So the other night Troy and I watched a show on Halloween haunted houses/zombie paintball/etc… in the states that you can go to. Some were really neat like the body art in Las Vegas, and others scared the crap out of me. This one in particular and it made me think – who in their right mind would subject themselves to this like EVER?

It’s called Blackout and I think it started in NY and now there is one in Chicago and LA. Basically it is a haunted house you go through ALONE, in the dark, and you can be touched, groped, bagged over the head and licked on the outside of the bag, shoved around, and I’m guessing you will also pee your pants because I certainly would. I went to the site and took a look at the rules for going through the house – take a gander at this:

YOU MUST WALK THROUGH ALONE. (WTF – why would you do this?)

You must be at least 18 years of age.

Stay on the marked path at all times.

You will be prompted to do certain actions. Please do exactly as you’re told. This is for your safety. (right here I would be checking out – nope, no way)

There is absolutely no speaking allowed inside. You can, however, scream as loud as you’d like. (ya think?)

Do not ever touch the actors.

Do not ever touch the walls. (um why? that freaks me out as well)

You must wear a protective mask and carry a flashlight at all times. (We will provide both of these items for you. Please do not bring your own.) (ya cause if I have my own mask, I think I have bigger issues)

If you have an emergency while walking through the house and need to be escorted out, please yell the word “SAFETY” as loud as you can. Stay where you are, remain calm, and someone will come to get you and bring you out. Once you call “SAFETY”, there are no refunds and there are no options but to leave. (within seconds this would be me…)

Please be aware, you will encounter:


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