Ghosts, vampires, werewolves, witches, reanimated mummies and monsters are all familiar creatures of the night. They roam the streets looking for a place to haunt. They are usually feared and driven away, but Dr. Robert Luehrs is inviting them to the Ballroom of Fort Hays State University's Memorial Union on Monday Oct. 30, at 7 p.m.
Luehrs, teaching excellence coordinator at FHSU, is presenting "Morbid Meditations upon Dark Spirits: a Disquieting Discussion about Ghouls Gone Wild" just in time for Halloween.
Luehrs says his talk will treat bloodthirsty goblins, lecherous shape-shifters, formless things that feed off our fears, as well as other nightmarish beings that see us as legitimate tasty prey.
"When the denizens of the Other World slip into ours," said Luehrs, "they often bring with them rather nasty surprises for us."
This is Luehrs' seventh annual presentation, sponsored by Phi Alpha Theta, the FHSU History Honor Society.
This presentation is open to the public. There is no fee for admission, although donations are accepted.
An exhibit in the Forsyth Library lobby, on the FHSU campus, gives a foretaste of Luehrs' presentation.