SUMMERTOWN, Tenn. — A haunted house that promises an extreme experience that can last up to 10 hours requires participants be medically cleared by a doctor and sign a 40-page waiver.
The McKamey Manor experiences in Summertown, Tennessee, and Huntsville, Alabama, also require visitors be at least 18, insured, and pass a background check and drug test.
WFLA-TV reports that owner Russ McKamey offers thousands of dollars to anyone who completes the tour, but says no one ever has. He records each tour on video — for his own protection he says — and then posts them online, showing them quitting in humiliation.
It's costs nearly nothing to enter: Just a bag of dog food. The website warns of physically demanding environments, but McKamey says the manor is a mental game.
Requirements to participate, according to the McKamey website:
1. 21 years old and above, or 18-20 with parents approval
2. Completed "sports physical" and doctor's letter stating you are physically and mentally cleared
3. Pass a background check provided by McKamey.
4. Be screened via video or phone
5. Proof of medical insurance
6. Sign a 40-page waiver
7. Pass a drug test