Haunted Downtown Panama City Walking Tour

Published: Oct. 23, 2021 at 11:22 PM CDT
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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) -The Bay Arts Alliance hosted the Haunted Walking Tour of Downtown Panama City Saturday. Tours started at 6 p.m. and took place every 15 minutes. The haunted trail in total was around half a mile long.

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For those taking part in the tour, they learned about the history of downtown Panama City that dates back to the pirate days.

Guides shared several ghost stories including one about the Martain Theater. According to a tour guide, there is always at least one ghost story to tell about a theater no matter what city you are in.

Another haunting tale included the Panama City For the Arts building, which used to be the county jail years ago.

“One of my favorite stories especially on this tour is about Miles Brown. Brown actually murdered someone and then got put in the Center for the Arts, which was a county jail at the time. Then some vigilantes pulled him out of the jail cell and had a little bit of southern justice,” Jayson Kretzer, Executive Director of Bay Arts Alliance, said.

All the funds that were raised from ticket sales Saturday, will to the Bay Arts Alliance. Their mission is to spread art throughout Panama City,

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