Headless horseman expected at Boo!seum

Published 11:01 pm Wednesday, October 26, 2011

If only Ichabod Crane could get to the old church bridge, he would be safe from the headless horseman who was closing fast on him.

He kicked his horse again and the horse jumped onto the bridge and raced over it like the sound of thunder.

Ichabod looked back to see if the headless man had stopped. He saw the man pick up his head and throw it with powerful force…

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And if you want to know the rest of the story, you’ll have to join the night of spooky fun at the BOO!SEUM Saturday night.

The Pike Pioneer Museum of Alabama in Troy will host a night of spooky-good Halloween fun beginning at nightfall Saturday – around 6:30 p.m.

The night of Halloween fun will feature lantern-led Haunted Tours at Twilight and eerie re-tellings of Washington Irving’s classic short story, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Ralph Black.

“Will the Headless Horseman cross our covered bridge once again this Halloween? Come see for yourself,” said Rachael Greve museum director. “We have seen the Headless Horseman galloping in the moonlight and won’t be surprised to see him thunder across the bridge at the BOO!SEUM Saturday night.”

The re-tellings of “Sleepy Hollow” will be hourly beginning at 7 p.m.

Prior to the storytelling there will be lantern-led Haunting Tour of the grounds.

“We can’t say for sure but we might see a ghost or two in the woods or a witch or goblin on the cabin porches,” Greve said. “But there won’t be any chainsaw or ax murderers or any gory stuff. It will be a fun tour.”

Greve said the BOO!SEUM is designed for children seven years and older. Children younger might not enjoy the haunting fun.

“We will have caramel apples for sale. Some of them will be topped with kettle corn, some with almonds and some with other nuts,” Greve said. “ The kids will also go trick or treating after the program in the museum village.”

Greve said it would be helpful, but not necessary, for those who plan to participate to get their names on the list before noon on Saturday by calling 334-566-3597.

“We don’t want anyone to miss the Halloween fun so, even if you haven’t called, just come and join us at the BOO!SEUM Saturday night,” she said. “For even more fun, the kids are encouraged to wear their Halloween costumes, comfortable shoes and jackets.

Admission for parents and other adults is $6. For seniors and military personnel, admission is $5.