Submitted PhotoA character portraying an alleged UFO encounter in Old Orchard Beach entertains participants at last year's haunted history tour.

Submitted PhotoA character portraying an alleged UFO encounter in Old Orchard Beach entertains participants at last year’s haunted history tour.

OLD ORCHARD BEACH — Surprise visitors and spooky tales from the town’s past will mark the path Sunday at a haunted history walking tour.

The second annual haunted history tour is hosted by the the Old Orchard Beach Museum in the Streets Committee.
Tours will kick off Sunday at 5:30 p.m., 6:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Old Orchard Beach town hall. Each time slot is capped at 20 people. The suggested donation is $10 per person. To secure a spot ahead of time, sign up online at www.oobmaine.com.

The tour will run through downtown and end up at The Brunswick. The tour does not loop back up to town hall and organizers suggest parking on Old Orchard Street or West Grand Avenue. 
The haunted history tour will run rain or shine and is suitable for all ages. Proceeds for the event will go toward funding an Old Orchard Beach Museum in the Streets project, a self-guided walking tour through the downtown with panels in French and English highlighting local history.

Local community group OOB365 is also hosting a halloween event. The scary, but family friendly Trail of Terror will be held at Aquaboggan Water Park at 980 Portland Road in Saco from through Tuesday, from 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Proceeds will go toward OOB365‘s upcoming fun, family-friendly activities.

The Trail of Terror is a guided 35 minute walk through the woods, where the Banshee of the ‘Boggan dwells, according to a local tale. 

As the fictional story goes, Judy was murdered in 1917 in the woods behind Aquaboggan, where her soul still roams. As summer ends, her terrifying & blood curdling screams beckon the underworld to awaken as she rises as the Banshee of the ‘Boggan. 
Tickets can be purchased online ahead of time at oob365.com or at the gate. There will be hot cider, kettle corn, cotton candy and other items for sale. Free parking and bathrooms on site. 
Group discounts are available, contact Sharri MacDonald 590-4201 or [email protected]

— Staff Writer Liz Gotthelf can be contacted at 282-1535, ext. 325 or [email protected]


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