Haunted things are happening in Cookeville

Students who want to get spooked for Halloween can enjoy activities in Cookeville and the surrounding counties this weekend.
One event is the Maze of Terror.
“The Maze of Terror is a 2-3 acre cornfield with a multi-room haunted house in the middle,” Derek Woolbright, volunteer firefighter and EMT-IV for the Dodson Branch fire department and Tech student said. “It is mostly people from the fire department who put it on, but we give youth and adults in the community the opportunity to volunteer and help with it.”
The maze is located in the Dodson Branch community about 20 minutes outside of Cookeville near Jackson County, at 985 Zion Road. The maze costs $6 per person.
“The money benefits the fire department, which is solely volunteer and operates only on money raised from fundraisers like the maze, as well as donations from the public,” Woolbright said.
The maze is open tonight, tomorrow night and Oct. 30-31. The first run starts at dark, and ticket sales end at 11 p.m.
Another activity interesting to students is Spooky Hollow in Jackson County.
Spooky Hollow is a hayride with three stops before arriving at a haunted house. One stop is from the anti-drug coalition in Gainesboro, and is an educational scene about a car accident involving three vehicles. Another is a small house with characters coming out into the crowd. The last is a doctor scene with a patient on an operating table.
“As a first-timer, I thought it was a great Halloween experience,” Tech student Jessica Sarten said. “The spookers did a great job, and it benefits a great cause in the Jackson County community.
The last stop is the optional haunted house. Sarten advises everyone that attends to go in the haunted house.
Spooky Hollow is located at 2804 Granville Highway, at the Flynn’s Lick Community Center, about 25 minutes from Tech. This is the last weekend for Spooky Hollow. Tickets are $8 per person, and the first run starts at dark. Ticket sales end at 10 p.m.
The last Halloween activity is the Haunted Hollow hayride at Hidden Hollow Park on the outskirts of Cookeville. According to the Hidden Hollow website, it has been voted a No. 1 attraction in Cookeville.
According to another website called Eventful, Haunted Hollow is not only a hayride but a walk through the “haunted” park. It is located at 1901 Mount Pleasant Road. The event will be held Oct. 26-28 and 30-31. Tickets are $8 per person, it starts at 7 p.m. and ticket sales end at 10 p.m.