October is the spookiest time of year, and here at Curated Passport, it’s time to travel the globe in search of scary spots for Halloween. From a haunted child’s bedroom in the United Kingdom to an online party in NYC with the Sanderson Sisters of Hocus Pocus, there is something in this list for everyone. So grab a pumpkin for carving and dust off your flashlights to hunt for ghosts: it’s spooky season!
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John, the self-proclaimed “Mayor of Hell,” is offering up this tiny house for three one-night stays in October. You can step in as the “Mayor” and enjoy everything Hell has to offer. Hell is an actual town in Michigan filled with places with names like Hell Hole Diner and Hell Saloon. There is a fire pit for telling spooky ghost stories, pumpkins to carve, and plenty of Hell and Halloween themed decorations and paraphernalia. There is an outdoor screening area to watch Halloween favorites under the stars. You can even request a creepy marriage ceremony officiated by the Mayor of Hell himself, if that’s your thing. Fittingly, it only costs $31 per night to stay, if you can actually claim a night.
Join the online event “In Search of the Sanderson Sisters: A Hocus Pocus Hulaween Takeover.” The witches from Hocus Pocus, the Sanderson Sisters, are hosting a spooky online event this October 30th. Bette Midler, Sarah Jessica Parker, Kathy Najimy and a host of spooky guests will be there to raise funds for New York Restoration Project’s critical environmental and social justice work. They are also selling spooky products to go along with the hour-long event on their site. Tickets for the event cost $10 and are on sale now.
The hosts Marc Evan and Chris Soria are expert pumpkin carvers who will guide you as you carve your own pumpkin at home. They begin with a brief history of pumpkin carving and an introduction to their company, Maniac Pumpkin Carvers. You will then be given guidance, tips and tricks to carve your own jack-o-lantern. The experience is suitable for all skill levels and ages.
Grab this pumpkin carving kit to get prepared for the fun!
New Orleans is famous for its hauntings and ghost stories. Take a spooky stay in this “Haunted Bedroom” in the heart of the Garden District. There’s a queen sized bed, a private bathroom, a mini fridge, and oh yeah, a resident ghost. The homeowners say that she’s a “shy young girl in a yellow dress from the 1890s” but that she’s SO shy that you probably won’t see her. If you look at the reviews of the room some guests swear that they had haunted experiences. The house has wi-fi and a Victorian ghost, what more could you want in October?
Want to take your Halloween costumes (or future cosplays) to the next level? Join online host Erick as he teaches you real special effects techniques using sculpting, painting, and makeup. He uses a variety of materials and gives behind-the-scenes insights into how special effects professionals work in the field.
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You will be transported to East London in 1888 for this online tour following the most famous Victorian era serial killer. Using recordings and crime scene photographs, the host will take you through the timeline of various murders of Jack the Ripper. He will explain the theories of who Jack the Ripper was, why he did it, and how. Join this online experience for the scariest Halloween yet.
This hotel is a restored historic stagecoach station and inn from the 1850s. Well, mostly restored. Part of the appeal of this haunted location is the unrestored section of the hotel where ghosts are said to dwell. If you rent the haunted part of the hotel, you get to roam the entire unrestored area, although you aren’t allowed to livestream or share recordings of what you see there (which I guess adds to the paranormal appeal). There is a PBS documentary called Emma’s Little Secret about the location. The hosts do not “guarantee” paranormal activity but think you should prepare for spookiness nonetheless!
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