Friday, October 13, 6 to 8 p.m.
Cheesman Park Pavilion
Famously built over the hastily relocated Mount Prospect Cemetery, Cheesman Park — and its ghastly history — is an endless source of morbid fascination. The Magpie Paranormal Tour Agency is getting into the Friday the 13th spirit with a walk through the park's ghoulish history, including visits to a number of purportedly haunted historic homes. Gather with a gaggle of fellow history buffs at Cheesman's neoclassical pavilion at 6 p.m. — just in time for dusk — before departing on an informative amble through the park and the surrounding historic neighborhood. Tours are limited to thirty participants, so call 970-316-5828 to RSVP. Tickets are $15, and cash is preferred. Visit Magpie Paranormal's Facebook page to learn more about this tour, as well as a host of other upcoming events.
Saturday, October 14, 8 to 10 p.m.
Cheesman Park, Morey Middle School
Central Denver is so dense with historic buildings, landmarks and creepy tales that its neighborhoods can foster a number of ghost walks and haunted history tours. Among the finest is the Ghosts of Capitol Hill Walking Tour, a meander through the bustling historic district. Join the crew of fellow ghost hunters for an informative yet spine-tingling trek through this local hotbed of paranormal activity. Participants meet at the corner of 13th Avenue and Gilpin Street, near Cheesman Park, before concluding the two-mile walk at Morey Middle School. Though the event is produced by Denver Free Walking Tours, individual admission is $19 per person, or $16 per person in a special four-pack deal. Visit the Denver Free Walking Tours home page to learn more. Space is limited, so don't hesitate. The Ghosts of Capitol Hill Walking Tour is not recommended for children under twelve years of age.