Atlas Coal Mine Historical Site prepares for ‘Boo 2012’


For those looking for a good scare this Halloween season, Atlas Coal Mine Historical Site hosts “Big Boo” to the public on October 27 from 7-9 p.m. What makes this event so spooky is the real paranormal activity that some have witnessed while on site.

 Jay Russell, program director for Atlas Coal Mine, has had a few different encounters with someone he calls “not of the human flesh.” He said he witnessed a brass bed move away from a wall all on its own while stoking up the furnace in the old wash house early one fall morning.

“I was a little nervous after seeing that. I don’t think I’m an easy scare but I had to leave the building immediately following that incident,” said Russell.

Whether or not you believe in ghosts, the site will incorporate scary displays and props throughout the guided tour to give guests the thrill of a good scare.

Atlas Coal Mine is located about an hour and a half from Calgary, just east of Drumheller on Highway 10. Admission is $10 and guests are encouraged to dress warm and bring a flashlight.

A “Little Boo” tour is also offered on October 28 for young children from 2-4 p.m. Admission for this event is $5.

dswan@cjournal.ca

Produced by: Donella Swan