By Ashley Rader
Halloween is just around the corner, which means ghosts, goblins and other spooky, scary creatures could be lurking.
The Front Porch Storytellers will host the first Historic Ghost Walk of the season on Thursday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m.
The walk will begin at the Bonnie Kate Theater and focus on downtown Elizabethton, sharing both spooky and historical stories about the district. Additional walks will be held on Thursday, Oct. 17; Friday, Oct. 18; Saturday, Oct. 26, and Thursday, Nov. 7.
Chad Bogart and Mary Jane Kennedy make up the Front Porch Storytellers. The duo have been storytelling for five years and are frequently involved in activities at Sycamore Shoals Historic Area. The Front Porch Storytellers is a private endeavor and is not affiliated with the park.
Kennedy said the tales told during the walk do include some spooky stories as well as historic tales about the downtown. She said they did six months of research before starting the Ghost Walks through town, and new stories have been added to those told last year.
“We were told by some history buffs that we told them stories they didn’t know about,” she said. “As we have had the walks, we learn more stories each year from the people who come out. They tell us about their personal experiences.”