Record file — Pictures of the characters from last year’s Mystery Weekend are posted outside a Langley storefront.

Mystery Weekend to return to Langley

  • Wed Feb 22nd, 2017 12:00pm
  • News

The prompt for the 33rd annual Mystery Weekend was recently announced.

Participants will attempt to solve a fictional mystery surrounding a “big furry” body discovered behind the Saratoga Inn, according to a press release. The mystery will take place while the “International Science Fiction Arts & Technology Society” holds their first convention in Langley in late February. In addition to the town being full of sci-fi creators and fans, reports of Sasquatch sights near Langley have enticed “Big Foot Friends” to town too.

The main question for participants is whether the body is Big Foot or a big hoax to publicize the sci-fi convention, the press release said.

Langley’s Mystery Weekend is considered by some as one of the longest running murder mystery weekends in the country. Amateur sleuths are invited to purchase a clue map, reading sensational news stories, pick up clues around town, interview suspects and enter a “guess to win” prize contest provided by local merchants.

The Mystery Weekend Headquarters are located at the Langley Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center at 208 Anthes Avenue. Advance ticket and apparel purchases can be made online at or at the Visitor’s Center, open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, February 25-26.