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Posted on Wednesday, September 25, 2013 | Posted in: Events Around Town, Worth Checking Out, A Night Out,

Generic ghost stories are everywhere. But a haunt that has roots in a rich history is much more thrilling. If you’re after a fright of this type, check some of the capital city’s spooky sites.


Visit the Montgomery Zoo in October for 13 nights of horror and fun at the annual ZooBOO. Complete with haunted hay rides and Halloween themed games, it's fun for the whole family. Call 334-240-4900 for complete details.

The annual Zombie Walk and Prom in Montgomery kicks off the haunted season every year. This year, the walk will take place down Dexter Ave to Commerce Street and then end at the Riverfront. Grab your best zombie costume and make-up and join us.

Take ride in a hearse you’ll actually remember with Haunted Hearse Tours, an hour-long tour of sites that are said to be haunted and/or are attached to a murderous mystery all October long. Call 334-514-4457 to make a reservation.

Join the Montgomery Ballet for its annual Monster Mash Halloween party and performance in the Courtyard on Friday, October 25, 2013 at 6:30 p.m.

The captain and crew cordially invite you to celebrate Halloween on Saturday, October 26, 2013 aboard the Harriott II Riverboat. Dress to impress - prizes will be given out for the best costumes! Live entertainment and cash bar available. Boarding - 8 p.m.  Cruises - 8:30 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. 21 and older.

The Red Lady: Montgomery’s most famous ghost is Huntingdon College’s Red Lady. The wandering spirit of a former suicidal student appears late at night, peering from a fourth-floor window of Pratt Hall, wearing a blood-red dress. Flashes of red light in the hallways and
corridors of Pratt Hall have also been reported, usually preceding the specter’s presence.

Hank Williams: Iconic country songwriter-singer Hank Williams is buried in Montgomery’s Oakwood Cemetery Annex, and contemporary country music superstar Alan Jackson made the gravesite legendary in his song “Midnight in Montgomery.” According to the song, Hank’s ghost sometimes shows himself to devoted fans who visit his final resting place long after sunset.

The Capitol Murderer: Local legend says that on Halloween night in 1912, some unlucky soul met his end in the state capitol building. Today, some that work in the building claim that the faucets in the bathroom across the hall from the governor’s office sometimes turn off and on by themselves as if the killer is still trying to wash the blood off his hands.

The Confederate’s Widow: Some who work in the capitol claim the widow of a Confederate solider haunts the building too.

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