By Patrick Whitehurst

There’s no better time to explore those things that go bump in the night, and those topics that make us lock our doors at night, than the month of October.

Tucson’s scary tales range from the hard to beilieve to the police blotter.Tales that truly happened, such as the Pied Piper of Tucson, have shaken the foundation of the community, and tales that are harder to swallow, such as the spirits believed to haunt nearby Collosal Cave, make us scoot closer to the campfire at night.

Reports of mysterious orbs and spoectral figures have been reported at the popular tourist destination, as have true crime tales of outlaws that used the caves to hide from law enforcement.

The Pied Piper of Tucson, AKA Charles Schmid, was classified as a local serial killer after he murdered three girls. His story, and many dark tales of Tucson history, are featured in my new book, “Murder & Mayhem in Tucson,” out now from Arcadia Publishing.

I’ll be signing copies of the book on Saturday, October 9, from 1-3 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble west side location, in the Foothills Mall, found at 7325 N. LaCholla Blvd. Ste 100.

Patrick Whitehurst has worked in journalism and communications for over 15 years. He’s the author of the books, “Haunted Monterey County” and “Murder and Mayhem in Tucson” and a number of short stories.

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