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Guyandotte hosting its last ghost walks on Saturday night

Oct. 28, 2010 @ 02:47 PM

HUNTINGTON — Full of homes built in the 1800s, the historic Huntington neighborhood of Guyandotte (most of which was burned to the ground during an 1861 Civil War battle) is rife with tales of spirits from a horrific railroad crash to the famed “lady in black” who chased pedestrians so much her disturbances were documented in the Huntington Advertiser in 1905.

You can get the low-down this Saturday and next as Huntington Paranormal Investigations and Research presents its “Guyandotte’s Ghostly Encounters Walking Tour,” about an hour-and-a-half long, and just under a mile, walk.

Leaving from the Guyandotte Branch Library, 203 Richmond St., the tours are set for 7:30 p.m., 8, 8:30, 9, 9:30 and 10 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Be there at least 30 minutes before the tour leaves. Tours are free but tickets are needed since they can only take about 150 a night. You can get those at the booth at the library. Digital cameras are welcome and flashlights are recommended. Audio and video are not allowed. Donations are accepted, and merchandise is available.

Go online at www.guyandotteghosts.com or e-mail Melissa Stanley for more info at: tours@guyandotteghosts.com.