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Haunted’ tours set in Amsterdam

October 16, 2012
The Leader Herald

AMSTERDAM - The Historic Amsterdam League and the Green Hill Cemetery Association will present "haunted history tours" Friday and Saturday at Green Hill Cemetery, according to a news release.

The walking tours of the cemetery will feature stops at various gravestones, the release said, where attendees will hear stories about the prominent people buried there. Included in the tour will be the graves of Benedict Arnold, James Stewart, Ellis Clizbe, Charles Kline, Mary Duncan Sanford and Capt. E.S. Young and Harmonius DeGraff, the news release said.

The tours will start at City Hall, where ticket holders will check in. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children ages 10 and younger. Tickets must be purchased in advance and are available at June's Hallmark, Old Peddler's Wagon and St. Mary's Hospital. The tours will be on a first come, first served basis and will be limited to 20 people for each tour. When participants arrive at City Hall, they will check in and receive their voucher with their tour time. The half-hour tours are scheduled for 6, 6:30, 7 and 7:30 p.m. both nights.

While waiting for a tour, there will be ongoing activities at City Hall. Georgia O'Connor, psychic, and Ann Marie DeMarco, paranormal investigator, will be on hand to talk about their own supernatural discoveries at City Hall, the release said.

All participants must be able to walk up the 100 stone-step stairway to begin their tour of the cemetery, the release said.

For more information, call Rob von Hasseln at 841-4323.



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