By Madisyn Hahn
Aug. 27, 2019
This year marks the 21st year of the Ghosts of Lincoln tour. Scott Colborn and his daughter Melissa have operated the bus tour as a father-daughter business since she was 9-years-old.
The operator of the tour, Scott Colborn said, “It’s a 3+ hour tour of purported haunted locations in Lincoln. Some private property, some public areas. It’s a seated tour and the first half has 10 stops and the second half has 10 stops. I tell an additional 10 to 20 stories in-transit.”
Tickets are available starting at $18.99 for standard or $26.75 for deluxe. The first Ghosts of Lincoln tour will start Oct. 19 at 6:45 p.m. The tour will run from 7 – 10:20 p.m. with a half-way break at Raising Cane’s Chicken Fingers.
“Some of the standouts on the tour include the State Capitol Building, Nebraska Wesleyan, Tabitha, and some private residences. I think it’s rewarding helping people understand that “reality” is much bigger than our consensus has previously allowed,” Colborn said.
The Ghosts of Lincoln bus tours are family-friendly events with dark nights and ghost stories told all through the month of October.
“People go every year and some folks even go on multiple nights. The tours allow people to be curious. I’m excited to see many of the familiar patrons from the past and meeting lots of new folks who have never gone on a tour before. I do it because it helps educate people as to the difference between ‘Hollywood Horror’ and the real paranormal, to dispel myths and rumors and to have fun,” Colborn said.
For more information and to purchase tickets, go to Ghosts of Lincoln’s website.
Madisyn Hahn is a multimedia intern with KZUM.