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Sat June 16, 2012
Greenville Ghost Tour Revolves Around Century-Old Mystery
GREENVILLE -This Halloween in Greenville citizens are invited to embark on a tour which focuses on a 115-year-old triple drowning.
The inaugural Greenville Halloween Weekend Ghost Tour on October 27, conducted by Dwanna Paul, includes visits to East Mount Cemetery and a Victorian home connected to the drowning of three people, including Greenville's first millionaire Tom King.
As the story goes, King; along with a woman believed to be his mistress, a bank associate and another single woman all went for a midnight swim at one of King's properties on June 16, 1897. Only the bank associate came out alive.
According to the Greenville Chamber of Commerce, the tour concludes with a séance at the Blue Armadillo Winery (once the site of King's own bank). The event will begin at dusk (approximately 6 p.m.) and will last two hours, including the séance or a meeting of people to receive spiritualistic messages. Guests will board a chartered bus in the 2700 block of Lee Street in downtown Greenville for these destinations. The ticket price of $35 will also include one glass of wine prior to the séance.
Dwanna Paul has been featured on television’s A Current Affair, Sightings, Weird Travels and Haunted Lives. Over the past 35 years she has sought messages from beyond the grave to help families and communities resolve the past while preparing for a brighter future. Case studies from Waxahachie, Jefferson, Bluffton, SC and Savannah, GA reveal a high level of public interest in séances led by Paul.
The Greenville event will be limited to 55 attendees. A camera crew will record the event.
Visitors may sign up for the event through the Greenville Chamber of Commerce website. For further information, contact Greenville Chamber Tourism Director Milton Babb at 903-455-1510.