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Walk with ghosts on annual home tour

Becky Bosshart

Rick Gunn/Nevada Appeal Carlita Ray stands on the bottom deck of the Brougher-Bath House on Wednesday morning. The mansion will be part of the 12th annual Ghost Walk, which begins in the Nevada State Museum courtyard on Oct. 23.

Never believed in ghosts? The 12th annual Ghost Walk along the Kit Carson Trail may change your mind.

Candace Duncan, Carson City Convention and Visitors Bureau executive director, said visitors will have a choice of two tours on Oct. 23. Ghost hunters – or just curious family members brought along for the ride – will visit five historic homes on each tour.

“They like it because they get to go inside historic homes and see costumed guides and characters and hear the ghost stories,” she said.

This popular event usually sells out, so museum staff recommend purchasing advance tickets.

The Captain’s Walk

Visitors will walk through the newly renovated Brougher-Bath House, open to the public for the first time. A live seance will call on the spirits of past residents to appear. The tour will also visit the Rinckle Mansion – inhabited by the ghost of Louise Rinckle – the Ferris Mansion and the Esser House. The spirit of stagecoach driver Hank Monk will make appearances along the tour, according to the visitors bureau.

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The Widow’s Walk

Visitors will walk through the Bliss Mansion and the Bender House, where they will hear a reincarnation tale. The tour continues on to the Norcross House, Springmeyer House and the Edward House, which features the housekeeping ghost. The Stuart Nye House is the final stop, where the owners have a few tales of recent visits by ghostly guests. The Nevada Gunfighters will make a special appearance during the walk to re-enact a stagecoach holdup, according to the visitors bureau.

IF YOU GO

What: The 12th annual Ghost Walk

When: Oct. 23. Tours leave every half an hour from 9:30 a.m. until 2:30 p.m. Tours take about 90 minutes and cover about one mile of the Kit Carson Walking Trail

Where: Tours begin in the courtyard of the Nevada State Museum, 600 N. Carson St. Park behind the museum on Curry Street

Cost: Adults $12; seniors and children under 12, $10. Advance purchase is recommended by calling 1-800-NEVADA-1 or going to http://www.visitcarsoncity.com

Contact Becky Bosshart at bbosshart@nevadaappeal.com or 881-1212.