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Haunted Astoria: Most Wicked Place on Earth
Published: 09/11/2010

All of Astoria is getting involved in Halloween events from hair raising and spine tingling to good old-fashioned family fun and games.

Haunted Astoria III: The Most Wicked Place on Earth presents an evening with the paranormal. EVP Night Out takes place at Pioneer Cemetery Friday, October 29 at 6pm. Bring your audio recording device to see if you can capture voices from the past. On Saturday, October 30 take a tour of Astoria's haunted locations from 3-7pm, or visit the Heritage Museum's Most Wicked exhibit until 6pm. At 7pm Rain City Paranormal will give a presentation about recent paranormal research in the area. The Liberty Theater is showing The Haunting (1963) at 7:15pm. Then at 9pm at Baked Alaska there will be Open Mic Story Telling featuring Haunted Astoria short-story winners as well as anyone else who would like to share their personal encounters of the strange, abnormal and wicked. Haunted Astoria is presented by Astoria Sunday Market, Astoria-Warrenton Chamber of Commerce, Clatsop County Historical Society and Liberty Theater.

Astor Street Opry Company presents the farcical comedy Arsenic & Old Lace, October 29-31. Friday and Saturday shows are at 7:30pm and Sunday matinee at 2pm. A perfect play for the whole family.

Trick or Treat with the Astoria Downtown Merchants from 3-5pm Saturday, October 30. The 2010 Monster Bash begins at 5pm at the Clatsop County Fairgrounds and is organized by The Astoria Parks & Community Services Department. Free games, refreshments and prizes for each child participating. Come in costume for the costume contest.

The annual Talking Tombstone event takes place Sunday, October 31 from 1pm-Dusk. Presented by the Clatsop County Historical Society and sponsored by Astoria Granite Works, guests will be introduced to colorful characters from the area's past. These characters will tell their tales at the Oceanview Cemetery in Warrenton. For more information visit the Astoria-Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce, (503) 325-6311

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