The motivation behind this unusual mass migration of salient specters is undoubtedly the irresistible urge to get in on the fun found at this year's Grand Meadow Heritage Center's Old School Haunting, a true Halloween hoot and high point of any good spook's social calendar.
For the past several Halloweens, the puckish powers-that-be and other resident fiends at the Grand Meadow Heritage Center have labored at their annual spook-a-thons for one singular purpose in mind...
This year, the Heritage Center's Old School Haunting will pretty much cover every musty nook and cranny of the historic old two-room school house, an area that rabidly ranges from the dark, dank corners of the basement to the shadowy nether reaches of the upper floor.
Of course there will be plenty of demented demons and other associated ghosts and gremlins hiding in those little out of the way places just waiting to scare the goozle out of you.
In fact, it just might leave you ready to test the veracity of the Heritage Center's Halloween promise: "Clean Underwear Will Be Supplied on Request.
If you are prone to nightmares or just unable to handle a little terror infusion, don't worry.
This year's Old School Haunting will include plenty of activities for the little kids and the rest of you sissies.
There will be holiday stories, crafts and games specially earmarked for the kids and faint of heart taking place in the safe environs of the Center's Old Barn every night of the Haunting.
The Little Train will also be on hand at the Haunting to give youngsters Halloween spins throughout the duration of the event.
Since getting the living daylights scared out of you can really whet one's appetite, there will be a holiday menu of treats, including hot dogs, chips, and hot chocolate, offered for sale during the Haunting.
The Grand Meadow Heritage Center's Old School Haunting will take place on October 23, 24, 30 and 31 from 7 p.m. till midnight all nights of the event.
The Heritage Center is located at the junction of 630th Street and D Avenue.
It is 15 miles south of Marcus on L-36 or four miles west of Washta on C-66 and two miles north on L-36.
It won't be difficult to find...
Just follow the moans, groans and shrieks of terror.