Haunted happenings around Southeast Missouri

Friday, October 15, 2010

We've only included scary sites to visit in this list, but several places have planned Halloween bashes or costume parties for the weekend of Oct. 31. Visit semoEvents.com and search for Halloween to see a list of events.

-- From staff reports

Third Annual Cape Girardeau Ghost Storytelling

Storytellers Michael Reno Harrell and Jennifer Armstrong spin spooky tales using life experiences and folk tales. Harrell is a Grammy award winning songwriter, as well as a veteran storyteller and entertainer. Armstrong tells traditional and personal stories from her Celtic-American heritage and plays the Scottish bagpipe, fiddle, banjo and guitar. 7 p.m. today, River Campus

Haunted Train Car

The St. Louis Iron Mountain Railway takes visitors back to its roots with the story of the crash of the train into the swamps of Southeast Missouri and the death of all the passengers. Visitors encounter plenty of tortured souls and scary scenes walking through the stationary train filled with smoke. 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Jackson

Haunted Hall of Horrors

The Cape Girardeau Parks & Recreation Department presents seven nights of terror when the Arena Building is transformed into the Haunted Hall of Horrors with sadistic dentists and chain saw-wielding madmen. Admission is $5 for adults and children 6 and older. 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays; 6:30 to 10 p.m. Oct. 31, Arena Building

Black Forest Village

Black Forest has been transformed into a haunted ghost town for Halloween. Hike up a small hill to enter a labyrinth of ghouls and finish up in a hay maze. 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, Black Forest Village, 2728 County Road 638

Boo at the Zoo

Prizes will be awarded for the animal costume contest. Zoo staff will give educational talks during animal meet-and-greets. Other activities include chicken plop bingo, pumpkin decorating and a scavenger hunt. All children 12 and younger will receive a trick-or-treat bag. 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Oct. 23, Lazy L Safari Park

Teen Night Out Halloween Party

The $20 admission includes Halloween dance and costume contest for ages 13 to 19, food, sodas and karaoke. The best costume receives $50. 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 29, Belly Up Bar & Grill, Oran, Mo.

Haunted Scavenger Hunt

Cerberus Training Options and Paintball has been taken over by the undead. In order to save humanity, you must navigate your way through the village and surrounding area to find the items needed to put an end to their reign of terror and death. 6:30 to 11 p.m. Oct. 30, Cerberus Training Options and Paintball, Oran, Mo.

Phobia Farm

Only fear grows on this family farm near Blodgett, Mo. New haunts have been added this year and are sure to give visitors chills. Tickets are sold from 7 to 10 p.m., but you wander at you leisure till the last ghoul spooks you. 7 p.m. Saturdays. Beggs Family Farm, 2319 Route U


The dead awaken to haunt visitors to this country cemetery in Patton, Mo. Enter at your own risk. Admission is $6. 7 to 11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, off Highway 51 in Patton, Mo.

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