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Posted: September 16, 2013

During the 5TH Annual Ghost Walk event, which is recommended for those ages 12 and above, patrons will begin at the Hilton Garden Inn, Frank Phillips Blvd. & Keeler, to register for tour times and to experience the festival scene of street entertainers, such as a juggler, hoop dancer, fire artist, a magician and a “Halloween Couch” Photo Booth.  The tour will take patrons to six historic sites in downtown Bartlesville and what lurks along the way. The tours will go South on Keeler to 5th Street, and then East to Johnstone, and North to Frank Phillips. The first location will be the lobby of the Frank Phillips Tower Center. Ghostly storytellers will await at each location. The storytellers often suffered a grisly demise at the site and are in costume to reflect their fate. The stories are all true based on research by the Bartlesville History Museum staff and feature characters such as Elmer McCurdy, John Stink, and the participants of the Bootleggers Liquor War. These stories once again prove that truth is stranger than fiction. Local actors are the story tellers. 

Joe Sears of “Greater Tuna” fame and the Artistic Director of the Theater Bartlesville conducted two workshops and a cast call for Zombies for those interested in playing a role in the 2013 Downtown Bartlesville Ghost Walk scheduled to take place on Oct. 23 & 24, 6-9pm, beginning at the Hilton Garden Inn. There are many volunteer opportunities from tour guides and production crew to extras, such as Zombies for all ages from 16. Interested in volunteering? Email dbi@dbiok.org or call 918.214.8500.

Proceeds go to Downtown Bartlesville, Inc. – Main Street Program to help DBI continue their work in revitalizing downtown.

To keep up-to-date with the Ghost Walk activities go to Facebook DOWNTOWN BARTLESVILLE ANNUAL GHOST WALK or www.downtownbartlesvilleinc.org


5th Annual DOWNTOWN BARTLESVILLE GHOST WALK – 2013 News Photo - Bartlesville, Oklahoma