It’s not too late to partake in the spooky and fun events this Halloween season! There will surely be an activity for the whole family to enjoy, like a costume parade, a scary movie showing, and a haunted house. For the brave of heart, check out the most haunted places in Baton Rouge and take a historical tour of areas where supernatural sightings have been reported.
Halloween Parade and Food Drive
A family-friendly activity later this month is the Fifolet Festival Halloween Parade. Since the holiday is on a Sunday this year, the parade will be held on Friday, October 29th, from 4 to 6 pm. Head downtown to ooh and ahh at the colorful floats and pick up some candy and trinkets from the parade riders.
The theme for this year’s event is “Fifolet’s Believe it or Not!” so get a costume ready to impress. Bonus points for outfits that are unbelievable, strange, or odd! One more thing to remember is that they will be collecting food donations for the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, so please consider donating non-perishable food items like canned goods, pasta, rice, and peanut butter.
Spooky Movies for the Family
One of the best ways to celebrate this Halloween season is to watch scary movies! The Celebrity Theaters in Baton Rouge are hosting a spooky movie night for the family, featuring old favorites you’ll love to watch again. So reserve your tickets for the Spook-tober Fest and plan to sit back and relax with throwback Halloween comedy classics like Ghostbusters and Beetlejuice.
The 1984 action film Ghostbusters stars Sigourney Weaver and Bill Murray as they discover a portal that releases evil creatures in New York City. Also, the 1988 film Beetlejuice is a bit scarier for young kids, as the film follows a young teen played by Winona Ryder as her dead parents haunt her.
Tickets are $5, and showings are at 12 and 4:30 pm. Plan to watch Ghostbusters on Sunday, October 23rd, and Wednesday, October 26th, or come out on Saturday, October 30th, or Sunday, October 31st, for the Beetlejuice showings.
The Ultimate Haunted House
This event is not for the faint of heart but for real horror lovers! The 13th Gate Haunted House is known far and wide for its haunted attraction. You’ll travel through 13 scary scenes, like an abandoned asylum, dark tunnels, snake pits, and rickety bridges. Of course, anything you’ve been scared of could show up in this year’s event because every year, they do something different to keep you guessing what’s next on your haunted path. But, of course, if you think being scared is fun, you’ll scream and laugh the whole way through.
Before you enter, be aware that you may brush up against a ghoul or monster, but there is a no-touch policy for the visitors and workers inside the haunted house. Plan to spend about 30 minutes walking through the house and check out the food truck to refuel.
The scariest Halloween attraction will be open from 6:30 to 11:30 pm on Friday, October 27th, through Sunday, October 31st. You can get your tickets online to skip the rush, general admission is $35, and VIP admission is $75.
Real Haunted Places in Baton Rouge
If history and hauntings are more your areas of interest, take a tour of some historical destinations in Baton Rouge that have a haunting past. Some of Capitol City’s most historical places have been reported to have unexplained noises, moving objects, or shadowy figures. See for yourself if you dare!
If you’re a history buff, you may recall in 1862; there was The Battle of Baton Rouge during the Civil War. A bloody battle happened between The Union and the Confederate soldiers. Locals have reported seeing ghostly figures in Confederate uniforms walking near the LSU Campus.
The LSU Campus may be home to more than the spirits of fallen soldiers. The campus has been around since the mid-1800s, and residents have reported hearing strange voices when no one is around, seeing faces in the windows of young women in white, or doors mysteriously closing and opening and furniture moving all by itself.
You may want to know about the Guaranty Broadcasting building if you’re an office worker because many people who have worked there have experienced unexplained phenomena. For example, the building was originally a hospital, which could explain why some people have experienced sudden temperature drops, heard strange noises, and seen figures in hospital uniforms walking around. Also, the elevator is said to go up and down, even when the building is empty.
Lastly, the Old Capitol Building is one of the most notable landmarks in Baton Rouge, where you may see a paranormal experience. Built-in 1847, the building was used as a prison during the Civil War and has had a long history. Reports have stated that they’ve seen sightings of footprints from no one, motion detectors going off when no one is around, and whispers in the hallways.
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