BUCODA Wash. - With a population of just over 500 people, a city 20 miles south of Olympia officially transforms from Bucoda to "Boo-coda" to embrace the Halloween spirit.
From 1874 to 1888 Bucoda was the site of Washington's first territorial prison, and according to the locals, there are plenty of spirits that still live in the town.
Throughout the month, Boo-coda hosts a series of frightfully-fun events, including casket races, hearse processions, a Zombie 5k race, a Jack-O-Lantern carving contest, Thriller dance lessons, and pumpkin pancake feeds.
Scary-Nights, a haunted house that is not for the faint of heart, is held in the town gym known for paranormal activity. Guests claim to have witnessed doors slamming unprovoked, spooky giggling from inanimate objects and more.
A full list of the spooktacular activities can be found on their official website. The festivities run through the end of October.
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