ALTON — The city’s haunted odyssey will continue this year.
Tours begin at My Just Desserts, 31 E. Broadway in the historic Ryder Building. The evening begins in the second-floor meeting room, where EMFs are active and orbs are abundant.
All tours include a three-hour trolley jaunt to some Alton’s most sinister haunts:
First stop will be the Alton City Cemetery. Spirits roam freely in this vast necropolis, home to many of Alton’s finest families — some have gone to their final resting place while others remain near the markers that bear their name.
Next is the Coppinger Booth House, a Civil War mansion with an unsettling past. Once a showplace that hosted celebrities of the era, the residence is filled with secrecy and intrigue.
The last stop is the enigmatic McPike Mansion. Sitting vacant, aside from its ghostly inhabitants, this historic dwelling is the epitome of a haunted house. Join in a dark room session in the vaulted wine cellar — where many elemental spirits reside.
Tours run from Oct. 1-30. Ghost hunters are encouraged to bring cameras and ghost-hunting equipment. Dinner tours include a sumptuous meal prepared by My Just Desserts: autumn salad, chicken tettrazini, homemade roll and choice of pumpkin pecan pie or brownie.
Tours sell out quickly and are on a first-come basis. To make a reservation, visit AltonHauntedTours.com or call (618) 462-3861.