Just because October is over doesn’t mean the scares have to stop. In Gatlinburg Tennessee you’ll find a year round haunt that has been running since 1980. This family owned and operated haunt is one of the most unique ones this writer has ever been to.
This haunt holds three stories of scares, hidden passages and live actors ready to indulge your appetite for fear.
When you walk up to this three story house your met with spooky music and an old hearse outside, complete with a coffin inside. Welcome to Mysterious Manor.
Your journey into the macabre begins in the parlor where guests are left to wait for direction. An old radio sits in the corner and once the voice comes over the speaker you know you’re in for a treat.
First you must find your way out of the room and begin your ascension into terror. Scare actors come at you from the shadows urging you onward.
There were a few times we became lost in a room full of doors. When you think you’ve found your way you discover that you’ve been turned around. But this isn’t the way you came, is it?
You continue into rooms with set designs right out of your nightmares. The scenic work is beautiful. Your visual and olfactory senses are assaulted from bathroom to butcher block. You wind down halls filled with faces of the damned and find yourself maneuvering through bodies to freedom.
At the end you find yourself back on the front porch. Don’t worry, your’e safe for now.
The theme and decor is ever-changing, so at different times of the year new nightmares are brought to life. On Halloween they step it up with more scare actors and self applied makeup.
If you find yourself in Gatlinburg Tennessee be sure to check out this local haunt. You’ll be glad you did, and haunted if you miss this Mysterious Mansion.
Visit their website at: http://gatlinburgsmysteriousmansion.com/