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Spooktacular Ohio October Events 2015

We love October and Fall and Halloween Time. Ohio is great in the Fall and here are few events this month. We also did not find every event that is happening.

Here are a few events that look fun:

Do you have any more to share?

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Cryptozohio: Your stories?

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Do you have a story of the strange and unusual in Ohio? Creatures that should not be, places that are too eerie to go to. We are looking to fill up the series with stories from the depths of Ohio.

If you are a place make sure to include your website so that we can let people know how to visit you. If you do not want people to visit email us and we will obscure the details.

So if you have a story to tell please leave us a comment or email us.

Ghostly Manor Thrill Center

 (This Post is about the original Haunted attraction, we have not visited the expansion yet)

Link: http://www.ghostlymanor.com/

Ratting: ***

Quick Review: A standard haunted house but still a good place to go while in Sandusky.

Review: Arriving in Sandusky the night before a fun day at Cedar Point. Looking for something the whole family can do? Ghostly Manor is a great place to visit.

The attraction is located in side a larger “Thrill center” with skating, video games and the like. The Haunted part is a series of rooms one walks through. Nothing was too fancy, or too bad, at the time we took a tour. The level of jumps and scares was a good balance. Not so many that you expect it, but enough to keep you on your toes. Nothing really stood out however from other the standard fare.
(They have expanded and increased since we went)

While it is a standard haunted attraction like that found in most large cities, it is open in the summer. This is great for fans of Haunted Attractions. See it early and save some room in the busy Halloween schedule.

Dent Haunted Schoolhouse

 

Rating: *****<>

Link: http://www.frightsite.com/

Quick Review: Don’t let its size fool you…it is crazy.

Review: Although the Dent Haunted Schoolhouse may seem small on the outside it is filled with some of the biggest frights of the whole state. This place will scare you. Even if you don’t believe the history of the place, the modern attraction will get you.

Okay, the history. In the 1940’s and 50’s some school kids went missing. The children’s remains were found in the Janitor’s basement of the school.

The current attraction is a throwback to this history. One starts by going threw a small outside yard, then in to the building. The outside seems to be there so as to help with the crowd. Once inside the building the real fun begins. The rooms on the first floor are set up like a real school with desk, kids killing themselves, and crazy teachers. After the first floor comes the downstairs. Caution, the stairs are small and steep.

The basement is set up to look like the Janitor left it, and a whole lot more. Even though it may seem small, it is can take a long time to go through. The hallways are narrow and wind from room to room. Some of the hallways are filled with lockers, cabinets, and other things At first they seem to connect the rooms as passages for the visitors. Eventually one realizes that they are a perfect place to be startled.

Actors jump out of everywhere. Everywhere. If it seems too small for a person to be hiding, then they are in there. The walls must be hollow and the rooms connected by hidden doors. Actors yelling at one in a room will be laughing at a few rooms down with no way of passing the group.

To add to the fear of the random actors is the theme. A schoolhouse. Everything is a school theme. From the shop room, to the medical lab, to the butcher in the cafeteria, all of the rooms fit the theme. No alien spaceship or random junkyard, but a well crafted series of rooms designed to look as if they would fit in a school. Every prop a perfect fit to its location. Unless it isn’t a prop but an actor waiting to jump out.

If one has a chance to go to only a single haunted attraction in Ohio… do not miss Dent Haunted Schoolhouse.

Quick tip: That’s not a dummy on the table… or is it?