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Scared Out of Your . . . Town

Things get batty at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Md., over Halloween.
Things get batty at Ripken Stadium in Aberdeen, Md., over Halloween. (Aberdeen Ironbirds)

GoatMan Hollow, Riverdale, Md.

Did a rogue scientist working for the Agriculture Department really create a goat-human hybrid that has terrorized Prince George's County for decades? Urban legend, perhaps, but the scientist's lab is created with Hollywood-style special effects in this theatrical attraction.

Details: 4705 Queensbury Rd.; Thursday through Tuesday starting at 7 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, $15; Saturday, Monday and Tuesday, $20.


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Markoff's Haunted Forest, Dickerson, Md.

Camp Calleva is used by schools and corporations for team-building activities. On Halloween, it has a haunted forest with a typical set of chainsaw-wielding characters. Scarier, though, are the added attractions; among them is a zip line that soars through the dimly lighted nighttime air at the camp's ropes course.

Details: 19120 Martinsburg Rd.; dusk to 9 p.m. weeknights and until 10:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, through Tuesday; $20; additional charges for other activities.

Info: 301-216-1248, .

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Hunt Club Halloween Festival and Haunted Hayride, Virginia Beach

The 17th annual event at a farm on London Bridge Road, 10 minutes from the beach, includes a haunted hayride, a scary cornfield and the Village of the Dead, which has swamps, a graveyard and . . . dentists.

Details: 2388 London Bridge Rd.; through Tuesday, 7 to 11 p.m.; $15 to do all three attractions once, $20 for unlimited tours in a single night.

Info: 757-427-9520, .

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The 13th Inning at Ripken Stadium, Aberdeen, Md.

Strobe lights flash in your face and mirrors send you off in the wrong direction as you make your way through a maze of tall chain-link fences set up at Cal Ripken Jr.'s minor league stadium adjacent to Interstate 95. Nowhere else in Halloweendom will you be chased by a hatefully jealous umpire, angered because he wasn't chosen to work in the majors.

Details: 873 Long Dr.; Thursday through Tuesday, 7 to 11 p.m.; $13.

Info: 410-297-9292, .

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