Erebus – the world’s largest haunted house is right here in Michigan!

26 Oct

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….



Posted by on October 26, 2009 in Holidays


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2 responses to “Erebus – the world’s largest haunted house is right here in Michigan!

  1. Sharon Vesche

    October 3, 2010 at 12:34 PM

    I read your article and have a question. I keep reading about everyone saying Erebus made it into the Guinness Book of World records. I haven’t came across the book only the article on the website. So, did it actually make it into the book? Or is it just entered only on the website of Guinness’s records. If in the book what edition and year????

    • Maggie Wunderlich

      October 3, 2010 at 11:25 PM

      Hi Sharon! Thanks for writing. My understanding is the record was in 2007 and here is a link. You could send your question directly to Guinness World Records by sending a message here.


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