Scariest haunted house in U.S. will pay you $20K if you make it through

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Love haunted houses? Well, now there's one that will pay you $20K just for finishing the experience. Yes, featured on Netflix’s Haunters: Art of the Scare and Dark Tourist, Russ McKamey's Summertown, Tenn. haunt McKamey Manor boasts itself as the most terrifying haunted house experience in America. In fact, it's so extreme, no one has ever successfully completed the experience. But if YOU do, you'll be handed $20,000.

The Manor’s website lists requirements:

Be 21 years old or older, or 18-20 with parents approval

Completed “Sports Physical” and doctor’s letter stating you are physically and mentally cleared

Pass a background check provided by McKamey Manor

Be screened via Facebook, Facetime or phone

Proof of medical insurance

Sign a detailed 40-page waiver

Pass a portable drug test on the day of the show

While it will only cost you a bag of dog food (yeah, you read that right) to enter, on top of the seven requirements listed above, you're also required to watch a two-hour movie called “And Then There Were None,” which is a collection of every contestant who attempted McKamey Manor quitting.

Check it out below.

Yes, every tour is filmed and published on Youtube. This is because the place has had people sue over things they thought happened during the show, but didn’t actually happen. Owner Russ McKamey says:

You’d be surprised over the years how many people have claimed something happened to them inside. And I need to go back and show whoever needs to see it the raw and unedited footage, saying ‘here ya go, here’s the complete show.'

Russ says he works each show around a guest's individual fears, so it’s never the same guest to guest. His secret weapon – hypnosis.

When I use the hypnosis I can put you in a kitty pool with a couple of inches of water and tell you there’s a great white shark in there, and you’re gonna think there’s a shark in there. And so, when you have that kind of power over people, and have them do and see things that you want them to see, then they can leave here thinking it really happened, and they’ll go to the authorities and say, ‘oh, whatever,’ and I have to come back and show the footage and say, ‘it didn’t go that way at all.’ It’s saved me a thousand times.

Here's a list of warnings and rules:

Warnings: Intense audio, lighting, extreme low visibility, strobe and fog effects, damp and wet conditions, physically demanding environments, close contact with creatures (you might be touched), very real and graphic scenes of horror.

Rules: No smoking, drinking, eating, running inside, or touching of props and/or actors. McKamey Manor reserves the right to refuse admission to anyone for any reason. The guest voluntarily assumes all risks/dangers associated with participation in this event.


Source: WFLA

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