Apparition Expedition: A Stroll Through Plano’s Paranormal Past
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Mysterious footsteps. A woman’s scream. Shades open, doors unlock, chairs unfold – but there’s no explanation.
Many denizens of downtown Plano report strange occurrences in the area’s historic buildings. Some even claim they’re haunted. Now, just in time for Halloween, Plano residents will have a chance to experience the haunted history of downtown Plano, with the inaugural Apparition Expedition: A Stroll Through Plano’s Paranormal Past.
This guided, 1.5-mile hike through historic downtown Plano will introduce attendees to the mysterious, the ghostly and the darker moments of Plano’s history. Hikers will get an exclusive peek at creepy corners, back hallways and other out-of-the-way spots. The tour has a dozen stops including the Masonic Lodge, the historic Carpenter and Saigling Houses and several other historic buildings downtown.
Your ticket also includes entrance to the official After Party at Old Community Well. As part of this special event, owner Mason Ice will open a well dating back to 1885. That well will be explored for the first time in more than 50 years using a GoPro camera and any artifacts found will be brought to the surface. There will be music, drinks, food and fun for all.
There will also be numerous vendors throughout the area, providing access to various spooky and mysterious oddities.
The Expedition will begin at the Interurban Railway Museum. Tours will begin at 6:30pm and depart every 30 minutes until 8:30pm.
Tickets cost $10, which includes the hike, light refreshments, the after party and a trolley ride back to the Interurban. Souvenir t-shirts and other snacks and merchandise will also be available for purchase.
Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and dress for the weather; the tour involves about 1.5 miles of walking and much of it is outdoors and there are stairs involved.
There is no age limit, but many of the stories along the tour are not for the faint of heart. There is also a considerable amount of walking. The tour is estimated to be 90 minutes long with plenty of stops along the way. Please consider that tour may not be appropriate for children under 10-12.
The event is co-sponsored by the Plano Magazine, City of Plano, the Plano Conservancy for Historic Preservation, the Historic Downtown Plano Association and Plano Podcast.Purchase Tickets > Facebook Event >