Did you hear that? It might have been one of the ghosts of Milton. You can investigate on the 17th Annual Ghosts of Milton Walking Tour. The tour takes place on Oct. 27 & 28, and it is presented by the Santa Rosa Historical Society. It begins at the Imogene Theatre at 6 p.m. and will take you through Historic Downtown Milton.
Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children over 5 years. For a VIP ticket to cut to the front of the line, cost increases to $20 for adults and $10 for children. You can purchase these tickets online or at the door on tour day.
Let’s get in the spirit by looking at some of the most haunted places in the United States. This will give you a better idea of the ghosts that are lurking around the country.
The Lalaurie Mansion – New Orleans, Louisiana
This place is so creepy that you might want to avoid going to New Orleans so you don’t have to worry about getting too close to it. It used to be owned by Louisiana socialite Madame Marie Delphine Lalaurie, and to call her evil would be an understatement. She tortured slaves and kept them in her attic. After her secret was discovered, she disappeared, but the horrific house remained. People claimed to hear phantom screams coming from the home in the past, and many believe it is still haunted. It’s privately owned, so you can only view this creepy home from afar.
The Stanley Hotel – Estes Park, Colorado
Okay, you know the book and movie “The Shining,” right? Yeah, it’s one of the scariest horror stories of all time. Stephen King stayed the night at The Stanley Hotel, and it inspired the novel. F.O. and Flora Stanley opened the Stanley Hotel back in 1909, and according to rumors, they never left. Staff members claim they can hear Mrs. Stanley playing piano, and Mr. Stanley has been known to photobomb a selfie or two. That’s just a couple of the strange happenings at this hotel.
Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum – Weston, West Virginia
The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum opened up in 1864, and as you can imagine, life for patients wasn’t easy. It was designed to hold 250 patients, but it had as many as 2,400 patients packed in by the 1950s. Lobotomies and shock treatments were par for the course, and lots of patients died. Now, those patients are rumored to be wandering the asylum’s halls. Talk about spooky.
Whether you want to go to the Ghosts of Milton Walking Tour or you prefer to hit a ghost tour somewhere else, stop by McKenzie Motors in Milton, Florida, before heading out. Pick up a new vehicle from us and you will be ready to go to Milton’s ghost tour or anywhere else you want to go. Our reliable vehicles are just what you need to go on a ghost-hunting excursion in Milton and around the country.