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6 haunted houses, ghost tours that'll make you scream
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Get your scare on this Halloween season with these haunted houses and ghost tours in and around Forsyth County. 

You'll need nerves of steel to take on these seriously freaky attractions filled with jump scares, paranormal activity. And, if you jump out of your skin and yelp out an "eek!," we won't blame you. 

House of Four Scythes Haunted Attraction 

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The House of Four Scythes haunted attraction opens Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Cumming Fairgrounds. Proceeds from the event benefit the American Cancer Society Relay for Life. - photo by Sabrina Kerns

There is no escaping the Reaper's blade, as the gaze of the Specter of Death comes from all four directions. 

Check out House of Four Scythes, Forsyth County's very own haunted attraction, to see if you can escape the spooky mansion without screaming. Spoiler alert: you'll scream a lot. 

For the first time, House of Four Scythes is an attraction at the Cumming Country Fair & Festival and will be open each night that the fair is open. The last two weekends of October will feature two additional attractions filled with cotton candy, clowns, confusion and...chainsaws? 

Proceeds from House of Four Scythes go to the American Cancer Society. This attraction is recommended for children 12 years or older.

Price: $15 during the fair, $25 the last two weekend of October

When: Oct. 7-17, Oct. 22-23, Oct. 29-20. Mon-Thurs: 7-10 p.m., Fri-Sat: 7 p.m. to midnight, Sun: 6-9 p.m.

Where: Horton Hall at the Cumming Fairgrounds, 235 Castleberry Road, Cumming

To purchase tickets for the haunted house, click here. For more information about the attraction, click here


Haunted Lake Lanier boat charter

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As the sun sets on beautiful Lake Lanier, the spirits lying beneath the water begin to stir and wake. Explore one of the lake's islands investigating with Bart Glabman, founder and paranormal investigator of Bi-City Paranormal Research, to see if any of the past energies still lurk beneath the waves. 

This tour is hosted by Lanier Boat Charter and will be a 45-minute trip on a decorated 40 passenger party boat. Snacks and drinks will be provided along with box dinners from Pig Tales, which must be preordered while booking a ticket. Masks are recommended but not required. 

This event is only for those 14 years or older.

Price: $77.50 

When: Oct. 15-31. Mon-Thurs: 6:30 p.m. departure, Fri-Sun: 4 and 7 p.m. departures

To purchase tickets for the haunted cruise, click here. For more information about Lanier Boat Charter, click here or call 678-882-8062.


Roswell Ghost Tour

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Catch a glimpse of a specter or hear the secrets of exiled mill workers as they let out toilsome moans through the historic district of Roswell. 

An experienced guide will lead you and your friends and family on a 2 and a half hour tour through Roswell, stopping at Founders Cemetery, the burial site of the founder of the town, Roswell King, and Grand Greek revival mansions. Each guide is an experienced paranormal investigators who promise to "thrill, educate and enlighten." 

Price: $20 per adult, $10 per child 12 years and younger, cash only. This does not include gratuities for your guide. 

When: Oct. 14-31. Click here to check out this year's schedule. 

Where: Meet at the white gazebo across from the Roswell Visitor's Center, 617 Atlanta Street, Roswell

To purchase tickets for the walking tour, click here. For more information about Roswell Ghost Tour, click here


Trail of Terror

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Try to escape the maze of decapitated corpses and deranged clowns running rampant through the woods. 

The Trail of Terror offers "horrifying backwoods' realism at its scariest." Are you willing to be pushed to the limits of your fear tolerance? Come test your strength if you dare. Kee Kee the clown will be waiting with all his friends. 

This attraction is recommended for ages 13 and older, unless accompanied by an adult. The trail is not recommended for those that have trouble walking long distances on rugged terrain, those with respiratory problems, epilepsy or heart conditions. The attraction can include sudden noises, fog, strobe lights and jarring actions. 

Price: $25 per person for general admission, $50 per person for fast pass

When: 8-11:59 p.m. every Friday and Saturday. Click here for more information about dates and times.

Where: Trail of Terror, 3760 Friendship Circle, Buford

To purchase tickets for the trail, click here. For more information about the attraction, click here


Lawrenceville Ghost Tours

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Experience a personally spooky good time with a myriad of different haunted tours with the Aurora Theatre in Lawrenceville. With the growth and development of the metro area, downtown Lawrenceville has been renovated and refurbished. Who knows what kinds of ghosts have awakened beneath the bustling city. 

Whether you're brave enough to venture out on a 90-minute tour through cemeteries and old historical buildings crawling with spiritual life or want to stay safe at home, you can experience "the haunted happening that is best for you." 

The Aurora Theatre offers private ghost tours, haunted cemetery tours, virtual ghost tours and more. 

Price: $20 per adult, $15 per child 11 years or younger. Advance purchase is required.

When: Oct. 14-31. Click here to check available dates and times. 

Where: Aurora Theatre, 128 East Pike Street, Lawrenceville

To purchase tickets, click here. For more information about the tours, click here


Netherworld Haunted House 

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Experience thrills and scares alike and celebrate the 25th Season of Screams with Netherworld. 

Terrifying and entertaining visitors since 1997, Netherworld currently has two haunted houses available: Rise of the Netherspawn and Planet X in 3D. Experience a monster museum, four escape rooms, interacting characters and more during a frightening night that you'll never forget.

Price: $25-30 for general admission, $50-60 for fast pass

When: Click here for available dates and times through October and November. 

Where: Netherworld Haunted House, 1313 Netherworld Way, Stone Mountain

To purchase tickets for the haunted house, click here. For more information about Netherworld and its attractions, click here