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Haunted Tours invites students for a night of fright

The Student Alumni Association is hosting the 7th annual haunted house and haunted tours’ on campus this Fri. Oct 25.

SAA has been hosting this event since 2006, when they started the event because they wanted to start a new fall fundraiser and create a new tradition for the UTEP campus and community to enjoy.

“In the beginning the haunted tours were small. The tours originally started as a simple walking Ghost Tour of Campus,” Martin said. “Now it involves ghost stories of over two dozen ghosts. We have made this event into UTEP tradition.”

According to Martin, the first couple of years the turnout was not what they expexted. However, after a low attendance participation, SAA restructured the way they advertise the event such as, spreading the word to the community of El Paso, and having hints about the event outside the Alumni Lodge, that make students want to know more about the haunted tour.

Martin said that the excitement for the event really starts at the beginning of the month when all the preparation for the event starts.

As an effect of the campus revitalization construction, there were problems dealing with the reroute of the tour.

“The construction did create some problems, but at the same time this gave us an opportunity to improve the event,” Martin said. “We have taken that challenge to revamp the tour route and iron out some of the previous critiques. Facility services aided in providing us with proper lighting and the safety equipment needed in order to get the event ready.”

Christine Lopez, UTEP alumna said that the reason she keeps coming back to this event is because she enjoys haunted stories.

“The stories were creepy which made the night even better, and the haunted house at the end of the tour was awesome!” Lopez said. “What added to this experience was to know that I had classes on these buildings which made it even more thrilling to be there at night. I look forward to it this year to hear more stories.”

“The goal of the haunted tours for the SAA is to keep the spirit and traditions alive here on campus,” Martin said. “We are looking to increase the development of the event for years to come, in order to bring the UTEP and the El Paso community.”

The Haunted Campus tour will starts at 7 p.m.  and will go on until 11 p.m.

For more information visit facebook.com/UTEPSAA

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