The Paranormal Task Force (PTF) will host an overnight ghost hunt at the Tri-County Truck Stop, Villa Ridge, Saturday, June 29.

The hunt begins at 6 p.m. and is an interactive event in which attendees can be a ghost hunter for the night.

Tri-County Truck Stop has been featured on SyFy’s “Fact or Faked: Paranormal Files” segment “Truck Stop Terror,” in The Missourian, on television news programs and in several books.

The former Diamonds Restaurant was once a Route 66 roadside icon that has had its share of tragic moments throughout its past.

It was first opened by a young law student with ambitions and dreams as a roadside stand selling plums in the early 1900s, and it grew to be one of the world’s largest roadside restaurants. The current building, built in 1950 after the previous building burnt to the ground in the late 1940s, became the Tri-County Restaurant and Truck Stop in 1970 after The Diamonds relocated to be nearer to the newly opened Interstate 44.

PTF has been featured in Spooked Television’s (Booth Brothers) documentaries “Children of the Grave” (aired on SyFy and Chiller), “The Haunted Boy: the Secret Diary of the Exorcist” and “Children of the Grave 2” — both airing in the near future.

For more information or to purchase tickets, people can visit