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Akron - In partnership with psychic medium, Laura Lyn, The Summit County Historical Society will be host to a number of paranormal fall events. A new program introduced this year, "Akron and Summit County True Crime Tour," will add an element of murder and mayhem.
As 19th century author Mark Twain said, "Truth is stranger than fiction," which will be evident by the history presented on how criminologists have collected and used physical evidence through time.
The walk will feature historical crimes and near recent past murders. Working with volunteers and current Akron Police Department records, the Society has gathered information on cases that will be shared with attendees on this two hour walking tour that starts at the Perkins Stone Mansion. People who purchase tickets also receive a discounted coupon to attend the Society's Oct. 31 Lights Out Paranormal tour.
"Things can happen anywhere... walls hold memories" mentioned Laura Lyn as she went on a pre-tour noting the interesting energy that she honed into walking by various homes and structures.
Back by popular demand, the Society will host Psychic Paranormal Tours on Oct. 14 at 6:30 and 8 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring a flashlight and a camera. Photography is only allowed in the house during these special paranormal events as past attendees have witnessed psychic impressions. Laura Lyn debunks dust or pollen spores that show up in photographs, but she highlights areas to quickly take an image to potentially capture an orb or other energy.
Lights Out Paranormal Tours will be only on Oct. 31. Guests may come individually or in groups for this fun event where stories of past experiences in the Perkins Stone Mansion are shared with all the lights out in the home of Akron's founding family.
The Society is excited to feature Laura Lyn's Realm to Realm on the property Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. During the course of the evening, guests will gather around tables as Laura Lyn taps into their family ancestral history, spirit guides and angels. Refreshments and a first floor holiday walk through the Perkins Mansion will make this night one to remember. This special program guides people from the haunting realm to the realm of family thanksgiving and holiday celebrations.
Tickets for most events are available at www.summithistory.org/tickets.htm or by calling the Society office at 330-535-1120.