Athens Historic Haunts Walk in downtown Athens Alabama

The walk begins at the Houston Library @ 7:PM
90 minutes of Ghost Tales and Storytelling by Shane Black.

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These are photos from the Haunted Walk in 2008

Athens “Haunts Walks” Will Intrigue Visitors

Athens residents have heard the stories. The story about the college student who fell to her death sneaking out to meet her lover and is said to still be wandering Founders Hall at Athens State University. Or the story of Rev. Robert Donnell holding his bible study class in the parlor of the Donnell House, over 150 years after his death.

Whether you believe in ghost stories or not, these stories have been told for generations and are only a sample of what visitors will learn during the Athens’ Historic Haunts Walk, October 5/12/14 and 19th at 7:00 PM. The walking tour, sponsored by The Greater Limestone County Chamber of Commerce, will intrigue visitors with tales of paranormal activity in residences and buildings.

Storyteller Shane Black will delight the group with lore and history as they stroll throughout Athens’ historic district. The 90-minute walk will entertain both believers and non-believers. In the tranquility of the night Shane will share the details of the “

"Tales of Athens”.

“Will you see a spirit, poltergeist, or ghost? Who knows? It’s an unforgettable haunted evening of spooky fun for all ages. This is a story telling tour, not a haunted house. Nothing is staged and no one will jump out and try to scare you. If anything happens on your tour, it is truly paranormal in nature. This is our alternative for celebrating Halloween without scaring the children or causing nightmares. Join us for the adventure and see what happens!” said Tourism Director Jeanette Dunnavant.

The tour will begin at the Houston Memorial Library located at the corner of Houston and Market Streets. Meet at 6:45 PM for refreshments. Be sure and wear your walking shoes and each family should bring a small flashlight. The tour will begin promptly at 7:00 PM.

This year there will be one riding tour for the physically impaired on October 8th at 5:30 PM and is limited to eleven. Participants should meet at the Houston Memorial Library at 5:15 PM for refreshments before boarding the RSVP bus.
Reservations are required and tickets are available for $5 at the Chamber or by calling 232-5411

 


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