Switzerland County hosts ghost walking tour
Thursday, October 04, 2012 11:00 AM
Enter a world of hidden pasts, dark secrets and stories that will send chills down your spine during "The Original" Vevay Ghost Tour during weekends in October.
Explore the eerie history, lore and some spine-tingling stories as you walk around town and tour four different locations. The walking tours will take place on Oct. 12, 13, 19, 20, and 26. Cost is $25 per person and tours begin at 7 p.m., rain or shine.
A portion of the ticket sales go to the Historic Hoosier Theater and the Switzerland County Historical Society, which are also locations visited during the walking tour, a press release said. The Julia Knox Gift Shop and the Old Vevay Jail will also be visited during the tour. All four locations are reputed to be haunted, and several locations will also offer tour participants the opportunity to hear about the actual experiences. Tour guides encourage those on the tour to bring ghost hunting equipment, flashlights, and cameras along and take advantage of the opportunity to gain access to these places.
A new offering this year is a very limited opportunity to take an Introduction to Ghost Hunting Class and Overnight at the Historic Hoosier Theater conducted by Southeastern Indiana Ghost Hunting Specialists. This class begins at 10 p.m. Oct. 26 at the theater and lasts until 7 a.m. Oct. 27.
Students will get the opportunity to learn from professionals about equipment, proper technique, processing of data, observation, and interview. They will break into hunts to conduct an actual ghost hunt of this historic property. Also, there will be an opportunity to spend the night in a location with a reputation using hands-on learning with ghost hunting equipment and technology, the release said.
The Introduction to Ghost Hunting Class and Overnight at the Historic Hoosier Theater with SIGHS is $89 per person and includes the 7 p.m. walking tour, plus pizza at the theater, instruction and ghost hunt. Participants will need to bring sleeping bags for the overnight event.
Tickets are available at the Julia Knox Gift Shop, 206 E. Main St., or by phone at (812) 427-3338. Tour sizes are limited, and the overnight is limited to 15 participants. Prior tours have sold out, the release said.