The tenth annual SL’s Top Haunted Places Tour and Hunt is on in Second Life, with no less than 118 stops, as of today! (The organizers keep adding new ones to the list.) At most stops, there is at least one free hunt gift to find, and many stops have more than one. And yes, I have visited every single one of them, just so I can tell you about the best freebies you can find on this year’s Tour and Hunt!
The webbed sneakers are from the Oubliette booth at Trick or Treat Lane (each vendor booth has a free gift, some are hidden and some aren’t). The black printed T-shirt is from the Haunted Frolic maze (it comes in a variety of male and female sizes to fit most mesh bodies).
But I have a few more hunt freebies to share with you!
If you do the hunt at the Halloween Haunted House at Summit Nights, you can pick up several Halloween top hats adorned with skeletons:
The Boiling Points 8th Annual Haunted Hunt: The Demented Circus (set up by the Spider Productions store) beats all the other hunts by offering 36 different free hunt gifts! Just go to the store (here’s the SLURL) and click on the teleporter at the spawn point to get to the hunt area. Warning: I found that the teleporter was a bit finicky, so you might have to try it a few times to get it to work properly. Keep clicking!
Once you arrive at the hunt site, click on the large sign at the entrance to get two notecards, one with the hunt rules and a second with the hunt hints to find 36 poison candy apples. The first one is easy; it’s sitting right next to the sign! (The prize is some lovely abstract art for your home.)
I found this to be a very challenging but rewarding hunt! I spent at least an hour and half on this one hunt alone! Some of those candy apples are fiendishly well hidden! What I liked about this hunt is that some of the prizes were not your typical Halloween fare. For example, one prize was this lovely modern fireplace, which looks great in my new Linden Home:
Another prize was this cute, three-dimensional AFK (Away From Keyboard) thought bubble! You can read it from the front and the back! It’s perfect for when you need to step away from the keyboard for a few minutes (or hours, days, weeks…).
But I saved the very best for last! Complete the hunt at JTCrusher’s Haunted Slimy Lava Graveyard and click on the women’s gift box, and you get no less than eleven animated dance attachments with music! (The men’s hunt gift is a pair of gravedigger shorts in various sizes to fit most men’s mesh bodies. For some strange reason, the women’s hunt box also has three patio umbrellas.)
Here’s a sample dance, one that everybody knows well (and some of you might just be sick to death of before Halloween is over):
But it’s not just Michael Jackson’s Thriller! There are ten other dances, too! Here’s the full list of dance animations in the gift box:
- Dark Horse by Katy Perry
- Roar by Katy Perry
- Dancing Queen by Abba
- You Sexy Thing by Hot Chocolate
- Booty Man by Tim Wilson (and it’s not just a clip—it’s the WHOLE. DAMN. SONG.)
- Caribbean Queen by Billy Ocean
- Macarena by Los Del Rio
- It’s Raining Men by the Weather Girls (complete with “raining men” particle effects!)
- Shake That by Eminem ft. Nate Dogg
- This Is Halloween
- Thriller by Michael Jackson
So get out there and start hunting! These are just five stops out of 118! SL’s Top Haunted Places Tour and Hunt ends on Oct. 31st, although some stops will run into early November. To get a complete list of stops, go to the starting point and click on the poster to get the first of six notecards describing each of the 118 stops on the Tour and Hunt:
There are links to notecards numbers two through six at the bottom of the first notecard. You can skip around and do the stops in any order.
Happy Halloween hunting!