Ghost walks led by college student planned for Medina

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 2 October 2021 at 6:30 pm

MEDINA – A college student is developing a ghost walk for later this month that will highlight sensational stories from the community’s past.

Alden Cayea, 21, pitched the plan to the Village Board and the village officials urged him to give it a try on Oct. 22, 23 and 25. Cayea said he is working on three different routes that would be about an hour long.

He has been reading Medina history to pick people he wants to highlight. He told the Village Board they can expect William Morgan to be featured. He disappeared from Batavia in 1826 and was presumed murdered for threatening to expose secrets of the Freemasons. Medina’s part in that drama will be told.

Cayea is a college student at Brockport in the ROTC program. He also works at the Mystic Dragon’s Lair at 339 North Main St., Medina. That site will be a gathering point for the tours with refreshments offered.

The board encouraged Cayea to reach out to Todd Bensley, the village historian who has already developed walking tours of Medina, and Craig Lacy of the Medina Historical Society.