As of Friday, May 10, 2013
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File Photo Madame Macabre, played by Cynthia Rintye, is one of several storytellers during the Aurora Theatre's Lawrenceville Ghost Tours.
LAWRENCEVILLE -- When it comes to the Aurora Theatre, there's never a bad time for spooks and storytelling.
The venue has brought back its annual Lawrenceville Ghost Tours. Participants learn about the city's past with stories of ghosts and paranormal activity within aging buildings.
Attendees listen to stories about flying skeletons at Honest Alley, the schoolgirl ghosts who haunt the Lawrenceville Female Seminary and the infamous shooting of Larry Flynt on the stairs of the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse.
There is also a stop in the 1800s-era jail in Calaboose Alley behind McCray's Tavern. Each tour spends time in the jail listening to the tale of a slave named Eleek who was held there. He is believed to still haunt the premises.During the tour, there are no stunts, scare tactic or fake blood -- just an oral story given by the tour guide, so it is appropriate for curious minds of all ages.
The 90-minute walking tour begins and ends at Aurora located at 128 E. Pike St. in Lawrenceville.
The tours are at 8:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays today through September. The touring times change in October. Tickets range from $9 to $15. For reservations and additional information, visit www.scarystroll.com.