Just wait for night to fall…

crypt2Today’s post is about haunted tours and spooky things to do in Michiana over Halloween season.

I went to the Haunted St. Joseph Walking Tour on Saturday. This tour is put together by the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center, and it’s pretty spooky!

Starting in town, a local historian takes you around the area, pointing out houses of note from St. Joseph’s past. It’s a blend of architecture and ghost tour, which makes it interesting for everyone. Then, you head to the cemetery to learn about famous people from St. Joseph who are buried there. You’ll hear many tales of tragic shipwrecks. It wasn’t too scary for kids, but it was still pretty interesting.

There are stories about local legends with scary pasts, and houses with reports of creepy visions of people who died. The story of the lady in the room, and a history of the local poet Ben King are both really intriguing, and might make you glad these tours take place during the day! Take a look at the photo gallery below!

The cat who lives at Ben King's parents' home wants you to know: All of the stories are TRUE!

The cat who lives at Ben King’s parents’ home wants you to know: All of the stories are TRUE!

Here are some other cool spooky things to do in the Michiana area:

The Niles Scream Park – http://www.haunted.org/
This is one you won’t find me going to. I’ve heard it’s the scariest thing you can do in Michiana for Halloween. They have 44 acres of haunted houses, mazes, and other events. This haunted fun park has been listed in the “Top 31 Haunted Attractions” nationwide by Haunted Attraction Magazine for two years in a row!

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This one looks totally scary and very awesome!

Downtown South Bend Events
There are lots of events scheduled to happen in Downtown South Bend over the next two weeks. From mystery dinners in historic mansions to trick or treating at the Studebaker Museum, there’s something for everyone.

Civil War Spirits – the St. Joseph Michigan Heritage Museum and Cultural Center
On Thursday, October 22, at 6:30pm the Heritage Museum and Cultural Center is hosting an historical tour of major Civil War battlefields by day…and by night. What is going on with the spirits of the Civil War today?

Lots to do! Get out there and do something SCARY this month!

-Jane

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