New haunted trail at museum adds to Houston frights

awoolen@macon.comOctober 2, 2013 

  • If you go

    Nevermore Hills Haunted Trail
    When: Oct. 11-12, 18-20 and 24-27 from 8-11 p.m.; Oct. 30-31 from 8 p.m.-midnight.
    Where: Park at the Museum of Aviation
    Cost: $13 per person
    Information: or 478-923-6600

    Lake Joy Trail of Terror
    When: Starting Oct. 4, open every Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. until last person leaves. Also open Oct. 31 and Nov. 1.
    Where: 428 Lake Joy Road, Kathleen
    Cost: $15
    Information: 478-338-4062, 478-338-4061, 478-733-8772

    Haunted Barn
    When: Oct. 4,5, 11 and 12 from 7:30-10:45 p.m., Oct. 18, 29, 25 and 26 from 7-11:45 p.m., Oct. 30 from 7-10:45 p.m. Oct. 31 from 7-11:45 p.m. and Nov. 1-2 from 7-11:45 p.m.
    Where: 2235 U.S. 41 North, Perry
    Cost: The barn is $15, the attic is $8, zombie hunt is $10, all three events are $30. Military personnel with ID get $2 off of the barn and canned food donation gets $1 off the barn.
    Information: or 478-319-1048

    Haunted Trail
    When: Oct. 12, 18, 19 and 25-27 starting at 6:15 p.m.
    Where: Peach County Fire Dept, Station 1, 6711 Peach Pkwy.
    Cost: $7
    Information: 478-956-3642.

WARNER ROBINS -- Once the sun sets, the hauntings start happening in October in Houston County.

The Museum of Aviation has joined the scare club with its own Nevermore Hills Haunted Trail, which starts Oct. 11.

With land next door to the museum as well as some unused buildings, Jenny Maas, finance director for the Museum of Aviation Foundation, decided to make use of the property by creating a fundraiser for Halloween.

Maas has been to numerous haunted houses, and the scariest one she said she has been to is Netherworld in Atlanta.

She enlisted the help of some local scare fanatics to get the ball rolling for the trail.

Hal Clay, who is part of Stormtrooper and “Ghostbusters” re-enactment groups, was hired as a consultant.

Ryan Whipple, a career broadening officer at Robins Air Force Base, will be the makeup artist for the entire run.

He got into the makeup business by showing up as a zombie for a Halloween party.

The tour takes about 15-20 minutes and includes ghouls, monsters, arachnids and all other manner of scary creatures.

It takes about 40 volunteers a night for the 11-day run of the trail, according to Maas.

Because it is a trail, flip-flops and sandals are not recommended.

Other haunts

The Haunted Barn in Perry already is in full swing.

Now in its fifth year, the barn again will have tours of the attic as well as the zombie experience called “Got Zombies,” where participants can hunt for the undead by using paintball guns.

The barn will host a blood drive Oct. 19, and those who bring canned food any night get $1 off admission. The canned goods will be donated to the Perry Outreach Center, and Loaves and Fishes.

On Lake Joy Road, the Lake Joy Trail of Terror begins Friday with its share of scares.

The trail is the brainchild of Mike and Robyn Kelly, who use part of their land as the trail.

In its third year, this trail will feature new ways to frighten, and the path has changed, Robyn Kelly said.

Part of the proceeds will be donated to breast cancer research and a local youth group.

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