In a last minute effort to bring new frights to our college campus, the minds behind The Haunting of Hannon had the event undergo drastic changes to its content. This change in theme came from the reaction to previous years’ events as not being scary enough.
“This year, we wanted to really just go for it,” said Hal O. Ween, director of Haunting. “We really wanted to dig deep into the fears of college students and truly terrify them. And I think it went really well.”
The reaction to the last minute changes were, for lack of a better word, spooky. Changes such as the addition of the Freshman Frights hall, terrified dozens and dozens of first-year students. The sound of blood-curdling screams could be heard from students passing by the festive library.
“At the end of the hallway was a P-Safe officer,” said Jackelyn Tern, a freshman clearly shaken by his walk through the library. “Apparently they wrote me up for alcohol consumption and now I have to write a letter to my parents explaining what happened. It’s terrifying.” Tern’s roommate later reported that the frightened student was muttering about P-Safe later that night while asleep.
But not all frights are geared toward freshmen. Some may be frights students in any year can understand. One of these students learned this the hard way, earning himself a trip to the emergency room.
“Yeah, so there was a man who came up to me while I was walking through,” S. Kelly-Ton, a senior marketing major, said. “He handed me some paperwork and said some accounting mumbo jumbo. Next thing I know, he’s chasing me around the library, saying I need to pay back the bank for loans I took out to get through college. On my way out, he just kept chanting, ‘DEBT!’ Honestly, I’ve never been more scared for me and my future’s safety and I just collapsed out of shock.”
For many involved, this year’s Haunting of Hannon was a success. The producers of the event are hoping to continue this experience next year, promising to add even more down-to-earth frights.
“I’m not going to say much,” said Ween when asked about future plans. “But, let’s just say we’re planning to involve babies next year.”
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