Spooky Sights, Paranormal Frights & Creepy Nights in Georgetown, KY
New Kentucky After Dark Passport Highlights highlights haunted hotspots
GEORGETOWN, KY – Oct 1, 2023 – Enter Georgetown’s Dead Man’s Hollow & Haunted Highway with Kentucky After Dark, a new first-of-its-kind haunted hotspots trail that dares visitors to discover the paranormal side of Kentucky. Twelve destinations across the state, including Georgetown, have put their most frightening foot forward to present tales from a crypt, unexplained phenomena and stories of things that go bump in the night.
Thrill-seekers can pick up a Kentucky After Dark Passport from each participating destination’s Welcome/Visitor Center. The passport provides a list of the state’s scariest sights, spookiest frights and creatures of the night—from the Wooldridge Monument, aka “Weird Rushmore,” in Mayfield to Louisville’s Waverly Hills Sanitorium, an abandoned tuberculosis hospital considered among the most haunted places in America, to Georgetown’s Dead Man’s Hollow & Haunted Highway.
Located along US 25 in Georgetown/Scott County, this lonely stretch of highway was not only the site of a murderous discovery, but it harbors the ruins of the circa 1928 Fishers Travel Camp, a once happy haven for vacationers, now home to hobgoblins who haunt this overgrown patch sitting beneath a sign that reads, “Hell.” According to legend, the camp was built atop Dead Man’s Hollow, site of a Civil War execution, hideout for stagecoach robbing bandits and, with a cave hidden at the bottom of the camp, the place murderers hid their victim’s body.
The Kentucky After Dark Passport shares a bit of background for each destination’s haunts and haints, notes the type of “creep” experienced (otherworldly encounters, historic hauntings, mysterious beasts, etc.), and invites visitors to rate their scare level. A sticker is earned for each place visited. Complete six or more “creeps”—if you dare—and get rewarded with Kentucky After Dark Key Chains.
For more information about the Kentucky After Dark Passport, Georgetown’s Dead Man’s Hollow & Haunted Highway and other haunted sites and stories in Georgetown, visit www.georgetownky.com/things-to-do/kentucky-after-dark.
Georgetown/Scott County Tourism
The lonely remains of FIshers Travel Camp sit beneath a sign proclaiming it to be "Hell."
Photo: Georgetown/Scott County Tourism
ABOUT GEORGETOWN, KY | Birthplace of Bourbon. Kentucky’s Horse Headquarters. Georgetown is both of these, and more. Sitting in the midst of Horse Country, Kentucky’s fastest growing city is home to horse-centric attractions and events, including the Kentucky Horse Park, Old Friends Thoroughbred Retirement Farm, Kentucky Three Day Event, Festival of the Horse and the National Horse Show. Its beautifully preserved Victorian-era downtown is filled with dozens of locally-owned shops, galleries and restaurants. “Only here” attractions: Toyota Motor Manufacturing Tour/Experience Center; Yuko-en—the official Kentucky-Japan Friendship Garden; Heirlooms & Gretchen’s authentic stained glass shop. Outdoor adventure: Elkhorn Creek; Skullbuster Mountain Bike Trail; Kentucky Proud family-fun farms. Historical sites: Ward Hall Greek Revival Mansion Tour; Scott County/Georgetown Museum; 1917 Rosenwald School. Coming: Blue Run Spirits Distillery. Accommodations: 38 unique stays, 18 brand name chain hotels, two campgrounds. www.facebook.com/gotogtown