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Jacquelyn Procter Reeves, Huntsville historian and author of twelve books including “When Spirits Walk” and “Wicked North Alabama,” has extensively researched the history of this area and uncovered little known facts as well as rumors of haunted places in all three of our Ghost Walks. She is the owner of Avalon Tours and long-time participant in the Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll.

Kevin Thompson, lead investigator with the Madison County Paranormal Research Society, has been investigating paranormal activity for over 13 years. He has been interviewed numerous times for his expertise and is in high demand for his insightful investigations. Kevin is our high –tech gadget expert. He is also a training officer for the Madison County Sheriff’s Department.

Robert Reeves is a well-established and recognizable name in local television as a long-time employee of WHNT-TV Channel 19. Robert has done several programs on haunted houses in Channel 19’s viewing area and his interest in local history makes him a natural for our tours. His contribution to the research of these stories and his ability to dig for details has greatly enhanced our tours. Ask him about his own ghostly encounters!

Leslie Kilgore is a graduate of the University of Alabama in Huntsville and works in Business Intelligence. She is also a member of the Madison County Paranormal Research Society and has served on panels discussing paranormal research (ghost hunting). For several years, she has portrayed the ghost of Sally Carter, Huntsville’s most famous spirit, in the Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll, and other venues about town. Leslie has illustrated two books, and written for local historic publications.

Van Brown grew up within walking distance of the once-bustling downtown business district. This self-proclaimed “old soul” absorbed the stories of Huntsville’s history at an early age, sparked by his grandmother’s storytelling and his love of folklore. He is no stranger to Huntsville’s ghosts, past and present, and loves portraying the blue-ribbon bovine, Lily Flagg, in the Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll. Van works at our outstanding Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Bob Boyer has been interested in all things ghostly for many years. He is proud of his Huntsville roots and loves our rich history, as well as monsters and mayhem. Bob has planned and produced several professional Haunted Houses in the Huntsville and Birmingham areas. He has participated in local ghost hunts and has had some creepy encounters! Bob has worked for radio for over 12 years, and is often heard on commercials and promotional ads for his employer, WZDX-Fox 54.

Wil Elrick comes to the Huntsville Ghost Walk with years of experience in paranormal investigations. He has worked with paranormal investigation teams in Alabama, North and South Carolina, and Chicago. He is a former police officer and currently manages the news department at Fox 54 in Huntsville. His abilities are creatively showcased in his short stories on local ghosts. Wil is a history buff and avid reader. Like ALL of our tour guides, Wil also participates in the annual Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll.

Randy Kilgore is a costumer, puppeteer, scientist, and member of the Madison County Paranormal Research Society. Originally from Central Alabama, he moved to Huntsville and became familiar with Huntsville's paranormal scene. Randy is also a staff member with the local science fiction convention, Crisiscon, where he orchestrates the paranormal and science tracks. As do the rest of the guides, Randy participates in the Cemetery Stroll.

According to Native Huntsvillians, Beth Kershner is a short time resident of Huntsville.  She is a graduate of Troy State University where she had a double major in Southern Literature and History.  She also works with Earthscope, Huntsville City Schools Environmental Program, where she teaches and leads tours.  Beth has always been a wonderful Interpreter of facts and fiction, and after living in a haunted house for some years, is great at bringing our stories to, ahem, life!  As an avid Ghost Tour junkie, her presentations are delightful if not spiritfully inspired!

David Hitt is co-author of two books, “Homesteading Space: The Skylab Story,” written with astronauts Owen Garriott and Joe Kerwin, and “Bold They Rise: The Space Shuttle Early Years.” Hitt has worked NASA’s Marshall Space Flight Center since 2002, and currently serves as a communications strategist for NASA’s Space Launch System, helping to share the story of America’s next-generation heavy-lift rocket for human and scientific exploration of deep space. A former newspaper editor, Hitt is a native of Huntsville, AL, and holds a bachelors degree in journalism from the University of Mississippi. He is a former chair of the National Space Society’s policy formulation subcommittee and serves as a volunteer at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center museum in Huntsville. He and his wife Rebecca are members of the Huntsville-Madison County Historical Society, lead trolley tours for Alabama Constitution Village and field trips for the Huntsville Historic Depot, are guides for the Huntsville Ghost Walk, participate in the annual Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll, and blog for the Huntsville-Madison County Convention and Visitors Bureau. David is also a member of the Comic Science Improv comedy troupe, which performs monthly in Madison

Rebecca Freeman grew up in Cullman, AL, spent one-fourth of her life down in Auburn, AL while earning a degree in history, and has worked in Huntsville for the past 3 years during which time she has absolutely fallen in love with the city and has declared it to be home. She harbors a deep passion for history and for storytelling, both of which she inherited from her grandmother in rural Cullman County, along with a healthy respect for the paranormal realm.  She loves to tell as many of Huntsville's stories as she can, in as many museums and settings as she can, whether in hoopskirts at the Huntsville Historic Depot and at the Maple Hill Cemetery Stroll or in flight suit at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center.  Captivated by her own ghost-hunting adventures, Rebecca is thrilled to join the ranks of the Huntsville Ghost Walk team!

Winter Forests was born and raised in North Alabama, After hiking and camping with the 101st Airborne in the the Republic of South Vietnam, he returned home and graduated from the University of Alabama in Huntsville.  For the past twenty years he has taught American Literature at Calhoun Community College and worked for the past ten years worked at the Huntsville Historic Depot,  He spends most of his time at his home on Elk River.

Our professional team of researchers and historians have put together, for your enjoyment, an interesting as well as entertaining evening, consisting of researched and documented stories of ghostly activity and Huntsville history. Come take a walk back in time with our tour guides. Be sure to bring your camera and take pictures. Perhaps you will find something – or someone – watching you back! You might also bring water and bug spray in the summer, flashlights in the fall. Sorry, there are no public restrooms on our walk. No credit cards accepted – cash and checks only.

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