MAG-31 nights of fright

14 Nov 2013 | Cpl. Brady Wood

Marine Aircraft Group 31 held a haunted house aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, Oct. 29-30.
 
For this event, each section made their own Halloween themed tent and suited up for two nights of scaring those that dared to enter.
 
“This event allowed the Marines of each section to come together and pool their resources to make their own haunted house,” said Col. Bill Lieblein, the commanding officer of MAG-31. “Each section did an amazing job with their haunted house and scaring those that came to experience it.”
 
To put their haunted houses together, the Winged Warriors used whatever they had at their disposal such as fog machines, chairs, pumpkins, strobe lights, human dummies, storage chests, tables, and anything else they could get their hands on.

  “Making these haunted houses just goes to show how tight these Marines are,” said Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey Mons-sen, the MAG-31 sergeant   major. “The effort they put forth was amazing.”
 
Throughout both nights the haunted houses were up there were attendees who went through only a couple tents, and others who took the whole challenge.
 
“I anticipated scary and touchy, but what I was not expecting was getting those feelings 10-fold,” said Christina Crosalago, a guest of Lt. Col. Jeff Ertwine, the MAG-31 executive officer. “On a scale of one to 10, I would definitely give this event a full 10, it was well worth the experience.”
 
This event mainly served as a camaraderie builder among the Marines, however, donations were accepted.
 
“The donations serve as a way for us to offset the ball cost,” said Lieblein. “Even though we were using this as a sort of fundraiser, it was more of a camaraderie builder for the Marines and fun for the attendees.”
 
Due to the success of this year’s event, MAG-31 has decided to build haunted houses again next year.