Have you met Walter Montgomery? The feisty ten-year-old prankster loves to cavort with guests in his home off the Pearl Street Mall in Boulder, Colorado. His favorite toys are phones and computers, perhaps because Walter never got to play with either when he was alive. After all, there were no cell phones in 1871.
Walter is one of the many ghosts bustling in the shadows and forgotten rooms of Colorado. Banjo Billy offers guided bus tours through the clandestine tales of crime and the legends of lingering souls that litter the streets of Boulder and Denver.
During your 90 minute tour, eloquent historians and legend-keepers will share stories of the paranormal and macabre. Local ghost stories – from haunted mansions to unexplained sights and sounds – are a fun way to enjoy the weeks leading up to Halloween.
- The man smoking a cigar is unseen, but his aromatic robustos are still being smelled today.
- Visit the hanging tree that William Tull can’t seem to leave. Even after 150 years, he won’t take the lynching rope from around his neck.
- Why doesn’t anyone live in the stately Croke-Patterson Mansion nestled so stoically in Capitol Hill? Inside red sandstone chateau, type writer keys click away. Perhaps at the next in a long line of suicide notes?
- Why do some people feel as if there are seemingly-random cold spots on the grounds of Cheeseman park? Could it be because the park used to be a graveyard?
- Who is the naked ghost? Why do so many people report seeing the same strange apparition?
Learn about these ghost stories – and more – during your tour.
About The Tour: Ghost tours begin in October and take place every Friday and Saturday at 6 & 8 PM and at 4 PM on Sundays. Tickets sell out quickly for this ghastly good time, so be sure to buy tickets early. All ages welcome.