It's no secret that October is the spookiest time of the year. Haunted houses, cold weather, costumes and scary movies are the perfect way to live during this spooky time of the year. With so many fun and chilling things to do, this is the month to take creepy to a whole new level. As Halloween quickly approaches, people are running around trying to get their yearly "scare" in.
If you love all things scary, here is a challenge for you. A truly rewarding challenge awaits, but it is not for the weak in any sense.
McKamey Manor in SummerTown, Tennessee is offering $20,000 to anyone who can complete a tour through their haunt. However, don't go thinking this will be easy. McKamey Manor is notoriously one of the most controversial and terrifying houses in the world.
According to McKamey Manor's website, McKamey Manor is not a "boo" style haunted house. This is an audience participation event in which you will live your own horror movie. "This is a rough, intense and truly frightening experience," the website says. "Each guest will be mentally and physically challenged until you reach your personal breaking point." To raise the stakes even higher, the site also states that each tour will be different based upon your personal fears and can last up to 10 hours.
No one has been able to complete this truly horrifying tour and there are quite a few horror stories to come out of those who have tried.
In an interview with The Guardian in 2015, McKamey admitted that a visitor once had a heart attack. Since that story broke out, other have come out as well. The San Diego Union Tribune, published a video where a brave visitor named Amy Milligan stated that she was waterboarded and trapped in a situation more dangerous than she expected when she signed the waiver.
Although, the manor is truly terrifying, McKamey still urges the thrill-seekers to try it. However, there are a few stipulations and guidelines to follow before thinking about signing up.
Before entering, all visitors must meet the manor's entrance requirements. In addition to the 40-page waiver that must be signed, it is stated that you must be "physically and mentally" cleared by a doctor before attempting this challenge.
After watching several videos, you may ask, how is any of this legal? According to an article in Nashville Scene, District Attorney Brent Cooper stated, "It’s legal because basically the people that are subjecting themselves to the McKamey program, or whatever you want to call it. They’re doing so voluntarily."
Although many find this place controversial, thousands attempt the manor yearly. Could you be the first to make it through this horrifying experience and win the $20,000? Find all your McKamey Manor needs here. Good luck!