The weekend before Halloween has come and gone, which can only mean the annual Haunted Hickory experience has too.
Approximately 1,300 people went through the haunted house this year, according to Ensign Clark Nelson. Each year, the crew of the vessel turns the ship into a haunted house experience open to the community.
Groups and families are guided through the twists and turns of the vessel, navigating its tight hallways and steep staircases while crew members dressed in the most macabre garb attempt to scare them silly.
The Hickory crew hosts a less scary version of the haunted house for an hour earlier in the night for young children, and then pulls out all the stops for the older crowd.