Haunted Hotel guests will be kept in the dark

Garrett Adkins is in character at a preview night of the Haunted Hotel – 13th Floor, in downtown Huntington on Thursday, Sept. 27. The hotel officially opened for the season on Friday, Sept. 28.
Garrett Adkins is in character at a preview night of the Haunted Hotel – 13th Floor, in downtown Huntington on Thursday, Sept. 27. The hotel officially opened for the season on Friday, Sept. 28. Photo by Steve Clark.

Nyctophobia, the fear of the dark, is the theme for Thursdays this month at the Haunted Hotel-13th Floor in Huntington.

On Thursdays only, lights will be shut off and groups of two to three people will proceed through the hotel with only a small flashlight to light the way.

"It's a first for the area," says Manager Brett Molitor.

The event will run from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. every Thursday through Oct. 31.

The Haunted Hotel-13th Floor, which opened for the season on Friday, Sept. 28, will also be open every Friday and Saturday from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. through Oct. 31.

Fridays and Saturdays will feature the regular blacklight 3D show in addition to a new route through the hotel and new rooms.

A VIP pass will be available for purchase, offering access to the front of the line as well as a water bottle.

A portion of this year's proceeds will go to the Huntington Jaycees and the Huntington County Sheriff's Reserve Fund.

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Garrett Adkins is in character at a preview night of the Haunted Hotel - 13th Floor, in downtown Huntington on Thursday, Sept. 27. The hotel officially opened for the season on Friday, Sept. 28, and will be open every Friday and Saturday night from 7 to 11 through Oct. 31. A special show, done in the dark, will be held Thursday nights from 7 to 10 through Oct. 31.