‘Byron Haunted High School’ offers frightful experiences

Ready for the Byron Haunted High School tours are (l-r) Brendan ‘Wolfman’ Roman, Victoria Dickson, Evelyn Carter and Ashley Glumac.
Ready for the Byron Haunted High School tours are (l-r) Brendan ‘Wolfman’ Roman, Victoria Dickson, Evelyn Carter and Ashley Glumac.

Because of its frightening labyrinth of horror, the “Byron Haunted High School” presentation for the Halloween season is PG-13 and not recommended for younger persons.

Ghoulish guided tours of approximately 20 minutes are offered from Thursday, Oct. 23, through Saturday, Oct. 25, and Thursday the 30th through Saturday, Nov. 1. Hours will be from 8 p.m. until there are no more customers willing to brave the scary scenarios. The entrance will be at the main door of the former Byron High School on Main Street.

 Each of three ghostly guides will lead groups of four to six persons through pretty much the entire length and breadth of the former high school. And it will be a frightful experience. So says Victoria Dickson, director of the Byron Recreation Dept., which is sponsoring the Haunted House. Indirect lighting, darkened rooms and hallways and eerie noises will be parts of the tours, as well as spooky props designed to scare visitors out of their wits or at least make their hair stand on end.

For several days a volunteer crew has been preparing the site for the unnerving Halloween program. Proceeds will be used to defray Haunted High School  staging expenses and for other rec events.

“We’re inviting everyone to come meet the new and old ghosts of the school, as it is haunted,” said Dickson.

By Bob Rodriguez