This is the Place Heritage Park: Haunted Halloween

The Headless Horseman is back with an actual hoof-pounding, dust-kicking horse charging out of the dark at you. If that doesn’t get your adrenaline pumping, wait till you see what’s in the old tithing office?


Among the shadows lurk the terrors of the past!

In fact Haunted Village is a better experience than other “haunted” venues because it might actually be haunted … really! Check this out:

Brigham’s Haunted House

Is Brigham Young’s house haunted? Visitors have heard children’s voices in the empty upstairs rooms. Volunteers working in the house have smelled bread baking in the unlighted woodburning kitchen stove.

Sewing machine mystery

How do you explain the old sewing machine in the Charles C. Rich home? It’s not electric, but sometimes it runs by itself anyway. One Park volunteer refused to work in the house until the sewing machine was removed.

Is anybody there?

In the Andrus Inn workers have heard voices upstairs when there’s no one upstairs. They’ve heard the door open and footsteps come into the house, but no one’s there and the doors are still locked from the inside.

The Chiming Clock

During last year’s Haunted Village, volunteers in Mary Fielding Smith’s house several times heard her clock chiming the hour – but there’s no clock in the house!

The Face in the Window

Last summer a tourist had a friend take her picture in front of a window at the Jewkes house. When the film was developed, the image of an old man also appeared to be looking out the window. The image looked very much like photos of Samuel Jewkes, who built the house.

Little Haunts

Little Haunts is specifically for children through age 11. They’re invited to come to Heritage Park in costume, where they can Trick or Treat in the village homes, play games, go through a corn maze, ride a pony and make crafts. There will even be a costume parade on Main Street in which they can participate. Little Haunts is open during the daylight hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thurs, Fri and Sat, October 16 – 18.


Cornhusk Dolls

Soak corn husks in warm water until they become pliable (about 1 hour). You will need to add more to the water each time you take some out, and then use them from the bottom of the pile.

1. Bunch together several damp husks and tie a piece of twine around them about 1/2 inch from one end.

2. To make the doll’s head, hold the bunch by the tied end and, one at a time, fold the husks down over the twine as if you were peeling a banana. Smooth the husks to create a face, then tie another piece of twine around the doll’s neck, as shown.

3. For the arms, tightly roll up a single husk, starting at one long edge. Use twine to tie it off at both ends where the doll’s wrists should be.

4. Now, fit the arms up between the husks and tie off the doll’s waist.

5. To fashion a skirt, arrange several more corn husks so that they are inverted around the doll’s waist.


For more information check out www.thisistheplace.org for times and dates plus where you can get discount coupons

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