Chasing Ghosts

By Joel Charron

The days are shorter, the air is cooler and Robert Tymec is gearing up for another season of terrifying strolls through the Navy Yard Park.

Tymec, owner of Monkey’s with a Typewriter Theater Company returns to Amherstburg with brand new spooky tales of the historic community.

“Amherstburg is becoming Canada’s most haunted,” joked Tymec.

Robert Tymec and his actors are back for another spine tingling edition of the Amherstburg Ghost Tour. This year’s theme will evolve around the legend of Texas Road.

The ghost walk will follow the same format as last year with Tymec and other actors leading a group through the Navy Yard Park while narrating the eerie stories. Tymec said there is all new material.

Although there will be local ghost stories of the area the main focus of the tour will be about the legend of Texas Road.

“We really didn’t realize the reputation of Texas Road,” he said. “It’s much bigger than we understood.”

Tymec said he talked to a few people about the tales of the legendary road, however many of the people told him to search the Internet.

“It’s crazy, there is so much about Texas Road on the Internet,” explained Tymec. “I even found ghost expeditions that people put on You Tube.”

He added that the ghost expeditions he found, involved people who travelled a long distance to explore the local legend.

“People travelled from Northern Ontario and the people from the states were from Chicago,” he said.

He said it took him twice as long to research the stories because there was a plethora of material to sort through.

Tymec noted that it was only a matter of time before he did a ghost walk with a Texas Road theme.

“You would almost be a jerk not to focus on Texas Road,” he said. “When you have so much information about a specific area like Texas Road, you have to use it eventually.”

Although the stories will involve Texas Road, the ghost tour will still take place in Navy Yard Park.

The tours kicked off this past Friday and will run every Friday until Oct. 28. Participants are asked to meet at the Mayor Fountain at 8:30 p.m.

The tours are roughly an hour and 15 minutes and cost $8 for adults and $4 for children.

Tymec added if the groups become too large, they might add a second tour that will shortly follow the 8:30 tour.

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