‘Morgan Manor’ a haven for Halloween spirits in Pleasant Hill

Jeff and Cindi Marsh are expecting a crowd to gather at their Pleasant Hill haunted house on Oct. 31. (David Scholz photos)
The front yard display is just a preview of what visitors can expect.

PLEASANT HILL, CA (Oct. 29, 2023) — For the 17th year, Jeff and Cindi Marsh are welcoming the community to experience their haunted house at 118 Adria Dr. on Halloween night.

Between 1,500 and 1,800 are expected to traipse through the ghoulish display, which they began devilishly planning last December.

As part of the preparations, Jeff Marsh again attended Transworld last May in St. Louis, Mo., for ideas. The gathering is one of the largest Halloween conventions held annually in the United States.

Then in September, work began in earnest on their current display. Visitors will enter through “Morgan Manor” (the Marsh’s garage) that ultimately leads to a backyard maze.

“This is going to be the biggest one yet,” he said. “Every year, I look at what worked and what I want to change.”

Tours are available 5-10 p.m. on Oct. 31. So set your fears aside and enter their den of other-worldly wonders.

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David Scholz
David Scholz

David Scholz is back in journalism as a freelance writer and photographer after nearly two decades in education. Prior to moving into teaching in 2000, he worked as a full-time journalist since 1988 for rural community and small daily newspapers in Central Ohio and Northern Nevada, and later in California with The Business Journal in Fresno and dailies in the Bay Area, including The Oakland Tribune and The San Francisco Chronicle. More recently Scholz also worked in an editing, writing, and page layout role with the Rossmoor News.