Scariest haunted house in the U.S. will pay $20,000 to anyone who makes it through

Haunted houses seem terrifying, but what helps you get through to the end is knowing that it’s all fantasy. Well, at this year-round horrifying haunted house McKamey Manor the scenes feel so haunting and real that people jump ship before making it to the end.

And that’s a bummer considering the haunt owner Russ McKamey will give you $20,000 if you make it all the way through.

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However, you don’t just show up to McKamey Manor and pay a ticket price to get into the house. Obviously, this isn’t your ordinary haunt. Instead, bring a bag of dog food to donate at the door.

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Before going in, you have to do a little bit of research, though.

According to their website, you must meet these basic requirements before trying the survival horror challenge:

  1. Must be 21-years-old and above, or 18-20 with parents approval.
  2. Have a completed “Sports Physical” and doctors letter stating you are physically and mentally cleared.
  3. Pass a background check provided by the haunted house company.
  4. Be screened via Facebook video chat or phone.
  5. Carry proof of medical insurance.
  6. Sign a detailed 40 page waiver.
  7. Pass a portable drug test on the day of the show.

That’s a lot of homework just to have your brains scared out.

By presenting a doctor’s note, a completed physical, proof of medical insurance and a passed drug test, the terrifying haunted house company can verify you are in good health before entering the attraction. Plus, signing a 40-page waiver ensures that you know exactly what you are getting into.

Basically, if you wake up screaming in the middle of the night, then McKamey Manor can say, “I told you so.” But, apparently, it’s worth it!

You aren’t done studying for your immersive haunted experience yet, though.

Haunt owner McKamey wants you to have a big picture of what it looks like to exit the house. He requires you watch a nearly two hour montage video of failed Manor participants.

If you agree to go through the attraction, this could be your future.

To escape the tour you for some reason agreed to do, utter the safe phrase: “You really don’t want to do this.” This is the game-over signal and your admit to defeat.

Every single person who has gone through this house has said those words.

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Be warned, expect freaky things like: intense audio, lighting, extreme low visibility, strobe and fog effects, damp and wet conditions, physically demanding environments, close contact with creatures (you might be touched), very real and graphic scenes of horror.

Oh, and don’t forget the hypnosis. House guests may be hypnotized.

The Manor has one location in Summertown, Tennessee and another in Huntsville, Alabama. They put on one show a week, so you have to reserve your spot online ahead of time.

Just make sure you have enough time to take on the challenge.

The whole thing can take up to 10 hours. No wonder people jump ship on the walk though before finishing it. That’s a long time to be immersed in your worst nightmare!

Also, as hard as it may seem to not scream profanity while being scared, there is absolutely no cursing allowed in the Manor. For every swear word you drop, McKamey drops a few bucks off of your possible $20,000 finishing prize.

The photos from this attraction are just too brutal to attach to this article… So, if you want to see some close-up shots of McKamey Manor, click here.

Photo courtesy: Storyblocks Images

Could you make it through to win $20,000?


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