‘Ghost Stories from the Stacks’ is back by popular demand on Oct. 28

Marietta College’s inaugural “Ghost Stories from the Stacks” was so wildly popular, the Legacy Library staff knew they had to bring it back this year.

Naturally, there will be a second annual “Ghost Stories” on Friday, Oct. 28 in the Legacy Library. This is free and open to the public. It is also co-sponsored by College Union Board.

“If the crowds at last year’s ghost stories are any indication, a lot of people are looking for a bone-chilling, blood-curdling scare,” said Linda Showalter, Special Collections Associate. “They will not be disappointed.”

The readings are scheduled for 10 and 11 p.m.

Showalter said some of last year’s readers are returning by popular demand, while several new readers from among the faculty, staff, and students have been added. The stories will include creepy classics, such as “The Raven,” by Edgar Allen Poe, mixed with traditional tales of terror from the region.

The Library staff is also conducting a few campus-only events, including a pumpkin carving in the Prince Forum and a gypsy card reading in the Schwartz Fireplace Lounge at 8:30 p.m.

The Schwartz Fireplace Lounge will also be the location of a showing of the movie, “Night of the Living Dead,” at 9 p.m.

Any Marietta College students wearing a costume will be entered in a chance to win a door prize.

The readings are the only events open to the general public.