A good scare for a good cause

By: Kristen.Shanahan Email
By: Kristen.Shanahan Email

MARIETTA, OK -- In Love County, Oklahoma there is a haunted house that will give you a good scare for a good cause. After this year's rash of fires the Marietta Volunteer Fire Department says their fuel bills were scarier than any ghost or goblin so they plan to use the money they raise from their haunted house to pay for gear and gas, and get some good scares at the same time!

Four-year-old Caliber cannot wait for Halloween.

"It's about scaring people. That's my favorite part," Caliber said.

Caliber is one of many people excited for Marietta's Haunted House with its rooms full of mock terrors and scares. Coordinator Lindsey Mathews says she and her husband, a Marietta firefighter, came up with the idea as a fun way to help the department protect the community from real dangers. They grossed about $1,000 dollars last year and left the whole town spooked.

"It's fun to see them come through and get scared, and get all excited about it then a few days after when you're around town every body's like 'oh my gosh that was so great'," Mathews said.

Jacie Bone says this is not her first attempt to give others a scare, that
this year she has a goal and haunted house-goers better beware.

"To try not let them know me and try to get them really good," Bone said.

Mathews says this is not your average haunted house especially since this year there are several new spooky surprises. She is warning visitors to come prepared and to be very scared.

"I don't want to give away too much but we have some different effects that will be sure to shock your senses," Mathews said.

The Haunted House will be open Friday and Saturday night from 6:00 to 12:00 a.m at 707 W. Main St. You can get your tickets at the door $8 dollars for adults and $6 dollars for kids. Mathews says she hopes their hair-raising antics will raise at least $1,500 hundred dollars.

Mathews says she is hoping to see visitors come dressed up with Halloween spirit, and says with the growing success they are hoping to make this festivity a terrifying tradition.


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