Fall is finally in the air. Halloween is just around the corner, and there’s nothing like a good hayride and a little spook to put us in the fall spirit!
Monday night, I joined 200 of my sorority sisters for a haunted hayride at Rebel Paintball on Highway 6. The crisp, fall breeze was blowing, the bonfire was burning, and we were all nervously waiting our turn to be taken on the haunted adventure.
When it came time for our group to take the ride, everyone’s nerves grew a little awry as we stepped onto the trailer. The driver began telling us the story of some Vanderbilt fans who had come to camp, but unfortunately, did not make it back home. The ride took us on the journey to investigate the mystery of the lost campers.
As the tractor pulled along through the woods, everyone suddenly became very quiet and tense as we awaited the first spook. Different creatures began randomly popping out around almost every corner, and the trailer instantly roared with screams. The creatures began following us, and the screams grew louder and more frequent in hopes of scaring the creatures off. As the ride circled its way back to the start, everyone breathed a sigh of relief that the creatures couldn’t chase us anymore.
The ride lasted about 20 minutes and offered a new spook around every curve. I will be the first to say that I am not a fan of haunted or scary things, but this hayride actually turned out to be pretty enjoyable. It was just the right amount of scary! This haunted hayride is something fun to do with your own group of friends that will be sure to put you in the Halloween spirit!
Rebel Paintball operates their hayride on Thursday nights in October from 6-10 p.m., and other days and times are also available for large groups. The ride is $20 a person and includes a paintball gun to defend yourself from those spooky creatures! So grab some friends, have some s’mores while you wait and experience the spooks for yourself!
Caroline Waller is an intern for HottyToddy. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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