Mckamey Manor: A House of Horrors

   With Halloween coming up, I wanted to share a story that’s truly horrific. Give you (the reader) an insight to something truly terrifying, the top haunted attraction in the world. You decide, is it on the places you’ll visit this spooky season? Mckamey Manor, a house of horrors. ***reader discretion advised, this truly may chill your bones. 

          McKamey Manor- an American haunted house. A place of  survival and pure  horror. McKamey Manor is a very extreme haunted attraction founded in San Diego by Russ McKamey located on his property. The house operates year-round, offering visitors a “tour” that can last up to ten hours. But beware this attraction, you must sign a liability waiver to participate. A 40 page waiver to be exact. Items on the waiver include some horrific things such as, the inability to leave the experience without permission and being subjected to various forms of physical and psychological torture, like having having bones broken, being drugged, forced to eat rotten food and even being water boarded. 

      The house permits just a handful of patrons each weekend. The weird thing is , There is no entrance fee but instead, McKamey accepts dog food for his pets. They must also meet the requirements of being 21 or older, or 18–20 with parental consent. But beware, no guest has made it all the way through. McKamey originally did not allow safewords for the tour, meaning you had to continue unless you were about to die. 

     Not only is Mckamey not doing any of this for money, he pays people to let him torture you. An offer of $20,000 is given for successful completion. Except too course there is a catch, McKamey deducts $500 from the prize for every failed challenge or the use of profanity. At least we know he promotes clean language. 

During the tour, employees of the Manor physically assault patrons, waterboard them, force them to eat and drink unknown substances, have them bound and gagged, and engage in other forms of physical and psychological torture. The big question is, how is this legal? A volunteer guide testified that the 40-page waiver signed by participants lists possible risks which included having teeth extracted, being tattooed, and having fingernails removed. 

       A waiver has still not protected Russ Mckamey from controversy and being labeled many things. McKamey Manor has gained lots of controversy, criticism and media coverage. Well you ask, “how, if people signed the waiver…” did people really know what they were signing or what it entails especially with horrific stories and people still choose to wait on long lists. Well, should Russ be legally allowed to run a torture house even if consent waivers are signed? Would you sign the waiver? Do you think it should be illegal?