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Haunted History Tour
Haunted History

It’s almost time for goblins and ghouls as the Halloween season fast approaches, and with that the “Haunted History Walking Tour” is set to take place. The event will highlight some of the scenes where some of DeKalb’s most devilish deeds occurred.

The event is set for Thursday and Saturday, October 26 and 28, starting at 6:30 p.m. each night, with tickets only $10 for adults and $7 for children 10 years of age and younger. Ticket sales start at 5:30 p.m. with complimentary refreshments. All proceeds will go to the DeKalb Animal Coalition for the continued operation of the DeKalb Animal Shelter. Advance ticket sales are the at the law office of Sarah J. Cripps at 201 West Main Street Smithville.

The tour will begin each night at 6:30 p.m. at the Smithville First United Methodist Church Christian Fellowship Center at 100 West Church Street.

The tour will feature a meeting with John Presswood, who will tell of the chilling details of the murder that led him to the gallows on the Smithville Square, and will visit a Victorian home on West Main Street where two separate murders occurred only four years apart.

The tour will also meet Ms. Cannie Hayes Smith who will tell of her cruel murder and the grizzly disposal of her mortal remains, and will see what happens when a family’s desire for revenge inspires an angry mob to lynch dapper and young Charlie Davis.

Come out if you dare. Hear some terrifying stories and support a good cause.