5 Haunted Places to Visit in Oregon State You Must Visit This Halloween

There are several widely-reported locations that make the list of haunted places in Oregon State that visitors claim are haunted. Many of the reported hauntings in Oregon are linked to historic places like the Oregon Trail, early Pacific-coast communities and Portland, the state’s largest city, with a history of hauntings from sailors who were shanghaied along its waterfront. If you’re looking for a place to visit this Halloween then these 5 destinations in mysterious Oregon State should do the trick. To see Haunted Places in Washington go here

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Eastern Oregon

Hot Lake Hotel: The Hot Lake Hotel in Union County, Oregon has received numerous reports of ghosts of the many people whom died on the property, including murders victims and suicides during its days as a sanatorium as well as an immense fire that occurred in 1934. This includes both a physician who committed suicide in an operating room and a nurse who died after being pushed into the scalding waters of the hot springs. The hotel was once featured on the TV show “The Scariest Places on Earth.”

Western Oregon

Rhododendron Village: Located along the Old Barlow Trail, Rhododendron Village is a campground that was used as a stopover site by pioneers traveling the Oregon Trail during the 1800s. The village near Laurel Hill claims the steepest hill along Barlow Trail and is reported to be haunted by the souls of those who died during their journey west, with numerous reports from workers of slamming doors and lights being turning on and off. The village is a site where covered wagons were raised over the hill by ropes, with many deaths occurring as a result of accidents during the perilous exercise and the village served as a burial site for these travelers in addition to the many victims who fell during Indian conflicts.

Portland: The Roseland Theater is reported to be haunted by the ghost of Timothy Moreau who was a publicity agent murdered by the theater’s owner in 1990 with body being found drifting in the Columbia River. Willamette Week newspaper highlighted the Roseland as the area’s Best Haunted Venue in 2008. Portland’s waterfront also has ongoing reports of haunting from unwilling sailors who were shanghaied by the British Royal Navy.

Witches Castle is in Forest Park, and is just a short 1/2 mile hike from the road. Thought to be haunted by Mortimer Stump, Anna Balch, and Anna’s parents Mrs and Mr Balch. The store goes that Anna entered into a forbidden marriage with Stump, and her father Mr Balch shot him in the head. Balch later told the authorities that his wife bewitched him, and that is where the name Witches House comes from. The Witches Castle is also home to some very interesting graffiti, and appears to be a place that Wiccans, and other spiritual people like to visit for non traditional spiritual work like spells, and coven meetings.

Oregon Coast

Fort Stevens: Fort Stevens on the pacific coast operated as a functioning military base until 1947 and is now the site of a Warrenton State Park. Originally built in 1863, the old fort is reported to be haunted by the ghost of a soldier killed during a bloody attack on the post, with visitors claiming to see him walking the paths around the fort carrying a lantern, still searching for enemies.

721+ FREE Pumpkin Carving Stencils for Halloween and Dia de Muertos

721 plus pumpkin stencilsWe always wait to carve our pumpkins until closer to Halloween both in part because we always forget but also because our family is multi cultural and our Halloween holiday runs into November for the Mexican holiday Dia de Muertos or in English Day of the Dead. Dia de Muertos is nothing like the American holiday Halloween but in my opinion for many kids living in America, it helps to kind of associate the two when living in a multi cultural home. Continue reading “721+ FREE Pumpkin Carving Stencils for Halloween and Dia de Muertos”

Review: BuyCostumes.com

As you can see from the picture, this nifty Halloween costume is Ghost Rider and that is my very happy 10 year old son sporting it:) I was extremely pleased with the quality of this costume which came from BuyCostumes.com. The fabric is cotton-knit which has some stretch in it , and the detail of this costume is really cute.  There are plastic spike  cuffs and a belt that are attached to the costume. The costume is also trimmed in grey  bias tape , the grey trimming you see on the collar and down the shirt, it’s not sticky but is a sew in trim. On the right hand chest area are some flames  with the words “Ghost Rider”  written into the flames.  The mask has flames coming from it’s head with a elastic in the back. the mask is made from hard plastic and can break if not careful,  for the price, the mask is well made and lots of these types of costumes come with this type of mask.

Here Ghost Rider is stealing one of our pumpkins, that mom worked hard to get at the pumpkin patch earlier in the day.  I think the picture above shows how movable as well as durable the costume is.  He is able to run, steal pumpkins and even fight with his sister in this costume;) Ghost Rider in the teen size is a little tight in the groin area for my son and he keeps tugging at it. I think because the costume is meant to be kind of form fitting on the body, you need to order a bigger size if you want a little wiggle room. Women are used to wearing tight clothing but boys aren’t 😉

My son D, will have a blast trick or treating in this costume. We are going to get him some converse boots and  he is hopefully borrowing a friend’s  motor scooter “thingy” that looks like a motorcycle, so he will have all the pieces to Ghost Rider and look awesome as he beggs for candy on Halloween night.

Ghost Rider costume  sells for $24.99  in kids and teens sizes.  There is a deluxe adult Ghost Rider costume that sales for $69.99  that looks scarier and is not as cute as this one. When you order from BuyCostumes.com they offer free shipping on orders of $75 , which is easy to do if you have multiple costumes to purchase or more plus they guarantee delivery by October 26th, 2012.

The site does have clearance merchandise to and costumes of all prices ranges. I even saw some for under $10, plus they have a lot of accessories. There are thousands of costumes on their site and they have costumes for all ages , sizes and sex and in fact they even carry pet costumes !