Thriller flash mob scares Balboa Park visitors!

Zombies and ghouls gather for a scare at Balboa Park Halloween Family Day.
Zombies and ghouls gather for a scare at Balboa Park Halloween Family Day.

At first today’s Balboa Park Halloween Family Day seemed uneventful. A lot of park visitors out enjoying a sunny late October day. What could possibly go wrong?

The San Diego Police could not stop the frightening scene to come. Their skeleton crew was taking a lazy Saturday nap in the park.
The San Diego Police could not stop the frightening scene to come. Their skeleton crew was taking a lazy Saturday nap in the park.
Everything seemed peaceful and normal. A baby stroller headed down El Prado, carrying a sunflower.
Everything seemed peaceful and normal. A baby stroller headed down El Prado, carrying a sunflower.
The San Diego Zoo was showing a two-toed sloth to costumed kids eating candy for Halloween.
The San Diego Zoo was showing a two-toed sloth to costumed kids eating candy for Halloween.
This MTS lady seemed happy and so did the pumpkin behind her. But little did the visitors to Balboa Park know...danger was lurking nearby...
This MTS lady seemed happy and so did the pumpkin behind her. But little did the visitors to Balboa Park know…danger was lurking nearby…
The Doggie Costume Contest in Spanish Village promised to be a fun, tail-wagging affair.
The Doggie Costume Contest in Spanish Village promised to be a fun, tail-wagging affair.
This witch assured me she was a nice witch. Not one of those wicked ones. But I don't know about all those spooky symbols on the sign beside her.
This witch assured me she was a nice witch. Not one of those wicked ones. But I don’t know about all those spooky symbols on the sign beside her.
The glassblowers were making beautiful pumpkins. There's nothing very spooky here, right?
The glassblowers were making beautiful pumpkins. There’s nothing very scary here, right?
Now wait a minute. I see Godzilla strolling near the reflecting pool. Perhaps he emerged from deep waters to wreak havoc on San Diego. I hope not.
Now wait a minute. I see Godzilla strolling near the reflecting pool. Perhaps he emerged from deep waters to wreak havoc on San Diego. I hope not.
More nice pumpkins. These are arranged among pretty flowers and various exotic plants in the Botanical Building.
More nice pumpkins. These are arranged among harmless, pretty flowers and various exotic plants in the Botanical Building.
A lady, with a skull face painting, poses in a beautiful Dia de los Muertos dress. What could possibly go wrong today?
A lady, with a skull face painting, poses in a beautiful Dia de los Muertos dress. What could possibly go wrong today?
Oh, no! Here come the evil clowns! Now we asked for it!
Oh, no! Here come the evil clowns! Now we asked for it!
And now zombies are converging on the Plaza de Panama! One is limping horribly toward an undead bride in a wedding gown!
And now zombies are converging on the Plaza de Panama! One is limping horribly toward an undead bride in a wedding gown!
And now look! A crowd of limp, staggering figures is assembling in the plaza. What are they going to do?
And now look! A crowd of limp, staggering figures is assembling in the plaza. What are they going to do?
They're going to dance! It's Michael Jackson's Thriller!
They’re going to dance! It’s Michael Jackson’s Thriller!

It’s close to midnight and something evil’s lurking in the dark

Under the moonlight you see a sight that almost stops your heart

You try to scream, but terror takes the sound before you make it

You start to freeze as horror looks you right between the eyes

You’re paralyzed…

A scary flash mob, brought together by the San Diego Civic Dance Association, performs Thriller during Balboa Park Halloween Family Day.
A scary flash mob, brought together by the San Diego Civic Dance Association, performs Thriller during Balboa Park Halloween Family Day.

‘Cause this is thriller, thriller night

And no one’s gonna save you from the beast about to strike!

What a bunch of spooky fun! So much fun, they did it again and again!
What a bunch of spooky fun! So much fun, they did it again and again!

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Downtown San Diego has been my home for many years. My online activities reflect my love for writing, blogging, walking and photography.

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