Residents and visitors are invited to explore the “other side” of Camden during walking tours of ghostly haunts by lantern light. The walks will be led by the mysterious Lady in the Red Cloak, who will be clad in period clothing of the late 1800s, including a striking red cloak.

“We have updated the tour for Camden and added new stops, so folks who joined us last season will have new discoveries for this season,” said Sally Lobkowicz, director of Haunted History Tours.

Participants will be taken through the back streets of Camden to hear tales of local hauntings and the history behind them. Buildings that once seemed ordinary will take on eerie new dimensions as the Lady in the Red Cloak relives their history and that of the ghostly entities that are said to still reside there.

The walks will be short enough in distance for anyone to enjoy, limited to the in-town area and lasting approximately one hour. But even in that small area, there is plenty of ghostly activity afoot, according to Lobkowicz.

“This town is filled with both hauntings and the history that goes with them,” said Lobkowicz. “Some of the hauntings are fairly well known, but most of them will be a surprise.”

The popular walking tours are also returning to the in-town areas of Boothbay Harbor, Damariscotta and Wiscasset. This year also marks the premier season for Haunted History Tours in Bath. “This is a beautiful town, full of intriguing architecture, steeped in history, and with plenty of mysterious haunts,” Lobkowicz said.

Lobkowicz, an experienced genealogy researcher, began looking into local ghost stories after hearing tales from in-town residents and businesspeople. “I discovered that there are quite a lot of buildings that people feel are haunted, and some of the stories are quite chilling,” she said.

For more information and reservations, contact The Lady in the Red Cloak at 380-3806, redcloaktours@gmail.com or redcloakhauntedhistorytours.com.