The October Spookies


Have you ever gotten the urge to go out with your friends and do something new and fun during the fall season? Well, Haunted houses are back open for the season and are very popular amongst teenagers. Here are some of Ross High School’s favorite frightening attractions nearby. 

Nightmare Manor is one of the suggested haunted houses, amongst young people. Nightmare Manor is in Middletown, Ohio and has just recently opened back up for the fall season this year. They have a 17 dollars admissions fee with a discount of two dollars if you bring a canned good for donations. The haunted house is around 15-20 minutes total when touring the inside. Also this particular attraction has a 4.1 star rating on google. 

Freshman Jossy Spencer stated, “I think it could have been scarier because it wasn’t the scariest but it was still fun.” 

Another suggested haunted house is the USS Nightmare. It is located in Newport, Kentucky on the Ohio River. There is a range of prices for admissions depending on the day you go. It could be anywhere from 18 dollars to 27 dollars for general admissions. This halloween attraction is on a boat and the tour length is around 30-35 minutes. The haunted boat has a true and thrilling backstory which is why it was turned into the haunted attraction that it is today. The USS Nightmare is also themed around the true events of what happened on the boat years ago. This haunted attraction also has a 4.1 at rating on google. 

Senior Riley Thomas stated, “I thought the USS Nightmare was a really good haunted house! I liked that it was on a boat, which is different, and I also enjoyed the storyline behind it… I would definitely recommend this haunted house to others! I think others would enjoy it … primarily  because it is on a boat and everything was planned very well.”

One other haunted house suggested by students is The Dent Schoolhouse. This haunted house has been one of the top rated and reviewed since 2009. The Dent Schoolhouse has been known as one of the scariest haunted houses in the US, it was rated best in Cincinnati and it is on the top 10 haunted house list. The Dent Schoolhouse has also won honors awards. This haunted house is in Harrison, Ohio and the admissions fee can range on the day you go. The general admissions fee ranges from 20 dollars-25 dollars and it is cash only. This haunted attraction has a tour of approximately one hour. The Dent Schoolhouse has been given a rating of 4.3 stars on google. 

Edythe Motter recently wrote as a google review, “Dent Schoolhouse never disappoints!  We have been going at least once a season for the past 5 years or so. This year we visited on Sept 30th for their haunters night as we are fellow haunt actors. Lots of changes at Dent this year and all of them are awesome. Their actors, costumes and makeup are always top notch and their scenes are great, very detailed. We are usually busy during this time of year but ALWAYS make it a point to make the trip down to Dent Schoolhouse. Well worth the money and always an amazing time!!” 

These haunted houses were all suggested by some of the RHS students and community. If you ever are looking for a fall or Halloween activity haunted houses can be a fun way to spend your time.