A good scare a day keeps the doctor away! Connell’s Family Orchard is hosting its first-ever Connell’s Field of Screams Oct. 26-28. This spooky event will be filled with ghost, goblins, zombies ...
The amazing Ski Sprites waterski organization is gearing up to scare locals at its annual haunted house fundraiser. This year’s theme is The Haunted Hotel, and there are plenty of exciting new features.
Paranormal investigator Chad Lewis details the eerie beings that stalk our state.
With Halloween fast approaching, many believe that the veil between worlds gets thinner and thinner, allowing us to see a glimpse of the other side. Of course that also means the other side can grab a look at us, too! Here are a few of my favorite Wisconsin monsters to watch out for this Halloween season.
Minnesota paranormal group to present findings from Menomonie ghost hunt
‘Tis the season for fun – and a little fright. You’ll get both – as well as a healthy dose of history – during the Halloween-themed Ghosts of Dunn County event Saturday, Oct. 21, at the Rassbach Heritage Museum in Menomonie.
Episodes from the life of a lifelong fan who embraced his inner Vader
Episode I - After school one day, a colleague came into my classroom with a question: “You’re the Star Wars Guy, right?”
Chippewa Valley farmers invite locals to lose themselves
by Lauren Fisher
You are winding your way through the maze, considering your options, bracing yourself for what’s around the bend. Your world has become very small and uncertain. Its contents are the mottled brown ...
let paranormal investigator Chad Lewis plan your chilling Badger State vacation
Tactical Escape collaborates on escape room in the Schlegelmilch House, a historic Eau Claire landmark
Haley Wright, photos by Andrea Paulseth
A spooky opportunity to engage in some serious team work and use your problem-solving and math skills to get out of a haunted room in a historic ...
Writers Guild hosts readers theater performance of War of the Worlds broadcast
What would it be like to experience Orson Welles’ radio drama, War of the Worlds – to feel the fear the nation felt in 1938?
Ski Sprites create haunted (school) house for Halloween
Tom Giffey, photos by Caitlyn Berlin
During most of the year, the cement-block building at 415 S. Dewey St. in downtown Eau Claire is used to store motorboats for the Ski Sprites water ski team. When the leaves begin to turn and the night air becomes chilly ...
an extra-spooky take on Volume One's storytelling series
Mike Paulus, photos by Luong Huynh
At Let’s Be Honest – Volume One’s grownup storytelling series – some of the area’s best writers and yarn-spinners take to the mic for a night of personal stories told live. For each installment, multiple ...
you know you wanna party at the Masonic Temple
Zombies, ghouls, and witches can reunite at the first annual Zombie Bash at the Masonic Temple in downtown Eau Claire on Saturday, Oct. 31 from 7pm to midnight. Event curator and temple caretaker Allen Mazuk promises an unusual and freaky time can be had by all. Attendees will enter the ...
annual haunted house sponsored by the Eau Claire Ski Sprites moves downtown
Barbara Arnold, photos by Andrea Paulseth
Halfway up the Dewey Street Hill – in a block of darkness – in a non-descript gray cement building with the windows painted over – projecting out of THE slope of the hill – with newly added bright orange neon lights on the roof – is downtown Eau Claire’s only haunted house, the Van Krumple Mortuary & Crematorium ...
longtime paranormal investigator Chad Lewis offers his list of top scary spots
As you prepare to engage in the splendid Halloween traditions of putting up decorations, carving jack-o’-lanterns, and deciding on which terrifying costume best suits you, don’t forget about the more sinister side of the holiday. According to legend, as Halloween approaches, the veil that separates our world ...
tips for scaring your Halloween guests in the best possible way
A lot of people are at least mildly claustrophobic, so making them crawl at certain points will make them freak out. Perhaps the most classic laugh-scare utilizes darkness ...
hunt down the spookiest stories and most terrifying tales Wisconsin has to offer
Chilling tales of murder, suicide, and untimely death brought to you by one of the Midwest’s most famous paranormal experts. Chad Lewis is a researcher, author, and lecturer on ...
local group aims to track down the area’s most paranormal of activities
Emily Albrent, photos by Andrea Paulseth
It’s finally October. That means changing leaves, crisp air and drinking hot chocolate on late-night walks through downtown. It also means is Halloween is right around the corner. For some, Halloween ...
spooky books available at The Local Store (205 N Dewey St., EC)
Spooky Sconnie books available at The Local Store (205 N Dewey St., EC).
former locals' novel combines zombies with .... the Titanic?
Anna Field, Lindsey Quinnies
As an avid Halloween lover and frequent reader, I can’t imagine a better October release book than a novel about Zombies…on the Titanic. Deck Z: The Titanic is a new book (their first novel) by semi-local authors Chris Pauls and Matt Solomon that ...
new Halloween festival outside Eau Claire offers frightful sights for all ages
Andrea Paulseth, Lindsey Quinnies
Halloween Hollow, a spooky entertainment event for both young people and families, has crept its way into the Chippewa Valley in hopes of becoming a standard part of our city’s annual Halloween entertainment. Halloween Hollow features several ...