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"The lecture will be very different; we get to talk about things in North Tonawanda that we can't walk to," he said. "We wanted people to be able to have a nice evening whether they walk well or not. We have some wonderful stories in the area. I think it will be a good time."
Winfield's Haunted History Ghost Walks also includes walks through Western New York, including Allentown, East Aurora and the theater district downtown, pub crawls and other special events. The NT event is part of the "My Favorite Haunts" series, which also included a "Ghost Toast" in Lockport and ghost walks in Lewiston (including events today, Oct. 18 and 25).
Winfield, who meets thousands of people a year at the various events, said that it's great to return to the area.
"Niagara County is extremely rich in supernatural folklore and legends," he said. "Its history, its profile is so different ... because of its location along Ontario and its connection to Fort Niagara, and the falls is like this crazy cutoff in our geology.
"It really has created a very different history in Niagara Country. And the supernatural folklore is quite different, too."
For reservations or more information, call 655-6663 or visit www.hauntedhistoryghostwalks.com.IF YOU GO • WHAT: Lecture and ghost walk with author Mason Winfield • WHEN: The lecture takes place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, followed by the 60-minute walk at 8 p.m. • WHERE: Winfield's keynote presentation, "Thirteen Ghosts of North Tonawanda," will take place at Sweeney Hose Fire Co., 499 Zimmerman St., North Tonawanda. The Haunted History ghost walk will start at the Manhattan Street parking lot and continue throughout the city. • TICKETS: Cost is $15 for both events (lecture and walk). For reservations or more information, call 655-6663 or visit www.hauntedhistoryghostwalks.com.