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Ghosts, gouls, and all things haunted

October 30, 2015

Halloween is the time of year when all things spooky, scary, or downright terrifying are sought out. For some, scary movies such as Halloween or Paranormal Activity are all they need to get a good scare. For others, they want to experience the scare first hand. Haunted houses give those thrill seekers the scare they look forward to each year.

Around Monmouth, there are numerous haunted houses, barns, trails, corn mazes, and even real haunted places. While many of these attractions are at least an hour drive, there are some that are worth checking out despite being so far.

Torment at Twelve Hundred is a theatrical haunted attraction in Orion, IL. Each year, Torment at Twelve Hundred adds a chapter to its story and adds to the set up of its haunted house to keep visitors guessing. Guests can expect a 15 to 20 minutes long attraction that takes them on a journey through the grounds, both indoors and out, that are haunted by tormented souls.

“Torment on Twelve Hundred was different then other haunted houses I’ve been to because it was a lot longer and there were lots of creepy people throughout the haunted house” senior Raheem Brown.

Torment on Twelve Hundred is open Halloween weekend, October 30th and 31st, from 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Spider Hill Haunted Attraction has a variety of fun attraction all at one location. Spider Hill is located at Three Sister’s Park in Chillicothe, IL. There are two haunted attractions including an 8,000 square feet haunted house called Massacre Mansion and the Trail of Terror that takes visitors through a path in the forest. The haunted fun also includes a zombie invasion shooting range where guests can paintball for their lives.

“Although it’s an hour away, Spider Hill is one of the best haunted houses around” junior Chelsea Lee.

Spider Hill Haunted Attractions is open October 30th. The gates open for ticket sales at 6:00 p.m. and tickets are sold until 11:00 p.m. The park is open from 7:00 p.m. – close.

Located in Galesburg is Shadows Realm Haunted House. This haunted house is an indoor attraction featuring fear provoking experiences such as claustrophobia, animatronics, and a large 3D labyrinth.

“I really liked how each sector has a different theme. It kind of kept you on your toes more so than you already were” junior Ashley Schrader.

Shadows Realm is open Halloween weekend, October 30th and 31st, from 7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

Miranda Jones
Features Editor

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