Anderson Japanese Gardens takes part in Halloween season with Spook-tacular Haunts event

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ROCKFORD, Ill. (WTVO) — Anderson Japanese Gardens is celebrating spooky season with their annual Spook-tacular Haunts Event.

Kids and their parents dressed up in costume to walk the gardens in search of something scary.

Haunted Rockford gave tours showing the normally picturesque views in a new spooky light, but there was a ghost buster on hand just in case.

Hoo Haven also joined the fun bringing out some wildlife to the event.

While this event highlights all things Halloween and haunted, Anderson Gardens employees say visits from beyond happen at the gardens more than you think.

“Especially during this event we have lots of ghouls and ghosts that visit, Haunted Rockford is here giving those tours,” said Program and Events Manager of Anderson Japanese Gardens, Katie Weston. “But we have had some staff over the years say that they’ve seen something or felt something in one of our buildings or out in the gardens.”

Even if you didn’t make it to the Haunted Rockford tours at the garden during the spook-tacular, Weston says there’s a chance you may have an encounter on a regular visit to the gardens as well.

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