Sep 30, 2012 2:17 PM by Lacey Steele

Ghosts walk the streets of Pueblo and you can hear their stories

We're about a month away from Halloween, but ghosts have already descended on downtown Pueblo.

We went along on the Ghost Walk, where we found out you learn as you have fun diving into the past.

Ghosts walk the streets of Pueblo with ten different stories to tell, all tied to the city's history.

"It's not real hard to find a lot of stories," said Alicia Croshal, Ghost Walk Assistant Director and Producer. "Amazing people came through here. Good, bad, and ugly."

Actors make it seem like the ghosts really do come out to play.

"They act like they are that person, and they speak from first person as if they were that person," said Croshal. "They get right into that character, so it's like bringing history alive."

Like a well known baseball player from history we found hanging out on the Riverwalk, telling everyone his famous baseball stats.

"I am Babe Ruth," said the actor. "Come on down and see me down here, and we'll show you."

Babe Ruth came through Pueblo to play baseball in the 1920's.

Moving on, some of the stories might surprise you.

"We've got somebody who was actually on the Titanic, a story about this man and his mistress," said Croshal. "Scandalous."

The man, who once lived in Pueblo, ended up dying that night in 1912 when the unsinkable ship went down.

How about hearing this on a street corner yelled by another actor, "Ladies and gentlemen. Boys and girls. Children of all ages. Gather round!"

It was an act showing when a man hypnotized a Pueblo lady in the 1950's.

She had never been out of the U.S., but the hypnotist became famous for his claim that he made her remember a past life.

When hypnotized, she spoke in an Irish accent about her childhood in Ireland in the 1800's.

The walk isn't just a chance to learn, it's an opportunity to help, too.

It benefits the Domestic Violence Task Force and the Battered Women's Shelter at the YWCA.

"There not a lot out there for victims of domestic violence right now, and we're trying to increase not only awareness but services that are offered for people who really need the help," said Croshal.

As night falls downtown, you end at the train depot after making your way through history.

If you would like to experience this living history yourself, there are two more chances.

This coming Friday and Saturday, October 5 and 6, tours will begin leaving every 15 minutes starting at 5:30 both evenings.

Tickets are $8 per person.


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