Take a tour through haunted, historic downtown Panama City

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PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - For many, some of the best Halloween traditions involve haunted houses. But taking a walk through historic downtown Panama City can be just as eerie.

Paul Bonnette is a historian and a member of the Panhandle Paranormal Investigation. Born and raised in Panama City, he has dedicated his life to uncovering the mysteries of historic downtown.

Bonnette and NewsChannel 7's Alexandra Gallo take a walk down Harrison Avenue discussing the history of different buildings and the paranormal activity associated with them, clearing up the facts from the myths and legends.

"All of these different things, but none of them are true. That's the beauty of the history of these places. You find the real history. You find what actually happened. Often times, facts are spookier than legends," Bonnette says.

As a member of the Panhandle Paranormal Investigation, Bonnette tries to disprove paranormal activity. He investigates buildings that are said to be haunted to try to find rational explanations behind strange instances.

The four locations we feature in our special report involve paranormal activity that Bonnette and his crew have not been able to disprove.