With Halloween right around the corner, celebration, superstition and paranormal thoughts linger in the air. Halloween is an entertaining holiday that has something to offer for everyone. Even adults enjoy carving pumpkins and decorating their houses with spooky decorations.
Gabriella Quattrocchi, a senior majoring in Heath Care Administration, says that Halloween is one of her favorite holidays.
“Carving pumpkins and watching scary movies is one of my favorite things about the month of October,” Quattrocchi said.
Danielle Arndt, a senior also majoring in Health Care Administration, agrees.
“I’ve loved Halloween ever since I was a kid. Being able to dress up and be whoever you want for a day is fun. I also love watching horror movies and the thrill of being scared,” Ardnt said.
Quattrocchi and Ardnt both plan on dressing up for the holiday, along with many other students.
Jessica Brito, a sophomore majoring in Education, has put a lot of thought into her costume this year.
“I want to dress up as Katniss Everdeen from the Hunger Games, bow and arrow and all,” Brito said.
Brito loves the fact that you can be as original and creative as you want on Halloween.
“It’s always been one of my favorite holidays,” Brito said.
Halloween also makes us question the line between life and death. One person who believes in the paranormal is Valerie Kedrowski.
“I recently visited Bobby Mackey’s in Kentucky, and I was scratched across my back,” Kedrowski said.
Bobby Mackey’s is a nightclub with a haunted basement. The club is said to be haunted by the ghost of Johanna, the subject of Bobby’s hit record.
Kedrowski is the host of this year’s Stevens Point Dark Water Tour. It is a ghost and historical tour that talks about the darker side of the town, which includes the mafia, prostitution, murders, and lynching.
“We will also be traveling past some locations that we have found to be haunted and that have historical significance,” Kedrowski said.
This is the first year that she will be doing the tour, and she is very excited. She wants to be able to share the town’s history and answer people’s questions about the paranormal.
“My favorite part about Halloween is everything. The fun and imagination, the crisp air, the smells of wood burning in fireplaces, and the leaves. The feeling of magic all around,” Kedrowski said.
Quattrocchi is planning on attending the event and is curious to find out what it will be like.
“I’ve been to haunted houses before and corn mazes, but this will be different because it’s on a bus touring the city. I think it will be interesting,” Quattrocchi said.
The tour will be hosted on Friday, October 26th and Saturday, October 27th from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m at Kristin’s Riverwalk on Clark Street. The cost is $12 prepaid and $15 at the door.