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Spooky Tours of NKY to Be Offered this Week


Some of the spookiest corners of Northern Kentucky will be explored in the Spooky Secrets Tour this week.

The tour was creared by Jill Morenz, who leads the NKY Public Arts Network, and Kathy Witt, author of Secret Cincinnati, which profiles some of the region's hidden gems and was recently featured in an RCN podcast.

Proceeds from the tours on Thursday and Friday will benefit the Welcome House of Northern Kentucky.

John Witt, photographer for the Secret Cincinnati book, will lead the tour, giving attendees an up-close look at some of its creepier “secrets”, including a few new ones that weren’t in the original edition. 

Tour attendees will start the evening at Ludlow’s Second Sight Spirits, where they will enjoy a signature drink, such as the Spiced Premonition or a Swami’s Mojito, while interacting with the fortune telling-themed décor in the lounge. 

A tour bus will then take everyone to Behringer-Crawford Museum for a private showing of a selection of weird and mysterious artifacts from their permanent collection. 

The next stop is the perennially creepy Hail Dark Aesthetics store in Covington’s MainStrasse Village, which will be open just for tour-goers, who can browse through the collection of paranormal and occult objects, taxidermy, and vintage vinyl. 

Newport is the next destination, where the Thursday tour will stop at Tuscarora Moon for tarot readings. On the Friday tour, the readings will take place inside Falcon Theatre. Evil eye cookies will accompany the readings.

Then it’s back to Covington for ghost stories about the Riverside Drive statues and nearby stately homes.

The tour’s final stop is at Roebling Point Books & Coffee, where attendees can sip a coffee drink and receive a signed copy of Secret Cincinnati.

Afterward, the transport will take everyone back to Ludlow.

The tour dates are Thursday, October 24 and Friday, October 25 from 5:30 to 10 p.m. Tickets are $100 and are limited to 20 each night. Tickets can be purchased here.