check out these eerie old images of Chippewa Valley kids celebrating the spooky season
Photos by Chippewa Valley Museum , by Tom Giffey
Sure, you won’t find a Transformer or Pokemon in the bunch, but many of the Halloween costumes in these photos from the early- and mid-20th century look surprisingly ...
bizarre tales of spirits tossing axes and tearing bibles in the 1870s
In the 1870s, bizarre tales of spirits tossing axes and tearing bibles drew attention to a western wisconsin farm. Was it all the work of a troublesome poltergeist?
Brewing Projekt hosts Halloween bash
The Brewing Projekt partners with Converge Radio to throw an exciting grown-up Halloween bash. This event features live music from Annie Mack and the Black-Eyed Snakes, as well as a ...
paranormal investigator Chad Lewis offers his list of top scary spots.
With that spirit in mind, I have put together my top list of spooky places in the Chippewa Valley. These places provide you with the opportunity to experience a Halloween filled with strange...
Get your Halloween creepy vibes and horror fix with some spooky stories, eerie performances, and live sound effects. “The Live Radio Collection: Spooky Halloween Show,” performed by the Speck of Dust Theatre Company at The Plus on Oct. 21, is a collection of five spooky radio dramas ...
Samantha Kobs, photos by Andrea Paulseth
CULT! is – along with its predecessor CHOMP! – a classic role-playing game similar to Dungeons & Dragons, except much simpler. (Those of you frustrated with the intricacies of D&D might appreciate this!)
pumpkin-carving, mask-making, and honoring the dead
Lauren Fisher, photos by Taylor Smith
The Broom and Crow will welcome people of all faiths to explore and celebrate Samhain (pronounced “sow-wen”) on Saturday, Oct. 27.
This original stage adaptation of the cult classic 1922 vampire film has been a long time coming for the husband-and-wife team of James and Christine Finn...
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 ...
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 ...