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Oct. 19, 2007

Halloween walk promises tricks and treats

by Paula Van Brocklin

If you're looking for a spooky Halloween adventure, complete with ghosts, goblins and things that go bump in the night, be sure to attend the annual "Haunted Iowa State" moonlit walk on Wednesday, Oct. 24.

Charles Curtiss

Dean of Agriculture Charles Curtiss (1900-1933) takes a late-night call on his new telephone in the Farm House during University Museums' "Haunted Iowa State" guided walk. Contributed photo.

The tour, sponsored by University Museums, begins at 6 p.m. at the campanile and will include traditional stops at the Memorial Union, Farm House Museum and ISU cemetery. This year's walk has been expanded to include more spine-tingling surprises and creepy characters to help bring to life the lore and legends of Iowa State's 150-year history.

"This year's walk will last over two hours because there is so much to see," said Allison Sheridan, education specialist with University Museums.

A popular campus attraction, the haunted walk draws 400 to 600 people each year. Tour guides from University Museums will divide visitors into smaller groups of 50 or fewer, and take them to different points of interest on campus to start the tour. Visitors will enjoy additional Halloween activities when they stop by the "haunted" Farm House Museum, including fortunetellers, a crystal ball reader and refreshments.

Flashlights, comfortable shoes and appropriate attire for the weather are recommended.

"Haunted Iowa State" is free and open to the public. No pre-registration is required.


Haunted Iowa State

Oct. 24, 6 p.m.

Meet at the campanile

Free of charge