More than 300 people turned out for Honesdale High School’s Interact Club’s Haunted Walke Asylum on Sunday, October 25. 


More than 300 people turned out for Honesdale High School’s Interact Club’s Haunted Walke Asylum on Sunday, October 25. 

So many that the club will put on a repeat performance on Sunday, Nov. 1. “We go to a lot of haunted hayrides, forests, walks, you name it. This one was pretty good-we liked it a lot,” said Tanya Leet of Starrucca Borough in northern Wayne County. 

The Haunted Walke-named after the mad scientist, Franklin Walke, whose experiments go awry-takes place at the Himalayan Institute’s main campus on Route 670 in Bethany.  Dr. Walke — played by a real local doctor — was called “amazing” by more than one visitor.

About 45 students take part in the event, which also includes a children’s storytelling area and a heated tent with home-baked goodies.  Donations of $5 are suggested at the ticket booth. The event supports Interact’s mentoring program for at-risk elementary school children.

For more information, visit www.walkeasylum.com. The Nov. 1 event runs from 6 pm - 10 pm. In the event of heavy rain, it will be cancelled. The last tour is at 9 pm.