He had bought the corner lot at Lane and Jackson and had built a beautiful house for him and his bride. Together they were raising three wonderful children, 2 strong boys and a lovely daughter.
Then one dark and stormy night ....
Those poor children and their Mother did not stand a chance.... so much blood. It was enough to bring strong men to their knees when they entered the House.
Nobody figured out the why, Cyril was tried and found mentally insane and sentenced to spend the rest of his life in Fairview Manor located across the South Umpqua River , where today stands the Douglas County Fairgrounds..............but did he??
Several years later The National B.P.O.E bought the land and the Roseburg Elks Lodge rose from the ground over the very same spot where Cyrils house once stood.
For several decades nothing happen, but then around 2010 The Elks Lodge decided to hold a fundraiser.... A Haunted House as it were. MISTAKE!!!!
Something has been reborn in the ballroom , the faint child laughter....the screams......the moans........the Strange happenings, has Cyril returned?
Every year it culminates during late October when the Haunted House takes place.
If you and yours are brave enough , come see what takes place at
It is with a sad, and decaying heart that we are postponing the Zombie Ball......once again. The health and safety of both the living and the undead is always the utmost consideration and being one of the 'hot spots' in the nation doesn't sound like a good time to be having a gathering. We are looking to reschedule the Zombie Ball at a later time when it is wise to do so. So, don't toss or abandon your best Zombie outfit! Just hang it back up in the closet for a little while. Cross what ever Fingers,arms or legs you have left and keep checking back here. ( December Holiday Ball???)
Stabby was looking forward to playing with the new lights for you all...but for now he will have to keep playing with himself in the basement....wait...what???
About Cyrils House Of Horrors...
Alas ...after speaking with the RFC Board and local health officials, we have decided to postpone the Haunt....once again.
We are not throwing in the towel! Many of us have been involved with a haunt in the area for over 25 years! We love it too much to think of quitting, but with COVID numbers being so high it seems to be unwise to subject our actors, crew and 'guests' to becoming future statistics. We're playing with other ideas and dates of things that the Fright Club can do later in the year....once we can do so safely!
Stabby and friends will have to be let out to play soon, they are getting very angry and will be hard to keep in the Elks Lodge basement much longer!