Potentially the scariest haunted house ever devised by man, the Blackout houses in New York and Los Angeles promise plenty of ways to make you squirm. Do you like going through creepy houses all alone? Because they only allow one person through at a time, and you’re not going to run into any typical ghouls or ghosts in this twisted house of horror.
This haunted dwelling mimics the stress, confusion and terror that the sole survivor of a horror film might experience at the end of their journey. Rumoured to make guests suffer through everything from water boarding to mental violation, the Blackout houseguest encounters violent and sexual situations and can take nothing with them but a protective mask and a flashlight.
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If Blackout is too extreme for you, or if you want a more ‘authentic’ spooky experience, the Bates Motel or Pennhurst Haunted Asylum in Pennsylvania may be more up your alley. After all, location is key to a truly haunted encounter, and an old mental asylum in the middle of a deep, dark forest, seems like the perfect place to lose your mind with fear.
The Bates Motel is a three-part haunted attraction offers an intensely creepy hayride including a drive-through slaughterhouse, corn maze and a horrifying trip through the old motel. The hayride is not for children—it’s definitely a highlight, and you’ve got to try it out to understand just how scary a little hayride can be.
The Haunted Asylum is the traditional fear factory, full of terrifying surprises lurking behind each cell door. Pennhurst has been featured on both Ghost Adventures and Ghost Hunters, so if there are truly haunted locations in America, this is definitely one of them. Still feeling brave? Then I’d recommend walking the 900 foot long underground tunnel dubbed The Tunnel of Terror beneath the grounds of Pennhurst.
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