Normally the Coast Guard is very busy saving lives but during the Halloween Season they fall through to the dark side – scaring people to death! And they’re doing a darn good job of it at their Coast Guard Yaquina Bay Halloween Haunted House.
Coast Guardsmen converted an old house across the street from their headquarters on Naterlin, filled it with fog, erie lights, raucous singing, banging glass and slamming doors, cries from the dead and shrieks from the dying. And as a grand finale you’re chased out of the basement in near pitch black by a goule waving a live chain saw (blade not engaged).
The tour of the ghastly upstairs is perhaps a bit too well done, obviously some of these Guardians of the Coast have had some practice in live theater – the “set” is MOST CONVINCING!
The Coast Guard goules, ghosts and goblins are doing all this in order to relieve some of the scariness that too many Newport families are suffering – not having enough food on the table. Proceeds from the haunted house go to the Newport Food Pantry which serves literally hundreds of struggling Newport area families who need the pantry’s help in order to maintain some sense of normalcy at their homes.
So round up the family, hop in your halloween horse-drawn and beat feet down to the west end of the Bayfront and be swept away by the spirits at the door into a good ole fashioned Halloween Haunted House put on by Coast Guard Station Yaquina Bay. It’s a good ‘un! Definitely age 12 and up. Runs every night through Saturday night. Starts at 7pm and continues until the last customer is launched screaming from the building.