Could You Survive America's Scariest Haunted House?


Nope. Not a chance. Not gonna happen.

I'm not even willing to go to a normal haunted house, so I can pretty much guarantee that I'm not trying this out. Add in there that Gary is afraid of sunflowers, Shannon's just about jumps every time somebody walks around a corner, and Nick thinks he's going to be eaten by a giant snake, and I think it's fair to say that nobody from our show will be trying out McKamey Manor out in Summertown, Tennessee.

"Desolation," McKamey Manor's newest exhibition, is described by Russ McKamey, the owner, as the most extreme show yet.

A show that Russ says nobody has ever completed.

"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."

The haunted house has even been featured on the Netflix show "Haunters: Art of the Scare."

The cost to enter?

One bag of dog food for Russ's five dogs.

The prize for getting through it all?

$20,000.

But, it isn't quite that simple.

Before you get to go in, you have to do a few things:

  • Be 21 years old or older, or 18-20 with parents approval
  • Completed “Sports Physical” and doctor’s letter stating you are physically and mentally cleared
  • Pass a background check provided by McKamey Manor
  • Be screened via Facebook, Facetime or phone
  • Proof of medical insurance
  • Sign a detailed 40-page waiver
  • Pass a portable drug test on the day of the show

And don't forget to read the house warnings:

"Intense audio, lighting, extreme low visibility, strobe and fog effects, damp and wet conditions, phycially demanding environments, close contact with creatures (you might be touched), very real and graphic scenes of horror."

Or the rules:

"No smoking, drinking, eating, running inside, or touching of props and/or actors. McKamey Manor reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone for any reason. The guest voluntarily assumes all risks/dangers associated with participation in this event."

Yeahhh, I'm just gonna stay here in California and let the people from WGN do the dirty work on this one.

If you think you can handle it, though, you can contact Russ by checking out McKameyManor.com

If you want to try out an intense haunted house experience right here in Southern California, you may be interested in The 17th Door.

Our very own Monica Rix tried it out, but she may have been the wrong reporter for the job...

She joined the show to break it all down with us!


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