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 ...
featuring the organ stylings of Mark Pruett
For those looking for a classically sophisticated way to celebrate Halloween, the Mabel Tainter is presenting the 1925 silent film, Phantom of the Opera, complete with live music accompaniment by the accomplished Menomonie composer, organist, and...
the Village of Terror makes major upgrades
You’d think a debut event that attracted more than 10,000 people would make the organizers celebrate. But by the time the Village of Terror was over last year, organizers were too busy to celebrate, they were already starting to plan for next year.
Eau Claire joins national trend of brain-hunting pub crawl events
Headed up by locals Greg Bauwens and Stephanie Calkins, Eau Claire’s first annual Zombie Crawl is forecasted to be a thrilling, creative, and wildly fun community-centered party.
Govin’s haunted maze has a plot, thanks to Menomonie Theater Guild
“They’ll be presented with a scenario that they’ll be able to ‘act’ through. They’ll still be led through a haunted maze, but things will come up that play into the plot and setting.” – Ryan Peterson, MTG’s maze director
the Valley hasn’t seen anything this massive for Halloween
Trevor Kupfer, photos by Andrea Paulseth
Some of the most respected haunted house critics say if you want to truly experience a place, you have to go on the first and last nights.
UWEC Players combine scares with improv comedy
If there was one thing Sam Raimi (director of Drag Me To Hell and the Evil Dead series) did well, it was balance.
The most popular haunted house in western Wisconsin expects to attract about 10,000 people to the town of Roberts, roughly an hour from Eau Claire, for this zombie-infested abode complete with a Kids Zone.
join a real paranormal investigation
This Halloween, those fascinated with the paranormal have the opportunity to join a real investigative team, searching for answers behind one of Chippewa Falls’ most notorious supposed haunted locations.
tips on creating your own scary experience from others who have done so locally and nationally
To start things off, you’ll need a location. This bit can be tricky. Fortunately, a big venue isn’t always needed – the focus here should be on quality, not quantity.
costumes, décor, pumpkins, and more
Enjoy FREE hotdogs and soda if you are sporting a costume. Judging by local celebrities will start at 7:30 with great prizes for the winning child, family, and adult.
I remember my first scary Halloween experience vividly. I was 7 years old, and my best friend invited me to the haunted house ...
pretty much all the times you can get free candy around these parts