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Downtown: Tickets on sale for popular Ghost Walk

Spirits of Pleasanton's past come alive at Museum on Main event

Ghost Walk -- the spooky jaunt down Main Street with guides to point out haunted sites -- has opened this year's ticket sales for the event that takes place right before Halloween.

Sponsored by Museum on Main, the annual two-hour guided tour has become more popular each year, with 1,200 attending and spots filling out well in advance.

"Ghost Walk has successfully brought the haunted side of Pleasanton to 'life' through the stories and experiences collected from psychics, ghost hunters and shop workers over the years," museum director Jim DeMersman said. "Ghost Walk is more spooky than it is scary. It's not a haunted house type of program where people jump out to scare you."

Teen members of Pleasanton's Creatures of Impulse are returning to portray the historic figures who haunt downtown.

"The improv team is a great addition to Ghost Walk," DeMersman said. "They are so fun playing the many roles of the downtown ghosts, and we are pleased they will be back again this year."

Tours will depart the museum every 30 minutes between 6-8 p.m. Oct. 18, 19, 25 and 26. The Ghost Walks take place rain or shine, so participants are urged to dress appropriately. Costumes are highly encouraged.

Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for children 12 and under. They may be purchased at www.museumonmain.org; by calling 462-2766; or at Museum on Main, 603 Main St.

Editor's note: A previous version of this story included incorrect information from the Museum on Main about Ghost Walk ticket prices. The correct event costs are now reflected.

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