Listen closely to the sounds at Scales Lake in Boonville and you may hear a whistle in the wind or maybe the cries of a young woman.
Legend tells a story of fire that took place in the home of a local doctor that sat on the area now known as Scales Lake Park. Either before or during that fire, a young employee of the home, Annie, lost her life.
Many have reported hearing her cries in the area of Tennyson Road and in the trails at the park.
Now visitors can travel the Haunted Trail of Black Annie this weekend hosted by the Boonville Bike Club at Scales Lake.
Organizer Jow Crow said he had the idea to bring a haunted experience to Boonville and decided to pair with the bike club to host the event. The bike trails at Scales Lake will host the event, with the proceeds going to the club and the bike trails.
"We're going to be using the proceeds to improve the quality of the trails and grow," Crow said.
Admission for the Haunted Trails of Black Annie is $10. Those who bring a canned food item will get $1 off admission.
The Halloween season is in full force with a range of other activities for those looking for spooky fun.
Newburgh Civitan's Zombie Farm will give scares throughout the month of October, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursdays and Sundays and 7 p.m. to midnight on Fridays and Saturdays. The farm will also be open on Oct. 29, 30 and 31 from 7 p.m. to midnight.
No-scare tours will be hosted from 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on open nights. Children's day will be on Saturday, Oct. 20 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. with a $5 admission.
Visit their website at www.zombiefarm.net for information and general admission costs.
Historic Newburgh, Inc.'s Ghost Walks will also kick off on Oct. 19, 20 and 21. The event will feature tours with guides and reenactors telling the stories and ghostly events of Newburgh's past.
For information or to buy tickets, visit the website at www.historicnewburgh.org/events/ghost-walks/.
Other spooky events around the area:
Howl & Yowl Bash at former Boogie Nights venue
Hosted by Warrick Animal Guardians, It Takes A Village, Another Chance for Animals and PC Pound Puppies
Friday, Oct. 12, from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Admission is $20 to $35, 21 and over; Proceeds from the event will be shared between the four organizations to help cover the costs of animals in their care.
Costume contest with celebrity judges, food, a DJ and fun.
"Hocus Pocus" movie night at the Lincoln Amphitheater
Saturday, Oct. 13, from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
General admission is $8, Admission with popcorn and drink is $9.95
Halloween Hullaballoo at Angel Mounds
Saturday, Oct. 20, and Saturday, Oct. 27, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Admission is $5 per person, children under age 3 are free.
Haunted trails, mummy's tomb, games, crafts, haunted hayride, candy, concessions.
Pumpkin Palooza at the Warrick County School Administration Field in Boonville
Saturday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m.
Kids ages 1-12 years cost is $1 entrance fee and 10 tickets for $1.00. All proceeds benefit BoonvilleNOW.
Pony rides, inflatables, barrel rides, storyteller, food booths, grand prizes, and more.
Fall Community Day at American Legion Kapperman Post #44 in Newburgh
Saturday, Oct. 20 from 12 p.m. until 4 p.m.
Games, inflatables, treats, pumpkin decorating, face painting and a children's costume contest at 1 p.m.