I thought I'd celebrate this year's Halloween by talking a bit about the famous Haunted House - Nightmares Fear Factory - located close to me in Niagara Falls, Ontario, CANADA.
I've never been there myself, (yes, I'm too afraid), but I've heard and seen so much about it on the radio and internet. It's a 15 minute walk-through attraction that preys on each visitor's fears and phobias. It is the longest running haunted house in North America - and possibly the scariest!
As the story goes...
The haunted house is built on the site of the once industrious Cataract Coffin Factory where eccentric proprietor Abraham Mortimer dedicated every waking hour to surveying the progress of his domain.
At night, the old man was tormented and taunted by young hooligans. Abraham would chase the riff-raff from their pranks and dares. They always laughed at his threats… until one fateful night Abraham confronted a rowdy group of thrill-seekers. In the ensuing struggle, a stack of solid oak coffins overturned, and Abraham was crushed to death!
The guilty ran off and were never apprehended for their part in the gruesome murder.
Soon after the funeral, Abraham Mortimer's coffin was found unearthed and empty!
To this day it is said, he walks the halls for revenge on those who dare trespass on his beloved, and now abandoned factory.
The haunted house is so scary that...
visitors can yell a safety word - Nightmares - if they can't handle the nightmare no longer. They are escorted out but not before given a "Chicken Card" which gives them a free ticket if they muster the courage to return in the future.
For over 30 years, the attraction has been scaring, thrilling and challenging guests to survive, with over 112,500 chickening out and counting todate - all heading for the exits faster than you can say.. holy sh**t let me outta here!
But don't take my word for it. Just check out the photos below taken at the moment of fright from real shots caught on a hidden camera!
Visitors wander around in complete darkness, go across a shaky bridge, a tunnel and a room where walls close in. The picture is taken right when people see a car full of ghosts.
Just one more thing, I couldn't help but wonder while viewing the photos...
Why are the men hiding behind the women in alot of these pics???
|That's It! We're Outta Here! Right Behind You Dude!|
See you after...
Resource(s): cliftonhill.com, nightmaresfearfactory.com, ca.news.yahoo.com, fyasko.com