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Tour of Iowa City and UI haunted landmarks scheduled Wednesday

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- In conjunction with the University of Iowa RiverFest lecture this week by paranormal expert Peter Jordan, a local tour of haunted landmarks will be conducted Wednesday, April 23, for a few brave souls.

Iowa City area paranormal investigator Todd Ristau will lead the tour, beginning at 6:45 p.m. at the Mill Restaurant, 120 E. Burlington, of such ghostly landmarks as the Hall Mall, Currier Hall, Mabie Theatre and perhaps the Black Angel. Participants are asked to bring a flashlight, comfortable shoes and their courage. The walk should last about an hour.

Ristau, a graduate of the UI Playwrights Workshop, is a member of the International Ghost Hunters Society and publishes a monthly magazine, "Third Eye Over Iowa," dedicated to tracking paranormal activity in the Midwest. The ghost walk is co-sponsored by the magazine.

Jordan, of "Amityville Horror" fame, will present a lecture Thursday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m. in the Main Lounge of the Iowa Memorial Union. Admission is free and open to the public. The event is sponsored by the University Lecture Committee in conjunction with UI RiverFest activities.

For more information, contact the Lecture Committee at (319) 335-3255.

4/22/97