Time to check out some good, local haunts

Posted 10/13/15

With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time for some good old-fashioned ghost stories and other scary stuff. Here in Golden we have plenty of history to revisit and some of it is a bit on the dark side.

During October, you can take a …

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Time to check out some good, local haunts

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With Halloween just around the corner, it’s time for some good old-fashioned ghost stories and other scary stuff. Here in Golden we have plenty of history to revisit and some of it is a bit on the dark side.

During October, you can take a guided, nighttime walking tour through town and find out all about what happened to raise a few goosebumps and make the hair on the back of your neck stand up a bit.

It’s time for the Golden Murder, Mayhem and Madness Tours and they will be happening through Oct. 31.

So here’s the scoop. Meet in front of the Golden Visitors Center at the corner of 10th Street and Washington Avenue. There, a guide will meet you and take you through the street, talking about the wild, wild west that once was. The tours last two hours.

You will hear about lynchings, shootouts and all kinds of murder and mayhem. Things like the park named after an innocent man who was hanged by a mob from a tree, the site of Golden’s “Night of Terror,” crazy and nefarious activities that happened on top of the Castle Rock on South Table Mountain and what paranormal activity may have forced a building to be shortened to just one floor.

In addition to the Golden tours, the Morrison Ghosts and Legends tours take a look at some of the spooky things in that area.

Join your host for a haunted walk through town and find out who passed through these buildings and whose spirits still remain. Hear chilling stories about haunted buildings and their inhabitants — the Lecherous Indian Chief, the haunted Cliff House, the Hatchet Lady of Red Rocks and more.

These tours meet at the Morrison Veteran’s Memorial, located at Bear Creek Road and South Park Avenue and last 1 1/2 hours.

The upcoming Golden tours take place Saturday, Oct. 17, at 10 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 18, at 8:30 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 23, at 7 and 10 p.m.; Sunday, Oct. 25, at 8:30 p.m.; Monday, Oct. 26, at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 30, at 10 p.m.; and Saturday, Oct. 31, at 10 p.m..

The Morrison tours will be on Sunday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 24, at 6 and 8:15 p.m.; Sunday Oct. 25, at 6 p.m.; Wednesday, Oct. 28 at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.; Saturday, Oct. 31, at 7 p.m.; and Sunday, Nov. 1 at 7 p.m.

Cost is $15 for adults and $10 for kids 12 and under. Please note that due to the Wild West nature of the stories of the “Murder, Mayhem and Madness Tour,” some salty language may be used and some stories may be disturbing. Parental guidance is strongly encouraged for children under 13.

You will need to make reservations and can do so by calling 1-888-649-3849, then pressing 1 to leave a message. They may answer personally when you press 1 as well. You can also e-mail at tours@coloradohauntedhistory.com with your contact information, requested date and number in your party.

For complete information and to schedule private tours, go to www.coloradohauntedhistory.com.

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