Depending on your level of tolerance for this spooky activity, you may or may not frequent these locations.
Countless volunteers put in significant time to construct these spook houses and rehearse their roles to provide a howling good time for those who dare to enter. It’s all meant to be fun — and, often times, the proceeds benefit a local charity or group.
A couple of years ago, a local organization was sued because someone suffered a minor leg injury while stumbling through their dark haunted house. Seriously?
These places, by nature, are dark. Visibility is greatly reduced. People are jumping out at you, attempting to give you a scare. There’s the distinct possibility that those walking through a haunted house may trip, stumble or fall along the way. You should know that going in.
As with so many things, it only takes one or two bad apples to spoil the whole bunch for everyone else.
If you don’t like to be scared, then here’s a novel idea: Don’t go to a haunted house!
Halloween is a fun and exciting time for many. Take it for what it is and don’t wreck it for those who enjoy it.
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