‘Haunted Hills’ Scares Up Screams with Spooky Drive-Through Experience in Santa Maria | Local News

Missing their signature event, organizers of the Santa Maria Elks Rodeo chose to take advantage of the ghost-town atmosphere created by COVID-19 restrictions.

“Haunted Hills” offers a drive-through experience at the Santa Maria Elks/Unocal Event Center, 4040 Highway 101, for six nights this month. The rodeo grounds sit east of Highway 101 at Santa Maria Way.

With the warning “drive thru if you dare,” Haunted Hills features a 3-mile route where cowboys of past rodeos and “restless equipment” come to life, serving up about 20 fear-inducing scenes, creepy sounds and scary interactions, according to organizers.

“For opening night, we’re super excited, and I think it will just build,” spokeswoman Johnna Clark said as vehicles lined up to enter Haunted Hills.

Haunted HIlls features a creepy farm scene along the 3-mile drive-through route.Click to view larger

Haunted HIlls features a creepy farm scene along the route. (Janene Scully / Noozhawk photo)

Those creating the fright night scenes are “normal Elks Rec volunteers,” Clark added.

In the

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LAS VEGAS (FOX5) — Longtime Las Vegas haunted house attractions Asylum and Hotel Fear will return to the Meadows Mall for its twenty-second year this fall with new COVID-19 measures in place.

According to a release sent Tuesday, guests will be welcomed back Oct. 1. with an “online timed ticketing system” used to limit occupancy and promote social distancing. The new ticketing system assigns patrons a time slot to return for entry with a group of 4-6 people. Guests will be notified via text message when a time slot has arrived and haunt operators require everyone to remain in their cars or off property until that appointment. Temperatures will be taken prior to entry and masks are required.

“We have limited the number of people so only people with tickets for a specific time slot are on the property at any given time,” the release stated. “The haunt is the

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Haunted TikTok is the next evolution of internet horror

Haunted TikTok is the next evolution of internet horror
Haunted TikTok is the next evolution of internet horror

After hours of scrolling through endless TikToks of teens dancing, couples pranking each other, and dogs being cute — something on your For You Page stops you dead in your tracks.

Someone is walking around a dark, empty house, as text explains that their mom hasn’t come home. As they take us through their neighborhood, they realize it’s not just her — everyone has vanished overnight.

“Hey kinda serious here like my entire town is missing I’m not really sure what to do is this happening elsewhere?” the caption reads.

Clicking on the @where_is_everybody account (with over 240,000 followers), you discover someone named Alexander Nielsen has chronicled this phenomenon since October 2019. Each video shows more of this empty world, where people have been replaced by shadowy ghost figures.

After COVID-19 led to a wave of stay-at-home orders and widespread panic-buying

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