TOP PHOTO: Business of the week. Allan Miller brings history alive with his downtown LaFollette Ghost Walk Tours.
By Charlotte Underwood
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – The haunting season is here and LaFollette’s favorite storyteller and historian Allan Miller is back with his yearly Ghostwalk tours. The first tour starts tonight at 7:30.
Miller brings both ghosts and history alive with a stroll along the downtown streets of LaFollette listening to historical accounts of murder, mayhem, gunfights, mysteries and more.
A walking tour is offered by Miller every weekend this month. He has been conducting these tours for more than a decade now. Over the years he has continued to gather stories and legends about the “mysterious” haunts of LaFollette.
In 2009, Miller started the tours after going on a field trip with his daughter to Alexandria, VA, and taking a haunted history tour. “It was awful,” according to Miller, whose wife then suggested he should start a tour himself. Through research of the area, Miller has stories dating back to when LaFollette resembled a wild west town.
Stories on the tour include the old post office, the LaFollette House, Big Creek and more. “There is so much about LaFollette that people don’t know. Come hear all about it, and the shootouts in the streets … oh and the ghosts,” Miller said.
While the tour begins at Seargeant Park and ends there, Miller takes his guests on a winding walk through the streets and alleys of the town. Tours are $10 per person and are Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 pm.
He is also available for private tours of 10 or more. For more information or to contact him, visit his Facebook page at Allan Miller’s Ghostwalk LaFollette. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 09/30/2022-6AM)