Posted on October 28th, 2011 No comments
For countless ages, folks have sat around campfires telling tales of horror and fright, often leaving listeners with chills that last long after the stories are finished. Many are drawn to dark legends and rumors of strange occurrences, and as the living world transitions into another realm in autumn, October is the perfect time to remember the past—and things that once were or may have been. At Gunstock Mountain, there is a place for brave souls to gather and mingle with mysterious tales come back to life.
Morbid Mountain is the name Gunstock Mountain takes on in October, when it celebrates its annual Halloween Screamfest. Every weekend throughout the month, visitors find themselves meandering through different haunted zones, each with their own scary back-stories. This year, Morbid Mountain features The Morgue, The Forest of Fear, and Blackout.
The Morgue is an outdoor maze built on the spot where, rumor has it, the infamous Mountain Morgue once stood. The rural, hidden location was perfect for the dead to return to life and take control of the morgue. Now, zombies linger in the maze. Visitors beware.
In the Forest of Fear, unexplained things are happening. This usually bucolic spot in the Gunstock Mountain Resort campground has had some strange reports of odd activity. Uncanny sounds, missing campers, and torn tents have left the security team baffled. Bears and raccoons have been ruled out. What is going on there? See if you can find your way through this eerie—and shadowy—place.
Scariest of all is Blackout, an indoor maze in the resort’s Lodge. According to an old wives’ tale, a mysterious group once used the attic to perform weird experiments on people, preferring to use all kinds of strange electrical equipment. Now as Halloween approaches, some inexplicable stuff has been happening in the lodge, causing power surges and blackouts. Can guests here make it through without encountering a twisted spirit from the dark days?
This is the last weekend that Morbid Mountain will allow visitors past its gates. For more information and to read the full legends, go to www.MorbidMountain.com, and be prepared to be scared!
The Mill Falls Blogging Team
Image courtesy of Morbid Mountain
Posted on October 20th, 2010 No comments
Looking for some good old-fashioned Halloween fun? Bring the family to the Remick Museum in Tamworth, NH this Saturday, October 23 for their Harvest Halloween Festival, where there will be activities galore for kids and adults alike. With all the games, concessions, and contests, this festival is more like a mini fair packed into an autumn afternoon!
From 3:00 to 7:00pm, the grounds of the Remick County Doctor Museum & Farm will be open and set up with a corn maze, live music, and a spooky horse-drawn wagon ride. Children can also participate in lots of games and races, including Ring the Pumpkin, Needle in a Haystack, Hay Bale Jump, and the sack, egg, or hoop race. There will also be fun crafts, where kids can make Halloween masks!
Judges will be on hand for contests in homemade pies and preserves, scary stories, and autumn art. Winners in adults and children’s categories will be announced at the festival as well as to local newspapers, will appear in the next Remick Farm Journal Newsletter and website, and will enjoy a family membership at the museum for one year!
In the evening, take a guided eerie walking tour to meet friendly spirits and hear spooky tales, then warm up with some hot cocoa around the Bonfire as the storytelling continues.
Going to the Remick Museum’s Harvest Halloween festival is a perfect way for your family soak up some traditional New England customs while enjoying the hallowed season this year.
The Mill Falls Blogging Team
Image courtesy of The Remick County Doctor Museum & Farm
Posted on October 29th, 2009 No comments
Morbid Mountain October 30 and 31
Morbid Mountain Returns to Gunstock Mountain Resort in October. Halloween Screamfest and Haunted Hayride open Fridays and Saturdays from October 2-31. Halloween Bash and Costume Ball (21 and over) on October 31st . Free admission, Live Music and more. 4 Haunts including the New Swamp Walk.
The Legend of Morbid Mountain . . .
The ski lifts are closed, the lodges are locked, and the parking lot is empty . . . but if you close your eyes and listen close, the hair on the back of your neck will start to stand up straight. Footsteps in the attic, lights going on and off . . . is there someone . . . something in the corner of the room . . . you feel like you are being watched.
Perhaps you are!
Many are unaware of the history and the secrets that lie beneath the grounds and buildings of what is now known as Gunstock Mountain Resort. The urban legend has led to countless rumors and speculation. This area served many purposes before becoming what is today . . . click here to learn more… if you dare!
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