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A Haunted House Has Gone Viral For Its ‘Extreme Torture’ And People Want It Shut Down

A haunted house that lasts 10 hours has sparked public outcry with 63,000 people signing a petition to have it shut down. McKamey Manor is a massive estate that stretches across two states, Summertown Tennessee to Hunstville, Alabama. 

The attraction has garnered national interest because of its extreme conditions that require attendees to sign a 50-page waiver. The petition calls McKamey a “torture chamber” where patrons are subjected to cruel behaviors that allegedly include getting a tattoo or having fingernails pulled off. 

No one has ever completed the entire tour — the first winner has been promised a $20,000 reward by the owner Russ McKamey. 

“Not your typical ‘Boo’ Haunted House. You’ve been warned!”

The manor’s website provides a disclaimer to customers, “Not your typical ‘Boo’ Haunted House. You’ve been warned!” According to the website you can expect that actors will touch visitors however, visitors cannot touch the actors.  But this just the beginning of the nightmare. 

An employee, Kris Smith gave up on his first try after reading the waiver. In his second and third attempts, Smith quit after being buried alive in a coffin and then after having a panic attack during hypnotism. 

“I read it and I quit,” Smith told the Associated Press. “I got to the last page and turned around and went home…. There’s so much. You have to pull out your own teeth, there’s a chance of getting a tattoo, a chance of your fingernails getting pulled out. It’s really overwhelming. There’s a chance of death. Accidents do happen.” 

A petition accuses McKamey Manor of exploitation.

Change.org petition demands that Tennesee and Alabama state senates permanently close the manor’s doors. It claims it is a “torture chamber” that “uses loopholes to get out of being arrested.” 

“They do screenings to find the weakest, most easily manipulated people to do the ‘haunt’… McKamey Manor is a shame to all haunted houses, and needs to be shut down,” the petition reads. 

The petition founder, Frankie Towery says patrons are often waterboarded, forced to eat things, and have allegedly been injected with hallucinogenic drugs. 

“Some people have had to seek professional psychiatric help and medical care for extensive injuries. I propose that all locations where this is happening be shut down immediately,” the petition reads. 

Russ McKamey defends “torture chamber” haunted house. 

McKamey claims that because attendees are under hypnosis the things they tell authorities never really happened, it was all in their heads.

“When I use the hypnosis I can put you in a kitty pool with a couple 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,” he said. “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.”

McKamey says he has never even tried alcohol, drugs, or cigarettes even once. He films all of the guests and uploads their humiliations onto YouTube for them to see. 

“You’d be surprised over the years how many people have claimed something happened to them inside,” McKamey told WFLA. “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.’

There is no swearing, drugs or alcohol allowed in the manor according to McKamey. 

“More of an inside little joke — that the manor is the most extreme haunt in the world but there’s no cussing involved,” he said. 

McKamey has strict health requirements for patrons. 

The haunted house also a comprehensive background check process and health warning.

“You must be in EXCELLENT HEALTH to participate in the EXTREME tour. You will incur VERY physically and mentally demanding environments. Make sure to follow the rules. YOU MUST READ the WARNING page and sign the WAIVER FORM before you enter the haunt,” the website reads. “DO NOT ATTEND if you have medical conditions that might cause you an injury… DO NOT enter our haunt if you are prone to seizures or if you have ANY kind of respiratory conditions, especially asthma, or heart conditions. Do not enter if you have broken bones, casts or are pregnant.”

A requirement of the haunted house is that all patrons be at least 21 and have a completed “sports physical” and clearance from doctors that they are both physically and mentally healthy. They must also have proof of medical insurance. 

The cost of admission to McKamey Manor is only a bag of dog food and possibly your sanity.

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This 14-Year-Old Girl Is Being Called A Hero After Defending Her Family From Robbers Using A Giant Machete

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This 14-Year-Old Girl Is Being Called A Hero After Defending Her Family From Robbers Using A Giant Machete

When it comes to familia, there is very little that we won’t do to make sure that one another is safe and healthy. Whether it be protecting our siblings from schoolyard bullies or helping our abuelos with trips to the mercado, we do what he have to do.

Those instincts are exactly what kicked in for one 14-year-old girl in Bogotá, Colombia when armed robbers attempted to rob her family’s store. She did what she had to do and now her story is making headlines around the world.

14-year-old Alejandra Peréz is being called a hero for her quick thinking.

Last week, a 14-year-old girl used a machete to fight off two men who were trying to rob her mother’s shop – as one of the attackers shot her mom in the chest. Now, she’s being hailed as a hero.

Surveillance video shows the moment the gun-wielding robbers entered the store located in Bogotá, Colombia and proceeded to lower the entrance gate. A second video camera positioned behind the store counter shows Alejandra Peréz sitting beside her mother Nidia Buenaventura, who was counting money from the cash register. 

Once the robbers approached, Peréz grabbed a machete and lunged at the man to attack him. A video camera facing the front part of the counter showed the suspect trying to grab the machete away from Peréz. He then used his gun to hit Buenaventura on the head. After a failed attempt to snatch the machete from Peréz, the man shot the mother in the chest.

The man and his accomplice then ran out of the shop and got on a scooter and took off.

Thankfully, Peréz’s mother is in stable condition.

The mother told Noticias Caracol that she only realized that she had been hit by the bullet when she was being treated at the hospital, where she went for the injuries she received.

According to her, undressing for the exam she realized that she was bleeding. Fortunately, the bullet entered and left her body without affecting her organs.

“My daughters were the first thing I thought, especially Alejandra when I saw that the guy attacked her,” she said. According to the brave teenage girl, her mother’s store had been targeted by burglars in the past.

‘It is not the first or the second time it happens, so I already had in mind that if something happened, take the machete and hit them,’ Peréz said, according to Caracol TV.

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A Woman’s Sleepwalking Ended In Her Being Trapped And Honest To God Naked Outside Of Her Hotel Room

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A Woman’s Sleepwalking Ended In Her Being Trapped And Honest To God Naked Outside Of Her Hotel Room

The phenomenon of sleepwalking has long captivated readers, watchers, and family members alike. The sleep disorder often occurs during a state of low consciousness and can see people affected perform a list of activities such as talking, walking, walking to a bathroom, consuming food, even cleaning. Researchers aren’t altogether certain about what causes this type of sleep disorder but some are known to be caused by certain triggers like food or exercise

TikToker Celina Myers is one such sleepwalker who recently went viral after sharing that her triggers include cheese and chocolate. Ever since Myers has been posting hilarious footage of herself sleepwalking around her house.

Celina, who goes by Celinaspookyboo on TikTok, has racked up a fleet of followers thanks to her videos.

In the hysterical series of videos, the beauty brand owner and author can be seen talking in her sleep, stalking around her home in her pajamas, and attempting to start fights with her furniture.

“I know that David Dobrik was there, with all the influencers that I really like,” Myers told BuzzFeed News of a recent dream she shared of thinking she was at a jello pool party. “It was really weird. I remember throwing things into the jello pool, like it was really weird… I think the very first time I was about 4 years old and my mom asked me where I was going in the middle of the night, and I was like, ‘I’m going to see mom.’ And she’s like, ‘I am mom, go to bed.’”

Myers said she was inspired to do a series capturing herself sleepwalking after she ended up locked out of a hotel room completely naked.

“I got the midnight chocolate cheesecake that they had, didn’t even think of it. Next thing I know, I’m down the hallway and I’m naked,” Myers explained. “When I did wake up there was like these two chairs — I took the two cushions and I put one on the front and one on the back. I was really close to the front desk, and I kind of just put my head around the corner…I saw how much people loved it and I was like, this is our full-time job, we’re home.”

Myers says the reactions to her posts have been mostly supportive with many people telling her that her page has been a light during COVID lockdowns.

“If I can help make people laugh, I don’t mind, this is fun,” she explained. “It’s like my hidden weird talent, like the only thing I have going for me is the fact that I can eat cheese and be weird.”

As of this week, Myers TikTok has exploded to 8.5 million.

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