Are there any Halloween haunted houses in my area? A question that will be on the minds of many haunt-seekers preceding the Halloween season.
Are you thinking that you may want to make your own haunted house this year! (see below)
Here are a few great links to Halloween Haunted Houses, Real Haunts and Virtual Haunted Houses:
Real Haunted House or Faux Real Haunted House?
Some people will be content to visit one of the many Halloween haunted houses in their area while others feel that to truly get in the spirit of the season that they need to take a walk on the paranormal side and find “authentic” haunted houses.
A real haunted house being the destination of many a ghost-hunter throughout the year and a “faux real” haunted house being of the Halloween variety.
I happened to stay in a real Haunted Inn (The Buxton Inn in Granville, OH) a couple of years back… purely by accident. I enjoyed my stay. Historic, quaint architecture and a true haunted inn to boot. Lucky me!
There are a number of great haunted houses out there (award-winning..even) and they apparently do a make a pretty ghould living at it.
This post is for those looking for haunted houses in their area. While I could not possibly list them all because many are through local churches and civic organizations (Jaycees, Lions Club, Shriners, etc.), there are many that are in business for the Halloween season year-after-year.
Local Haunted Houses
I urge you to support your local civic organizations’ haunted house(s). They do great things for your community.
Here’s how to make your own Haunted House.
Haunted House Directory: Top 13 Professional Haunted Attractions
- Netherworld Haunted House – Atlanta, GA
- The Bates Motel – Philadelphia, PA
- The Darkness / CreepyWorld – St. Louis, MO
- 13th Gate – Baton Rouge, LA
- Headless Horseman – Ulster Park, NY
- The Beast – Kansas City, MO
- SpookyWoods – Greensboro, NC
- Erebus Four Story Haunted Attraction – Detroit, MI
- House of Torment – Austin, TX
- Cutting Edge Haunted House – Fort Worth/Dallas, TX
- 13th Floor Haunted House – Denver, CO
- Dent Schoolhouse – Cincinnati, OH
- Nightmare on the Bayou – Houston, TX
These made the list in previous years:
- Eastern State Penitentiary’s “Terror Behind the Walls” – Philadelphia, PA
- 7 Floors of Hell – Cleveland, OH
- Universal Studios House of Horrors – Hollywood CA
- Shipwreck Queen Mary – Long Beach, CA
- Dreamreapers – Chicago, IL
- Haunted Hotel – San Diego, CA
Top Links to Halloween Haunted House Directories: Real and Virtual
- Haunted Houses by State
- Everything Halloween – Virtual and Real Haunted Houses and other Halloween goodies
- FrightBytes – Virtual Haunted Houses, as the name implies
- Special Effect Supply – “Deeper cuts” list of Haunted Houses by state
- Yahoo Haunted House Directory by State
There may be some repeats of Haunted Houses above but don’t lose your head over it!
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