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DECK THE HOLIDAY'S: 10/27/10

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

5 GAMES TO PLAY AT HOME DURING HALLOWEEN

   Scary games to play at home are perfect for Halloween.  Some games are scarier than others, but for an adult Halloween party, the scarier the better. Try one of these games to play at home at your adult Halloween Party.


Ouija Board

   Of the scary games to play at home, the Ouija Board is by far one of the scariest, if no the scariest.  A Ouija Board is used to talk to spirits. Ouija Boards make alot of people squeemish.  There are experts who believe that the Ouija Board is dangerous.  Some psychiatric experts believe Ouija Boards are portals that free demons from other dimensions to prey on humans.  For brave souls that want some truly scary fun, the Ouija Board is it.



Fury of Dracula

   Fury of Dracula is one of the scary games to play at home, designed by Stephen Hand.  In this board game, one player is Dracula and the rest are vampire hunters.  The goal is to destroy Dracula before he can succeed.


Atmosfear

   This a board game that also incorporates a DVD.  The aim of Atmosfear is to collect a key from each of the six regions of the board before heading to the "Well of Fears", in the center and attempting to draw you fear from among those of your opponents in order to win the game.  "The scary game to play at home is not recommended for people under the age of 18".  The DVD acts as a timer and there is a Gatekeeper who appears on screen, causing problems for the players.  These appearances are random, so you never know when the Gatekeeper will show up.



Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game

   Last Night on Earth: The Zombie Game, is a scary game to play at home that is a survival horror board game.  As a player, you can choose to either play on the Hero team or be one of the zombies.  The game comes with a CD of scary music and the art for the game includes photographs of scary zombie images.



Betrayal at House on the Hill

   This scary game has players exploring a house of terror.  All the players begin as allies, but when an Omen is revealed, a player will change into a traitor and could turn into a zombie, a cannibal, a vampire and more.  Scenarios change and those who can deal with the change will be victorious.  Traitor's goal is to kill the hero's.  Hero's goal is to survive.














TOP HAUNTED PLACES IN CANADA

   Like many other places in the world, Canada has its fair share of ghost tales and haunted buildings. 


Gibraltar Point Lighthouse
  
   Gibraltar Point Lighthouse on Toronto Islands was first constructed in 1803 and was totally finished and operational by 1809.  Local legend states it is haunted by the first lighthouse keeper, JP Radan Muller.  Muller had been murdered one misty night by drunken soldiers from Fort York, looking for bootleg beer.  The soldiers had cut Muller up and buried his body somewhere on the beach.  The soldiers were charged, but later acquitted.  In 1893, a cofin was found buried on the beach with a jaw bone still inside it, but it has never been known if it ever belonged to Muller.  The lighthouse, since time is no longer on the shore line and  the sand has built up,  it now lies 100 meters inland.  It's not being used and is boarded up, but people say on misty nights you can hear a mans voice moaning and even some people have reported ghostly figures roaming the grounds.



The Screaming Tunnel
   The "Screaming Tunnel" was built by Grand Trunk Railroad in the early 1900's and is located near Niagara Falls.  The tunnel was meant for railroad cars but shortly after finishing the structure, World War I had begun and Grand Trunk Railroad went bankrupt, never finishing laying the track in the tunnel.  Now there's 2 different legends, but both basically have the same story line.  First, is said that a little girls parents were separating and her father took her down by the tunnel and buried her alive. The second, involves the little girls parents were fighting over her and somehow the house that they lived in caught fire.  The little girl ends up getting set on fire and ends up running down into the tunnel.  She runs through the tunnel screaming,  and eventually ends up dying in the tunnel from the excessive burns.  The legend has it if you enter the tunnel and stand in the middle and light a match, something will blow it out and you will hear the little girls screams in the distance.



Bytown Museum

   The Bytown Museum was built in 1827 in Ottawa, Ontario.  The building was used as a storage and treasury facility during construction of the Rideau Canal.  The building is located at the entrance locks of the Rideau Canal and is the oldest surviving stone building in Ottawa with the walls being 2 feet thick of stone.  It officially became the Bytown Museum in 1951.  There is said to be a few different ghost hauntings in this museum.  One of the people that are supposed to be haunting the museum is the builder of the Canal, Colonel John By, and the other is his assistant, General Dunan McNab.  Staff at the museum, over the years, have reported strange events like TVs turning on and off, lights staying on after being turned off, strange messages appear on computer screens when no one's in the room, voices of men yelling and even some angry voices saying, "Get Out".  Some visitors, mostly women, to the museum have reported being pushed hard but no one's around, while others have heard children crying in the doll exhibit and have seen the dolls wink and move.  Even to this date, this is supposed to be one of the most active haunts in Canada.



Peterborough Lift Lock
  
   Known at one time as one of the largest lift locks in the world, Peterborough Lift Lock has its ghost tails.  The lift locks construction began in 1896 and finished in 1904 and officially opened to boating on July 9, 1904.  Many died while building the pylons that supported the locks, many are said to have died from suicides by jumping off  the locks.  It is said that many ghosts roam the labyrinth of underground tunnels within the lock.  Even Creepy Canada has done a TV show on it.  There are visitors tours of the inside of the lock.  Legend has it, that one of  the deaths surrounding the lock was due to an innocent woman who was burnt as a witch in the early 1840's in Peterborough.  The lift lock is still fully functional today and is still known to be extremely haunted.

McBurney Park aka Skeleton Park

   In 1813 to 1865, this park was known as Kingston's Upper Cemetery.  It was a mass cemetery/grave site containing more than 100,000 bodies which had died from some kind of a contagious epidemic.  In 1894 Municipal government tried to remove the remains but many locals objected, due to the  fear that contagious diseases might start again if everything were to be dug up.  The cemetery was transformed into Frontenac Park in 1895 and then became what is known as McBurney Park today, in 1965.  Over the years many different remains have surfaced throughout the park thus giving it the nickname of "Skeleton Park".