The Coffin Hunt returns from the grave this Saturday

To celebrate Halloween, CreepyLA is once again teaming up with Hidden LA to dare our readers to escape their comfort zones and explore our sometimes spooky city with the second annual Los Angeles Coffin Hunt.

Beginning this Saturday, October 13th, the clues to the locations of thirteen coffins hidden across Los Angeles will be unveiled. The coffins may be found almost anywhere, from public parks, to inside shops, to the occasional cemetery.

Once a day, for thirteen days, HiddenLA will post a link to a map, clue, or other details to help willing grave robbers find one of the tiny caskets. Some hints will benefit those with encyclopedic knowledge of L.A. history, while others will require skills to solve a challenge at the revealed location.

Each successful grave robber will be rewarded with a collectible coffin and other prizes. Each coffin is decorated by a different local artist. In addition, those that find the coffins will often be rewarded with other prizes, including passes and swag for Paranormal Activity 4,  Haunted Play presents Delusion: The Blood Rite, and more. (in fact, if you have a horror or Halloween themed event or product that would make for a great Coffin Hunt prize, email us at

Want to participate in the Coffin Hunt? There are no age requirements and no entry forms to fill out. Simply follow the Facebook pages for Hidden LA and Creepy LA to stay up to date with clues and other hints, and be ready to run out the door at a moments notice.

Coffin hunting tips

  • The coffin will not materialize until we post a link to a clue on Hidden LA’s Facebook page. While other hints may be leaked early, there is no reason to begin looking until we announce the clue.
  • Unless clearly specified, coffins will be hidden in publicly accessible spots.
  • Bring a digital camera (or cell phone with camera) on your hunt – to obtain the featured prizes we’ll need proof that you found the coffin at the location.
  • Be sure to like CreepyLA and Hidden Los Angeles on Facebook and RSVP for the Coffin Hunt event for an edge on additional hints and clues.

Finally, if you’d like to partner with the Coffin Hunt as a prize contributor or other type of sponsor, send an email to creepyla at gmail dot com.

Best of luck, budding grave robbers!