Halloween is almost here and if you love to get spooked, head over to the Haunted Factory in West Jefferson!
The Haunted Factory has been a top Haunting attraction in the High Country since 2008. If you’ve never checked it out before, you’re in for a memorable night! This is a night of high quality intense drama, with live actors around every corner to provide you with ghoulish frights and delights. The haunt is indoors so weather is not a factor. What’s more you’ll want to check out the new Tunnel of Terror!
HISTORY OF HAUNTED HOUSES: Haunted houses exist to scare people. The idea behind haunted houses is not new, of course— people have entertained themselves with spooky stories for centuries — but haunted houses are different because they are inseparable from the holiday that vaulted them to cultural prominence. The tradition could not exist without Halloween; Halloween would not be the same without it.
The origins of the haunted house date back to 19th-century London, when a series of illusions and attractions introduced the public to new forms of gruesome entertainment. In 1802, Marie Tussaud scandalized British audiences with an exhibition of wax sculptures of decapitated French figures, including King Louis XVI, Marie Antoinette, Marat and Robespierre.
The haunted house didn't become a cultural icon, though, until Walt Disney decided to build one. Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion opened in 1969. Disney brought to scene to life through an exceptionally complex series of illusions known as Pepper's ghost, which use refracted light to project and shape ethereal images.
From The Smithsonian article, “A Brief History of the Haunted House.” Read more here: https://www.smithsonianmag.com/history/history-haunted-house-180957008/#g1KtULzvG1UuyxfO.99
When: Every Friday and Saturday starting: Sept. 27 - Oct. 31
Time: 7:00pm - until) (open on Halloween night)
Cost: $10 per person
Location: 301 Locust St, West Jefferson, NC 28694
For more info, visit: https://www.thehauntedfactory.com