MT. TABOR, NJ - There is a spooky opportunity coming soon where you can stroll the historic streets of Mt. Tabor learning first hand about its ghosts and spirits, past and present.
The second annual Mt. Tabor Ghost Walk will be held on October 18th and 19th and tickets are going fast! Based on true events, this year's walk includes many new stories unique to this year's tour. Guests will stroll and hear from various volunteer actors and tour guides that will lend to the authenticity of the scary story telling.
The Mt. Tabor Ghost Walk was inspired and co-created by Dawn Lau, the Director of Mt. Tabor Arts Collaborative, an arts organization that mentors those interested in the fields of dance, theater and art. Dawn came up with the idea two years ago.
"I approached the President of the Mt. Tabor Historical Society - Michelle Nunn - and told her that I thought Mt. Tabor lends itself to a ghost walk. The streets and homes are filled with historic architecture and a haunted atmosphere", said Dawn Lau.
All stories on the tour are based upon true events. Dawn worked with writer, Susan Wayland, to research the stories of spirits that still live in some homes. "In fact, when we went to research some stories shared with us, some spirits showed themselves", Dawn stated.
Based on true events, last year's ghost walk was a huge success! This year's tour includes new spirits and old spirits with new stories. Every neighborhood throughout the village has a house and tale different from the rest.
The proceeds from the tour get split between the Mt. Tabor Historical Society and the Mt. Tabor Arts Collaboration. Last year's profits went to help buy beautiful costumes for the children in the summer theater program, hosted by the Arts Collaboration.
New this year will be black and white movies showing in the Tabernacle while guests wait for their tour to start. Whole Foods has offered to donate some items to the event. Mary Beth Hanlon will be doing angel card readings in the museum for $10 and Laura Short Photography will be there to take photos and will sell them retouched for $20 each. Guests are welcome to arrive in costume to lend to the festivity of the evening.
Participants will be assembled into groups of 16, sent out in 15 minute increments with the last tour on both nights ending at 9:30pm to comply with Mt. Tabor's curfew restriction.