Let’s Get Freaky

Oct 152003
Authors: Chris Hess

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

Nicole Show.”

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

in Colorado.

“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

is Halloween.”

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,



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