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Haunted House risk management: 40-page waiver

Posted On: Oct. 23, 2019 12:09 PM CST

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Those who don’t get spooked by haunted house operator Russ McKamey’s risk management protocol for gaining access to what the media is calling America’s “most terrifying haunted house experience” are pretty brave.

As detailed on the McKamey Manor website, participants hoping to enter the house in Summertown, Tennessee, that has been featured in documentaries and more must:

  • Be 21 years old or older, or 18-20 with parent’s approval;
  • Complete a “sports physical” and have a doctor’s letter stating you are physically and mentally cleared;
  • Pass a background check provided by McKamey Manor;
  • Be screened via Facebook, Facetime or phone;
  • Proof of medical insurance;
  • Sign a detailed 40-page waiver;
  • Pass a portable drug test on the day of the show.

But wait, there’s more. Anyone who makes it through the house – a gauntlet of psychological thrill — is awarded $20,000. The caveat? Mr. McKamey doesn’t like it when people curse. Curse and you won’t win, he told reporters recently.