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The Place Is a Ghost Town! 

It always feels a bit creepy in Alton, Illinois. Maybe it’s because the town is so close to the dark, ever-rolling waters of the Mississippi, or perhaps it’s because the buildings there look like time has passed them by. Or, it could just be all the ghosts roaming free throughout this community -- yeah, they’re probably why we’re spooked by Alton. So what better place to go during the Halloween season than an eerie museum in this small river town? The Alton Ghost Museum (1320 Milton Road) throws wide its doors in October from 6:30 to 11:45 p.m. Friday, 9 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday and noon to 4 p.m. Sunday. After you pay your $5-to-$10 admission, you will have the chance to explore a variety of ghostly exhibits and oddities, including the Voodoo Parlor, the Antique Pump Organ Museum (the ghosts’ fave instrument!), Siamese lambs from the 1904 World’s Fair, and much more. The building that houses the museum is even haunted! For more information about the specter site, e-mail The Alton Ghost Museum will remain open on Saturdays in November.
Fridays-Sundays; Saturdays. Starts: Oct. 21. Continues through Nov. 24, 2007

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