BARTLESVILLE, Okla. - Some might in describing Bartlesville's nightlife say downtown Bartlesville is a ghost town on nights and on weekends with not a soul to be seen.
Bartlesville Unlimited, Inc., a downtown Bartlesville group interested in bringing life to downtown area businesses, says Bartlesville is a ghost town — that is, a town full of ghosts.
In dark of this, those businesses together have organized downtown tours for the evenings of Oct. 19 and 20, where those who dare join will learn why Bartlesville is indeed a ghost town.
Starting at 5:30 p.m. from Frank and Lola's, the Downtown Ghost Walk will guide patrons through some of Bartlesville's historic buildings and businesses. Those touring will hear stories of murder, untimely deaths and "unsettled souls."
In the past, the tour included stops at the downtown State Farm Insurance office —said to be the site of Oklahoma's first homicide — and Frank and Lola's — in a building said to have once housed a brothel.
Owners of the businesses scheduled as stops during the ghost walk tour have reported experiences some might describe as paranormal.
The tours will leave every 20 minutes until 9 p.m. Admission will be $5 and goes to Downtown Bartlesville, Inc.