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Historical haunt

Haunted House & Horse-Drawn Trolley Tours Oct. 11 and 12 in Warren

Photo submitted to Times Observer The horse-drawn trolley will take guests on the historic streets of Warren while a guide tells tales of “Freak Axe-idents and Intentional Acts/Axe” from local history.

With Warren’s ghostly reputation and curious population, the Halloween season is a popular one. The historic mansion of the Warren County Historical Society makes for the ideal, spooky environment as it hosts the Haunted House & Horse-Drawn Trolley Tours on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

The horse-drawn trolley will take guests on the historic streets of Warren while a guide tells tales of “Freak Axe-idents and Intentional Acts/Axe” from local history. Did you know that Warren County has had ax

murderers in the past? Well, hopefully, it’s in the past, as at least one of the perpetrators has never been caught. Are there murderers still here walking among us, and are the spirits of the victims still lurking around seeking revenge?

In addition to the intentionally violent acts, there are also some gruesome accidents that appear in our history. Conditions like the swift currents of the rivers or the trains that barreled down the streets shared by vehicles and pedestrians lent themselves to horrific injury and untimely deaths.

Of course, then there are the mysteries. What about the bodies and body parts that have been both lost and found in the waters of the Allegheny? Were they victims of freak accidents or was there something more sinister? Were the bodies that were found during construction projects or discovered bobbing in the water victims of Freak Accidents or Intentional Acts? We might never have the answer, or maybe the spirits will tell us. Perhaps, you’ve heard the sounds coming from nature… or from the supernatural.

If you are brave enough take the trolley, perhaps you can muster the courage to ascend the haunted halls of history in the historical society. Can you make it the whole way through amongst the apparitions and ghosts as they try to pull you into their snares?

Photo submitted to Times Observer With Warren’s ghostly reputation and curious population, the Halloween season is a popular one. The historic mansion of the Warren County Historical Society makes for the ideal, spooky environment as it hosts the Haunted House & Horse-Drawn Trolley Tours on Friday and Saturday, Oct. 11 and 12, from 6 to 8:30 p.m.

Trolley tickets are $9 in advance or $10 at the door and include entry into the haunted house. Haunted house entry without trolley tickets costs $3 per person. Limited capacity. Those under 18 must be accompanied by an adult in the haunted house. Trolley tickets may be purchased at the Warren County Historical Society, 210 Fourth Avenue, Warren, and online at www.warrenhistory.org. First come, first serve. Advanced purchase is strongly recommended.

The Warren County Historical Society is located at 210 4th Ave., Warren. Refreshments will be provided by Kinzua Healthcare & Rehabilitation and AseraCare Hospice.

For more information, call 723-1795.

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