This is an unusual story. I don't remember ever hearing of something like this before. The Three Valley Museum in Durant, Oklahoma and the Bryan County Genealogy Society have canceled a planned “ghost stories” historical tour at Highland Cemetery, following a storm of protests on Facebook.
The event on Oct. 27 would have chronicled the lives of six individuals and involved people dressed in period clothing. The event was to be a fundraiser for both organizations.
After an article about it appeared in the Sunday Durant Daily Democrat, many current and former residents began speaking out against it on Facebook, calling the event, “disrespectful,” “a mockery” and “crass.” Some residents were also planning to protest at today’s Durant City Council meeting. Many also expressed concern that loved one’s graves would be “trampled on.”
You can read more in the Durant Daily Democrat at http://goo.gl/YaqDR.
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