Mysteries Unveiled at 2011 Ghost Walk in Gainesville

Mysteries Unveiled at 2011 Ghost Walk in Gainesville
Rumours that R.K. actually captured Agnes in this photograph are probably highly exaggerated. Click to enlarge.
The 2011 Ghost Walk – a five-block storytelling tour of Brenau´s neighborhood hosted by the Northeast Georgia History Center in Gainesville – will feature old legends, as well as new tales, such as the one of Dahlonega´s Vickery House. An eagerly anticipated feature this year is the return of ghost hunters from the Southeastern Institute for Paranormal Research. In 2010 members of SIPR set up equipment in Brenau University´s Pearce Auditorium in an effort to learn more about “Agnes,” Brenau´s legendary ghost. Results from the “Ghostbuster´s” participation in the 2011 Ghost Walk will be revealed. Denise Roffe, co-founder of SIPR, is the author of “Ghosts and Legends of Charleston.” She has appeared on the television series ´Phantoms of History.”

On Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29, between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m., walks will begin at the Northeast Georgia History Center every 20 minutes. Ghost Walk is not recommended for people with limited mobility and children under 12 years of age are not permitted. (Yes, we are walking and standing for two hours, and, yes, some of the tales are a bit scary.) Tours are limited to 20 to 25 people in each group, so reservations are strongly encouraged. Tickets are $10 per person. Please call 770-297-5900 to pay in advance and secure your spot. All walks sold out in 2010.

Watch video on YouTube of previous Ghost Walks by going to our YouTube site at http://www.youtube.com/user/NEGAGhostWalk .

Wednesday, October 26, 2011