Halls of Horror Haunted Attraction
I am so happy that my friend asked me to go to the Halls of Horror with her in Palmerton, PA. I had such a blast. I was worried about my heart rate for nothing because it had actually dropped to 65bpm instead of rising like a normal person’s heart rate should when they are scared or anxiety fueled!
This was my first time at a haunted attraction. I much say that I highly recommend putting this place on your bucket list. It is so worth it. My friend was able to get tickets for the original haunt for just $16.50 a piece with Groupon. I believe regular price is $20. They also have the Blood experience for $35 a piece. I was completely satisfied with just the original haunt. I think the other way is much scarier and much, much messier! They at least give you a t-shirt with the blood one to put over your clothes!
My friend gave a tip and told me that the more frightened you are, the more they will pick on you, especially since you sign away your life and they are allowed to jump out and touch you.
I only screamed once, and that was because I got tickled until I couldn’t take it anymore and I actually screamed – but with pure laughter! I kept in mind what my friend said and instead of appearing frightened, I actually started laughing hysterically. One character even reached around me and I hugged him while still laughing hysterically.
Going with Candace was a piece of cake because I made her walk ahead of me and I clung on to the back of her shirt. Partly because I didn’t have my glasses and areas of it were pitch black, and partly because I was terrified to go first! I jumped quite a few times, but I was just laughing so hard!
It was definitely worth it. I am so glad that I didn’t let my anxiety get the best of me. It probably also helped that I took a Buspar before I got there. (My anti-anxiety medication.)
When I got home, the bottom of my pants were covered in fake blood despite having not gotten the blood experience. I still had a little fake blood and costume makeup on my hoodie as well. I heard it just washed right out though!
The characters really get up in your face there, and they would say the most off the wall things! It is 18 and over, and I can definitely see why! At one point, I had fake poop shoved in my ear! 😂💩
Well, I am going to great ready to relax for the night. It’s after 11pm!
Until Next Time…
Samantha is the author of "My Bipolar Mind: You're not alone," she is also a freelance writer, blogger, and mental health advocate who runs and manages her own mental health blog MyBipolarMind.com.