Kennesaw museum set for macabre transformation

October 5, 2012 by  

One of the highlights of the Kennesaw Halloween events returns this year, as the Southern Museum hosts its annual series of fright nights.

This year will see the popular Civil War and Locomotive history museum transformed into a haunted asylum. The event, titled A Night at the Asylum, will tell the imaginary story of hauntings that afflict the site of the asylum following a tragic end.

Visitors will be told the story of when a patient, who was once the director of the facility, escaped from and burned down the criminally-insane sanatorium, killing all inhabitants. Their spirits now haunt the site, terrorizing anyone who enters.

A scary show is promised, complete with strobe lights and special effects. It will appeal to families, though only those age 12 and over are recommended to attend. No doubt scary poster printing will be coming over the weeks ahead.

Advance bookings are being taken, though admission can be granted on the door. With tickets priced at a modest $5, Mackenzie Mabee, events coordinator for the museum, expects it to be a hit, saying:

“Our annual haunted Museum is one of our most popular events, and A Night at the Asylum promises plenty of frightful family fun.”

The event will take place on Friday, October 19 from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm and Saturday, October 20 from 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm. It is one of a number of events marking the fear-inducing holiday this year, with leaflet printing taking place through many organizations and companies to announce their spooky offerings.