POINT PLEASANT — Community Park became haunted on the evening of Oct. 26, with the annual Haunts in the Park spooking up the forest trail.
All evening, screams could be heard from deep within the woods of Community Park, located on Bridge Avenue, as the Point Pleasant Recreation Department, in conjunction with Department of Public Works [DPW], worked to host the ever-popular haunted trail.
From 5 to 6 p.m., families could bring their younger children to enjoy the decorations and effort that goes into setting up the forest, without the scares. However, as the bell-chimed 6 p.m., and the sun began to fade, brave residents awaited their turn to face their fears and enter the terrifying walk.
Guided by brave tour guides, groups of residents would enter at their own risk, as ghouls and ghosts would jump out, attempting to scare the pants off many residents.
Anyone in earshot of the park could testify to how scary the trail was, due to the large volume of shrieks and screams that would echo throughout the woods.
While the trail may have been missing some fan favorites, such as the chainsaw man, new additions and themes were added this year. Volunteer Jack Diehl told The Ocean Star, “Every year we try to mix it up, so this year we have some fun returning scares and some new ones.”
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