Dubbed one of the most terrifying haunted houses in the world, McKamey Manor immerses those who dare to enter into the center of a horror movie starring themselves. Now, they are showcasing the survivors of this year’s experience. The short tour lasts four hours, and one must be prepared to be touched, tied up and maybe even get a bit of blood on themselves. Not for the faint of heart, this interactive experience will make those that enter know just what it is like to be in the middle of the macabre, and what it may feel like to fall victim to a serial killer. For those that fancy themselves as haunted house-savvy, they may want to try the full seven-hour tour.
The video, posted by the creator of this bizarre interactive experience, highlights each survivor as well as those that quit and why they quit, which is mostly because, mentally, they were not capable of handling any more of the house. McKamey Manor is located in San Diego, California, and this year-round haunt is highlighted each Halloween season for its incredibly realistic horror experience. Many a reporter has entered this haunted house to get an inside story, only to find themselves drenched in sweat, and crying with relief once freed from the horrors.
The Manor’s website boasts photos and warnings as well as a place to make a reservation, which is the only way to gain entrance. What is not see n on the website are some of the testimonials captured by the media from some of the “survivors.” Comments range from talk of having nightmares forever, to vowing to never come back to the house again. It is said that some even collapse to the ground in a fetal position, crying with relief upon exiting the house.
The website is not a walk in the park, either, as bugs crawl across the screen and blood runs over much of each page. There is even a page that tells those who may be considering signing up what the legend of the house is, saying that the haunted house was an asylum since the 50’s, and how a patient, Mary Parker, escaped the deranged warden by killing him. It is said that she still roams the rooms of the house to this day.
The photos portion of the McKamey Manors website is disturbing indeed, because although the pictures look like stills from Hollywood horror/slasher movies, the terror in the eyes is real, and not just a great acting job. The cost to enter the world’s scariest haunted house is four canned goods or a bag of dog food, and all proceeds are donated to a local charity. Many will wonder why anyone would put themselves through an experience where they are tied, gagged and drenched in blood. Others will take this as a challenge, as many of the men who come through the Manor’s doors do. Some make it through and others literally vomit from the mental stress of being screamed at by less-than-human-looking monsters, or by being forced into coffins or bloody ice chests. See the fate of those who made it, and those who did not in McKamey Manor’s 2014 Survivors and Quitters.
By Kristi Cereska