A Haunted Halloween

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Photo of Peter Boie video intro.

Caroline Wilkerson ~ Staff Writer

     Peter Boie wowed the University of Lynchburg community with his magical prowess on Oct. 30, with Summoning Spirits in the campus ballroom.

     According to the Summoning Spirits website, the show is described as a, “Reach beyond the grave with an all new show that will make you scream! Summoning Spirits is a seance meets magic show designed to get your heart pumping with help from the other side! Written and performed by Peter, he brings to life old legends and haunted stories live on stage, for your delight… and fright. You are not going to want to miss this show!”

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Nerd Factor: You Might Be in Trouble This Halloween IV: A New Beginning

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Dr. Mike Robinson ~ UL Communication Studies Professor

     Wow, it’s the fourth year. You’ve been surviving these Halloween crises so well; folks are probably starting to look at you as the one who will save them all. But just because you’ve been so successful, don’t think you know it all. The Nerd Factor still has a lot of wisdom to impart that will help you decide if you might be in trouble this Halloween. 

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Paranormal Night at Avenel

Grace Cavanaugh, Staff Writer~

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The Avenel before restoration. Photo source  http://www.historicavenel.com/history/

 

Paranormal Night at Avenel is occurs this Saturday, November 3 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. The public is invited to tour the Historic Avenel in Bedford with five different paranormal groups, as well as a enjoy a magic show and some tasty treats.

The Facility Director for Avenel, Taffney Mays, said, “It is been about 10 years. It all started with a group named Ghostec from Lynchburg who did a lecture format. We sold tickets as we could only fit 55 people per night in the parlor. We ran this every Thursday in October. It was such a huge success that we ended up running it for 9 weeks, sometimes 2 a week.”

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You Might Be in Trouble This Halloween III: Season of the Witch

Dr. Mike Robinson, UofL Communication Studies Professor~

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Hey, you made it! You got through all of the horrors of last year. I bet you’re feeling petty secure in your evil events survival skills. However, you must know by now that there is no permanent escape.

Not from this sort of thing. The Nerd Factor is rooting for you and thus another set of tips are offered to help you determine if you might be in trouble this Halloween.

If you’re hearing voices from the storm drain, then you might be in trouble this Halloween.

If that dogs eyes are glowing, then you might be in trouble this Halloween.

If people keep asking you how your ancestor stopped the evil the last time it arose, then you might be in trouble this Halloween.

If you are enrolled in any classes from Miskatonic University. . . even online classes. . . then you might be in trouble this Halloween.

If the terrible events that happen are completely different from the events last year but the same theme music keeps playing, then you might be in trouble this Halloween.

If the scientist in your group says not to worry because it’s physically impossible for an insect to growthat large, then you might be in trouble this Halloween.

If a puppet offers you a choice, then you might be in trouble this Halloween. If the choice seems pretty grotesque and involves learning a lesson, you are certainly in trouble this Halloween.

If the floor tile in the main hall is unusually pentagram-y, then you might be in trouble this Halloween.

If you just got some new technology, particularly anything that records or affects memories, and most people around you have English accents, then you might be in trouble this Halloween.

If it follows you, then you might be in trouble this Halloween.

If people keep mentioning DNA, then you might be in trouble this Halloween. If people keep mentioning your DNA in particular, then you are in trouble this Halloween. And they might be too if they don’t stop mentioning it. . .

If you keep hearing kids singing nursery rhymes, then you might be in trouble this Halloween.

If you live in Santa Clara or Santa Mira or really any town named Santa Something-or-Other in California, then you will be in trouble this Halloween.

If you can’t seem to stop trying to solve that weird puzzle box, then you might be in trouble this Halloween.

If there’s a really good reason that nobody ever told you before that you had a sibling, then you might be in trouble this Halloween.

If you’re pretty sure that just a moment ago, the wall didn’t have a single face in it let alone that many faces, then you might be in trouble this Halloween.

If that count with the European accent and who is new in town keeps pausing to stare at that girl you know, then you might be in trouble this Halloween.

If silver never bothered you before you were bitten, then you might be in trouble this Halloween.

If your cabin is in the woods, then look, how many more times do you have to have this explained to you? You’re in trouble this Halloween.

Spooky Movie Weekends

Anna-Catherine Kueng- Assistant Editor~

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To celebrate Halloween, the Student Activities Board has created Spooky Movie Weekends for students. Each weekend of October, a popular Halloween movie will be shown at various locations on campus with free popcorn and candy.

This is the first year the Student Activities Board has done this and the idea was developed by SAB President, Lindsay Stynes and is co-coordinated by  Jen Hall.

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Happy Halloween!

Grace Cavanaugh, Staff Writer~

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. Maybe it’s because I like being scared, or maybe it’s because I like dressing up, but something about this spooky time of year has always gotten me excited.

My sophomore year in high school, my friend D invited a group of friends to her house for a Halloween party. What this entailed was watching a scary movie, eating food, roasting marshmallows over a fire, and then going to hang out on the playground of the church behind her house. I designated myself the historian of the group because I had the most amount of storage on my iPod.

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