is historically accurate with, as the advertisement says, "with maybe a little poetic license tossed in for good measure."
The tour began in 2007 and over the years has included research from libraries all over Montgomery County as well as Historian Karen Zach.
Tours will gather in the lobby of the Elston Bank building (now PNC Bank) at the southwest corner of Washington and Main.
What will tour participants hear about?
A Montgomery County woman who believed in the Sixth Commandment of Thou Shalt Not Kill, with the caveat "unless'n ya have to!"
A horrible apparition that caused awe and dread among those who witnessed it as it flew over east Main Street!
A man who was hanged (maybe unjustly!) . . . three times!
And who needs the past, there's a story about this year's East Main Street Ghost!
Advance tickets are $10 for individuals or $15 for couples and can be purchased at The Paper (101 W. Main St., third floor) during office hours of Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. The night of the tours, tickets are $13 for individuals (or $20 per couple).
Tours go on, rain or shine, so participants are advised to dress accordingly. Each tour will last a little more than an hour, so comfortable walking shoes are recommended.