Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Spooktacular at Fort Edmonton Park

We went to the spooktacular at Fort Edmonton park last weekend. I was really looking forward to this, and ready to be scared! I found out that it was going to be the theme of creepy clowns and freak shows. I am not usually scared about those things so I wasn't too worried. And I was dressed for the weather. I was wearing 2 shirts, a hoodie, my winter coat, capris leggings, sweatpants, my toque, a scarf, and mittens.

On our way to the "scary street" the UofA dance team was doing the Michael Jackson thriller dance. And then when they were done they just walked around like zombies. It kinda freaked me out, and I screamed, and they noticed. They started following me and staring at me. It was pretty creepy.

When we got to the scary street, there were clowns and freaky circus people all over. This clown was Joe's favourite, he laughed like Krusty the clown and would fall down all the time.

This clown was the creepiest looking one. It would come up behind you quietly and then honk it's horn.

Some of the haunted houses were pretty scary. This fortune teller one was creepy. She handed out a card at the end that said "look behind you," I didn't look behind me cause I was too scared, and then something started crawling out from under her table.

There was another haunted house where we were brought into this room and then all of the sudden, these girls were behind us.

On the way out there was a place with snakes, scorpions and tarantulas. Snakes, don't scare me, well, the non-poisonous kind. But scorpions do, and especially big spiders, like tarantulas.

Everyone was being brave and holding the tarantulas. At the last second I decided to hold it, and then not, and then hold it, and then not. I kept opening and closing my hand. And then I decided to just do it. I did it. I held a tarantula in my hand! And it was a huge one! Once it was on my hand, I could barley feel it. But it still grossed me out. That spider was not crawling fast enough across my hand. And it's body even rested on my hand, EW! Yes, this is my hand in this picture.

I can't believe I did that. And I won't be doing it again.

I have to admit. I wish the spooktacular was scarier. Next year, the corn maze at Halloween!