Spooktakular takes place in our historic, 185+ year old farmhouse, built before 1822, which holds a shocking past, and a history of true stories of ghosts and the unexplained. The house was the mansion of the late W.C. Gist, and his wife who owned the 750 acres, of what was known as "Happy Hills Farm". After the death of Image and video hosting by TinyPicMr. Gist, his 750 acre farm property was willed to Brooke County and became Brooke Hills Park, which is what it has been for the past 55 years. Each year, our volunteers come to run the house, knowing that group members are aware that they will be touched, ripped through walls, locked in areas, pulled through the ceiling, etc. (Sounds hard to believe, but we do, and we take pride in what we do.) Guided groups wander throughout the house, taking approximately 30 or more minutes to complete the tour. Each room of the old farm house is a stop along the tour, and each room is a different scene. No two scenes/rooms have been used more than once, which means that annually, Spooktacular is always changing, and is always growing bigger each year!