Are you afraid of the dark? A Halloween haunt in rural Kanata will feature spooky stories and local lore.
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The Haunt of Horaceville, a ghost walk for adults at Pinhey’s Point Historic Site, is sure to be a hair-raising event.
“This is intended for adults; some of the stories are probably too scary for little kids,” said Brahm Lewandowski, museum administrator. “It’s definitely not your typical museum experience.”
The Haunt of Horaceville is a story-telling event that will take place from 7 to 9 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28, all over the Pinhey estate; down by the water, in the 200-year-old house and along the ruins of the cemetery.
“There are original members of the Pinhey family that are buried there, including Hamnett (Kirkes Pinhey),” said Lewandowski. “It helps set the mood.”
Many of the horror stories are local and are sure to raise a few goosebumps.
“A lot of the stories will be ghost stories from the Ottawa Valley,” said Lewandowski. “A lot of them are specific to the region.”
Ruthanne Edwards, from Ottawa Story Tellers, will be the narrator for the Haunt of Horaceville, which is intended for ages 16 and up.
“For people who have been to the site before it’s a good way to experience it in a new light,” said Lewandowski. “It’s a neat way to engage with the history of the area.”
She will also be on hand at Pinhey’s Point the night before on Oct. 27 for a family-friendly Ghoulish Ghost Walk story-telling event. The tour takes place from 7 to 9 p.m.
“We didn’t want to exclude families from this altogether,” said Lewandowski. “The stories will still be scary but not as scary.”
Pinhey’s Point is located at 270 Pinhey's Point Rd., in Dunrobin. For more information, visit ottawa.ca/en/rec_culture/museum_heritage/museums/pinheys.