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"A cemetery may be considered as abandoned when all or practically all of the bodies have been Removed therefrom and no bodies have been buried therein for a great many years, and the cemetery has been so long neglected as entirely to lose its identity as such, and is no longer known, recognized and respected by the public as a cemetery. 1953 OAG 2978."

Friday, October 19, 2012

Spotlighting the "Ghosts of Burton Tour" -- Burton, Geauga County, Ohio - Saturday, October 20th and Saturday, October 27th, 2012. Tour times are 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, and 8:00 pm.

From the website of the Goodwin House Bed & Breakfast of Burton, Ohio:

"The Ghosts of Burton Historical Tour - 2012
The Ghosts of Burton Historical Tour - 2012 will take place on Saturday, October 20th and Saturday, October 27th, 2012.   Tour times are 6:00 pm, 6:30 pm, 7:00 pm, 7:30 pm, and 8:00 pm.   Volunteer guides will lead you through Century Village and our very old local graveyard, while you listen to historical stories of past lives and some local ghostly lore.   Each tour lasts about 2 1/2 hours.   (Century Village is the Geauga Historical Society's historical village in Burton, Ohio.)

The tour includes historically accurate stories of the local area, some good "ghost stories", and includes a shuttle bus ride to the local graveyard.   Get a good look at some very old grave markers.   A live paranormal investigation will be taking place in one of the museum buildings.   A light snack and beverage is included.   We will walk at an easy pace, covering about a mile.   Some stops (including the shuttle bus) have a few stairs, so the tour is not entirely handicapped accessible.

Pre-registration and pre-payment are necessary.   The Ghosts of Burton Historical Tour generally sells out, so book early.   You may book your reservations quickly though EventBrite.   Alternatively, you may mail in a check with the order form (see the PDF file) or call with your credit card number.   Use the 2012 registration form (PDF below) to print out the registration form.   After registration and payment, a confirmation will be sent to you. 

The cost is $18 per person. This tour is intended to be "family friendly", but very small children may find it boring.   This is NOT a "haunted house" tour, and we do not create artificial cheap tricks for amusement.

To view a PDF file of the 2012 brochure, click here for the OUTSIDE, and here for the INSIDE.   Remember that you must read the OUTSIDE from right to left, since this is a 3-panel brochure."

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