Halloween season in Maine is here. How 'bout we do something more than just consume mass quantities of pumpkin-spiced whatevah to celebrate.

Would consider listening to terrifying tales in the darkness of an over 350 year old cemetery on the historic East End of Portland?

Do you dare to commune at this historic burial ground for spine-chilling stories from Spirits Alive? They are a non-profit dedicated to preserving the heritage of Eastern Cemetery on Congress Street.

According to their website this is

"the oldest historic landscape in the city, the cemetery is home to around 4,000 interred."

 

Starting at 6:30pm on October 17, you can join a haunted walk and listen to supernatural legends told by ghostly actors portraying the dead.

Spirits Alive At The Eastern Cemetery via Facebook

To commemorate next year's Maine Bicentennial, it's "The Spirits of 1820: 200 Years of Maine Statehood" ghost story walk happening Thursday through Saturday nights and Sundays at starting at 5:30 on October 20 and 27.

The 'Walk Among the Shadows' Facebook page says,

"For 8 dark nights, 7 spirits will return to tell of the perils and promises of separation from Massachusetts and attaining Maine statehood.

 

The stories were written by Lynne Cullen who also directed the spirits (as best she could—you know spirits, sometimes they listen, sometimes they don't.)"

It's still just 10 bucks, 5 bucks for 12 and under. You can get tickets ahead of time with eventbrite with an extra fee or at the gate.