It is the time of year when Clarion University’s ghosts and ghouls come out to play, and three events, all free and open to the community, are sure to keep them busy.
Community Halloween party
Clarion Emerging Leaders is throwing a community Halloween party from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 26 in Gemmell multi-purpose room.
It is a free, family-friendly party open to the public. Kids may dress up in their favorite costume and participate in Halloween-themed games and activities.
Clarion University Ghost Experience
The History Club will hold its annual Clarion Ghost Experience hosted by Dr. Todd Pfannestiel at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 30 and 31 and Nov. 1 in Hart Chapel. Doors will open at 7 p.m. Pfannestiel will take participants on a journey through his many ghost hunts with evidence from voice recordings, still pictures and video clips.
This year, Pfannestiel has new video evidence from a hunt done in Hart Chapel. Participants may even get a live visit from William, the resident spirit of Hart Chapel. There will be a “spirit box” on stage that can pick up voices through white noise, along with a flashlight that can be used to communicate with spirits. Come decide for yourself whether or not you believe.
The event is open to the public, ages 12 and older. It is a free event, however the History Club will collect monetary donations at the door for Operation Warm, a charity that provides winter coats to children in need.
Student Honors Association will present the second annual Haunted Dormitories from 7 to 11 p.m. Oct. 31 in Ralston Hall. Everyone in line by 10 p.m. is guaranteed entrance into the haunted dorms.
Brave participants will venture through 10 spooky rooms designed by campus RSOs. A fundraiser fair will be held in the main lobby of Ralston Hall where RSOs will have food, drinks and other goodies for sale.
Last year, more than 300 people enjoyed being scared by the ghosts of Ralston Hall, and SHA is hoping for many more to attend this year. The event is free and open to the public of all ages.
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