GoCampingAmerica.com | Posted October
    2nd, 2016


    Thrills and Chills: Ghost Tours and
    Haunted Houses


    Happy Camper Blog



    October is
    prime time for ghouls, zombies and other creatures of the night, and there
    are plenty of ghost tours and haunted houses where you can encounter them . .
    . if you dare. Here are a few great places to get scared out of your wits
    this Halloween season:

    Terror Behind the Walls at Eastern State
      | Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
     Eastern State Penitentiary

    As though prisons weren’t scary enough, Terror
    Behind the Walls
    takes frightful experiences to a whole new level
    by turning an entire penitentiary into a haunted attraction. There’s a pitch
    black 1800s cell block, a prison break with inmates on the run, a terrifying
    prison infirmary offering no escape, and an attraction called Quarantine 4D
    that simulates hallucinations and other mind-altering effects. New this year
    is “The Hex Challenge,” where guests can enter a secret room to join forces
    with the creepy characters inside and ultimately escape this massive haunted

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     | Lee, New

    The mission of Haunted Overload is to be one
    of the most creative and unique haunted attractions in New England and it has
    twice been voted one of the top 13 haunted attractions in the country. It
    offers three levels of fear. The “Day Haunt” is ideal for young kids or others
    who scare easily. They can meander through the props and sets during the day
    without fear that someone is going to jump out at them. The next level is
    “Fright Night Lite” which allows guests to experience the attraction’s
    spectacular lighting and sound effects in in a “monster-free” nighttime
    setting. Finally, there’s “Haunted Overload,” an award-winning horror show
    that pulls out all the stops. It’s billed as “the most frightening forest in
    New England” and offers a fully-immersive Halloween experience with twisted
    characters awaiting guests at every turn.

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    The Voodoo Bone Lady Haunted
     | New Orleans,

    New Orleans has been called “America’s Most Haunted City,” and
    this company (you’ve got to love the name) takes five separate haunted tours
    and rolls them into one. The tour goes through the “mystical and mysterious”
    realms of voodoo, vampires, ghosts, witchcraft and pirates. It also visits
    the sites of actual documented hauntings and shares “the most ghastly and
    horrific” history that New Orleans can claim.

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    The Edge of Hell | Kansas
    City, Missouri

    This attraction is now in its 41st year,
    and includes two haunted
    .  The first one, The Beast, has been named among
    the top 13 haunted houses in the nation for years. Visitors make their way
    past dramatic scenes on four floors for a true 4D experience that includes
    movie-quality special effects, holograms, props, animatronics and a real
    alligator. The second haunted house, the Edge of Hell, has also received
    national acclaim. It focuses on phobias and features a five-story “fright
    from heaven to hell” plus the world’s largest living snake – a 350 lb.
    python.  Visitors are ushered in by Rat Man and other scary cast

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    The 13th Floor | Denver,
    Colorado Clowns

    Billed as the largest haunted
    in Denver, this attraction takes its name from the floor that
    doesn’t exist in most high-rise buildings, but it does here. It promises to
    be a haunted house created from your darkest fears. The three new attraction
    themes for 2016 include Slasher Remix designed to bring your worst slasher
    nightmares to life, Undead: Abominations with walking corpses terrorizing
    deep dark passageways of the underground, and Cursed: The Ritual with
    ravenous, undead werewolves that have been revived by an evil sorcerer. Oh,
    and did we mention they have red eyes? It’s apparently a sure sign that
    they’ve been possessed.

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    Spooked in
     | Seattle,

    This 90-minute
    is led by real paranormal experts and is offered in
    association with AGHOST (Advanced Ghost Hunters of Seattle Tacoma), the
    oldest paranormal investigation group in the Pacific Northwest. Guests are
    invited to join these real ghost hunters for an evening of spirited tales
    within Seattle’s unique neighborhoods on a guided tour of some of the cities
    most haunted sites, including Seattle’s famous underground. The tour also
    includes information about ghosts and the guides offer some of the evidence
    collected during investigations.

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    Fear Farm and Haunted Hayride
    | Phoenix, Arizona Pumpkins

    Located on the west side of Phoenix, the Fear Farm Haunted House features the mythical
    legend of a ferocious half man/half goat called the Goatman, as well as alien
    undead and other alien beasts, two creepy clowns named Tremmors and Flinch,
    and the scary roar of chainsaws at the Slidell Family Slaughterhouse. New for
    2016 is a haunted hayride through 10 acres of corn populated by evil spirits
    who have an “intense craving for human flesh.”

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    Check the websites of the haunted houses or ghost tours you’re
    interested in for schedules and ticket information. And be sure to observe
    any warnings they post – many of these attractions are not suitable for young
    children or the faint of heart!