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Ghostly events to celebrate Alabama's haunted history


Just in time for Halloween, events are planned across the state to celebrate Halloween.

In Athens, the 7th Annual Historic Haunts Walk kicks off the first week of October. Every Tuesday in October, Athens-Limestone County Tourism will host a walk. The walk begins at the Athens Visitors Center and includes tales of paranormal activity at 13 structures. Each walk lasts about 90 minutes. The first begins at 6:30p.m. The second walk is at 7:00 p.m. Click here for more information.

The 10th Annual Haunted History of the Shoals Ghost Walk kicks off October 19th and runs through October 31st in Florence. The walk will take you through downtown Florence. The tour covers a one mile area and lasts about 90 minutes. Each walk begins at 7:30 p.m. at the W.C. Handy statue in Wilson Park. For ticket information click here.

In Huntsville, you can choose from three ghost walking tours. One in the Old Town Historic District, another in Downtown Huntsville, and the third is through the Twickenham District. You can make reservations in advance at Harrison Brothers Hardware on the South Side Square. Tours begin at 6 p.m. Click here for ticket prices and more information.

Huntsville's Cemetery Stroll is scheduled for October 14th. The event is free and features more than 70 locals dressed in period costume to tell the story of people buried at Maple Hill Cemetery. The stroll begins at 2 p.m. and ends at 4 p.m. Call (256) 533-5723 for more information.

The Tuscumbia History and Haunts Trolley Tour is scheduled for October 27th. One ride begins at 4:00 p.m. and  second begins at 6:30 p.m. The guided tours wills how some Tuscumbia's most haunted sites. Tickets are available for $10 in advance at Cold Water Book, which is where the tour begins. Click here for more information.

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