Saturday's full moon cast the perfect light on the town's sold-out summer ghost tours.

Three tours were offered and limited to 12 presold tickets for each tour.

Town of Okotoks Museum Specialist Kathy Coutts says the tours start out at the museum and focus primarily on buildings in the downtown core. She says the events provide a great opportunity for people to hear some ghost stories and learn about local history.

Coutts says the idea to introduce summer full moon ghost tours came on the heels of the successful Halloween ghost tours.

"Every year, it's a sell-out around Halloween," she says. "And three years ago, we thought why don't we do one in the summer, when it's warmer and tie it in with the full moon, do it later at night when it's really dark. Again it caught on really well and, every year, it seems to sell out."

Coutts says although tour destinations can change slightly for the various tours, there are a couple of stories that are always included.

"Two of our most popular ghost stories relate to a ghostly spirit that resides at the train station," she explains. "Another popular story is at the Okotoks Junior High, involving a spirit who whistles while he works up there at the school."

Coutts says anyone who missed the most recent ghost tours can catch the next version, coming up in the fall.

"Have no fear," she says. "We will be hosting the tours again in October, just in time for Halloween."

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