Everybody has wet their pants at one point or another. This
generally happens as a child while asleep or when one cannot muster
up enough courage to ask to use the restroom in preschool. However,
there is one opportunity that allows college students to still
legitimately soil themselves in all of their twenty-something
glory: haunted houses.
The problem is, with so many haunted house attractions popping
up every year, it may be hard to tell which ones are worth an hour
of your precious time. Here are previews of a few of the scare
shacks in the area to help decide where you should drop 10 bucks
and when you are better off staying at home and watching “The Anna
The Corn Maze
As a local tradition in Northern Colorado, any corn maze is
bound to be a good time, and Jason Martindale’s, located just north
of the lovely town of Timnath, is no exception. This premier source
for agri-tainment is open Thursday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to
midnight, with family-geared programming during the day and a
haunted maze after dark. Family activities include an air castle,
face painting, a petting zoo and a five acre pumpkin patch ripe for
the pickin’. At night, the seven-and-a-half acre maze becomes
haunted, with intense lighting affects to guarantee at least 45
minutes of fun.
“It’s a really fun event for college kids,” said owner Jason
Martindale. “The maze has a great atmosphere and we get more and
more people coming every week. It’s a great time.”
The price for adults is $10 at night and $8 for kids ages 5-12.
For directions and more information, call (970) 308-5843.
Old Town Terror Tour
No two events bring the thought of Old Town Fort Collins to mind
more than a lynching and a man covered in bacon burning to death.
These are just two of the stops on the Old Town Terror Tour
sponsored by the Fort Collins Museum, which will take place on Oct.
The tour, which explores the myths and legends of hauntings in
our beloved city, will depart from the museum at 9 p.m. A $2
donation is suggested, but not required. For more information, call
the museum at 221-6738.
Field Of Corpses
If you are bored with Fort Collins, and feeling a little feisty
in the days leading up to All Hollow’s Eve, why not hop in the old
jalopy and cruise down I-25 to wonderful Arvada, where you can
visit Colorado’s largest haunted house attraction, the Field Of
Built on the pasture surrounding the Das Meyer Pastry Chalet at
13251 West 64th Ave., the attraction combines classical scares and
original 18th century architecture to create a terror unparalleled
“Halloween is my life,” said owner and creator Zachary Meyer in
a press release. “Colorado needs a new and different haunting
experience, one that stays with you for days after you leave. Field
of Corpses will leave you with the exhilarating sense of fear that
Field of Corpses includes a 30-room maze, electrocution chamber,
sprawling cemetery, Old West ghost town, mysterious pond, legendary
120-year-old barn, farm thrasher, torture cages and Sleepy Hollow
haunted forest. For directions, cost information and a preview,