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New Alpharetta company to begin ghost tours downtown
by Nicole Dow
June 26, 2013 11:53 AM | 3924 views | 6 6 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Erin Gray<br>Alpharetta resident Jen Hunt has founded Alpharetta Tours and will be offering HOWLpharetta ghost tours downtown starting July 12.
Staff / Erin Gray
Alpharetta resident Jen Hunt has founded Alpharetta Tours and will be offering HOWLpharetta ghost tours downtown starting July 12.
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Alpharetta resident Jen Hunt has always been interested in stories of the past. When she moved to Alpharetta from Marietta last year, she decided to join the Alpharetta Historical Society.

She also delved into research on her own and started sharing what she learned with others. Her husband suggested she start a walking tour business.

“I started giving impromptu tours to friends, and they really enjoyed it,” Hunt said. “So I said okay, let’s go for it.”

Her company — Alpharetta Tours — will roll out to the public July 12. While Hunt hopes to eventually offer a variety of walking tours, the company will kick things off with a ghost tour through downtown coined “The HOWLpharetta Tour.”

The tours will take place on Friday and Saturday nights and last between an hour and a half to two hours. Tours include a stop through Resthaven Cemetery, which is normally closed to the public in the evenings.

“The city was gracious enough to let us go in there at night,” Hunt said.

While she does not claim to be an expert on the supernatural, the topic of ghosts does fascinate her.

“It’s kind of on the horizon for everybody right now,” she said. “There’s all the ghost adventure shows, and I’ve been on a lot of ghost tours myself.”

As Hunt dug deep into the history of the city, she uncovered many stories about Alpharetta’s deceased.

“A very interesting thing that I came across was that [at] one of the stops that we go to [on the tour], there was a murder/suicide that occurred in 1912,” she said.

Although the case was well documented at the time and is known by some longtime residents, Hunt’s research led her to another old court case involving the man accused of committing the murder/suicide, which brings ties of jealousy and corruption to the murder story.

“Some of the members of the genealogy group I had talked to said they had never heard of [the other case] before and were so happy to get a piece of that information from the court records,” she said.

“Just being able to find out some information that no one else had actually tied together with this gentleman was fascinating.”

Hunt hopes Alpharetta Tours will interest longtime locals, newcomers and tourists alike.

“We’re hoping that everybody gets to learn a little something or at least be entertained in some way,” she said.
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Jen A
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July 13, 2013
We took the tour last night and it was great!! Spooky stories and history in a well told tour. Enjoyed it!
Megan W
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June 27, 2013
Is there a website for the tour? I would like to find out what the cost is and how to get a reservation for the tour...
Jen H
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June 30, 2013
Hi Megan!

We'd love for you to join us on the tour! Our website is www.alpharettatours.com and you can make reservations on

http://www.zerve.com/AlphaTours/Howl.

Call us at (800) 979-3370 for any questions.

See you soon!
GOpherLittle.com
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June 30, 2013
www.alpharettatours.com
Anthony B
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June 26, 2013
Wow is Jen single? She is gorgeous.. Ill take the tour if she's the guide. Haha.
Grant C
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July 02, 2013
Last I knew, she was married. And it mentions her husband in the story so you may be out of luck. We can't wait to get up there and take the tour. Sounds very Tricky!!!

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