Haunted History

Sometimes late at night, when wind is the only sound in Capitol Hill, if you listen closely, you can hear running footsteps — even though there's no one around. A dog is howling, even though that dog has been dead for many years.

Damn right there are ghosts in Cap Hill, and Kevin Pharris is your guide to the supernatural tonight through Halloween.

Pharris's Denver History Tours will guide the willing to walk in the footsteps of the dead, including female victims of the notorious Capitol Hill Thug from the early 1900s, who never was caught. The tour goes by several houses that are said to be haunted, including one where many of man's best friends were slaughtered. The company is also offering tours of the Oxford Hotel, room 320, where a jealous husband of a spirit still scares the shit out of some single male guests who dare to get into the bed where the ghost of the man's cheating wife still rests.

Tours are $20 and must be booked and paid for in advance; Pharris can be reached at 720-234-7929. The plan is to go in to room 320 at the Oxford, if people aren't too scared and the room isn't booked. Unfortunately for the supernaturally inclined, the very dead spirits of insurance agents (who are still alive) forbid entrance into the houses. Visit www.denverhistorytours.com for more information.
Fridays, Saturdays; Sun., Oct. 28; Tue., Oct. 30; Wed., Oct. 31. Starts: Oct. 12. Continues through Oct. 31, 2007

 
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