Are you afraid of the dark? Come see “Temecula’s Dark Side Ghost Tour” to find out why

TEMECULA, CA ─ Are you afraid of the dark? Do you sense ghosts and spirits lurking around at night, searching for answers never to be received? If so, and if you think you are brave enough, consider joining long-time Temecula resident Dale Garcia later this month when he takes area residents on a night-time walking tour through Old Town Temecula while exploring the City’s “dark side.”


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“Old Town Temecula’s past includes murders and, some say, ghosts,” according to City officials who recently explained, “In the dark, the buildings of Old Town create the perfect setting for our Temecula’s Dark Side Ghost Tour.”

During the two-hour tour, your guide will walk with you through Old Town and share accounts of Temecula’s dark past at the very locations where the eerie incidents happened as he details the dark and spooky side of Temecula’s history.

The tour will begin Saturday, Oct. 27, at 7 p.m., in the lobby of the Temecula Valley Museum; which has been decorated with an elegant “Chic Halloween” theme, according to officials. The tour will end in the heart of Old Town.

The annual walking tour costs just $15.00 per person. Due to the nature and subject of the tour, children must be over 12 and accompanied by an adult.

Space is limited, so please call (951) 694-6450 for more information and for phone reservations. Guests can also register online by searching for activity #8704.201.


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Trevor Montgomery, 47, recently moved to the Intermountain area of Shasta County from Riverside County and runs Riverside County News Source and Shasta County News Source. Additionally, he writes for several other news organizations; including Riverside County based newspapers, Valley News, The Valley Chronicle, and Anza Valley Outlook; as well as Bonsall/Fallbrook Village News in San Diego County and Mountain Echo in Shasta County.

Trevor spent 10 years in the U.S. Army as an Orthopedic Specialist before joining the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department in 1998. He was medically retired after losing his leg, breaking his back, and suffering both spinal cord and brain injuries in an off-duty accident. (Click here to see segment of Discovery Channel documentary of Trevor’s accident.)

During his time with the sheriff’s department, Trevor worked at several different stations; including Robert Presley Detention Center, Southwest Station in Temecula, Hemet/Valle Vista Station, Ben Clark Public Safety Training Center, and Lake Elsinore Station; along with other locations.

Trevor’s assignments included Corrections, Patrol, DUI Enforcement, Boat and Personal Water-Craft based Lake Patrol, Off-Road Vehicle Enforcement, Problem Oriented Policing Team, and Personnel/Background Investigations. He finished his career while working as a Sex Crimes and Child Abuse Investigator and was a court-designated expert in child abuse and child sex-related crimes.

Trevor has been married for more than 28 years and was a foster parent to more than 60 children over 13 years. He is now an adoptive parent and his “fluid family” includes 13 children and 14 – but soon to be 16 – grandchildren.


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