In Summertown, Tennessee, lies the controversial McKamey Manor.
Constructed by Russ McKamey, the McKamey Manor is a 10-hour Haunted House carefully constructed to break its visitors. But, if you somehow survive, McKamey himself will pay you a whopping US$20,000 (AU$28,986).
It’s prudent to note that not a single soul has ever held out through the entire 10-hour ordeal.
The attraction promises “ a new level of extreme horror,” to those who are keen to sign up, but you’ll have to sign a detailed 40-page waiver, be physically and mentally cleared by a doctor and pass a background check.
“Each tour will be different based upon your personal fears, and can last up to 10 HOURS,” the Manor’s warning states.
“Each guest will be mentally and physically challenged until you reach your personal breaking point...you will be tested to your very core.”
The “haunted house” that makes you sign a waiver and claims to give you $20K if you can complete it, this is just a part of the waiver they make you sign - continued pic.twitter.com/cOczvA35eZ— MJ (@mellbelleex) October 26, 2019
The waiver provides visitors could “come in contact with carbon monoxide poisoning,” and there is “no quitting unless serious physical or psychological injury is present”.
And, to confirm, “being scared, having a panic attack, etc. does not count as a serious injury”.
If you think it sounds like a torture chamber, you’re not alone.
In fact, a Change.org appeal has surfaced online, urging Tennessee’s governor and the state Senate, as well as Alabama’s state Senate, to shut the Manor for good.
The petition, which called McKamey Manor a “torture chamber in disguise” has received 68,917 signatures of its 75,000 goal.
“He uses loopholes to get out of being arrested,” the petition stated.
“Previously no safe word was allowed, he changed that but there’s been reports that the torture continues even when people repeat their safeword for several minutes. One man was tortured so badly he passed out multiple times, workers only stopped because they thought they had killed him.”
Enter if you dare?
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