Bitburg haunted house: Enter at your own risk, if you dare

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Chadwick Kinser
  • 52nd Aerospace Medicine Squadron
Fall in the Eifel is a beautiful time. Leaves are changing color and falling off trees, temperatures are starting to dip lower, the air is crisp, and people are starting to pull out their coats, hats and gloves.

You only have to walk through the commissary or Exchange with all the black and orange decorations to see that it is October and almost Halloween.

The 52nd Fighter Wing has sponsored a haunted house at Bitburg for the past 10 years. This year, the 2011 haunted house committee is working to make the event the best ever.

The event is scheduled for Oct. 27-29 at the French Casern in Bldg. 2032 and 2033. Admission is $5 for adults and $3 for children younger than 13. The doors open at 5 p.m. every night. The first hour of the night is for younger children who just want to trick-or-treat. This time is not as scary. The lights will be on and the characters will be handing out candy. The house will go dark, and the real fun begins at 6 p.m.

The haunted house is reserved for military members Oct. 27. All military and family members will be allowed to walk through and get their wits scared out of them. The house will be open to the general public Oct. 28 and 29. The house will be closing at 10 p.m. Oct. 27 and midnight Oct. 28 and 29. There is going to be food booths from the participating private organizations who will supply Halloween treats for everyone waiting in line.

Halloween is the time of year when we all get to show off our theatrical side. Children aren't the only ones who get into the spirit of the season; adults are allowed to dress up and be part of the festivities as well. Some people will be ghosts and goblins, some will be presidents or well known celebrities and some will want to show off the humorous side of their personality. The 52nd FW haunted house will have ghosts, clowns, werewolves and zombies, as well as all kinds of other ghostly freaks to get your heart racing and make you scream.

All proceeds go to the units who participated in the haunted house. This year, the organizations preparing the haunted house are the 52nd Medical Group, 52nd Communications Squadron and 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron. The 52nd Security Forces Squadron is participating by supplying the security for the event.

Come out and support your 52nd FW at the Haunted House and have a whole lot of fun in the process. For more information, call Tech. Sgt. Fay Craigmile, 52nd Civil Engineer Squadron, at DSN 452-6651.