was known that on the last day of October the doors
to the spirit world opened. Demons and ghouls prowled
the Earth and haunted the skies, while mortal men lit
fires to keep them at bay. All Hallow's Eve was the
name of the day.
In the modern world, the civilized profess to disbelieve in ghosts and spirits. However, one evening
stands alone among the hundreds of sane others, to frighten us with the unknown and fill our hearts with
dread of the unholy.
The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum invites you to
join us, if you dare, at our first Night of the Macabre, to hear stories of the frightening and communicate with
the Other World.
The evening's festivities begin with a special spooky
dinner in Security Pacific, and three seances held in a dark back room-the spirits are wary of large crowds.
The seances will begin at 5:30, 6:15, and 7:00. Please
indicate your preference on the reservation form. The
seances will be conducted by the famous medium Leo
Kostka, Master of the Unbelievable. Pregnant women
and the weak hearted are advised not to attend.
At 7:30, various professors and students will deliver
readings of the macabre including works by such
masters as Edgar Allan Poe and H.P. Lovecraft. The
evening will close in time for lesser Halloween celebrations to be attended.
Fill out your reservation slip, indicating which séance
session you prefer. Then, when the evening comes, put
on your costume and join us for an experience so hair
raising it will give your goosebumps goosebumps.