The World’s Most Haunted House Is So Scary They'll Pay You To Complete It
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PSA. We think we've just uncovered the world's scariest halloween activity, and you'll need some serious balls to try it.
This isn't just your standard abandoned mansion inhabited by a ghoul. Oh, no. There's a new experience in the US which is so terrifying you'll need to sign a 40 page waiver, bring a doctor's note and decide a safe word before they let you enter.
They really aren't messing around.
Named McKamey Manor, the horrific fright fest takes place in manors across Summertown, Tennessee, and Huntsville, Alabama as well as other locations in the US.
It's so skin-crawling that nobody has ever managed to complete a tour, and it's been featured in two Netflix shows: Hunters: Art Of Scare and Dark Tourist.
The experience is conceived by Russ McKamey, who puts visitors through "mental games" using extreme lighting, fog and physical sensations, taking inspiration from horror movies like Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo, Rear Window, Psycho and Birds.
He also claims to using hypnosis is one of the key ways he terrifies his visitors.
The latest is named 'Desolation', and he's so sure you won't be able to hack it that they're offering $20,000 (£15,560) to anybody who can make it to the end.
Speaking to WGNTV, Russ said: "I'm a very straight-laced conservative guy, but here I run this crazy haunted house that people think is this torture factory, fetish factory.
"All of these things that it's not, but people believe that based upon the films that I have made."
He added: "Nobody's even made it to the starting clock with this new show.
"With the new mental game, it's much more difficult. And because of that, no one's even started the clock."
All you need to pay to enter the house is a bag of dog food for Ross's five canine friends.
But if you think it's easy to enter you've got another thing coming. There's a whole list of criteria to consider first.
You've got to be at least 21 to enter, while 18 to 20 year olds can only enter if they get parental permission. Plus, you'll need to undergo a sport physical and bring a doctor's note along to prove you're both mentally and physically well.
Visitors need to bring proof of medical insurance, too, alongside signing a 40 page waiver.
And if that wasn't enough, the team will also carry out a background check into you, screening you via a phone call before arrival.
On your day of arrival, once they've given you a drug test, you'll have to sit and watch an eery hour long video entitled And Then There Were None, which shows all the people who failed to get through the experienced.
Apparently, the video repeats: "You really don't want to do this," over and over again... Just in case you fancy changing your mind after all of that admin.
Russ is said to have spent more than a million dollars on the experience.
"It's a mental game," he added. "It's really me against them.
"I can put you in a kitty pool with a couple inches of water and tell you there's a great white shark in there, and you're gonna think there's a shark in there."
Russ claims people have even contacted the police after their experiences in his manor tours.
Luckily, he films every visitor's experience so he can show them if they are confused afterwards.
All three US locations are currently open all year round, and you can book on (why?!) via their website.
But you fancy somewhere a little closer to home, why not head to the London Bridge Experience?
Set in the historical vaults of London Bridge, you might not need a doctor's note to enter, but don't think that means it won't be terrifying...
During the maze experience you'll come face-to-face with zombies, demons and monsters. It's not for the faint hearted.
You can get a standard general admission ticket for £19.95, while children can attend for £16.50.
We think we'll stick to trick or treating...