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Hamlet Depot to Host Ghost Tours

HAMLET – Back for its second year, the Hamlet Depot Ghost Tour is geared up to offer spooky thrills mixed with a little bit of local history to Richmond County’s constituents.

The tour, which is hosted by The Village Paranormal Research Society, located in Pinehurst, will offer locals two nights to venture into the historic Hamlet Depot to test their luck with connecting with the paranormal. Set for Friday, October 20, and Saturday, October 21, the event will be weekend before Hamlet’s Seaboard Festival.

“This is going to be great,” said Lauri Carter, the team’s founder. “My team and I are very excited for the investigation!”

Last year, the tour groups had a lot of paranormal experiences. Flashlights flashed on and off, which signified the answering of questions being asked. Voice phenomena was recorded. Tour guests, this year, are encouraged to download hunting apps and take a lot of pictures, and are asked to share any findings with the Depot.


The investigators and a museum tour guide will lead groups through the Depot and Tornado buildings, and will utilize ghost hunting equipment. The equipment includes audio recorders, temperature gauges, a geophone, motion detector, and ion counters. The investigation team will also give the tour groups a chance to use and learn about the equipment.

Each tour will feature historical elements as well. The tour guides will discuss the history of the buildings, as well as the artifacts present. This was a popular event for the city last year, with tickets for the event selling out in three days.

Tickets are on sale through ticketleap.com and are $20 per person. For questions regarding the tour, please contact Stephanie Thornsbury at (910) 582-0603.

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