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Ghosts, goblins find roosting spot at Eagles Lodge

A mechanical corpse points the way to the entrance of Adler’s Castle, a haunted house, as visitors prepare to go in Wednesday at the Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Sixth St. The haunted house will be open through Halloween.

A mechanical corpse points the way to the entrance of Adler’s Castle, a haunted house, as visitors prepare to go in Wednesday at the Eagles Lodge, 1803 W. Sixth St. The haunted house will be open through Halloween.

October 29, 2009

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Haunted house opens for Halloween weekend

The haunted house at Eagles Lodge in Lawrence is open for those brave enough to enter. The dwelling opens just in time for the holiday weekend. Enlarge video

Ghouls and a graveyard are transforming the Eagles Lodge in Lawrence into Adler’s Castle — a haunted house that opened Wednesday night.

This year marks the first time that the Eagles opened its haunted house to the public, and they wanted to create spine-tingling thrills and chills.

“Last year, we tried a haunted house for the Eagles’ Halloween party, and we didn’t have a whole lot of time to prepare,” said Lucky Pollet, chairman of the Halloween committee. “I kind of wanted to redeem myself.”

Pollet started planning for this witching event in January and began building props in June.

“We wanted to do something probably not as big as the (haunted houses) in Kansas City,” Pollet said, “but something with a little more ambiance.”

That ambiance includes a multiroom setup. Visitors enter the “manor” into a dining room complete with shape-shifting portraits, and then they go into the library where a secret passage leads to a ghostly girl’s bedroom. There are several other rooms to creep through, but was it scary?

“Yes!” 5-year-old Jacob Goos said. “A werewolf was kind of scaring me a bit.”

Adler’s Castle — in the lodge at 1803 W. Sixth St. — will keep its clanging doors open for a few more days. It’s open today from 7 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. It will also be open until midnight on Friday and on Halloween. Admission is $13 a person.

Comments

dbateson 4 years, 5 months ago

This project was Fund Raiser for the LMH Breast Cancer Center and was well worth effort. $2000 was raised and will be presented to the Hospital.

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motherof4 4 years, 5 months ago

I don't think the cost is bad at all compared to the costs in KC. I also remember the Jaycees when I was a little girl, it was really cool! Can't wait to check this out! And it's nice to know it's going towards a good cause!!!

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errita 4 years, 5 months ago

Does anyone know if there is any climbing or anything that someone with a bad leg couldn't handle in this haunted house? I know there is a lot crawling through places in the big KC houses.

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cellogrl 4 years, 5 months ago

Does anyone know if this means there won't be bingo tomorrow night?

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hellsbasement 4 years, 5 months ago

fair enough...planning on going.

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letitshow 4 years, 5 months ago

The money is in part going to LMH for breast cancer so this is a fundraiser and a good cause. The props alone and all the materials were very costly but mostly donated by Eagles members It is well worth the $13

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Christine Pennewell Davis 4 years, 5 months ago

Well Lucky sounds like you are having fun. Just don't dress up like a woman ok.

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hellsbasement 4 years, 5 months ago

I remember when the Jaycees always had a haunted house. This here looks like a pretty good time, yet a little pricey? anyone here been to give review?

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