Haunted tours expanding

    Haunted Decatur Wagon Tours will return for Callithumpian 2012 with improved and expanded tours, it has been announced.
    The tours were featured as a one weekend event in 2011, but due to the demand for tickets last season it has grown to three weekends this year, the Callilthumpian Committee announced. Camelot Carriage Rides of Decatur will again provide the wagon and two horses for the rides.
     The spooky but family friendly horse-drawn tour of Decatur area haunts will again feature Max Miller as host, offering true ghost stories and strange happenings of the area. Such as the night it rained frogs, the early 1900s "Mysterious Lady in Black,"  tales of the "Horror Corridor" and other stories.
    Four haunted homes within a one-block area will be featured, plus the well-known Decatur landmark restaurant and its resident ghost.
     The approximately 60-minute rides will begin and end at the courthouse square in downtown Decatur.
    Three tours will be featured each evening, October 19, 20, 26, 27 and November 2 and 3; tour times will be 5:45 p.m, 7  p.m, and 8:15 p.m.
    Tickets will go on sale at Ritter's Flowers and Gifts, 937 N. Secind St. beginning next Monday at 9 .am.  Tickets are $10 per seat and are limited to 14 people per ride, which will offer more comfortable seating than last year, the announcement said.
    Any unsold  tickets will be available at the courthouse the night of the tours, along with Haunted Wagon Tour souvenirs .
    For more information visit the website at www.haunteddecaturtours.com and follow updates on Facebook.