Nightmare Island

Nightmare Island For 2021 we present "Halloween's NightMARE Island" in a new location on Mare Island, Vallejo, CA! More details coming soon!

Operating as usual

It's true, we're BACK! All new location, though still on Mare Island! We'll have an expanded haunted house, live shows, ...
09/11/2021

It's true, we're BACK! All new location, though still on Mare Island! We'll have an expanded haunted house, live shows, vendors, and an all new kids area!

MORE INFO TO COME!

It's true, we're BACK! All new location, though still on Mare Island! We'll have an expanded haunted house, live shows, vendors, and an all new kids area!

MORE INFO TO COME!

Where in #Vallejo? “Halloween’s NightMARE Island” is a GO for October 2021! Follow  along for info!
09/09/2021

Where in #Vallejo? “Halloween’s NightMARE Island” is a GO for October 2021! Follow along for info!

Where in #Vallejo? “Halloween’s NightMARE Island” is a GO for October 2021! Follow along for info!

Where in #Vallejo? “Halloween’s NightMARE Island” is a GO for October 2021! Follow  along for info!
09/07/2021

Where in #Vallejo? “Halloween’s NightMARE Island” is a GO for October 2021! Follow along for info!

Where in #Vallejo? “Halloween’s NightMARE Island” is a GO for October 2021! Follow along for info!

Where in #Vallejo? “Halloween’s NightMARE Island” is a GO for October 2021! Follow along for info!
09/06/2021

Where in #Vallejo? “Halloween’s NightMARE Island” is a GO for October 2021! Follow along for info!

Where in #Vallejo? “Halloween’s NightMARE Island” is a GO for October 2021! Follow along for info!

Where in #Vallejo? “Halloween’s NightMARE Island” is a GO for October 2021! Follow along for info!
09/05/2021

Where in #Vallejo? “Halloween’s NightMARE Island” is a GO for October 2021! Follow along for info!

Where in #Vallejo? “Halloween’s NightMARE Island” is a GO for October 2021! Follow along for info!

One more day for the Vallejo Reptile & Oddities Expo! Come here n down!!
07/18/2021
The Vallejo Reptile and Oddities Expo raises funds for rescue

One more day for the Vallejo Reptile & Oddities Expo! Come here n down!!

Every “niche” market has its passionate aficionados, and reptiles and oddities are no different. This weekend’s Reptiles & Oddities Expo fundraiser for JnW Reptile Rescue brought out all sorts …

Our own Sarah Scare-ah will be sampling her Muddle Me This with Sarah potions tomorrow at the The Menagerie Oddities Mar...
06/18/2021

Our own Sarah Scare-ah will be sampling her Muddle Me This with Sarah potions tomorrow at the The Menagerie Oddities Market! If you're there, come say hi!!

I'm excited to be bringing my 'potions' for sampling TOMORROW at the The Menagerie Oddities Market! Come wet your whistle and taste examples of what you would make in one of my workshops! I'll be in the "Dining Park" at Taylor & Webster.

I'll be surrounded by a great group of artisans with their #Oddities #curiosities - including my good friends Jnw Jewellery, of JnW Reptile Rescue, Ratical Resurrections, [email protected] Baubles and Boudoirs & Mixed Pickles Antiques! Come see us!

#liqueurs #shrubs #diy #homebar

Thank you to the Vallejo Times-Herald for recognizing our "Creep the Streets" Halloween house decorating contest as one ...
01/01/2021

Thank you to the Vallejo Times-Herald for recognizing our "Creep the Streets" Halloween house decorating contest as one of the Top 10 Art Stories of 2020!

Such a challenging year, we needed to make some fun and lift our spirits! Thank you again to our volunteers & special guests who brainstormed & used their unusual expertise to judge! Thank you again to all of our 20 contestants, for stepping up their home haunt game! And thanks to all of YOU who went out to enjoy the sights & voted in the People's Choice category! Let's do it again next year!

Read more here:
https://www.timesheraldonline.com/2020/12/23/2020-the-top-10-arts-stories/

Too good not to share again! Happy New Year's, Fiends! Let's get this MONSTER of a year outta here!
01/01/2021

Too good not to share again! Happy New Year's, Fiends! Let's get this MONSTER of a year outta here!

But seriously, Happy New Year to all our fiends!

To all our Fiends that celebrate - Merry Christmas! It’s been a monster of a year, but we hope to see ALL of you Next ye...
12/24/2020

To all our Fiends that celebrate - Merry Christmas! It’s been a monster of a year, but we hope to see ALL of you Next year!

When your Santa is also really into Halloween... we know a few! Merry Holidays, Fiends!!
12/09/2020

When your Santa is also really into Halloween... we know a few! Merry Holidays, Fiends!!

Nightmare Island's cover photo
11/21/2020

Nightmare Island's cover photo

We want to take a minute today to honor all of our veterans. One that is especially near and dear to us is Marcia Grefsr...
11/11/2020

We want to take a minute today to honor all of our veterans. One that is especially near and dear to us is Marcia Grefsrud. Probably better known to NightMARE Island fiends as the Scarecrow or one of our earliest wandering zombies, Marcia has also been our longest ‘serving’ volunteer!

Marcia Grefsrud, US Navy veteran and CDFW environmental scientist, Bay Delta Region.

Since high school I dreamed of becoming a marine biologist, but I was living in Minnesota and I didn’t have enough money to finish college or a clear path on how to follow my dream. Shortly after one of my college friends joined the Navy I received a recruiter postcard in the mail. It seemed like a good option at the time so I became a Cryptologic Technician (Maintenance). I proudly served as a CTM for six years on active duty and three years with the Reserves. My job was to help maintain the communication systems (like the internet before there was an internet) which included cryptographic devices, multiplexers, teletype and associated equipment.

I planned to go into electronics engineering after finishing my enlistment. But I made E-6 or Petty Officer First Class shortly after joining the Reserves, and was sent to the Naval Electronics Systems Engineering Center (NAVELEX) at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo. After that, I was offered a job at NAVELEX as an electronic technician or Navy Tech Rep (federal employee). I spent almost six years traveling to different military bases installing special communications equipment or supervising a crew of contractors who did heavy work while I put everything together and made it work. While working at NAVELEX I also began volunteering at a wildlife hospital and educational facility where I found a passion for raptors and other birds.

When the base closed in 1995, I had to either relocate or find a different job. I had taken a wildlife rehabilitation course, which eventually led me to Fish and Game! I started with CDFW in 1997 after going back to school and attending the Fish and Game Academy. Today I work in Habitat Conservation in the Bay Delta Region and handle permitting for threatened and endangered species, environmental review and permitting for streambed alterations in Alameda County. As you can tell by my unconventional path, I didn’t plan this – sometimes life just happens!

Thank you, Team InCorpse-a-Rated Haunt Reviews! We appreciated your experienced eagle eyes!!
11/11/2020
Team InCorpse-a-Rated Haunt Reviews

Thank you, Team InCorpse-a-Rated Haunt Reviews! We appreciated your experienced eagle eyes!!

It has been an awful year for the haunt industry in California, and we weren’t able to see as many haunts as previous years. But we do want to thank Blind Scream for the sneak peak: www.thescarefactor.com/haunt-blog/blind-scream-a-secret-look-in-2020/, and Pirates Of Emerson for allowing us to review them: www.thescarefactor.com/pirates-of-emerson-review-2020/. Also we appreciate the invite from Nightmare Island Vallejo to be guest judges for their Home Halloween Decorating Contest, “Creep The Streets”, www.nightmareislandvallejo.com/creep-the-streets. You all kept the Halloween Spirit alive in the year 2020 for Debbie and I. Thanks you for sharing your creativity with us, and hope for a better 2021!

Aaron Hartman and Debbie Sherman
Team In-Corpse-A-Rated

11/03/2020
Nightmare Island

Don’t be a Zombie! VOTE!!

Today is the day! Don’t be a zombie - VOTE today! via ripl.com

Winners Announced in “Creep the Streets” Home Halloween Display Contest!Thank you to all of our contestants AND to all o...
10/31/2020
Woman snags dual ‘Creep the Streets’ awards

Winners Announced in “Creep the Streets” Home Halloween Display Contest!

Thank you to all of our contestants AND to all of our judges!!

PRIZES and AWARDS for our CONTESTANTS
Ranked judging:
1st PLACE: 732 Jennings Ave, Vallejo - $100, and a Times-Herald Spotlight, 1 gift card of choice
2nd PLACE: 510 Pennsylvania St, Vallejo - $60, 1 gift card of choice
3rd PLACE: 414 Russell St, Vallejo - $30, 1 gift card of choice

People's Choice Award:
1st PLACE People’s Choice: 732 Jennings Ave, Vallejo - Times-Herald Spotlight (no cash award), 2 gift cards of choice
2nd PLACE People's Choice: 1030 Tuolumne St, Vallejo, 2 gift cards of choice
3rd PLACE People's Choice: 1520 Lassen Ct, Vallejo, 2 gift cards of choice

And here is just the list of all houses participating in the contest
Go check them all out Halloween!:
1520 Lassen Court, Vallejo
414 Russell St, Vallejo
732 Jennings Ave, Vallejo
1030 Tuolumne Street, Vallejo
510 Pennsylvania Street, Vallejo
814 Virginia Street, Vallejo
1809 Indiana St. Vallejo
218 Amador St, Vallejo
500 Maple, Vallejo
225 Steffan St, Vallejo
2929 Georgia St, Vallejo
624 North Regatta Drive Vallejo
903 Maine Street Vallejo
308 Hampshire St Vallejo
270 Catalina Way, Vallejo
119 Contra Costa St, Vallejo
59 Independence Dr, American Canyon
553 Marla Dr, American Canyon
106 Goldfinch Dr, American Canyon
488 Lori Dr, Benicia

Somewhere, Tim Burton is smiling. The writer of the 1993 frightening-but-delighting film, “Nightmare Before Christmas,” would have to be impressed with Vallejo’s Ashley Workman, …

We love Scot & Sherri! Members of our NightMARE Island crew, they are dedicated home haunters, and great community membe...
10/30/2020
Vallejo couple expects 500 to visit Halloween

We love Scot & Sherri! Members of our NightMARE Island crew, they are dedicated home haunters, and great community members. Be sure to visit them when you make your rounds on Halloween night!!

Scot Harvest is talking a mile a minute. Check that. Make it 26 miles, 285 yards a minute. That would be a marathon. But the 60-year-old Vallejo plumber can’t help himself. It’s Hallowe…

Alright, Friends and Fiends! You have one more night to cast your spells - we mean votes! - for the People's Choice Awar...
10/29/2020

Alright, Friends and Fiends! You have one more night to cast your spells - we mean votes! - for the People's Choice Award Winner in our CREEP the STREETS Halloween Home Decorating contest! You must get your votes in tonight by 12:01am! Best viewing times in person (the best!) are 7-10pm.

You do not need to be a subscriber to the Vallejo Times-Herald to be able to access their online map & voting platform here: https://flowto.it/P2wBl1c0?fc=0

As well/instead you can vote at their Facebook album. Click like on your favorite Halloween display. The likes from each image will be added to the votes on the People's Choice award. Go here: flowto.it/PGKQmzMV?fc=0

Thanks and keep sharing!!

In this time of shelter at home during the Coronavirus Outbreak, we all could use a little bit of Halloween fun! Pack up...
10/28/2020
Creep the Streets Halloween Home Decorating Contest

In this time of shelter at home during the Coronavirus Outbreak, we all could use a little bit of Halloween fun! Pack up the family a drive around the area to check out all the houses in the "Creep the Streets" Halloween home decorating contest put on by us at Nightmare Island and the Vallejo Times-Herald.

Here is the link for the houses AND to vote for the Peoples Choice winner! Voting ENDS 10/30 12:01am, so basically you have tonight and tomorrow night to vote! Best times for viewing are between 7-10pm.

The winner will be announced ON HALLOWEEN!

In this time of shelter at home during the Coronavirus Outbreak, we all could use a little bit of Halloween fun. Pack up the family a drive around the area to check out all the houses in the Creep …

Ok!!! Official “Creep the Streets” People’s Choice Award voting is LIVE!Please SHARE!!You can ride by to see them in per...
10/27/2020
Creep the Streets Halloween Home Decorating Contest

Ok!!! Official “Creep the Streets” People’s Choice Award voting is LIVE!

Please SHARE!!

You can ride by to see them in person, or travel by armchair and check out the great photos - all here:

In this time of shelter at home during the Coronavirus Outbreak, we all could use a little bit of Halloween fun. Pack up the family a drive around the area to check out all the houses in the Creep …

Our CREEP the STREETS contest is ramping into full gear! The link to the map of contestant houses is now live right here...
10/21/2020
Creep the Streets presented by NightMare Island & The Vallejo Times-Herald

Our CREEP the STREETS contest is ramping into full gear! The link to the map of contestant houses is now live right here!

The People's Choice voting link is NOT live yet (the Vallejo Times-Herald is having some tech issues) but should be very soon! We appreciate your patience, and we will post that link ASAP.

Locations of all the house competing in the Creep the Streets Halloween home decorating contest in Vallejo, Benicia and American Canyon.

LAST DAY to enter! Do it! What are you waiting for?!?Also - we only have 2 entries from American Canyon, and 0 from Beni...
10/14/2020

LAST DAY to enter! Do it! What are you waiting for?!?

Also - we only have 2 entries from American Canyon, and 0 from Benicia! Come on, we want you guys in the mix!

Have you entered our CREEP the STREETS contest yet?? Or know someone who should???

Head on over to our website for more information and to enter! www.nightmareislandvallejo.com

And please keep sharing!!

Just 2 more days to enter! Do it! What are you waiting for?!?
10/13/2020

Just 2 more days to enter! Do it! What are you waiting for?!?

Have you entered our CREEP the STREETS contest yet?? Or know someone who should???

Head on over to our website for more information and to enter! www.nightmareislandvallejo.com

And please keep sharing!!

It's National Haunted House Day, and our ooey-gooey bloody hearts go out to all of the Haunts that could not open this y...
10/09/2020

It's National Haunted House Day, and our ooey-gooey bloody hearts go out to all of the Haunts that could not open this year. We may be 'dark' (not because we like it that way!) this year, but we are looking forward to scaring all of you next year. Stay safe, and stay creepy!

Have you entered our CREEP the STREETS contest yet?? Or know someone who should???Head on over to our website for more i...
10/09/2020

Have you entered our CREEP the STREETS contest yet?? Or know someone who should???

Head on over to our website for more information and to enter! www.nightmareislandvallejo.com

And please keep sharing!!

Thank you to Rich Freedman & Chris Riley for this great story and photo to announce "CREEP the STREETS!" We also really ...
10/07/2020
‘Creep the Streets’ Halloween decorating contest unveiled

Thank you to Rich Freedman & Chris Riley for this great story and photo to announce "CREEP the STREETS!" We also really appreciate everyone at the VTH for supporting this wacky idea to help keep Halloween ALIVE!

And did you know that there will be a printed map as well an interactive map online so you can do your own ride-by, and check out all the houses in the competition?

Go to our website for all the info and to register!
www.nightmareislandvallejo.com

One trick-or-treated until she was 24. Another is an environmental scientist. And another is an online fifth-grade teacher. They come in all makes and models with one common denominator: They like …

Nightmare Island
10/04/2020

Nightmare Island

For "CREEP the STREETS" there will be two categories, one for those who want to pay an entry fee to win cash and prizes,...
10/04/2020

For "CREEP the STREETS" there will be two categories, one for those who want to pay an entry fee to win cash and prizes, and another category with no fee for the People’s Choice Award that will also include a prize. Go to www.nightmareislandvallejo.com for rules and entry. (Photo by Chris Riley—Times-Herald)

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!NightMARE Island & the Vallejo Times-Herald present:"NightMARE Island's CREEP the STREETS"Home Hal...
10/04/2020

OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT!

NightMARE Island & the Vallejo Times-Herald present:

"NightMARE Island's CREEP the STREETS"
Home Halloween Display Contest 2020 For Vallejo, American Canyon & Benicia

Though there will be no NightMARE Island Halloween haunt this year because of COVID 19, we have something else up our sleeve and we want you to join in!

Home haunters are the heart and soul of raising the spirits at Halloween!

Step up your curb appeal for ride-by viewing of your creepy crib, for cash, prizes & to be listed on our contest map for all to enjoy!

Go to www.nightmareislandvallejo.com for more details, rules and to ENTER!
Contact us at [email protected] for questions!

During this particularly challenging year, with so many haunted houses not opening due to the Covid-19 pandemic, including our own, we wanted to encourage our community to keep the spirit of Halloween alive by going all out and decorating their own houses.

Trick or Treating may or may not be happening, but get the
family in the car and go for a drive to view all of the houses that are participating in the contest, a la the winter holidays 'Candy Cane Lanes.' This is a safe way to still enjoy Halloween, just adding in some physical distancing.

Many of our crew at NightMARE Island are also Home Haunters, or started that
way, it is a natural progression. It is a great hobby to share with your kids, and we have many volunteers who also bring their kids AND grandkids with them, and many have been volunteering with us for years, since they were quite young. It encourages development of creative skills, and self-confidence - in all ages, actually!

Go to www.nightmareislandvallejo.com for more details, rules and to ENTER!

Vallejo Times-Herald
10/01/2020

Vallejo Times-Herald

Get ready to do your part in scaring up some fun!
A big Halloween announcement, from the makers of NightMare Island, is coming Oct. 4.

Keep an eye out for a screaming Halloween announcement, from us at NightMARE Island, coming October 4, in the Vallejo Ti...
09/24/2020

Keep an eye out for a screaming Halloween announcement, from us at NightMARE Island, coming October 4, in the Vallejo Times-Herald!

Big announcement from us at Nightmare Island on October 4th! And it might hopefully include YOU!
09/24/2020

Big announcement from us at Nightmare Island on October 4th! And it might hopefully include YOU!

Keep an eye out for a screaming Halloween announcement, from the makers of NightMARE Island, coming October 4.

Still no fence around bunker #4. Haunted house, anyone?
08/29/2020

Still no fence around bunker #4. Haunted house, anyone?

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Yeay!!!! Finally have time to check out Creep the Streets! Probably the last night. Hopefully still up for last minute lookee looz! Thank you Nightmare Island for this great alternative to Trick or Treating!
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1014392305679940 Please join this temporary group to share ideas for a safe and fun Halloween for the kids of Vallejo.
Are there any updates regarding events around Halloween?
When are we getting the Halfway to Halloween flea market announcement? I've heard it's only 2 wks away.
Yes! I made it! We had a buh-last!!!!
Well done as always. I brought 3D Chromadepth glasses with me which made the purple skull wall pop. Never did make it to any of the other haunts. Nightmare Island was the place to be. I was first in line on Hallows night. Supergroovy. See you all next year.
Hey!! Is there food at this event?
Hey Folks: How many times can someone go through the haunted house? And is the FilmFest inside or outside?🎃👽
Who won MISS NIGHTMARE ?