Forest of Fear to frighten in Faxon
The Faxon Forest of Fear will offer visitors a "spook-tacular" experience two nights a week beginning Friday and Saturday and continuing on those days each week through Oct. 28.
Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for children age 13 and under, but it's not recommended for children under age 10 due to the Forest of Fear's level of intensity and absence of adequate lighting. Closed-toe shoes or boots are recommended due to uneven ground and terrain.
The event will be a fundraiser for Wally Breaden, who operates the Breaden Rehabilitation Center, which rescues and cares for injured wild animals.
The Forest of Fear is at 18304 SW 112th southwest of Lawton and east of Faxon on a seven-acre tract owned by Leon and Alicia Scheall. Visitors, with the aid of volunteers, will follow a one-way, tree-lined trail of sights and creepy sounds, including a graveyard, dilapidated buildings, monsters, freaky music, strobe lights, dummies made of hay and other exhibits. The sights and sounds will be provided by various local volunteers. The trail will be marked and visitors are advised not to leave the trail due to the presence of armadillos, coyotes and deer in the area.
"It will take about 10-15 minutes to walk through here and our exhibits will look very real," Leon Scheall said. "And it is quite dark out here at night."
The Faxon Forest of Fear has been staged for the past three years.