A Haunted House In Tennessee Will Pay You $20,000 If You Make It to the End

You need to sign a 40-page waiver, make up a safe word, and get a doctor’s note to even get through the doors.

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If you haven’t yet heard about McKamey Manor in Summertown, Tennessee, then you might want to turn back now. McKamey is considered the scariest haunted house in the entire country, and its owner, Russ, takes that title very seriously. So seriously, in fact, that he’ll offer you $20,000 if you make it through.

Don’t get too cocky, though. According to this local Houston site (opens in new tab), no one has yet to succeed.

The requirements alone (opens in new tab) are enough to send you packing. You’ll need to check off all of the following boxes:

If you're curious about what the haunted house entails, watch the video below. Warning: This is graphic.

The physical cost is cheap—all Russ asks for is a 50-pound bag of dog food that he donates to an animal shelter. But the emotional stakes are incredibly high. Some people are tasked with eating cockroaches, being buried alive, fighting to survive Saw-like contraptions, and more. The Nashville Scene (opens in new tab) also mentions eels, tasers, paintball guns, and whips. Fun...!

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