Perhaps the scariest part of being in a haunted house is going into the narrow hallways behind the scenes. Not only do you have to watch out for 2x4s on the ground, but when groups are going through the haunted house, it’s no lights allowed time.
So there I am, waiting patiently in a pitch black hallway with my shoulders nearly touching each side.
I poke my camera through a gap in a door to try to photograph a room flooded with black light sensitive paint and girls wearing bloodied white night gowns. The angle is all wrong, so once the group is through I’m directed to another area where I can try my hand at taking photos.
I start walking down the hallway I’m directed to, realizing this is part of the actual haunted house. It, too, is black as night and suddenly starts to close in on me. Am I getting shorter? Nope, the ceiling is most definitely coming down. Just when I think I might have to get down on all fours, the ceiling rises again, but this time my senses are turned upside down by a rocking floor that throws me off balance as I turn a corner.
Once I’m through a barrage of tubing hanging from the ceiling, I make my way to a window where I can peer back into the black light-lit room. I play around with the settings on my camera and come away with a few ghostly images.
But before I see the entire haunted house from behind the scenes, I decided to take the tour as a guest. After stowing away my camera gear I join up with a group preparing for their tour of fright. Among them are Melinda Winters and Denise Whitworth.
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