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Enter if you dare: Haunted Forest of Statesboro open through Halloween night
character at HFS
Lots of special "friends" await those who brave the Haunted Forest of Statesboro, open through Halloween night. In these photos by Melanie Rivera, you can see below that more than 2,000 lined up on opening night to experience the things that go bump in the night. Also below, a group of visitors huddle together as a costumed character actor jumps out to scare them.

This year's Haunted Forest of Statesboro, hosted by Willingway Hospital, is winding down, but you can still catch a few screams and chills until Monday.

Staffed by volunteers, the Haunted Forest provides a spooky experience that's unlike anything else in this area. It's a trick — or a treat — depending on your perspective. For the first time ever, this year's event is being held at the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fairgrounds, a move that has given organizers more space to play with. 

The event features five scare stations, each with a unique fear/phobia theme. 

Attendees should be aware, however; organizers say the Haunted Forest is intense and is geared for an adult audience. People of all ages are welcome, but the event is scary, so children should enter depending on their maturity and the discretion of their parents. The event is designed for ages 10 and up.

The cost to enter the forest is a $15 donation for adults, and $10 for students. A fast pass can be purchased for $20. All proceeds benefit the Boys & Girls Club of Bulloch County. The event is open through Monday night, from 8 p.m. to midnight each night. 

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scared girls at HFS
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