I'd like to see a ghost. It would confirm there's an afterlife. - Marlon Wayans
Living in a town full of ghosts may not suit everyone but a quick rundown of the local shops shows there are some who thrive in this atmosphere. Whether the locals have seen one or not, those who escort the tourists on the ghost tours say they have found it easier to linger in areas that are well lit. Enough said.
Ghosts have been encountered in numerous locations throughout the town and in the surrounding vicinity of Weston, Missouri. So not all of them are on the tour but one location that does feature an extremely active ghost at the present time is a building that was recently converted from storage to a residence.
You can see for yourself the response of the startled resident as he investigates unexplained noises with his dog in tow. He posted his encounter on Youtube: "Weston Swinging Light Ghost - *language*
Main Street Galleria is certainly among the thrivers of the local shops. No doubt the sweet shop is a popular draw with excellent pie and fudge as sample temptations.
This year's Dining with Ghosts is again combined with a walking tour of local haunts that offers insight and background on the featured residences and, in some cases, residents: both living and/or deceased.
One couple got the fright of their life during a stay at a local B&B. As the story goes, they had just settled in for the night with a tray full of snacks when the full blown embodiment of the deceased walked through the room.
They promptly called the host and departed. Their haste in vacating was evidenced in the up-heaved food trays and the entire room left in disarray. Note that a spirit rarely shows up on demand but that room remains available upon request.
You are invited to the final night of this year's tour. The festivities start at 7pm Friday, October 30th. No costume required but a healthy appetite is welcome.
Call for reservations. Tickets are $45 per person. 816-640-2825. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Weston Community Theatre.