Several Tennessee landmarks and historic buildings have become known for their hauntings or ghostly tales, but the haunted attraction, McKamey Manor, has drawn attention for being too scary.
The business aims to scare willing participants until they can't take it any more. It has become known for it's 8-hour tour in which a small number of participants try to outlast their captors (actors).
The Manor's warning states that they are able to end the haunt saying, "You will be tested to your very core. If things become too much, you can always quit...if we let you." Before each participant begins the haunt, they must sign a waiver, which does, in fact, include and option for a safe word or phrase to stop the haunt.
It has garnered a large cult-like following online, with the creator, Russ McKamey's, youtube videos reaching millions of views.
WARNING: The teaser video below contains graphic images, and may be hard to watch for some.
McKamey recently opened two new locations for its new tour "Resurection." One of them is in Summertown, but a disturbance over the weekend has created quite the stir. He called it "the most extreme toned-down version of McKamey Manor ever presented."
The Summertown site has created concern among neighbors. Over the weekend, local dispatchers received a call about a kidnapping. Police responded, but discovered that it was merely the Manor in action.
The sights and sounds of the tour has left not only participants but also neighbors terrified.
NewsChannel 5 talked to District Attorney General Brent Cooper, who said the business is being operated legally and no action can be taken, even though he understands the concerns of neighbors.
"I would be upset, too," said Cooper.