"Most Haunted House" seems more like a CIA black site

Have you heard about the "haunted house" in Tennessee that promises $20,000 to anyone who makes it through the entire tour?

The tour is actually free (a donation is suggested but not required) but the Manor has a warning for wannabe visitors: "Each tour will be different based upon your personal fears, and can last up to 10 HOURS. Each guest will be mentally and physically challenged until you reach your personal breaking point. You will be tested to your very core."
They are not beyond waterboarding and slapping, and according to Russ, one person even had a heart attack during the experience.

This isn't a haunted house. It's a torture chamber. It's called McKamey Manor and is run by Russ McKamey and a band of psychotic associates who delight in the torture of (initially) compliant customers.

He puts out a video every year to advertise, but also keeps video of all participants. He doesn't make those video available to customers, of course.

While the trailer covers truly terrifying terrain in its own right, it’s nothing compared to the required viewing below. And we’re not talking required as in “must see TV,” but that McKamey won’t scare (humiliate) the crap out of you unless you watch the entire hour and 48 minutes of torture porn that’s he’s performed on past guests to his Summertown, Tennessee, and Huntsville, Alabama locations. Granted, watching the film is far from the only requirement.   

While I have questions about the mental state of the people who seek out this kind of experience, I am more concerned about the people who staff such a place.

 

Pete's Prep: Friday, Oct. 25, 2019

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