Fall is a great time of year to live in Michigan. Not only do we have the beautiful splendor of autumn leaves, but we have the largest haunted house right in Pontiac, Michigan. This four story haunted attraction is so large, it even made the Guinness Book of World Records.
One Halloween season, I took a behind the scenes tour of Erebus, the world’s largest haunted house. WOW! It was amazing and thrilling, to say the least. I was fortunate to get the inside scoop because the owners, James and Edward Terebus, are my good friend’s relatives. We even took our Girl Scout troop, who screamed and laughed the entire time. It was exhilarating, even when we knew ahead of time when something was going to pop out at us. Since we were on a guided tour, we had the lights on for some of the rooms and it was still scary! One of our favorite rooms was the swampy area which closed in on us. Another room seemed to disappear right under our feet and we felt like we were falling off a spooky cliff. We huddled as we experienced the state-of-the-art sound effects, Hollywood make-up, original horrific and terrifying special effects and scenes. Most of us screamed and laughed throughout the entire walk-through.
It’s no wonder the Oakland Press said, “ The moment goes from one of slight tension to that of complete chaos. Yet, the thrill and the fun of it all is worth making the heart work overtime.”
The question is – this Halloween, will I venture to this “masterpiece of horror” with the lights OFF? Hmm…we’ll see….