Images by Studio Blu Photography.
This time of year we dress up in costumes, talk about ghosts, goblins and unexplained activities. We tell the story of the gravel road south of Brandon and how there are five bridges going out but only four coming back. You might even bring out your Ouija board to try and talk to a ghost. Why do we do this? All for a good scare? Or to make your hair rise up on your arm? Whatever the reason, you might not have to look far: there are some scary or unexplained activities right here in Sioux Falls.
Last weekend, Mount Pleasant Cemetery was host to the Ghosts and Graves Tour. This tour, which was on Oct. 22 and 23, walked you through the cemetery, guided by a lantern. Local actors brought to life the famous and infamous stories or tales from the history of Mount Pleasant Cemetery, which is the oldest cemetery in operation in Sioux Falls.
If you missed the Ghosts and Graves Tour and love a good ghost story, then you will want to take the Haunted Sioux Falls Tour this Tuesday, Oct. 26.
The Haunted Sioux Falls Tour is sponsored by the Old Courthouse Museum, which is located on the corner of 6th Street and Main Avenue downtown. Every Tuesday in October, you can take a bus tour that stops at several locations where you will hear the tour guide describe the mysterious pasts of these landmarks. The cost for a ticket on this tour is $10 and can be purchased at the Old Courthouse Museum. The last tour for 2010 is this Tuesday, and spots fill up fast. Visit their website for more information.
Still need more ghosts and goblins? Then don't forget about the Sioux Falls Jaycees Haunted House, which is located in the Fine Arts Building on the south side of the W.H. Lyon Fair grounds. For $7 ($5 if you bring a canned food item) you can experience strobe lights, fog machines, animatronics, and loud noises. Open now through Oct. 31, the times vary depending on the day, so make sure you check out their website.
Lastly, let's not forget the 5th Annual Sioux Falls Zombie Walk, which will be held this Saturday, Oct. 30, starting at 6 p.m. at Skelly's Pub. Check out their Facebook page for more details.
After a week of ghosts, goblins and unexplained activities… all you have to do is decide if you believe the stories!