About this Event
First of it’s Kind Halloween Event in Athens , Alabama where the historic Gray and Holt building is investigated for the Paranormal and any ghostly spirits that may still Linger! The Southern Ghost Girls Tours, Led by Founder, Empath, Medium and TV Personality Lesley Ann Hyde will take you on a historic journey as they investigate the building along with You! You will get to actively participate and use professional Paranormal Investigation Equipment like you see on the popular Paranormal TV Shows. Be One of the First People to ever investigate here to see if it’s truly Haunted!
The tour is acceptable for anyone interested in trying something new or even the seasoned paranormal investigator. It is a Family Friendly Event but please use discretion when bringing small children. Social distancing and Face coverings are required as we follow the state wide mandate due to Covid. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to The Athens-Limestone County Tourisn Association whom hosts the wildly popular yearly Athens Ghost Walks.
Following is a brief history of the building so you will have some background on it before the event!
The current Gray and Holt building originally opened in November 1911 as the Dixie Theatre a silent move theather. The picture shows changed daily with admission at 10 cents for adults and 5 cents for children.
In 1929-1934 it operated as the Ira Jaffe building a dry goods store.
In 1934 E.T. Gray (known as Doc Gray) & Sons bought the building for supplying dry goods to the community; furniture, groceries & clothing. Doc Gray was known for carrying the largest selection of ‘Overalls’ for his clients. The building switched hands again to the Aycock’s where they carried items of nostalgia from decor to clothing. In 2008 there was a change in management where the store brought in speciality items such as collegiate ware and memorabilia until 2018 when it was purchased by Zach Walker. Under Mr. Walker’s ownership, the name will continue to be Gray & Holt.