Halloween//Illustration Courtesy of Edriel

By: Alyssa Borges, Contributing Writer

Halloween is the the most horrifying holiday of the year. Bergen Community College will be closed on Halloween due to Day of Development, so take advantage and celebrate the holiday right on October 31st!

Now if you’re a Halloween fanatic, you should try celebrating it all of October. Here’s a list of some of the top scariest local attractions and even haunted locations to visit throughout the month.

Six Flags Great Adventure’s Fright Fest is a great trip in October, especially if you want to visit a haunted house in one day! According to the Six Flags website, there is no easygoing stroll during Fright Fest.

There are zombies and ghosts that are spread throughout the streets and they hide in every corner waiting to greet you, so stay aware. There is a total of eight haunted attractions in the amusement park where you’ll be blindsided by the darkness and not knowing what’s lurking around the corner.

These attractions will try to include a bit of every individual’s worst fear, so be prepared. This year, Six Flags has also just added “Lake of the Lady Cemetery”. This new attraction is inspired by the legend of a bride who was cursed by the Jersey Devil.

She apparently drowned in Jackson’s Great Lake and has haunted it for about 200 years. This year, the lakefront will be transformed into a graveyard where guests can walk through, if they dare, and try to catch a glimpse of the ghost of the lady wearing a white dress while walking.

The park will be open from 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. and other days from 5:30 p.m. to Midnight. Check the sixflags website for more information about the Halloween filled amusement park.

Fortunately for Halloween lovers in New Jersey, there are books and websites dedicated to actual haunted areas and overall creepy things in our state to check out.

These books and websites are also known as Weird N.J. Some of the well known locations in these books are Clinton Road, also known as “The Most Haunted Road of America,” which is located in West Milford,NJ and Passaic County, NJ. The time to actually experience the long road of pure horror is late at night due to the pure darkness.