World’s scariest and most exclusive haunted house has 24,000 person waiting list
These are the terrifying images of what is believed to be the world’s most exclusive haunted house – which has a waiting list of more than 24,000 PEOPLE.
The McKamey Manor, in San Diego, California, can only accommodate two visitors at a time, with applicants having to be background checked by the founder, Russ McKamey, first.
NO-ONE has ever complete the haunt in its entirety – even a marine and adrenaline junkie did not make it through.
Truly interactive, the experiece has been described as a real-life horror movie: visitors travel between four locations; the entire experience is filmed; spectators can watch on global webcams; and the entire haunt can last between four and eight hours.
Due to its cinematic nature, no two visits are ever the same.
The theme changes every year and participants have been tied, had their heads forced into a cage of snakes, eaten rotten eggs and even been gagged.
The whole project is run free-of-charge by Russ, who came up with the idea for the experience more than 14 years ago.
Running year-round, the haunt, though it has been described as the “world’s scariest,” is more about smoke and mirrors, Russ said.
A fan of such horror movies as Psycho, Texas Chainsaw Massacre, and The House On Haunted Hill, Russ, 55, said that the experience has been known to make grown men cry – each guest has to sign a waiver before going ahead with the haunt.
It has been reported that Russ and his girfriend, Carol Schultz, have spend more than $500,000 (around 311,000 GBP) to make McKamey the scariest experience on Earth.
Thought Russ describes the house as PG-13, family friendly and “like Indiana Jones on steroids,” participants must be at least 21 and have no potentially dangerous medical conditions.
Russ said: “Nothing is like what we do: It’s like living your own horror movie.
“There are four different locations, which have been streamlined for hardcore fans, determined to make it through.
“I consider the people who take part in these haunts as my friends because I research and spend time with them before they go on the haunt.
“Everything is very interactive: the experience – and challenges – are to prove what you can and can’t do.”