Spooky season is upon us and two Evansville traditions have made their return! The Olde Courthouse Catacombs and the House of Lecter - two of the city's longest-running and most beloved haunted attractions bring us the Tomb of Lost Souls!

A Recipe for Scares

Every year the creative and talented folks behind the annual haunted tradition put in thousands of hours to craft and create the creepiest props, backdrops, characters, and themes and they never miss a single detail from sound and light (or lack thereof) to costumes, music and of course screams and scares.

Truly Haunted

There is a reason that the Olde Courthouse Catacombs and the House of Lecter are two of the most loved and well-known haunted attractions in the Tri-state, and according to their website,

Both haunted houses have been authentically documented as haunted/paranormal by the Ind. Ghost Watchers Association

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The Tomb of Lost Souls

The 2023 theme for the Olde Courthouse Catacombs is the Tomb of Lost Souls which is fitting if you ask us considering that the haunt takes place literally underground. It's in the basement of one of the oldest buildings in Evansville. Construction began in 1888 and concluded in November 1890 so yeah, I think it is definitely safe to say that the basement underneath definitely has some burial tomb-like vibes.


Unlimited Pass

Feeling brave? For $30 can buy an unlimited pass that will get you into both The Olde Courthouse Catacombs and The House of Lecter as many times as you like the night of your visit. If you prefer to just go through one of the haunts only once, you can buy a single entry ticket for just $20.

Win Tickets

Of course, we know part of the fun is getting to go on us! That's why we've got your chance to win tickets every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday. Just sign up below (but do us a favor and use an email address you actually check - winners will be notified via email). Good luck and happy haunting season!!

LOOK: How Halloween has changed in the past 100 years

Stacker compiled a list of ways that Halloween has changed over the last 100 years, from how we celebrate it on the day to the costumes we wear trick-or-treating. We’ve included events, inventions, and trends that changed the ways that Halloween was celebrated over time. Many of these traditions were phased out over time. But just like fake blood in a carpet, every bit of Halloween’s history left an impression we can see traces of today.

Gallery Credit: Brit McGinnis