Looking for a good scare?

ST. CLAIRSVILLE — Those looking for a good scare this Halloween season might want to visit one of the haunted attractions in the region.

In the St. Clairsville area is Fear Field. Located at 71331 Center St., St. Clairsville, Fear Field is described as “a scary, gut-wrenching, heart-pounding experience” in the woods. The outdoor haunt is open from 8 p.m. to midnight Fridays and Saturdays. Tickets can be purchased at the field box office or on its website, fearfield.com.

Organizers note Fear Field is “family friendly,” but has various levels of scariness. For example, for a “slightly scary” experience one would wear a glow necklace purchased there or brought from home so the actors know to be less frightening. If one does not wear a glow necklace the experience will be “normal scary.” Visitors can upgrade to “RIP … the spirits will send you home with nightmares.” The RIP experience is only for those 18 years old and older, and a waiver must be signed beforehand. The attraction warns that the RIP experience is not suitable for those with “heart or emotional problems.”

Another longtime haunt is the Wells Township Haunted House, 101 Market St., in Brilliant. The haunted house is a guided tour described as an “old-school-style haunted attraction.” It boasts more than 10,000 square feet of “scares, fun and excitement.”

Outside the building, scary characters roam around and there is live music. The Wells Township Haunted House is open 7-11 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

“We are an interactive haunted attraction. We can touch you but you can’t touch us. There are times where you will be part of the show. Please come prepared for the unexpected,” the haunt’s website warns.

The tour is not recommended for children younger than 12 years old.

In Wheeling is Infernum in Terra, located at 4302 Jacob St., South Wheeling. This haunted house is described as “hell on earth” and “West Virginia’s scariest haunted house” on its website, hellonearthhaunt.com.

Infernum in Terra is open 6:30-11 p.m. Friday-Saturday and 6:30-9 p.m. Sunday. This haunted house is not recommended for children younger than 13 years old. It describes itself as a “no touch haunt,” meaning the actors will not touch visitors and visitors should not touch the actors. Tickets can be purchased online or at the building.

At Oglebay Park is the annual Boo at the Zoo, which is held at the Good Zoo. This is the final weekend for Boo at the Zoo. It is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday-Sunday. Treat bags are given to children 3-12 years old. This year’s Boo at the Zoo features a digital scavenger hunt. The spooky train ride is offered annually.


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