CAMP ZAMA, Japan (Nov. 1, 2018) - The scream that echoed from the hangar should have scared them away, but instead, more people simply crowded into line as hundreds of people nervously waited their turn to tour the U.S. Army Aviation Battalion's Haunted Hangar the night before Halloween.
Staff Sgt. Andreas Callister, event coordinator, took only a handful people at a time to the darkness behind the door where they were scared out of their wits by volunteers.
The night also included trunk-or-treating and static displays of a UH-60 Blackhawk and a fire truck.
Callister said the battalion hosted the event to build community spirit between units and families and friends of Camp Zama.
"Working together for a fun, relaxed event leads to a more shared responsibility of supporting the families and the community," said Callister. "All of the feedback we received from the event was positive and far exceeded (our) expectations."
Chie Frashure, event participant, said she was very excited to bring her daughter.
"The event was amazing," said Frashure, "If it wasn't for the Soldiers who put this together, we definitely could not have experienced the American traditional Halloween event at this level."