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Local haunt brings scares to town

October is halfway done, and I bet all you readers are wondering where you could fulfill your primal urges to get the literal crap scared out of you.

There are always the staples of Wild Adventures or the tourist traps found to the south of us in Florida; but since most of us can’t be bothered to drive 30 minutes or more for just a silly night of capers, the local haunted house might be something you consider.

Valdosta Dead Inn and its “sister haunt,” The Dark Place, are located in the Five Points shopping area right off Highway 41, next to Big Lots.

They are open every Thursday, Friday and Saturday till Halloween, from 7 p.m. until midnight before closing their doors for another year.

Now, I haven’t been down to the haunted house yet, but the story revolves around a wedding turned tragic. The history explains that the wedding of Ursula Connor and Alasdair McIntyre in 1907 was struck by unknown misfortune, leading to the disappearance of the couple and six others in the wedding party.

Some believe that a wild animal attack is to blame, but no evidence of an attack was found. No one from the wedding party was ever seen again, but many people reported receiving wedding invitations the day of the memorial.

For more information about the haunted tour, visit valdostadeadinn.com.

Tickets start at $15 for one of the separate houses or $25 for both; advance ticket sales are available online for a few dollars less with a credit or debit card.

For those who wish to run through the haunted house but are afraid of being too scared, there is a kid friendly version, The Valdosta Kids Inn, from 2 to 6 p.m.

So, go early to avoid your friends making fun of you.

So, if you think you have minerals and marbles, venture to the Valdosta Dead Inn and stroll through without having your
heart raise a few bits.

Go ahead…I dare you.

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