Throwback Thursday – Unseen Bowling Green, A Soldier’s Tragedy
Fall has officially returned and we’re kicking off the month of Halloween with a haunted take on Throwback Thursday. Over the past few years, this segment has taken you to several known haunted locations around southern Kentucky. This week we’re staying in downtown Bowling Green for the Unseen stories.
The Unseen Bowling Green downtown haunted walking tour is celebrating its fifth season this year. The tour kicked off in 2015 with stories collected from the Landmark Association by husband-wife duo Kara and Ken Glenn. Offering one-of-a-kind guided tours only during the month of October during the first three seasons, the Glenns shared Bowling Green’s history with hundreds of people.
With stories thoroughly researched about infamous Bowling Green people and landmarks, the tour has become a seasonal favorite for locals and visitors alike. The Historic Railpark & Train Museum purchased the tour in the 2018 season and has added new tales.
The 2019 Unseen Bowling Green season features military tragedies related to local lore and is an unusual tie-in with the Railpark’s yearlong Save the Depot campaign. Also new for this year’s season is the Pauline Tabor tour that kicked off over the summer. The madam of clay street tour is only offered to the 21 and over crowd.
Ticket sales for both Unseen Bowling Green tours benefit the Railpark’s non-profit museum and event venue. Tours begin at Stadium Park Plaza in downtown Bowling Green and guests weave their way through Fountain and Circus Squares, discovering little known facts and haunting oddities along the way.