Thursday, October 23, 2008

Hangman's House of Horrors

From now until the end of the month, we are going to use this blog to specifically highlight various Halloween happenings around the United States. And what better wait to start than to cover a haunted attraction that has consistently racked up accolades year after year?

The Hangman's House of Horrors is in Fort Worth, Texas and has become so well known that it has recently appeared on the Travel Channel's America's Scariest Halloween Attractions. D'Ann Dagen of La-De-Da Productions started the haunt on October 13, 1989 and it has been growing ever since. It comprises of a 40,000-square-foot structure on over a 3-acre lot and is run by several hundred volunteers. The net proceeds are distributed to local charities who have benefited from the over $1 1/2 million the haunt has raised. Much more than just a Halloween attraction, Hangman's House of Horrors is a Halloween event - featuring a variety of side-attractions, a midway, concessions, rides, live bands, karaoke, and more.

The story concerns a local serial killer who hung over a hundred people near the Trinity River who paid for his crimes at the end of his own rope after an angry lynch mob performed their own justice. The only problem? His body disappeared and people believe that he continues to maintain life by using one of his victim's soul each year. The deal is that he is running out of souls...

Pay a visit to Hangman's House of Horrors.

-Casey H.

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