2017-10-26 / News

Like a good scare?



Student volunteers from Thornton Academy, Biddeford and Old Orchard Beach High Schools prepare to scare the victims of the Trail of Terror, at Aquaboggan on Route 1 in Saco, which opens Thursday, Oct. 26 and runs through Halloween. Gates open each evening at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $20 for a pass to jump the line. Visitors should be on the lookout for “Flip the Clown,” who teaches volunteers how to hone their scary personality. Flip was invited to Saco through resident Jeremy “Goremaster” McGrath, who opens his home each year to children and adults alike who dare to enter his basement of horrors. Every year McGrath revisions the basement so visitors are surprised each year. He uses artistic talents and his love of the macabre to create a tense experience. See more photos on pages 3 and 4. (Grant McPherson photo) Student volunteers from Thornton Academy, Biddeford and Old Orchard Beach High Schools prepare to scare the victims of the Trail of Terror, at Aquaboggan on Route 1 in Saco, which opens Thursday, Oct. 26 and runs through Halloween. Gates open each evening at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 per person or $20 for a pass to jump the line. Visitors should be on the lookout for “Flip the Clown,” who teaches volunteers how to hone their scary personality. Flip was invited to Saco through resident Jeremy “Goremaster” McGrath, who opens his home each year to children and adults alike who dare to enter his basement of horrors. Every year McGrath revisions the basement so visitors are surprised each year. He uses artistic talents and his love of the macabre to create a tense experience. See more photos on pages 3 and 4. (Grant McPherson photo)


OOB365 volunteers began clearing trees by hand at the beginning of the month in preparation for the Trail of Terror. The path is almost a halfmile long and follows the story of the “Banshee of the ‘Boggan.” After she was murdered in the woods in 1917, she awakens at the end of each summer to haunt anyone foolish enough to disturb her. OOB365 members hope to make Aquaboggan the new permanent site for their annual Trail of Terror. (Grant McPherson photo) OOB365 volunteers began clearing trees by hand at the beginning of the month in preparation for the Trail of Terror. The path is almost a halfmile long and follows the story of the “Banshee of the ‘Boggan.” After she was murdered in the woods in 1917, she awakens at the end of each summer to haunt anyone foolish enough to disturb her. OOB365 members hope to make Aquaboggan the new permanent site for their annual Trail of Terror. (Grant McPherson photo)

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