In addition, he leads a tour of dozens of downtown’s most notorious purported hauntings, dubbed Helena’s Ghost Walk, taking visitors on an hour-and-a-half stroll down Last Chance Gulch, up Reeder’s Alley and up to the area known as Catholic Hill south of Broadway along Ewing Street.
He says 90 percent of the things people think are hauntings is explainable—wind, creaking floorboards, maybe a dream someone had as they were waking up.
“But there’s 10 percent that seem to be unexplainable by conventional means.”
A member of the Ioway Tribe, he grew up hearing stories of American Indian folklore and was fascinated by the many stories of Helena hauntings.
But it wasn’t until recently, when working in his last job as director of native rights in Hawaii, that he thought about pursuing ghost hunting. Part of that job included taking care of cultural sites, including burial sites.