Halloween 2008 Glow Trip Tour of the Haunted Cave

It's been my tradition for several years now to celebrate my birthday, October 29th, by taking advantage of perfectly timed Halloween events and getting the crap scared out of me. I do enjoy it. There's an awesome adrenaline rush and it's so fun to get chased by big men with chainsaws, right? We all love that, right? Hee hee.

Well I was very worried this year because I could not find any haunted houses/cornfields/forests/etc around the State College area that were supposed to be scary. Plenty aimed at little kids, but none that were supposed to be spook-tacularly scary. I did eventually find out about a Haunted Granary which looked promising, but it was the weekend before Halloween and I did not have my act together inviting and organizing yet so I missed it and resigned myself to not celebrating in my preferred manner this year, sigh…

Fortunately a friend came through and we went to a haunted cave. This particular cave is one you go through by boat, so the possibilities for getting scared are both challenged and heightened by the presence of water – harder to sneak up on you but think of all the creepy things that could be in the water… Muh wah ha ha haaaaaaa…

It turned out to be very tame, but fun. The boat ride was cool. The anticipation of scary stuff was cool. The cave was cool. All in all, though I definitely did not get my super spooky scared to death birthday adrenaline rush, it was still a great evening.

The house belonging to the cave caretakers all decorated for Halloween…

They had some nice jack-o-lanterns decorating the pathways…

Barrack was there selling tickets. Nice to see he was in the holiday spirit too..

Group photo… the bear looks like it' going to pounce on someone…

Inside the cave… the first is our ghostly looking clown tour guide, the second is a lit part of the cave where someone was drumming and singing native-american style. He was pretty good, I was impressed. Not scary though. According to the tour guide, the native americans used the cave for a variety of reasons and they are still finding artifacts today.


I kept trying to get some interesting shots of the cave, lighting, water, and formations but failed miserably. Boo. But here are some lovely dark shots of nothing for you to enjoy.

Glow sticks look cool though…

And finally, this made the evening perfect for so many reasons… A decoration at the little tavern we went to afterwards… I realized later that I missed the money-shot. I should have posed with the head with the same vacuous stare or I should have held the sign. Ah well…

Correct. Anyone got one I can borrow?

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5 thoughts on “Halloween 2008 Glow Trip Tour of the Haunted Cave

  1. Hahahahaha….I can tell from the shots in the cave that you were significantly harassed by the resident ghosts and ghoulies. LOL !! Happy Belated Birthday !!

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