Haunted Halloween Fun

What to expect at Factory of Fear

Factory of Fear is the local favorite that has been shocking and terrifying Quad City residents for twenty years. This attraction is the Quad’s largest indoor haunted attraction. Creepy stalkers, psychotic murderers, and helpless victims are a few of the characters that take residence at the Factory of Fear. Not only is this attraction the largest the Quad Cities has to offer, it has also been rated the number one haunted experience in the Quad Cities three years in a row as voted by users of the “Haunted QC” website.

Location: 5027 4th avenue Moline, Illinois

Schedule:

Friday Oct 17: 7 PM to Midnight
      Saturday Oct 18: 7 PM to Midnight

Friday Oct 24: 7 PM to Midnight
      Saturday Oct 25: 7 PM to Midnight        Sunday Oct 26: 7 PM to 10 PM

Friday Oct 31: 7 PM to Midnight

Website: http://www.qcfactoryoffear.com/


What to expect when you visit Terror At Skellington Manor

Throughout the year, the 100 year old former Masonic Temple, Skellington Manor is commonly used as a wedding venue. But every year in October, this historic mansion is turned into a Halloween attraction that is hard to resist. Guests of the manor are led through the maze-like venue and encounter countless terrifying characters along the way. This year, Skellington Manor is trying out a new theme, “Asylum.” With this theme, the guests are expected enter the manor as visitors, but leave as patients. But what makes Skellington Manor even more unsettling? Well, it is confirmed that this haunted attraction is actually based on true events. During the renovations of the building, several people reported hearing footsteps and strange voices, seeing doors slamming shut and ghostly apparitions lurking in the halls. Paranormal investigators have determined restless spirits dwell in Skellington Manor. Perhaps not all of the haunts seen in the local haunted attraction can be classified as “just pretend.”

Location: 420 18th Street Rock Island, Illinois

Schedule:

Friday Oct 17: 7 PM to Midnight
      Saturday Oct 18: 7 PM to Midnight
        Sunday Oct 19: 7 PM to 10 PM

Friday Oct 24: 7 PM to Midnight
      Saturday Oct 25: 7 PM to Midnight
       Sunday Oct 26: 7 PM to 10 PM

Thursday Oct 30: 7 PM to 10 PM
     Friday Oct 31: 7 PM to Midnight
           Saturday Nov 1: 7 PM to Midnight

Website: http://www.skellingtonmanor.com/terror/


What to expect at Haunted Carter Farms Mazes

Haunted Carter Farms have been running their complicated and terrifying haunted corn maze for seventeen years and claim to be the original haunted corn maze. The location also boasts a brand new 3D indoor maze experience. According to the website, both attractions take several hours to complete. Guests are sent out on their own without guides to try to find the end of the maze. Unlike regular mazes, these mazes are filled with frights. Around every corner guests can expect a different demented nightmare. Although the characters in the maze cannot touch the guest physically, they are sure to touch them mentally.

Location: 28322 Great River Road Princeton, Iowa (20 minutes from the Quad Cities)

Schedule:

Friday Oct 17: 7 PM to 10:30 PM
             Saturday Oct 18: 7 PM to 10:30 PM

Friday Oct 24: 7 PM to 10:30 PM
             Saturday Oct 25: 7 PM to 10:30 PM

Thursday Oct 30: 7 PM to 10:30 PM
        Friday Oct 31: 7 PM to 10:30 PM

Website: http://www.hauntedcarterfarms.com/

(Submitted by guest contributor Alexandra Olsen.)