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Ghost hunters come out for Halloween tours

Cemeteries are to Halloween what souls are to people who believe in an afterlife.

And that’s why the Old Cemeteries Society Of Victoria’s special Ghost Bus-tours slated for the nights leading up to Halloween night are such a big hit.

Put on and narrated by historian and ghost expert John Adams on behalf of the society, the two-hour tours have never in their 18-year history failed to be among the most popular Halloween activities in Victoria.

Each year offers a different ghostly route exploring the region’s well- and lesser-known ghost haunts, Adams said.

Done in the comfort of a coach, the tours include two stops that give participants a chance to try some on-the-spot ghost hunting for themselves, said Adams.

The Ghost Bus-tours are the Old Cemeteries Society’s biggest fundraiser.

The tours are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 29 and 30, with an extra tour slated for 9 p.m. on Oct 28 and 29. Tickets cost $32 in advance and can be booked through Tourism Victoria at 250-953-2033 or www.tourismvictoria.com/ghosts.

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