Creepin’ It Real: Haunted Houses in Northeast Indiana
Oct17

Creepin’ It Real: Haunted Houses in Northeast Indiana

Boo! Did I scare you? Okay, I’ll work on that for next time. Halloween is just a couple weeks away, and I am so excited! Every October, I seek out festive activities to participate in – the spookier the better. One of my personal favorites is visiting haunted houses (Editor’s Note: pretend haunted, not actually haunted). There’s something so exhilarating about going through these attractions with the anticipation of the unknown ahead, especially with groups of friends. While you may know about some of Fort Wayne’s finest frights, there are some great hidden haunts around the rest of Northeast Indiana that are definitely worth a visit. Fort Wayne Fear Factory – Fort Wayne, IN Located in the old Wayne Pump Complex at River City, Fort Wayne Fear Factory is the haunted attraction you’ve been waiting for and sure to run a chill down your spine. Admission: $10 (click here to purchase ahead of your haunt) Hours: Fridays and Saturdays, October 21st – November 5th from 8pm to 11pm Sunday, October 30th and Monday, October 31st from 8pm to 10pm   Haunted Castle and Black Forest – Fort Wayne, IN   This was my first haunted house (enter junior high nostalgia here). Located on the corner of Wallen and Auburn Road, this scary staple has been around for over 30 years. The Haunted Castle has something lurking around every corner, while the Black Forest takes you down a winding trail into the dark. Was that a chainsaw I just heard? Admission: $10 to Haunted Castle or Black Forest, $16 for both attractions, $5 additional for VIP. Bring a canned food item to donate to St. Vincent’s Food Pantry to receive $1 off admission (buy online here) Hours: Sundays and Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm (Haunted Castle is open 7pm and Black Forest opens when dark) and Friday and Saturdays from 7pm to 11pm (Haunted Castle is open 7pm and Black Forest opens when dark) until Halloween   Hysterium Haunted Asylum – Fort Wayne, IN Hysterium Haunted Asylum is the former Haunted Cave on Engle Road. Patients are quick to greet you in the lobby, while the charge nurse processes your intake for the Asylum. Will you be able to escape? Admission: $13 General Admission, $20 Fast Pass (buy online here) Hours: Fridays and Saturdays from 7pm to Midnight until Halloween, and October 20th, 23rd, 27th, 30th, and 31st from 7pm to 9:30pm   Edge of Insanity – Kokomo, IN Their description says it all! “In the quiet farm country on the outskirts of small town Indiana, not everything is what it seems. Here, in what used to be acres of farmland, remain the vestiges of what was once a privately owned and operated asylum....

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