“Villa Rica is one of those towns that if you blink you could miss it as you are driving by,” says Wartime Paranormal co-owner Jessica Johns. But small towns can have big secrets, and Villa Rica is no exception. Wartime Paranormal’s Ghosts and Gold tour explores that eerie past with two-hour walking tours of the town that will be offered eight times a week throughout the month of October.

Located an hour from Atlanta, Villa Rica was the site of America’s first real gold rush and is a supposed hotbed of paranormal activity. Ghostly activity in the town’s Glimmer Salon has scared customers away in the middle of their haircuts. A man killed at Wicks Tavern in a bar fight is said to still haunt the room. The two-hour walking tour explores these sites as well as the town’s history.

The official kick-off tour on Oct. 1 will feature guest host Dustin Pari of Syfy Channel’s “Ghost Hunters” and “Ghost Hunters International.” During October, the tours will be held on Monday, Wednesday and Friday nights. For the full schedule and more information visit wartimeparanormal.yolasite.com.