By Jaxon McGinn
Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
Sunny South News
Creepy Hollows continue to spook scare-seekers in southern Alberta amid COVID-19.
The Spooky Hallows is a family-owned business that has spaded over 15 years in Stirling and had relocated to Warner and has been there for their seventh year running. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they’ve had a decline in their business but still put on a show for many families that come to their place.
“We did our first haunted house in Stirling for 15 years, and we kind of outgrew that and our little village, and we decide we needed somewhere bigger and better, and that’s where it had started,” said the owner of Creepy Hollow, Glory Reimer.
Spooky Hollow runs throughout the year, but they increase visitors all around Alberta during the Halloween season and have around 100-200 people during October.
Since the start of COVID-19, many tourists have seen a declined throughout the business, but having locals around Alberta makes a more significant impact throughout the industry of Creepy Hollows.
“It’s been different the last couple of years for sure. People are more cautious of what they want to go and do. Still, traffic-wise, it’s been pretty seedy where the thing we do is family ordinated, so keeping that in mind, everyone wants to be safe, and we do what we can to make everyone happy and welcome,” added Reimer.
Throughout Creepy Hollows, are a ton of activities for all ages. Get lost in the mysterious maze, take a tour through the haunted mansion, or visit the creep ghost town and many more fun activities.
It hasn’t just been the Spooky Hollows to decrease the number of people attending their business. Many other companies have felt the pinch in their sale but have had help though locally owned.
For more information about Creep Hollow, you can visit their website at hauntedmansionstirling.webs.com.