If living under a pandemic isn’t frightening enough, take relief in knowing that terrifying little virus isn’t going to nix a full month of Halloween scares.
The haunting season is upon us, and while covid-19 will mean some adjustments, plenty remains on the calendar for the many who love feeling their pulses spike.
Neenah’s Burial Chamber haunted complex is open on Fridays and Saturdays through Nov. 7. This year, Burial Chamber will operate three attractions with hours from 6:45 p.m. until 11:30 p.m. The complex put forth an extensive safety plan in light of covid-19 and will require guests to wear face coverings.
Terror on the Fox, held at Green Bay’s National Railroad Museum, is open for business and will feature an extensive October calendar. Though advance ticket orders are recommended as they’ll play to limited capacities as part of their covid-19 response. The attraction includes a ride aboard the terror train and mini escape games. Those of age can enjoy a cocktail at the haunted Bar 13 to either prepare for or recover from their adrenaline-pumping experiences.
Spooks on Spurr, located on Spurr Road near New London, is open on Fridays and Saturdays through Halloween. They offer two haunted attractions, but plenty of fun beyond the jump scares. Enjoy a bonfire. Grab a food and a beer and enjoy some live music with bands scheduled each night at 8 p.m. Spooks on Spurr is open from 6 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Kaukauna’s Realm of Darkness haunted house will return on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in October. This year, organizers will include a face mask with every ticket purchased. Again, visitors will be able to feel good about their sweating and shrieking. It’ll raise money to provide holiday meals to families in need. The attraction is open from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Sundays.
Green Bay Fear is open on Fridays and Saturdays in October and will feature three haunted attractions. This year, they’re also offering the Kidnapped escape room.
Neenah’s Youth Go organization will forego its annual haunted house in 2020 out of concern for safety. Its young actors, however, will still keep their scare skills sharp. This year, they’ll still present “The Hallows,” a haunted trail walk in Neenah’s Memorial Park. The event will take place on Oct. 2-3 and Oct. 9-10 from 6:30 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The Halloween fun will go beyond special effects and costumes. Fans of macabre and supernatural history will have some outlets this season.
Spooks and Spirits Paranormal Tours return to Downtown Appleton this year. The 90-minute walking tours begin at Houdini Plaza and explore the city’s paranormal history. Tours take place on Fridays and Saturdays through Halloween with the exception of Oct. 10.
Appleton’s Hearthstone Historic House Museum will once again take visitors into the investigations of historic homicides. Make plans to be a part of Sequential Killers of the Victorian Age — Part III. The theatrical tours will provide a glimpse into 19th century serial murders and the beginnings of murder investigation as seen through the eyes of detectives, the victims, and the perpetrators who stalked them. Performances will be presented every Friday and Saturday night in October from 6:00 pm to 8:40 pm. Tours are scheduled every twenty minutes starting on the hour and are about 55 minutes long.