Haunted house in hot water for allowing actors to intentionally hurt participants


Coined the “the world’s scariest haunted house,” the attraction has been accused of being a torture chamber after the waiver reveals it allows actors to cause harm to participants.

For those who took want to take part in the McKamey Manor haunt in Summertown, Tennesse, they must undergo a sports fitness test and sign a 40-page waiver, as well as having a doctor’s note, a safe word, proof of medical insurance and a background check — which begs the question: what kind of terrifying place is this?

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Someone has published the haunted house’s waiver, which shows participants agreeing that “a nail may piece their hand’, ‘their hand may be smashed with tools’, and that they may ‘have a plastic bag on their face which could possibly cause suffocation, blackouts etc, and participants will not hold MM responsible or libel.”

If you are able to complete the experience, you get a prize of an impressive but no money has yet to be awarded.

The waiver however says, “there is no quitting unless serious physical or psychological injury is present,” which would suggest that as no one has completed the experience, the must have suffered some type of injury.

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Bethany McPhereson shared the following on Facebook:

“If you’re thinking about going to the McKamey Manor, aka ‘the world’s scariest haunted house,’ that’s been shared around here, just read these. This isn’t a haunted house, it’s a torture chamber where they’re somehow legally allowed to torture people. Almost 100% of people who go end up with PTSD and need intense therapy. They’re allowed to do whatever they want to you.”

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The post included a comment from someone who claimed the haunted house “literally hires past violent criminals with both assault and sexual crimes,” as well as breaking bones, ripping people’s hair out, not obeying safe words and starting the torture prior the waiver has even been completed.

The tour is titled “Desolation,” can take over 10 hours to complete, which participants can brave by themselves or they can take part in a two-person “personalized interactive experience.”