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Vevay plays host to ghost tours
A Haunted Historic Halloween
Thursday, October 10, 2013 11:00 AM
Vevay will host several opportunities to view the spookier side of town this month when it hosts "The Original" Vevay Ghost Tour Experience.
"The walking tour takes you to four locations that have a haunted history," said Angie Satterfield, the organizer of the event.
The tour will begin at the Julia Knox House and will go to the Switzerland County History Museum, the Historic Hoosier Theater, the old jail and the Switzerland County Courthouse basement before heading back to the Julia Knox House.
"As we walk through town, we'll hear different stories that happened in the community," Satterfield said.
This is the second year Satterfield has been involved with the event. She said last year's tour was met with favorable response, with people coming from Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Louisville.
"It was fabulous," she said of last year's tour. "We had tours that sold out."
The tour costs $25 per person and begins Friday. Tours will also be given Saturday and will resume on Oct. 18, 19 and 25. There is a cap on the number of tickets that will be sold for each tour.
"We have to kind of keep the numbers limited. We have to keep it around 16 or 17," she said.
Tours start at 7 p.m. and are expected to last two hours. Tours will be held unless there is inclement weather.
Satterfield said anyone wanting to take part in the tour should be aware that it will take place at night and include walking 1.5 miles with uneven sidewalks and flights of stairs.
Tickets are available at the Julia Knox House by calling (812) 427-3338. Notes about the event will be posted at "The Original" Vevay Ghost Tours page on Facebook.
As part of the last tour, they will host a ghost hunt in the Historic Hoosier Theatre. The hunt will last from 11 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 25 until 2 a.m. the following day.
The hunt will features members of RIP - Researchers In the Paranormal - who will help participants go on an actual hunt in the theater.
"People who participate in this ghost hunt get to learn how to use all their equipment," Satterfield said.
Any evidence that is collected will be put onto DVDs by the RIP team and given to participants.
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