|Dark Destinations in the News (10/18/07)
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Dark destinations in the news include New Jersey's Jersey Devil, Skidmore's dark past, Nessie balloon mishap, Halloween bike rides, haunted Colorado graveyards, ghosts of Oshcosh and Virginia City, and ghost walks and Halloween events around the world. These articles appeared today in newspapers and magazines around the world and are featured here as a companion to our Dark Destinations. As always, if you notice an article we missed, please send it to us using the link on the bottom of the page.
Jersey Devil: Big, bad, here
An article for the Courier-Post looks at the legend of the Jersey Devil that is believed to live in the Pine Barrens in New Jersey. The creature is the subject of an upcoming book from Mark Moran and Mark Sceurman, the authors of Weird U.S., as part of a series of books for children titled, The Weird Club.
Small Missouri town is magnet for bizarre crimes
CNN has this article on the town of Skidmore, Missouri, which is notable for its high number of violent crimes in relation to its population of around 350.
Highland News reports that environmentalists are up-in-arms over the recent 55,000-balloon Loch Ness Monster built by The Calman Trust. Problems arose during the launch of the balloons when a strong gust of wind broke the display in two and into the shores of Loch Ness, Scotland.
Pedal-Powered Candy Chasing: Halloween Bike Rides
Jaunted has this write-up and listing on Halloween Bike Rides around the United States.
Searching for cemeteries
An article from Vail Daily that explores some of Colorado's graveyards that are reported to be haunted.
A guide to ominous Oshkosh
A feature from the Advance Titan highlights the paranormal history and legends of Oshkosh, Wisconsin.
Getting to know Virginia City’s lively ghosts
This feature from the North Lake Tahoe Bonanza highlights the ghosts and legends around Virginia City, Nevada.
Investigating Lady Tohill's favorite Rowan haunt
The Whit Online reports on a recent paranormal investigation at Rowan University by members of a local ghost hunting group.
Alcott Arts Center: KCK’s most haunted building?
The Kansas City Kansan highlights the history and ghostly reputation of the Alcott Arts Center in Kansas City, Kansas.
Ghostly tales at Fort Frederick
The Fort Frederick Ghost Walk is the feature of this article from The Hagerstown Morning Herald.
HollandSentinel.com features the Halloween haunted attraction, the Haunted Barn in Saugatuck, Michigan.
Grabbed by the ghoulies
Herts 24 features the St. Albans Ghost Walk in St. Albans, England.
Fun and scary times to be had for Halloween
An article from The Press-Enterprise that takes a look at the Halloween attractions around Las Vegas, Nevada.
Local ghosts and goblins among the best
The Buchtelite has this write-up on the Haunted History Walks of Canal Fulton in Canal Fulton, Ohio.
Haunted season returns
An article from the Noblesville Daily Times puts the spotlight on the Headless Horseman Halloween attraction in Conner Prairie, Indiana.
Thirteen Days of Screams in Westbrook, Connecticut, All for Charity
Associated Content has this feature article on the Kid's Haunted House in Westbrook, Connecticut.
Georgia’s Camp Blood Haunted House Hotter Than Ever
A press release Camp Blood in Carrollton, Georgia highlights all of their spooky offerings.
Trick-or-treat among the creatures at Riverbanks Zoo
The Riverbanks Zoo in Columbia, South Carolina is gearing up for their fifth annual Boo at the Zoo, according to this report from the Aiken Standard.
Capital City turns creep ...but most local Halloween events are family oriented and not so frightening
A listing of Halloween events in Jefferson City, Missouri appeared on Jefferson City News Tribune.
Halloween in Cheshire
Easier has this list of Halloween events in Cheshire, England.
Every dooming thing
Time Out Chicago has this listing of Halloween events around Chicago, Illinois.
Leominster Champion has posted this listing of Halloween events around the Leominster area in Massachusetts.
Halloween events around the Winston-Salem area of North Carolina are listed here, courtesy of the Winston-Salem Journal.
Halloween events in southern Indiana are the focus of this list from Warrick Publishing.
Scary stops, fun fright, ghostly gatherings
The Patriot News has posted this list of Halloween events around Pennsylvania.
A spooktacular season
A listing from the Chicago Daily Herald has Halloween events around the state of Illinois.
Get your spook on: Bewitching season descends on Port with haunted trails, tombstones and more
An article from the Daily News of Newburyport highlights the area attractions of the city in Massachusetts.
How haunted is too haunted?
An article from the Roanoke Times highlights all of the Halloween events and ghost walks around Roanoke, Virginia.
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