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Severed Armory Provides Halloween Haunts

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COTTAGE GROVE, Ore. — Halloween is less than two weeks away, and you don’t have to travel far if you’re looking for a good scare.

You really don’t know what could be creeping around the corners at the Cottage Grove, but starting Friday through Halloween you can wind your way through 6,000 square feet of a haunted house. It’s brand new, and it’s going to have you wanting to leave the lights on when you go to bed.

The Cottage Grove Armory has earned its spot on the list of historical places. Its cracks show decades of wear and tear. But now it seems the ghosts goblins and even the grim reaper are taunting us to take a visit.

As darkness falls and as the full moon takes shape, the perfect ingredients are mixed to make this house of haunts.

‘I think there was kind of an outcry in the community around here. People wanted a haunted house, something to do, something fun and exciting,” said Bill Hamman, Severed Armory Director.

So Hamann created the Cottage Grove’s Severed Armory. Hamman says to his knowledge this is the only indoor haunted house between Salem and Roseburg. And the rumors of actual ghosts of the past lurking in the corridors has his staff on their toes.

“It’s been really cool getting it all set up. I will say everyone working and setting up is always looking over their shoulder. There’s something about the building. It’s creepy,” Hamman said.

“They should just be prepared for the worst,” said Amber Bratton.

We prepared ourselves, grabbed our camera and took on the maze.

The dark halls reveal scenes from our favorite horrors. And parents, some of these setups may be a little too scary for the young ones.

“We certainly don’t want to leave the kids out, so on Halloween we are doing what’s called the light fright and that is from 5-7 p.m. It is free,” Hamman said.

A portion of the funds raised from your fear will go to the Cottage Grove High School. make sure you grab a partner for the ride.

The Cottage Grove Severed Armory runs weeknights from 7-10 p.m. and weekends 7-11 p.m. It is open on Halloween.

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