What scares you?

What scares you?

It’s about that time again. Halloween is this week. Are you ready to see witches, devils, monsters, and zombies? Everyone is afraid of something or someone.

What are you afraid of?

During Halloween, fears are enhanced by the horror movies, commercials, and the haunted houses.

Kaela Patrick, a junior, says she’s afraid of clowns because they creep her out.

Freshman Matthew Skupien said, “I hate those creepy sounds when I’m home alone.”

Sophomore Andre Sharpton said he’s afraid of Michael Myers.

“He will slice my throat,” Sharpton said.

Art teacher, Mrs. Peake, has a fear that is more grounded in reality.

“I’m afraid of heights because I’m short,” Peake said. “So I’m used to being near the ground.”

Senior Melody on the other hand, is afraid of Mrs. Peake.

“I’m afraid of Mrs. Peake because she’ll give me an F,” Savelio said.

Some people think  Halloween was created to scare or celebrate evil, but that is not true. The name “Halloween”is derived from the phrase “Hallow’s Eve”.

About 2,000 years ago the Celts celebrated Samhain, the belief that the dead come back to earth. The Celts would dress up in costumes made from animal heads and skins, and would create bonfires to sacrifice animals to the deities to prevent the dead from destroying the harvest.

When the Romans conquered the Celts they combined Celtic and Roman traditions. The Romans celebrated two days: Feralia was a day to show respect to the deceased, and Pomona was the day to honor the goddess of fruit and trees. That is where the bobbing for apples tradition came from.

In 1000 A.D., catholic churches made November 2 a day to honor the dead. The name was eventually changed to Halloween.

Here are some Halloween attractions planned for around the CSRA:

  • Plantation Blood offers a scare and some thrilling fun. It is located at 4127 Wallie Drive, and it opens at 7 p.m. Oct.3-Nov. 2. Tickets are $22 dollars and they have a concessions area.
  • House of Terror promises to be better than Plantation Blood, with twice the monsters and thrill. It is located at 308 Holly Lane in North Augusta. Opens from 7:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. and on Thursdays and Sundays it closes at 11 p.m.
  • Nightmare Plantation is supposedly a real haunted plantation. It is located at 1110 Dodge Lane in Grovetown. It opens at 7 p.m. to midnight Friday-Sunday. Hayrides are $15 dollars and $13.50 for military.