Have you ever went through a haunted house?

@JenInTN (27565)
United States
October 25, 2009 7:25am CST
Halloween is just around the corner and my girls love this holiday. So there is a haunted house set up at this abandoned resturant and all I have heard since it started up was how much they wanted to go. It was a money back haunted house too. BUT..you would have to "do something", "eat something", and "drink something". Ok..I'm not about to get into any of that so we just go through the regular haunt. It was a lot of fun but my girls did pretty much hang me out to dry by making me go first through everything...little did they know that most haunted house get the people in the back..lol. Have you ever been through a haunted attraction? Were you afraid?
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@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
27 Oct 09
I did this once when my daughter was in Jr. high school. The reason i went was because one of the houses in the tour was actually thought of as haunted because there was a couple of young collage girls that went missing and never found. They had rented a couple of sleeping rooms at that house. People around the neighborhood had claimed to see someone in the tower room on top floor sometimes. I believe that we actually lived in a haunted house before. Everytime i was home alone it would sound as if someone else was in the house. It didnt matter if it was day or night. If i was downstairs i would hear stuff upstairs. If i was upstairs i would hear stuff downstairs. The door at the bottom of the stairs would never stay shut. Even when i know it was secured. The basement had two rooms. The smallest was the back room. It had a really creepy dirt floor. There were homecanned foods on the shelves. I always had a creepy feeling down there. Before we moved out i was at the point that i didnt want to be home alone.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Hi jdyrj! Sounds like there was something strange going on there for sure! The dirt floor sounds really creepy. I have always wondered about those places they show on a show called America's Most Haunted. They are usually old Bed and Breakfast places that are said to have stories mingles with their past. I don't know if I could stay in one but it would be neat to check one out. Thanks for the response and take care.
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@jdyrj777 (6558)
• United States
27 Oct 09
As a teenager in the summer we used to go to our father's house. It was out in the country and we had horses. The house my dad was renting originally was a place for travelers to stop and sleep. There was 2 rooms upstair and 2 downstairs. There was a basement and a wood burning furnace. This place was really old. So when my dad's landlord bought the place, he added more rooms and turned it into a house. Once when i was lying down resting waiting for super time. I saw a small white cloud getting bigger and bigger. As it got bigger it became shaped like a old woman coming after me with a knife. I got up and ran out of the room. The next morning i quickly went in and got all my stuff out. I moved down to the next room. Before eventually moving into a downstairs room. I couldnt sleep upstairs at all after that. I never told anyone about it. Then one evening coming in from the barn i heard my dad, sister and cousin talking about seeing stuff in that room. I then shared my sighting. So mostly that room was unused by all of us . Bummer because it was the nicest room out of the four original ones and the only one that had a closet.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
28 Oct 09
Wow..sounds like a very scary experience! I would have given her the room too.
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@Hvaniday1 (550)
• Malaysia
30 Oct 09
Spooky huh...I know there is but never have the chance to enter. The house was not occupied for years because it is very haunted. Even though the neighbor can heard someone screaming at night. So, the neighbor decided to put a very big Buddha statue to overcome those thing.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
31 Oct 09
I hope it worked! I bet that was really strange for the neighbor to have went to those lengths! Thanks for sharing!
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@anniefannie (1743)
• United States
28 Oct 09
i always loved holloween to but i never went though a haunted house i don't know why they never had any around when i was younger i guess.hope you have a good one you and your girls.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
28 Oct 09
Thank you anniefannie! Are you going to give out candy for halloween? I think that halloween is one of the bast holidays for children. They love dressing up. Take care.
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@jashoaf (298)
• United States
27 Oct 09
You know, when I was a kid I used to go every year. That was back when haunted houses were mostly part of a carnival, or at least recognized as entertainment. By the time my boys were old enough they were vieing for recognition with horrer/slasher films basically became gross-out parties. I didn't take them at all. But we used to make our own. We had a pool and a large yard, and would make mazes that ended in the pool which had dry ice smoking in it for effect, or other fun stuff. We based them on old horror flicks sometimes, that was fun and everyone recognized the characters. We also did other things, like treasure hunts in costume and on horseback. The whole block was in on that particular get-together. My boys are grown now, and none of them go to the commercial haunted houses. They make stuff up, like they did when they were kids.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
27 Oct 09
I think that was a fantastic idea! I bet you and your boys had a great time with that. I had a halloween party for my girls one year and we did alot of "homemade" stuff and it all turned out being a great time. Thanks for sharing.
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@fifileigh (3621)
• United States
27 Oct 09
i have been to a couple when i was younger. they werent scary. they just do it for fun, making silly and dark to look scary so you cant really see the stuff and how silly it all is. they do it for the kids mostly. it is funny. we couldnt stop laughing when we got out. as you said, it is something to do. it was entertaining. so, go for it and have fun!
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@mommyboo (13207)
• United States
26 Oct 09
Yep! I went to one, well several last year at Magic Mountain when they did their halloween scary thing. Two of them I went thru were just fine, sure I was a little scared but nothing like the third one. That one this guy jumped out at me, and everybody went thru the house in a line, so there were people behind me, including my best friend. When the guy popped out in my face, I leaned back and screamed, and I kept leaning back till I fell over.. and then I started trying to crawl away because he wouldn't stop coming! It was crazy! Well, when we came out the other end, the guy apologized profusely because I guess they aren't supposed to touch the people who come through and he did, even though I tried to get away lol. I'm not really afraid, the fear comes more from surprise, when something happens you're not ready for.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Your right that it's more of a surprise factor than being "afraid". There were alot of people jumping out from nowhere and guys dressed up like clowns with chainsaws. That was freaky. They had them patrolling the parking lots before you even got to the attraction. Thanks for the response.
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• Pamplona, Spain
25 Oct 09
Hiya Jen, Have never visited a really haunted place but I had to work in one some time back now. No one ever told us that it was haunted. One morning I had to be on duty at seven o´clock in the morning and I felt a very chilly prescence behind me this had never happened to me before and the hair on the back of my neck stood on end and I took courage to turn around but there was no one there but I can guarantee you there was and I was whiter than the ghost itself lol. It was a feminine presence. Later we were told that Lady Jane Grey was kept prisoner in that very manor and on a certain date of the year her face appears in the latticed Windows of the very same Room which she used to look out of. Even though it was a very chilly presence I felt it meant no harm to me it touched my back too. It´s something I have never experienced again in the same way. Could it have been Lady Jane Grey? I cannot say but she came across very strongly and yes I was afraid at first.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
26 Oct 09
Wow..that is very strange. I bet it was quite a experience for you.I think it was very normal to have been frightened at first. Especially since she touched your back! Thanks for responding.
• Pamplona, Spain
26 Oct 09
Hi Jen, Have you yourself actually seen a Ghost? I have felt their presence but not actually seen them. I would not care much for seeing them well at least I don´t think so. Lady Jane Grey was unfairly tried and executed you see and so was her Husband she was but sixteen and he was seventeen. Far too young to know what was what. However quite a number of Women have seen her in that Manor she must be emphatic towards other women. If it is her I wish her peace and love anyway. My Husband told me that other people had seen her but he actually never did and he worked in that Room quite a lot.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Yes..I have. Sounds like a very touching story with Ms. Lady Jane Grey.
@RachelleNH (1408)
• United States
26 Oct 09
Yes and I'll never forget it!!! I went when I was in the fifth grade-the last time I ever did too! There was a surgeon with a needle and a guy with a chainsaw chasing me-and I thought they were real at the time! There's a few out here this year and I'm not sure I will go LOL
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
26 Oct 09
LOL!! Nothing worse than being little and going through one. I can't remember going through one when I was that young but I do remember a couple of movies that my grandmother took me to that was really scary for a little one. She liked horror movies and books too. That must be where I got it from..lol..Thanks for the response.
• United States
27 Oct 09
Oh talk about scary! My dad let me watch Stephen King's Cat's Eye when I was 8...I didn't sleep good for weeks-kept thinking there was a troll under my bed! Funny thing-that is what I mostly watch and love now..the scary stuff!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
27 Oct 09
@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
17 Nov 09
Never really like those places. Been to a few. Not much amused or awed by them. Life is already scary as it is. No need to pay someone to give me a on-the-spot fright as well. I guess for kids, it would be fun to be in a place where they scare you for the fun of it. I guess when I have kids, I would have to bring them there once in a while when they request for it. ha ha ha ha... looks like you had a whale of a time with your kids at the haunted attraction!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
18 Nov 09
Yes..I did. They are always taliking me into some kind of something..lol..I was thinking of a nice play or something but no..they want to go somewhere like that..lol..and put me in the front. Take care and thanks for the response.
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@ahgong (10086)
• Singapore
19 Nov 09
ha ha ha ha ha... the morbid paradox of human nature. They are afraid of getting scared. Yet they are curious to see what is being done to scare.
@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Oct 09
I have gone to several here locally in years past but they were pretty hokie. I would love to go to a real haunted one. When I was on the road with the carnival there was one on the lot that was a hoot. You went on a track through it and once you started you couldn't back out. The first few times it was pretty scarey. It was either in Albuquerque or Jacksonville, I can't remember which. I should write a book about that adventure!
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
26 Oct 09
Some of them are very hokie. I went to one a coouple of years ago that was made in a barn next to an elemenatary school. It only cost a dollar to get in and I had a few kids with me..my daughters' friends...I thought it would be lame but the kids would have fun. It was unreal! It was like walking on a movie set! I was scared. My kids and their friends terrified. I almost never got out of there with a girl hanging on my back crying and two little ones that I was covering their eyese...sheww. Surprised me good.
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@celticeagle (115084)
• Boise, Idaho
26 Oct 09
And you just never know.
@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
25 Oct 09
I've never been on the one you've mentioned; what was the experience really like? Did you scream and all that? It would be kinda interesting if I have to go through something like that; will be kind of 'exciting'...
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
26 Oct 09
I did scream actually..lol..there was a guy hiding in a little freezer that came running out and past us that scared me pretty good..lol..but it was no where near as bad for me as it was my teenage daughter and her friend..hehe. They thought they were being wise by sending me up front but little did they know that the actors often times scare the ones in the back..lol
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@zed_k4 (17634)
• Singapore
27 Oct 09
I would surely enjoy that; would surely make me laugh like crazy, instead of screaming... so fun, Jenin.. I'm sure you were funnily screaming.. lol.. I see the irony; it makes sense to scare those at the backs.. ha....
@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
25 Oct 09
NO, I never have. the reason i haven't lol if someone startles me i slap them automatically, i'm not picky about who i slap either. would ghate to get arrested for assault .
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
25 Oct 09
LOL..I would have loved to have you in the slap the fire out of them..hehe
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
25 Oct 09
It's not a planned thing, lol i just automatically smack u if you scare me. i'm sweet tho.
• United States
12 Jan 10
I love haunted houses. I think they are the best part of Halloween.
@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
13 Jan 10
They are a lot of fun. I always get excited to go and then once I get there I am trying to rush through them..lol..I'm silly. Thanks for the response.
@kellyjeanne (1578)
• United States
6 Nov 09
Sounds like your girls knew what they were doing! LOL! About 7 years ago I want to a haunted house in San Diego called 'Nightmare On Market St' because it's on Market St (Duhhhhh! LOL!) Anyway, we had a good time, but, there was this one instance where this care was coming toward us and slammed it's breaks on about 4 feet in front of us. (It was part of the haunt) and it scared me so bad that my back hurt for a week! And my friend had sympathy pains. It was fun, though. Purrs, Catwoman=^..^= & Mija
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
7 Nov 09
I would have wet my pants!LOL! I have sympathy pains for you just thinking about it! Thanks for responding!
@kedves (728)
5 Nov 09
yes i used to take my kids through them .. the live houses were the best but i must admit i am not good with people jumping out on me especially when my kids are behind me i get over protective and the last time i hit the guy jumping out .. was a fathers instinct i'm afraid so after that i decided its best i don't go in them anymore especially with my kids :)
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
5 Nov 09
Sounds like you made a good choice..lol..I bet the actors are glad you made that choice too. Thanks for the response.
@pergammano (7756)
• Canada
1 Nov 09
Belated "Happy Hallowe'en"....Jen! With computer down for more than a week, rushing to catch up here! Been to the traditional ones at Disney land...but the eeriest one ever, was on the eastern shores of Kootenay Lake, where everything defied gravity! Water ran up hill, from waterfalls...and perceptively you would walk down hill, but used the same effort as walking up a steep hill...all done with perception but very, very eery! Cheers & HUGZ!
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
1 Nov 09
Thank you pergammano! Happy halloween to you too. Sounds like a very strange experience! Thanks for sharing it. Hugs to u 2.
@Opal26 (17694)
• United States
26 Oct 09
Hey Jen! Nope! Can't say I have ever gone through any of those really haunted exhibits! I might have gone through one many years ago when I was really young, but I can barely remember it so I guess it wasn't that scary! I'm just not that into being scared for no real reason and since I don't have any kids to bother me to do that's just fine with me! Last night my azzhole boyfriend rented one of the most gory and disgusting and creepy DVD's I've ever seen! Just when I think he can't find a more scary and disgusting one, he does! I have never seen so much blood, guts, killing and slicing and dicing of body parts in my entire life! And he has already brought home 3 other DVD's that I thought were scary and gross! I don't know what the name of this was, but it was the worst of them all! And I actually sat there getting sick to my stomach and watching it till the end! I'm just as stupid I guess! So who needs a haunted house when I live with a moron!
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Hi Opal! LOL..you don't need a haunted house then..I like scary movies but just the creepy ones. I don't like the blood and gore at all. You'd think that he'd be nicer and get a movie that you both enjoy. I think the Saw movies are the worse. I can't stand them. They are like that. Take care and thanks for responding.
@happy6162 (3011)
• United States
26 Oct 09
Yes, when I was growing up my sister, brother and I went through a haunted house it was very scary then. I did that too had my sister and brother go in front of me and I was the one who got it but that only happen once then I made my brother get behind me. I took my son to a haunted house once for Halloween when he was growing up it was not as scary to me this time.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
27 Oct 09
Yes..when we get older I think it takes the edge off a little. I have to say though I wasn't scared but more uncomfortabley nervous..lol.. Thanks for the response.
@bunnybon7 (33048)
• Holiday, Florida
26 Oct 09
In fact i lived in a haunted house for a year when i was 12yrs. my step dad and his brother decided to go into a business together and rent this big old run down mansion type place in Kentucky i guess to help with finances since it was cheap to rent and they had 5 kids and my step dad was taking care of 2 of his kids and there was me 5 of us was between 12 and 15 years old. 4 of us girls so it was quite interesting. there was no inside plumbing so at night, we had to go together and step out side to pee if we had to go. luckily us 4 girls slept in a big bed and room together. sometimes at late night we would hear footsteps in the attic and whispers. our parents said it was squirrels but we also saw a woman in a long dress,victorian style walking around in the yard at night. one time, the one girl woke me up just in time to see an old man sitting on our chair in the corner watching us. he disappeared a minute after but we saw him. one time they thought it was funny to close me in the cupboard under the stairs. it was day time but dark in there. i was only inthere about 3 minutes but to this day, i have claustrophobia over it. in some ways it was fun but in a lot of ways i was sure glad when we moved. also, there was gravesights in the side yard of the family from way back in the 1700's.i guess people used to bury their family in their own property then. yikes!
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@Chey1970 (1193)
• United States
26 Oct 09
Yes, I been through quite a few haunted house. Some were very well done, some others shouldn't have wasted their time. Even my kids didn't get a thrill out of them. Nope wasn't afraid at all.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
26 Oct 09
I have been through some really shabby ones too. It's been a couple of years but this one was pretty well done. Thanks for responding.