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Haunted happenings going on in and around town

Haunted happenings going on in and around town
By Jennifer LB Leese
j.leese@picketnews.com

Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park
16519 Lappans Road, Williamsport; 301-223-7117; www.jellystonemaryland.com
Creepy Hollow Weekends: Oct. 15-17, 22-24 and 29-31
Every weekend in October, join the bears for a howling good time!!! Decorate your site, make Halloween crafts, trick-or-treat throughout the park, and walk in the costume parade and compete for prizes. After the sun goes down, beware of the spooks lurking on the haunted trail while you're entertained by spirited music.
Hagerstown/Antietam KOA
11759 Snug Harbor Lane, Williamsport; 301-223-6663; www.hagerstownkoa.com and www.creeksidemanor.com
The Terror of Creekside Manor nights: Oct. 15, 16, 22, 23, 29, 30 and 31
Last year Mable passed her powers to her daughter Precious, Or did she? It's rumored that Mable's lovely voice has been heard singing in the hallways of Creekside Manor. Have she and other family members returned to witness Precious saying her wedding vows? After all once married Precious would become as powerful and as evil as Mable once was.
It's said that weddings bring out the best in families, it also brings out the worst in families. Especially in this evil family. What spirits and ghosts must Precious and Mable have conjured up this time. You're invited!
Featured ghost walk tours throughout the county:
Haunted Hager House Tour
Jonathan Hager House, 110 Key Street, Hagerstown, 301-739-8393
This event is set for Oct. 15, 16, and 31 for 7 and 8pm. A tour only costs $3 per person.
The Jonathan Hager House, built by Hagerstown's founding father, has several ghost stories associated with inhabitants who have lived in the house over the past 270 years. The Haunted Hager House tour travels through Hager's home to listen to and look for spirits who have stayed behind.
Call 301-739-8393 or visit www.hagerhouse.org for more information.
Downtown Hagerstown Ghost Tours
Gather at Potomac Walk.
Both the hayride and walking tour take participants to some of downtown Hagerstown's most haunted sites. Goodies are provided, and reservations are required.
Hayride Ghost Tour: 7pm, 8pm and 9pm on Oct. 22 and are $6 per seat (includes light refreshments from Bulls & Bears); reservations required
Walking Tour: 7pm and 8pm on Oct. 22 and is $3 for adults; $1 for children ages 6-12; children 5 and younger are free.
For more information call 301-739-8577 ext. 183.
Fort Frederick State Park Ghost Walk
111000 Fort Frederick Road, Big Pool, 301-842-2155
The event is set for Oct. 23, starting at 7pm and is led by a costumed interpreter who takes you through the haunted woods and inside the fort's stone walls and into the barracks.
Grim Reapings
Jonathan Hager House, 110 Key Street, Hagerstown, 301-739-8393
This event is set for Oct. 29 at 7pm.
Did not get enough spooky stuff prior to October 31st? Join this post-Halloween lecture about America's burial customs and superstitions from the 17th century to early 20th century at the Jonathan Hager House.
Call 301-739-8393 or visit www.hagerhouse.org for more information.

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