Big Bend Ghost Trackers will lead 90-minute ghost tours of Historic Monticello starting at the Monticello/Jefferson County Chamber of Commerce. Big Ben Ghost Trackers are professional paranormal investigators.
The tour will include a visit to the Palmer House to learn the chilling history of the town's Doctor Palmer (who had an assistant named Poltergeist and invested Cough Syrup Formula 666), a stop at the old blacksmith shop, Wirick-Simmons House (where the resident ghost often shows herself during tours) and the Scott-Simmons House, which was used as a hospital during the Civil War (and was also the site of an Indian massacre). These are only a sampling of the ghostly places you will encounter as you follow in the footsteps of restless souls.
What: Ghost Tour of Historic Monticello
Where: Tours begin at 420 W. Washington Street
When: October 20-21, 27-28 and 30-31
Time: 7:00, 8:00 and 9:00 p.m. each night
Tickets: $13.00 for adults and $7.00 for children under 12 the price includes refreshments at the Chamber.