On The Road: Ghost Tour of Uptown

By Liz Horton - bio l email

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - Most of us walk the streets of uptown Charlotte without thinking of the stories and the history behind the façade. This season brings an interest in all things paranormal, and the Queen City has no shortage of spooky.

"Wet footsteps on the staircases without water in site... a figure sitting in the balcony wearing a white oxford shirt, only to see it kind of vanish before him." These are just a few of the spooky stories that Tremaine Tyson shares with participants of his ghost tour in Uptown. You just might find it's not your typical Halloween adventure.

"Definitely not set to spook people out, but tell a little about this history and the things people may have been involved in those earlier day," said Tyson.

Our stops included the Carolina Theater, Elmwood Cemetery, and the McGlohon Theater, all spots with fascinating stories.

"You can walk past them each day and not realize them," said Tyson. "That's just kinda what we want to do-- to point that out so we can begin to have the appreciation for that contrast between the old and the new."

I came ready to be spooked, but I left with an appreciation for the living and the dead.

"The biggest thing is definitely paying respect and honoring the history of what has come before us," said Tyson.

And so it goes, ashes to ashes and dust to dust.

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Ghost Tours Available: Friday, Saturday, Sunday                                                                          Time: 7pm (check the website for additional times)- Reservations are not necessary           Cost: $10 Adults $5 Children 12 & under
Meet @ Amelies French Bakery- 330 South Tryon on the corner of Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd & Tryon St.                                                                                                                                      Contact: (704) 962- 1662
Duration: 1.5-2hrs
Distance: Approximately 2 miles