Boo! Museum holds annual ghost train

LAKE LINDEN – As Halloween comes near, children got their first wave of spooky sights at the Houghton County Historical Museum’s Ghost Train Saturday.

If they dared, visitors could ride the Ghost Train, as well as walk through the haunted house or go into the cabin for face-painting and pumpkin decorating.

Passengers on the train were first greeted by a coven of witches. Further down the track, Dracula haunted them before the train pulled to a halt.

“I saw you driving up in that little choo-choo train … you think your little boxcar will keep you safe?” he said.

Fortunately for the passengers, after briefly brandishing weapons, the assembled ghouls revealed their true fiendish intentions – a monster dance party.

“I liked going backwards. And seeing the graves.” said passenger Kamyran Kisul, 7, of Calumet.

Inside the cabin, children sat down to have vampire makeup or ghost designs painted on their faces.

Amy Tarvis of Calumet was watching her nephew Oliver Johns, 5, decorate a pumpkins with markers.

“I heard about it on the radio, and thought this would be something fun to do after work, take my nephew out,” he said.

John Berry of the HCHS said it was shaping up to be another good year for the Ghost Train.

“Considering the weather, which has been iffy, it’s going great,” he said. “We’re very lucky it didn’t snow.”