NightMARE Island
2015
 
 

1595 Railroad Avenue [Preserve Visitor Center, 167 O’Hara Ct.] 
Mare Island, Vallejo, CA 94592
October 22-25 and October 29-31 and November 1, from 5-9pm
 
Get ready to get scared for a good cause! If the Mare Island Shoreline Preserve wasn’t scary enough at night this time of year...come out to our annual "NightMARE Island" The last of our fall fundraisers. it's scheduled for 8 nights, Thursdays – Sundays, October 22-25, 29-31 and November 1. Open from 5-9pm each evening. 
The Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve is operated by the Mare Island Heritage Trust, a 501C3 non-profit and that means we raise all the money to operate the Preserve from donations and events like NightMare Island. 

Your host again for the event - "The man with one foot in the world of the living and the other foot six feet under..." is THE UNDERTAKER, and he has so much planned for your visit! Attendees are encouraged to bring their own flashlights and come in costume. This is an all-ages event, though some of the attractions may be more suited to the 13 and older crowd, and they will be marked.






























 



































Need more information? Contact us at digtheundertaker@gmail.com or call the event hotline at 707-563-5593.
 
And don't forget to join our Facebook event page - post your pictures, there, too!

























JUST ANNOUNCED!
Friday, Oct 30 - THE RAPTORS AROUND US Please join Native Bird Connections for a journey into the world of Raptors or birds of prey. Live, non-releasable raptors will accompany this lively and informative program. Bring your camera and your questions! This presentation is always a standing-room-only HIT at our annual Flyway Festival. Presentation at 6:00pm, with Q&A afterwards. (Inside the Visitor's Center)https://www.facebook.com/DigTheUndertakerhttps://www.facebook.com/DigTheUndertakermailto:digtheundertaker@gmail.comhttps://www.facebook.com/events/845540315483892/shapeimage_3_link_0shapeimage_3_link_1shapeimage_3_link_2shapeimage_3_link_3
NightMARE Island comes again to the Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve!
October 22-25 and 29-31 and Nov 1
name  NightMARE Island 2015
location  Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve 1595 Railroad Ave. Mare Island Vallejo CA 94592 
At the DEAD end of Railroad Ave. 
Contact:  Need more information? Contact us at digtheundertaker@gmail.com or call the event hotline at 707-563-5593.mailto:digtheundertaker@gmail.comshapeimage_5_link_0

Your host again for the event - "The man with one foot in the world of the living and the other foot six feet under..." is THE UNDERTAKER, and he has so much planned for your visit!

Join The Undertaker on a tour of the Navy's oldest cemetery in the west, with graves dating back to the 1860's, nightly at 6:30pm.

Sunday, Nov 1 – DIA DE LOS MUERTOS We will again observe this traditional Meso-American holiday with a community altar in the Preserve Visitor Center, and we encourage attendees to add their items to our altar/ofrenda, to honor our ancestors and loved ones who have passed away, as well as celebrate their lives and our connection to them. There will be a procession to our historic cemetery at 7:30pm.

Explore the four WWI-era historic ammunitions bunkers, where sorry souls are trapped…they are looking forward to a visit from you, they are so lonely!

All new sets this year, including from Vallejo Shakespeare in the ‘Dark,’ and Scott & Trina of 'A Fightening Scene' return!

Pre-purchase tickets: (http://nightmareisland.brownpapertickets.com/

At the Door Entry Donation: Age 15 & older, $2-10 sliding scale. Children & under 15, Free.

This is an all-ages event, though some of the attractions may be more suited to the 13 and older crowd, and they will be marked.


Outdoor displays, and maybe even a few zombies to assist you if you happen to get lost...

  1. Bullet    Explore the four WWII-era historic ammunitions bunkers, where sorry souls are trapped…they are looking forward to a visit from you, they are so lonely! All new sets this year, including from Vallejo Shakespeare in the ‘Dark,’ and Scott & Trina of 'A Fightening Scene' return!

  2. Bullet    Join THE UNDERTAKER on a tour of the Navy's oldest cemetery in the west, with graves dating back to the 1860's, nightly at 6:30pm.

  3. Bullet    Special processions/paranormal investigations with Soulseekers Paranormal Research are at 7:30pm, on Oct 22, 23, 24, 29 & 30 (more may be added).

  4. Bullet    Hike to the highest point on Mare Island, along the 1 mile long paved trail to visit the Spirit Ship, and take in the 7-county twinkling view. (NEW) If the hike is a bit much in your deadliest finery, maybe hitch a ride in THE UNDERTAKER's hearse!

  5. Bullet    Bring a picnic dinner to enjoy under the string lights on the old tennis court next to the cemetery.

  6. Bullet    There will also be outdoor displays, and more than a few zombies to assist you if you happen to get lost... And multiple sound installations by Re:Sound artist Jen Boyd

New this year - THEME NIGHTS!


Thursday, Oct 22 - HALLOWEEN MARKET NIGHT Our vendors will have lots of artistically and appropriately spooky items, curiosities, costume pieces, makeup or decorative items for purchase! So much cooler than any store... (Located inside the Preserve Visitor Center)


Friday, Oct 23 - COSPLAY COSTUME NIGHT Come on out in your finery and we'll even have a costume contest with trophy and $100 1st place prize. (Located inside the Preserve Visitor Center)


Saturday, Oct 24 - PARANORMAL INVESTIGATOR Meet & Greet Night

Come meet local and regional investigators, ask questions, learn about the tools of the trade and check out their presentations. Later, join with them on an open investigation. (Located inside the Preserve Visitor Center)

Sunday, Oct 25 -
CREATURE FEATURES MOVIE NIGHT Do you remember the great Horror Host Bob Wilkins, or John Stanley? This was a highlight of many a schlocky spooky movie fan back in the 1970s & '80s in the Bay Area. Our own 'Bob Wilkins Jr' will be here to show "Watch Horror Films, Keep America Strong" a rollicking documentary on the long-running TV show, CREATURE FEATURES, sure to amuse and confuse you! (Located inside the Preserve Visitor Center)


JUST ANNOUNCED!

Friday, Oct 30 - THE RAPTORS AROUND US Please join Native Bird Connections for a journey into the world of Raptors or birds of prey. Live, non-releasable raptors will accompany this lively and informative program. Bring your camera and your questions! This presentation is always a standing-room-only HIT at our annual Flyway Festival. Presentation at 6:00pm, with Q&A afterwards. (Inside the Visitor's Center)

Sunday, Nov 1 – DIA DE LOS MUERTOS We will again observe this traditional Meso-American holiday with a community altar in the Visitor’s Center, and we encourage attendees to add their items to our altar/ofrenda, to honor our ancestors and loved ones who have passed away, as well as celebrate their lives and our connection to them. There will be a procession to our historic cemetery at 7:30pm.


And so much MORE… Keep checking back, you won't be able to live with yourself if you miss any of it!

 
Our Annual Halloween Haunt Fundraiser on the Grounds of the Historic Mare Island Ammo Depot!

TICKETS – Available in advance or by donation at door: 

To Pre-purchase tickets: (http://nightmareisland.brownpapertickets.com/), and club memberships help to put this great event on and support the year-round accessibility of the Preserve. There are many available perks for pre-purchasing your ticket at the different price levels, including charter membership of The Undertaker’s Fiend Club, personalized ‘Death Certificates’ signed by The Undertaker, Unlimited Visits to NightMARE Island, as well as at the $100 level, a personalized wooden grave marker in the The Undertaker's Garden,
at NightMARE Island. These are all non-transferable, but giftable!

At the Door Entry Donation: Age 15 & older, $2-10 sliding scale. Children & under 15, Free.

OTHER PUBLIC EVENTS in PREPARATION for NightMARE Island:

  1. Bullet   Volunteer Orientation for NightMARE Island Zombies and Guides, Sunday Oct 4, 2-4pm For Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1489745174651153/

  2. Bullet    FREE Zombie/Stage Makeup Class, Friday October 9, 6-8pm

For Information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1772551236305019/

And don't forget to join our Facebook event page - post your pictures, there, too!

 

Personalized Grave markers thanks to The Unconventional Garden, Downtown Vallejo

Volunteer for NightMARE Island
We are still looking for more volunteers, so come haunt with us! We're looking for people to help build sets, be Zombie guides for guests on the trails, direct guests to the bunkers, 'populate' the bunkers, assist with the bonfire and answer questions at the Visitor Center. Sound interesting? Contact us at digtheundertaker@gmail.commailto:digtheundertaker@gmail.comshapeimage_11_link_0