Paranormal Discovery Club Hosts True Hauntings

Rachel Decker
The Paw Print

Students and community members looking for a good scare this Halloween weekend are welcome to the events that will get them in the mood for the upcoming holiday.
From Friday through Monday, Oct. 26 to 29 Adams State’s very own Paranormal Discovery Club will be hosting their annual True Hauntings of Richardson Hall tours. The tours will feature a ten minute guided walkthrough of Richardson Auditorium.
On the tours, guests will get to hear the true stories of the deaths that have taken place on campus, and they can learn about paranormal investigating. The Club will have a station set up to view the evidence they have gathered in Richardson, and their members will be talking about paranormal investigating during the wait for the tours to start.
“It was the best event I went to,” says Ava Martinez, a local resident of Alamosa. “I almost couldn’t make it all the way through, it was so terrifying.”
Carlos Machesta, another attendee of last year’s tours, is already looking forward to this weekend.
“The stories were great, the tour was really frightening, and I can’t wait to go back.”
The cost for the tours is only $2, and if students bring a valid 2012-2013 school ID, they get half-off admission. The tours will be from 6 to 10 p.m. each night in Richardson Hall.
On Friday and Saturday, the Nursing Department is also hosting a haunted house on the second floor of Richardson called the Haunted Hospital. They will also be hosting a children’s carnival in room 130 of Porter Hall for parents to drop their kids off while they walk through the Haunted Hospital and the Haunted Tours. There will also be a bake sale on Friday and Saturday. Admission for the Haunted Hospital will be $5 for everyone, and there will be collaborative pricing for the Haunted Hospital and the Haunted Tours. The Haunted Hospital will run from 6 to 11 p.m.
“I screamed louder than I ever have,” said one attendee. “The hospital was one of the scariest things I’ve ever seen. I saw some people leave without getting all the way through. I am so going back this year.”
Also, on Friday and Saturday will be another Haunted House in the Art Department. The haunted house they will be putting on runs from 8 to midnight, and admission will be $3, or $2 with a can of food.
Parents are reminded that the tours and both Haunted Houses are open to children as well, but it will be at the parents discretion as to whether or not the children are allowed to enter.
“People underestimated last year how frightening it can be in the haunted house for little kids,” says one volunteer of the Haunted Hospital. “What scares them might not scare you, so it can be hard to judge. If you think your child can handle it, then by all means, let them come through, but you have been warned.”
“Last year we had a lot of activities during the tours,” said Becca Paez, vice president of the Paranormal Discovery Club. “A lot of the kids that went through got scared, but there were some that handled it okay. We can’t control the “scare level”, so it will be up to parents whether of not their children can handle it. We can guarantee a hundred percent safety, but we can’t guarantee it won’t be terrifying.” is powered by WordPress µ | Spam prevention powered by Akismet