Haunted House Visiting

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Haunted House Visiting

Chilipepper Chilipepper
Hey, all.

When I lived in Ft. Lauderdale (I was 16 at the time), a local haunted house I volunteered at was in an old antebellum southern mansion (the spanish moss naturally hanging from the trees set the tone perfectly) that was rumored to be haunted. We didn't witness any paranormal activity, just the usual delinquents who try to tear the place up while on tour. We worked for two weekends and I was declared the best tour guide because of the stories I'd spin during the tour.

I always found it extremely fun to work at them, but rather indifferent to visit them. I worked at quite a few (most of them 'meh') during my teens, but lost interest in adulthood simply due to lack of time and energy. Although - if I had the money - the abandoned Ice House in downtown Mel. would make an awesome haunted house; that could be a project to sink my teeth into.

So, discussion questions:

Anybody like going to haunted houses?

Anybody actually work at one (or more)?

Are there any distinctive types of haunted houses in your area? Like do people in surrounding cities come to visit or it's been featured in a documentary or is unique to your area due to location/history/theme /characters?
10/15/2010
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Tori Rebel Tori Rebel
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
Hey, all.

When I lived in Ft. Lauderdale (I was 16 at the time), a local haunted house I volunteered at was in an old antebellum southern mansion (the spanish moss naturally hanging from the trees set the tone perfectly) that was rumored to be ...
I've never worked at one but there are a bunch in my vicinity. There's at least one constructed on every boardwalk up and down the Jersey shoreline - the kind where it's like a tiny roller coaster with lots of props, strobe lights, and teenagers paid to yell 'boo!', and there are some others that get put together at Halloween by farms and other companies in abandoned buildings and what not. I don't find them particularly frightening, but it's fun and festive so I'm usually up for it.

We vacation every summer near Cape May, NJ that has several haunted old hotels, etc. and hosts ghost tours - not exactly the same thing, but fun and very interesting, historically. Lots of wealthy women waiting for husbands that never returned from sea, that kind of thing.

What I REALLY want to go to is Terror Behind the Walls link It's won all sorts of awards and recognition, it's in Eastern State Penitentiary which is already quite haunted, and it's only about a 2 hour drive from where I live which is totally worth it in my book. Only problem - I might be too much of a fraidy cat for this! It's supposedly SERIOUSLY horrifying.

There's also the Forest of Fear, not a haunted 'house' per say, but something they do up in NY state in the fall on the grounds that are used for the Renaissance Faire for the summer link. It's supposed to be fun and scary, but not the same kind of mindfuck terror as Eastern State.
10/15/2010
Danielle1220 Danielle1220
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Originally posted by Tori Rebel
I've never worked at one but there are a bunch in my vicinity. There's at least one constructed on every boardwalk up and down the Jersey shoreline - the kind where it's like a tiny roller coaster with lots of props, strobe lights, and ...
I sooo want to go the the Eastern State Penitentiary haunted attraction!! It looks awesome. Like you though, I think I might be too much of a scaredly cat. That place is spooky looking in a pictures on their website taken during the daytime...maybe one day..
10/17/2010
Kim! Kim!
We have Fright World right by me, which is in the top haunted houses in the US pretty regularly. It's actually 5 houses in one giant warehouse and they switch usually around 2 of them out with brand news ones every year. It's super-fun.

The only one that was too scary for me was Nightmares in Niagara Falls on the Canadian side. It was pitch black through most of it, other than when we had to crawl on the ground, and even then we could barely see.
10/17/2010
~LaUr3n~ ~LaUr3n~
I LOVE haunted houses. I love going to the ones where they let convicts be prisoners in the actual haunted house. Still chains and behind bars of course. I like haunted corn mazes, scary movies, etc. The works! The one at 6 flags used to be pretty good. I also went to some famous ones in the Chicago land area.
10/17/2010
NuMe NuMe
I haven't been to one in ages. But I worked in one once when I was a teen. It was fun!
10/17/2010
Envy Envy
I love going to them, hell even not on Halloween I'd love to visit abandoned hospitals and such for pictures, but sadly we don't have much in the way of that here where I live.
10/17/2010
Alicia Alicia
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Originally posted by ~LaUr3n~
I LOVE haunted houses. I love going to the ones where they let convicts be prisoners in the actual haunted house. Still chains and behind bars of course. I like haunted corn mazes, scary movies, etc. The works! The one at 6 flags used to be pretty ...
Ooh the ones where they let the convicts be prisoners sounds pretty cool. They also probably enjoy getting "out" and doing something fun
10/17/2010
Alicia Alicia
We used to go to them a lot more back when we lived up North. Down here it's just not the same, I think it's becuase Fall doesn't feel like Fall when it's 75 degrees out!! They also seem to charge a lot more down here than they ever did up North..which is a bit crazy since most things are cheaper down here.
10/17/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
What kind of haunted house are we talking about? Real or commercial?

I'm not a fan of commercial ones, my suspension of disbelief is too high to appreciate them.

"Real" or real: I missed this one
10/19/2010
The Nakanas The Nakanas
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Originally posted by El-Jaro
What kind of haunted house are we talking about? Real or commercial?

I'm not a fan of commercial ones, my suspension of disbelief is too high to appreciate them.

"Real" or real: I missed this one
I'm the same way. After being part of a paranormal investigation group, the commercial ones don't do much for me. Plus after a few years of martial arts, I tend to not do places where I'm startled in the dark...
10/19/2010
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