Western PA's premier haunted attraction now offering five haunted experiences and a 15-minute Escape Room. Experience "Terror In the Walls" of the Haunted Boarding House, the all-new Milford Asylum, HollowWood Haunted Hayride & Toxic Wasteland and Dead End Cornfield. Meet "Mad Mae," the evil landlady who makes sure that all of her guests "sleep like the dead."
- Fridays and Saturdays, 6-10:30 p.m. from September 28 - October 27
Haunted Boarding House:
In the years following the Revolutionary War, the Huston family opened up a boarding house in a desolate hollow in the Appalachian Mountains east of Pittsburgh Pa. Boarders often stayed to work the local coal mines and sawmill or help with the annual crop harvest. Even the occasional Renegade Civil War solder would stop and share tales of the atrocities of the war.
The Huston’s adopted daughter Mae Bruner was the house mistress but after a disfiguring accident, began to exhibit certain evil tendencies. Each of her rooms had a wicked surprise awaiting her unsuspecting guests. Her reputation as a cruel landlady became known far and wide and eventually, no one ventured near the “Boarding House” for fear of becoming another one of “Mad Mae’s” permanent boarders! The house has long since been abandoned but some say that the malevolent spirit of Mad Mae still walks the property making sure that all of her guests…..sleep like the dead!
While guests had a sense of a dark and evil presence lurking in the rooms and hallways of the Boarding House, they couldn’t imagine the horror that awaited those that were snatched from their beds and dragged screaming into the dark cavities. Within the walls, Mae’s captives were brutally tortured and their faces horribly mutilated. A few of these grotesque abominations, lucky enough to escape, ran off into the surrounding forest and swamp, using animal skulls and skins to hide their disfigurement. There, these twisted souls formed demonic cults and extracted their vengeance on unsuspecting travelers.
Nothing was ever the same after the traveling circus came to town for an extended performance and took up residence in the boarding house barn. Mad Mae developed a particular fondness for the Ringmaster who mysteriously disappeared and was believed to be held captive somewhere on the boarding house property. Leaderless, the circus performers, including Twitchster the clown and his troupe of pranksters began terrorizing the boarding house guests with their own variety of cruel fun. Over the years, the desolation of the area in combination with the dread and anxiety surrounding the dark history of the Bruner Boarding House resulted in many area residents developing severe psychotic symptoms.
Out of the need for “treatment”, was born the Milford Asylum. With very few restrictions, the healing intent was soon replaced by unconventional and experimental procedures including amputation, bloodletting, skull boring, extreme isolation, and violent shock treatments. The asylum staff soon slipped into their own depravity and it became increasing difficult to distinguish the doctors from the patients. It’s not known how many died but the makeshift morgue was soon overwhelmed and the stench of rotting corpses filled the air. The patient’s bodies were buried in mass graves around the property and their tortured spirits continue to seek revenge on anyone unlucky enough to stumble upon this house of horrors. They lost their sanity…. will you keep yours?
HollowWood Haunted Hayride & Toxic Wasteland:
Movies meet monsters as you board your covered wagon for a dark, claustrophobic ride across black fields on your way to the Toxic Swamp. Take a trip back in time and meet several of the earliest victims of the evil Mad Mae as they attempt to escape the Haunted Hollow. Will they….? Will You…..? Don’t worry, the sturdy sides of your wagon will protect you…..or will they only block your escape and make you a captive audience!
The local coal mines employed many of the residents of the Bruner House. As the coal seams played out and the mines were abandoned, the water began to flow orange with vile and acidic mine drainage. Bruner House boarders who ventured into the area were exposed to the toxic pus and suffered horrible mutations. These hideous abominations continue to prowl the swamp in wait for unsuspecting visitors.
Dead End Cornfield:
You can’t hide from the tortured spirits who spend eternity harvesting souls in this remote cornfield where the all you can see is the trail ahead of you until it stops…..and then it’s too late.
Haunted Hollow Escape:
NEW FOR 2018:
You and your friends are trapped in Willie’s shack. With only 15 minutes, you must race against the clock to find clues and solve puzzles. Can you escape before Willie returns? *** Additional fee for Escape Room