ABQ Trolley Co. will launch its new, year-round Albucreepy Downtown Ghost Walk next week. The 90-minute stroll will highlight ghost stories from around Downtown, with stops at places like the KiMo Theatre, the old Bernalillo County Courthouse and an area described as “the former red light district known as ‘Hell’s Half Acre.’”
Local “paranormal investigators” Blake Starr and David Jubb will serve as the guides, according to ABQ Trolley Co. co-owner Mike Silva.
“They did a ton of homework (to prepare),” Silva said. They will make the walk with a handheld projector that they can use to display 9-foot tall high-definition images on the side of buildings.
The tours won’t go into the buildings, but Silva said the plan is to eventually add separate “ghost hunt” program that takes people inside various properties.
The inaugural Albucreepy tour happens at 8 p.m. Sept. 4. Tickets are $25 and include valet parking and tapas from Hotel Andaluz. Due to subject matter, they are not recommended for young children. The tour will run at 8 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights to start, but will likely adjust schedules as needed by the season.
Silva and business partner Jesse Heron initiated the tour Downtown to help draw attention and foot traffic to the city center, though Silva said the ultimate plan is to add additional Albucreepy tours in other parts of the city.