History Hunters Haunted Tours held a charity event sponsoring Hope, Inc., a shelter for victims of domestic violence and sexual assault, on Friday, November 16 and Saturday, November 17, 2018 in Mineral Wells, Texas. The event included a Baker Hotel ghost and history walk led by Shawna Anderson and a mini paranormal investigation of the award-winning haunted attraction, Haunted Hill House. Owners of both History Hunters Haunted Tours and the Haunted Hill House, Sonny and Katherine Estes, asked that guests bring donations for the shelter.
“They had stressed very deeply that they need socks, socks, sock, sock. Most people don’t donate socks. They need clothing—they’ll even take gently used clothing. They need blankets, toys for the children, board games, books. Anything you can donate for children— children’s clothes, makeup, hair supplies, toiletries, things like that. Also, money if people want to make donations directly to them, you can,” Katherine said when asked what the shelter told her they were in need of.
According to Katherine, the event was organized after a Mineral Wells Chamber of Commerce ambassador mentioned to her that the shelter was in great need since their funding was cut. The reason for the cut in funding is unknown to her.
Sponsoring Hope, Inc. was an especially important cause to her, she also said. Having once been in need of a shelter like Hope, Inc., she said that she understands the needs of women who seek refuge in a community shelter.
The Haunted Hill House has hosted many events intended to help the Mineral Wells community. “I think that the town needs more people to help—the whole world does, but I’m focusing on mineral wells right now because I believe that this is where the help is needed,” Katherine said.
Sonny and Katherine Estes plan to continue to support the Mineral Wells community through the holiday season with additional paranormal events at the Haunted Hill House.
The next event in which they will be taking donations for Hope, Inc. is called Nightmares Before Christmas at Hill House which will be held on Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15. As announced on their active Facebook page, the event is a holiday version of their regular haunted attraction and will be including a haunted holiday walkthrough and 3D light maze. Activities will run from 7 p.m. till midnight on both days of the event.
For prices and more information about Nightmares Before Christmas at Hill House and to find out about future events, visit History Hunters Haunted Tours’ Facebook page.