American Hauntings' Annual
Fall Festival to Kick off the Halloween Season!
Join us for our 13th Annual FREE event to celebrate ghosts,
hauntings & the supernatural!
Milton Rd in Alton, Illinois
Event: Noon to 4:00 p.m.
The annual kick-off to Halloween will
be held in Alton, Illinois at the historic Milton
School. The afternoon event has a free admission and guests
are invited to join us for a line-up of great speakers and
then join us in downtown Alton when the daytime events are
over to take part in the evening's After Hours activities,
which include two different Alton Hauntings ghost tours and
a ghost hunt at the very haunted First Unitarian Church,
hosted by Troy Taylor. It's going to be a great, spooky day
and night in Haunted Alton and you don't want to miss it!
Annual Fall Festival Open House
October 4, 2014
from Noon to 4:00 p.m.
General Admission: FREE!
Hosted by Troy Taylor
FALL FESTIVAL RETURNS
HOME TO ALTON, ILLINOIS!
American Hauntings for a special weekend event to
kick off the Halloween season! Celebrate the start
of autumn in Alton, Illinois -- "one of the most
haunted small towns in America" -- and be chilled by
presentations on ghosts, hauntings, spirit
locations, true-life encounters, macabre history and
death in America! Meet authors, speakers and guides
to the strange and unknown, network with ghost
enthusiasts from all over the region and later, join
us for a special haunted tour or ghost hunt to make
this a haunted weekend that you won't soon forget!
host for the event will also be offering a special
presentation, DISCONNECTED FROM DEATH, a
look at the history of death in America and the evolution of
funerary practices, mourning traditions, post-mortem
photography and more. This is Troy's unique take on the book
that he co-authored with April Slaughter, which will be
available in Fall 2014.
The director of the Washington,
Missouri Historical Society Museum will offer a special look
at the legends, mystery and myths of BERTHA GIFFORD,
a serial poisoner and murderer from the early twentieth
century. Bertha was a farmwife in rural Missouri during the
early 1900s who was accused of murdering 17 members of the
local community. Known for her cooking skills and her
care for sick neighbors and relatives, Bertha was arrested
in 1928 and charged with three murders. After her trial, she
was found not guilty by reason of insanity and placed in an
asylum, where she died in 1951. Marc will offer the true
story of Bertha Gifford and the strange tales that linger
AMERICAN HAUNTINGS STAFF
Some of the guides and staff members from American
Hauntings will pass on some of their favorite stories,
anecdotes and first-hand accounts from years of taking
visitors to some of the most haunted places in Illinois and
Missouri. Guides will include staff from the Alton
Hauntings Tours, Haunted Decatur, Haunted Jacksonville
The host of the American Hauntings' Haunted Cherokee Street
Tour in St. Louis presents LIVING WITH GHOSTS,
a first-hand account of her her very haunted house in
Robinson, Illinois. She'll talk about what it's like to live
in a haunted house and the strange happenings that her
family dealt with for years!
The Sr. Genealogy Clerk for
the Jefferson County Library brings tales of MURDER & MAYHEM
IN JEFFERSON COUNTY from across the river in Missouri. Five
of the most infamous murders in Jefferson County, Missouri
occurred between 1872 and 1911. What is even more remarkable
is that these murders have an uncanny connection among them!
Alton Hauntings Ghost Bus
Fall Festival Tour on October 4
p.m. -- Departs from the First Unitarian Church. Join us on
a special Fall Festival After Hours bus tour!
Haunted History Walking
Fall Festival Tour on October 4
p.m. -- Departs from the First Unitarian Church! Join us for
a special Fall Festival After Hours ghost tour! $25
Late Night Ghost Hunt at
First Unitarian Church
Fall Festival After
Hours Event on October 4!
10:00 p.m. -- Join
Troy Taylor & Lisa Taylor-Horton for a late night ghost hunt
at Alton's most haunted location! $40 Per Person
Note: All Reservations are processed in the order in which they are
received and all reservations are sold on a first come / first served
basis. If your credit card does
not clear, reservations will
not be guaranteed until payment is received.
We accept Visa, Mastercard, American Express and
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