One year...hmm, maybe I was 8 or 9...our local church had a Halloween party which included a "haunted" house. My Mom and I were in charge of one room. I remember a lot of hay and candy, really not much else and certainly not anything near as spooky as they have now.
Anyway, at that time I had really long hair. My Mom teased all my hair in a frightful mess and put me in a witches hat and clothes. I looked fantastic! (The only problem is, there is no photo of me then.)I wish I could say that I won the costume contest but that turned out to be my baby brother who at the time was 4. That story is in a previous post.
I digress. The point is that "house" was not scary. However, I have NEVER liked the whole haunted house thing. The couple that I have gone to it took a load of coaxing for me to go in and even then I turned right around and went out! Did I mention the whole I hate the gory stuff? Don't even get me started on the whole pitch black-can't see two feet in front of your face stuff! Scary!!!
Seriously, I can hardly stand to look at the commercials for those places. My brothers and kids on the other hand love to visit them.
The funny thing is a few years ago I was a character in one of our local ones. I could be in the room and scare the pants off of other people BUT I could not lead a group for the life of me. Nope, even knowing what was in the house scared me. I know, crazy right?
Truly though, I went to a REAL haunted house about 5 years ago. This one to be exact!
For the record, I will most likely not ever go back there. This is the Lemp Mansion. It does not look very scary from the outside but the inside is a little different. It is a beautiful house inside which includes a huge dining room that people can still dine in today (if you so dare.)
The house was owned by John Adam Lemp from Germany. He was a brewer. The house sits on top of underground caverns that were used to store and cool the beer.
I am here to tell you that this is no joke. It totally freaked me out and as I said, probably will not go back...even though I think paranormal stuff is kind of cool.
However, if you want a good thrill and like that kind of stuff, I certainly encourage you to go. The history alone was enough for me!
Do you like haunted houses or paranormal stuff? Tell me about it? Tune in tomorrow.