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Video: 'Ghost Tour' brings dead to life at Prospect Cemetery

Matthew Medsger
| Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, 11:57 p.m.

The dead came alive Thursday at Prospect Cemetery in Brackenridge.

For the eighth October in a row, the cemetery where the borough's namesake is laid to rest was the site of a “Ghost Tour,” a one-hour walk among the headstones featuring volunteers dressed as significant community figures from Brackenridge's and neighboring Tarentum's past.

Volunteer Sarah Schott, 41, of Brackenridge tells the story of Martha Galbraith, the wife of a Tarentum doctor who died in 1906, as part of the annual Prospect Cemetery Ghost Tour, on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.
Matthew Medsger | Tribune-Review
Volunteer Sarah Schott, 41, of Brackenridge tells the story of Martha Galbraith, the wife of a Tarentum doctor who died in 1906, as part of the annual Prospect Cemetery Ghost Tour, on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.
Skip Culleiton introduces himself as the ghost of Henry Brackenridge, the founder of Tarentum, during the annual Prospect Cemetery Ghost Tour on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. The tour aims to preserve the memory of the area's historical figures.
Matthew Medsger | Tribune-Review
Skip Culleiton introduces himself as the ghost of Henry Brackenridge, the founder of Tarentum, during the annual Prospect Cemetery Ghost Tour on Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017. The tour aims to preserve the memory of the area's historical figures.
The entrance to Prospect Cemetery is where Henry Brackenridge, the founder of Tarentum, is buried. On Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, the cemetery was home to a Ghost Tour of local historical figures.
Matthew Medsger | Tribune-Review
The entrance to Prospect Cemetery is where Henry Brackenridge, the founder of Tarentum, is buried. On Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017, the cemetery was home to a Ghost Tour of local historical figures.
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