Haunted House Open 12 PM - 12
AM October 7th - October 31st.
On Midnight November 1st the house
will be closed for the final murder mystery round of the treasure hunt
The winners will get to live in the
mansion from November 1st - 7th.
Woodland Springs Trick O Treating
Hours: October 31st 6 PM - 9 PM.
All Schools Closed November
1st so the kids cans sleep in after their late night.
Mystic Investigations is proud to sponsor
this years Woodland Springs Haunted House & Halloween Treasure Hunt
Event. The haunted manor is located at the old Griggs Mansion
deep in the heart of Mystical Forest. The house itself has a long
haunted history and was one of the first homes built in here in 1861 by
our towns founder, Mortimer J Griggs. He later went on to become
our first mayor who is prominently featured in our town museum located
on the second floor of the Woodland Springs Historical Society Building
along with his statue at the center of Woodland Springs Park. The
event will raise money for the Woodland Springs Historical Society and
help maintain the house and our sites around town. Admission for
kids is free. Adults $5.00. Entrance into the treasure hunt
is free and open to everyone although kids must be accompanied by an
Mayor Griggs founded Woodland
Springs after he struck major gold at Pikes Peak. The
Haunted Griggs House was the first case Mystic Investigations
undertook. Obviously we cleansed the house of it’s poltergeist
activity or we wouldn’t allow kids to go there. Still every so
often there’s a little creepy sound or you swear something has moved a
few inches and it makes wonder if some sinister force still infests the
dark corridors of the mansion. I’ve been there about three times
over the last few weeks decorating the old home kept in decent shape
thanks to the Woodland Springs Historical Society. Still it looks like
the quintessential haunted house and our amazing decorations staff has
made it look even more spookier.
The long haunted history of the house
began when Mortimer was murdered by his wife, Annabel Griggs, in 1889.
She apparently married him for his wealth and she had no need of him
once she found a younger man named Jonathan Covington who she loved.
They say for several decades Mortimer haunted the house and that his
brief physical manifestation murdered his wife in 1903 although her
official death was caused by a large bookcase falling on top her.
a bookcase that has supposedly been bolted securely to the wall.
Since then the house was seemingly haunted by the couple who were
thought to be fighting with each other trapped within the cursed walls.
The curse may have come from a Comanche Indian tribe who lived in
Woodland Springs. Rumor had it that Mortimer accidentally shot a
Comanche Princess while hunting deer.
When we took on the case we figured out
that everyone who died in the house ended up being trapped in the house
damned to haunt it forever. So we had all these angry spirits
fighting with each other and an Indian curse binding them to the house.
All I can say is that it was one big scary mess but we came through it
alright. I might retell the complete tale on my blog
at some point.
The haunted house is now open and
everyone seems to really be enjoying it. On Halloween there will
be a special event run by the local Chamber Of Commerce and sponsored by
us. While trick o treating on Halloween there will be clues to a
treasure hidden around the town. At each place with a clue
there will be a person dressed as a scary supernatural figure who will
jump out of the bushes, roar, howl, or whatever it takes to scare the
hell out of you. Twelve finalists will end up at the haunted
house for the final Midnight round. There are many surprises planned to
make it the scariest night of their life. They will have to solve
a mock murder and uncover clues leading to the fake murderer and
ultimately the treasure they killed for. The mansion is quite
large and has many secret panels and corridors. It ought to be
great frightening fun for everyone.
The winner will get the treasure
which is very small chest of gold worth $5,000 which was apart of the
actual treasure we uncovered during our investigation of the
house. The living relative who hired us for the case had said we
could keep the treasure as our fee, They wanted all ties cut with
the horrific past of the family and they even donated the mansion to the
town. In addition if you win the contest you'll get a years supply
of Howling Harry’s Fine Chocolates. Howling Harry's is located
in the Woodland Springs Halloween District on Horror Lane, They
will also get to submit three free cases to us for investigation and get
to live in the mansion for one week complete with Butler and Maid
brought you by Angela's Butler & Maid, Inc. As a sponsor none
of us at Mystic Investigations can enter the contest however we will be
at the haunted house for the final round which begins at Midnight.
In addition some of us might pop up during the night at various
locations. Be sure to catch me on the Local Channel 7 News in the
next few weeks speaking about the event. Be sure to join us in the
spirit of Halloween and we hope you have a hell of time!
Written By: Xavier Remington,
President Of Mystic Investigations
Other Notable Halloween Activities:
- Trick O Treat: October 31st 6 PM - 9 PM
- Halloween Parade on Main Street starting at 9:15 PM. Ends at
Woodland Springs Park Reserve where fireworks will occur over
Luminary Lake at the edge of the Mystical Forest at 10:15 PM.
- Halloween Street Festival starts at 8 PM on the downtown expanse
of Woodland Springs Drive and goes until 3 AM. Halloween
Costume Contest at 11:11 PM.
Autumn Harvest Halloween Festival
(Including Fireworks & Horror Movie Marathon)
- Halloween Horror Movie Marathon (24
Hours On Halloween At The Imax Movie Theatre)
- On Halloween night the Chamber Of
Commerce will judge who has the best house decorations. Top
- Museum Madness Down At The Woodland
- Haunted Halloween Tour Of The Town
Brought To You By Tammy's Travel Agency.
- Halloween With The Beasts Down At the
Woodland Springs Zoo.
- Cryptozoology Fest down at the Zoological
- Werewolf Paintball Hunt In The Mystical Forest
After Dark. Are they real werewolves or just guys in
suits? Just to be safe all paint is laced with colloidal
silver. Remember that Werewolves have the power to
transform without a full moon on Halloween night! Enter the competition at your own risk!
Please have respect for the dead and
don't utilize cemeteries for your spooky Halloween fun. One of our
clue spots in the treasure hunt is located outside the Mason Mortuary on
the edge of Old Woodland Springs Cemetery but that's as close as we
get. A mock cemetery has been set-up near the haunted house for
you to enjoy. We even throw in creepy fog at no extra
charge. Also be aware that poltergeist activity is at it's height
in cemeteries and around funeral homes on Halloween. Various
nefarious figures utilize cemeteries for their dark magic. Zombies
are also a risk you take by entering cemeteries after dark on Halloween
or even in the days leading up to Halloween. This is no laughing