Farm finds Halloween fun with
paintballs, the undead
It's a new take on an old fall tradition with a big twist. The activity combines the game of paintball with a hayride through a haunted cornfield.
(WBIR - LENOIR CITY) It's a new take on an old fall tradition with a big twist. The activity combines the game of paintball with a hayride through a haunted cornfield.
"We figured we would do something different and bring in a different age group. We can have some younger kids and it's more family-oriented," said Ray Linginfelter of Lenoir City.
Linginfelter and his wife Jessica created Zombie Hunters Paintball last year. He enlists the help of local high school students to pad up, put on a mask and become a target.
"They love it. I mean we have a lot of people who said they would do it as a volunteer, but if you're going to come out here and get shot by paintballs hundreds if not thousands of times a night, we are going to pay you," said Ray Linginfelter.
"Gives them some money in their pockets and, you know, idle hands," said Jessica Linginfelter.
Bradley Lurry went with his family. He is a big fan of zombie movies and television shows.
"I'm excited as a bunny," said Lurry.
It is just as exciting for the Linginfelters when they see people enjoying their event.
"I have always loved Halloween and have always enjoyed being scared. I never imagined I would have the opportunity to be a part of it," said Jessica Linginfelter.
Zombie Hunters Paintball is located on Deep Well Farm, where you can also find a pumpkin patch, and a haunted farm called Dead Man's Farm. Different members of the Linginfelter family run each activity.
For a list of dates and prices where you can attend, go to ZombieHuntersPaintball.com.