Book-signing, cemetery tour to usher in Halloween

Just in time for Halloween, the City of Biloxi will be hosting a book signing for “Haunted Mississippi Gulf Coast.” The event will take place Monday, Oct. 29 at the Biloxi Visitors Center from 5:30 to 7 p.m.

In his new book, author and avid ghost hunter Bud Steed leads a haunted journey with stops in Pascagoula, Biloxi, Gulfport, Waveland and all points in between. From the apparition seen lingering in the Bay St. Louis Train Depot, still waiting for his train to come, to the forceful spirits haunting the Old Biloxi Cemetery that refuse to be ignored, this collection offers the complete take on the haunted hot spots that add a touch of darkness and a hint of menace to Mississippi’s sunny Gulf Coast.

Biloxi Historical Administrator Bill Raymond said, “We welcome the opportunity to host events such as this book signing. It gets people talking and thinking about our history.”

In addition to this event, the city continues its Halloween observance with the 6th Annual Old Biloxi Cemetery Tour on Tuesday, Oct. 30 beginning at 4 p.m. The tour features costumed re-enactors portraying some of the cemetery’s residents. Tour organizer Laurie Rosetti explains, “in using student and adult actors to portray characters from Biloxi’s past, we are able to educate the community about our history in a very accessible manner.”

The cemetery tour is organized and co-sponsored by the City of Biloxi, Main Street Biloxi, Biloxi Public Schools, Biloxi Bay Chamber of Commerce, and the Biloxi Library Local History and Genealogy Department.

The tour is free to the public, but donations will be accepted to assist with cemetery preservation.

See the poster: To see a poster for the book-signing at the Visitors Center,
click here.

Details: Bill Raymond, (228) 435-6244 or; or
Laurie Rosetti, (228) 435-6370,