Haunted Halloween at Atlanta History Center

Hauntings at Atlanta History Center.

The Member's Only Haunted Halloween Preview at Atlanta History Center was held on Oct. 23. Thrills and chills were all around as patrons chose their own adventure and strolled through the foggy gardens and haunted historic houses.

Classic Halloween Movie Screenings like "The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown," were ongoing at McElreath Hall.
 
Beloved Halloween characters and characters from favorite cartoons and children’s television shows graced Atlanta History Center Museum's Exhibition Hallway and taught everyone how to perform signature Halloween dances, including the Monster Mash and Thriller.
 
Back on the Smith Family Farm, the souls of the Blackstock brothers, who were killed during the siege on Atlanta, wandered around retracing their last steps. The Blackstock brothers were not alone – numerous creatures and phantoms, conjured up by several séances lurked around the farm, too.
 
Built over the remains of the old Collier Swamp, Swamp House (aka Swan House) was last inhabited in 1934 by the widow of Dedward Skinman, former head of the Peachtree Asylum and School of Taxidermy. Locals have noticed flickering lights, loud noises, and strange smells coming from the old Skinman property. A scout party attempted to enter Swamp House to uncover the cause. 
The widow of Dedward Skinman and her housekeeper.
The tortured spirits inhabiting the woods trying to entice you into joining them in their unearthly prison at the Witch's Dollhouse on Swan Woods Trail.
 
Overcome by madness, the Cannibal Carver Family continued their cannibalistic ways, targeting unwise hikers and tourists who wandered near their property, Wood Family Cabin.
 
Nana G's food truck provided meals for sale and cash bars were available.
 
Highlights below:

A vampire bride.

A wandering widow.

Lurking phantoms.

A Blackstock brother and the ghost of a girl who drowned.

Woodland hauntings.

Conjured creatures.

Cannibal victim.

A woodland creature.

A cannibal catch.

The Cannibal Carvers.

Another member of the Cannibal Carver family.

The spirit of a young bride.

A very scary young patron.

Patrons gathered in the Boxwood Garden.

The crazy widow Skinman.

The ghost of Mrs. Inman.

Too scary!

Count Dracula bids you adieu.
 
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