9 Scary Escape Rooms In Real Prisons

Escape rooms started to become really popular some years ago, as they are really excited games. Anyone who plays, gets so invested into the game as time is ticking and they have to discover the clues, solve the puzzles, and accomplish the tasks in order to escape from their “prisons” and win.

Escape rooms usually have a story line or theme. The most popular themes are of detective/police/crime style. Now, imagine yourself trying to escape from a real life prison.

While most escape rooms are set and decorated accordingly to the story line, there are those who thrive off authenticity. Which is why there are plenty of escape rooms that are placed in real abandoned prisons to create an ominous and creepy atmosphere for an extra level of horror.

1.Maui Escape Rooms

In Maui, Hawaii, the Prison Break is a 60 minute escape room set in West Maui County Prison for all levels players. Players are separated in two adjacent cells to start. It costs $38 per player. Gather your friends as groups of 4 to 10 people are needed to find a way out before the guard comes back.

2.Code Breakers

Set in Christchurch, New Zealand in the extensive holding cells of the former District Court where you are sent completely blindfolded and handcuffed into a briefing room within the prison. You only have one hour to escape.

3. Shepton Mallet Prison

In this escape room, you have been sentenced to 12 years of jail for robbery, though you are giving one hour to commute your sentence, if you give up the mastermind of the heist as the governors only knows you were part of the robbery but not the actual mastermind of it.

What’s interesting is that it was the oldest working prison in the United Kingdom as it was built in 1610, up until its closure not so long ago, in March 2013.

It´s considered as one of the most haunted prisons in the world.

4.Prison Break Miami

Fox in a box gives players one hour to escape as the guards have all vanished after a riot, so you have the chance to save yourself. It’s a real decommissioned 1960’s jail from Iowa installed into the rooms to get a more realistic experience.

5.The Cornwall Jail

From 1863 to 2002, the Historic Cornwall Jail in Ottawa, Canada was a high-security prison for inmates condemned to die. Some say there are still bodies buried in the rec yard. After a false accusation, you and the rest of your team will have an hour to solve the crime unless you want to stay locked away forever.

6.Buchanan Jail

The former historic Ross-Sanders building in downtown Buchanan, Michigan,  housed decrepit jail cells with chains still hooked to the walls which were perfect to create this escape room and make it more authentic. It has quite an original story line, starting from Frank Costello, a man that has been detained while you and your friends have intentionally committed a crime so now you’ll be all locked up. Once inside, you have to help the man to escape without setting off the alarm. You will be hand-cuffed and locked in actual jail cells with only one hour to set him free.

7.Pärnu Prison Escape

Pärnu prison was closed in 2007 and now serves as a home for the biggest Escape Room complex in Scandinavia. The prison hides many stories behinds its walls and it’s so big that up to 24 people can be part of the game. Unlike other escape rooms that give you one hour to resolve the puzzles, this one is a three-hour long game which makes escaping to be challenging and way to get your adrenaline pumping.

8.Amaze Escape

It’s the only escape room in real jail cells located in Arlington, Massachusetts. They offer two options, to try and solve the puzzle in one hour to escape before the guards come for you or the newest addition named ‘Art of the Heist’, where you are part of a group of professional thieves that have been hired to recover a priceless suitcase. You only have 60 minute to recover the suitcase before the police return.

9.Franklin County Historic Jail

What makes this escape room so interesting is that it was once a real prison in Illinois with a notorious prisoner, who was held at the Franklin County Jail from June 1927 to April 1928. He tried to bust a way out, but his attempt was unsuccessful, so you’ll have one hour to prove if you are smarter than him to escape from the lower cell block.

Have you ever gone to a escape room?

Top 6 Podcasts For Fans Of All Things Paranormal

Podcasts have become very popular for a while now as they can be listened to at home, in the car or while you’re out on a walk through headphones and there’s a wide variety of topics to choose, from sports,  music to movies. Any topic you may be interested in can usually be found via podcast.

An all time favorite to listen to are podcasts related to strange and unusual events, some of which have no logical explanation. Having a collection of podcasts of all things paranormal is a must if you really into these kind of topics as the stories told can turn very intriguing. Here is a list of 5 podcasts so you can dig into a mysterious universe which is fascinating and chilling at the same time.

  1. Astonishing Legends

The ‘Click and Clack of esoterica’. That’s how the listeners call hosts Scott and Forrest.

Expect to hear about mysterious events that occurred throughout history and interviews from people who’ve had close encounters with the unexplained.

Show schedule is generally 3 weeks on and 1 week off.

  1. Mysterious Universe

A podcast for UFO lovers. Aaron and Benjamin invite you to listen to weekly episodes related to futurology, weird science, consciousness research, alternative history, cryptozoology, UFOs, and new-age absurdity.

  1. REAL PARANORMAL ACTIVITY – THE PODCAST/NETWORK

A podcast hosted by Aaron Hunter. He tells the stories of those who have experienced paranormal activity as well as it gathers interviews with Mediums, Psychics, Investigators and more.

  1. Oh No, Ross & Carrie

Hosts report on fringe science, spirituality, and claims of the paranormal while they also join religions, undergo alternative treatments and seek out the paranormal.

  1. Nighttime

Get to know about Canada’s most fascinating stories of true crime, mysteries, weird places, events and people.

  1. Serial

If you haven’t heard of Serial, is an investigative journalism podcast hosted by Sarah Koenig and one of the best out there since 2014 as it ranked number one even before its debut.

It has three seasons narrating true stories over multiple episodes which will have you so intrigued over the cases exposed from the very beginning.

Will you give them a listen?

Be spooky With Target’s No-Carve Pumpkin Decorating Kits

Halloween wouldn’t feel like it, if there weren’t pumpkins all around.  Carving a pumpkin may be fun but for some getting your pumpkin to resemble anything other than a smiley face ends up being more like a stressful rather entertaining task.

However there are so many other ways to decorate a pumpkin for those who want skip the process of  removing the seeds of it or anyone who wants to try something different.

Currently, Target is selling a variety of Disney pumpkin decorating kits that are fa-boo-lous.

It’s a good option for the little ones, as they include a container of paint, a sponge, as well as the pieces for the eyes, nose, and mouth which are all push-in so you can easily craft your pumpkin’s face once the paint has dried. Each kit has an affordable cost of $10.

You can choose between Jack Skellington and Sally pumpkin push-in decorating kits inspired by The Nightmare Before Christmas (or why not taking both for a perfect combination?)

There’s also a Cinderella pumpkin decorating kit which is an eight-piece set to recreate the Pumpkin Coach, the carriage made for Cinderella by her Fairy Godmother so she can attend the ball.

If you are a Star Wars fans, there’s one for you, a decorating kit of six pieces to make your pumpkin look like R2-D2!

There’s also another version of Jack Skellington’s decoration kit which include 2 eyes a nose and a mouth just like the lovable movie character but instead of the original colors, you can paint it in an orangish color just like a real gourd. After all, he’s the Pumpkin King.

Target is also selling more options that are not Disney-related pumpkin decoration kits, such as one of Wonder Woman, Batman, PAW Patrol’s Marshall, Trolls’ Poppy and Dave, the Minion. All for the same price.

These kits are definitely a great way to easily decorate your pumpkin and have some fun with the family.  You can purchase yours here.

Decor Your House With These New Series Of Expressionist Horror Portraits

Imagine your walls covered in artwork of your favorite horror icons? A different way to show your true horror lover but in a sophisticated and classy way.

Matthew Therrien is a Canadian illustrator and creative director who makes illustrations of 80’s horror films.

He has well-known clients as Warner Bros. or SYFY Channel as he specialize himself in key art (film posters), event posters, album covers and other marketing material. But he also creates storyboard art, concept art, custom portraiture, and graphic design services.

His artworks go from $20 to $150 depending on the size and material used for the final product. Therrien has pieces from Elm Street, Scream, IT, Michael Myers as well as many poster art of horror movies.

Currently, a series of expressionist horror portraits are available as limited edition signed/numbered giclee prints of the entire Friday the 13th collection and Nightmare on Elm Street collection.

The series pays tribute to the many films and faces of the legendary Jason Voorhees and Freddy Krueger along with original pencil art and more.

To purchase, you can visit his website in which you can also see more of his illustrations of other characters such as Wendy Torrance and Leatherface. You can even contact him for commissions and inquire the availability and price of a new piece.

Therrien is on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter, as to keep a closer look to his work.

What do you think about his illustrations?

Titanic Mysteries That You Didn’t Know About

Do you believe in other dimensions or time traveling? If not, these curious things about the Titanic will make you reconsider it.

It all started with a dream: “To make the largest ship ever built”. The expectations were so high that they even called it “unsinkable.” Even the engineer of this massive ship stated: “Not even God himself could sink it”.  God or not, we can tell this man was wrong.

It’s said that the Titanic was actually built to sink, as John Pierpont, the man who funded the construction, was fascinated with a book that was published 14 years earlier called: “The Wreck of the Titan”.

It tells the story of a ship that collides with an Iceberg and sinks. Also, the lack of lifeboats provoked that thousands of people loss their lives. The weight, capacity and design of the ship were practically the same as the Titanic. But this is not the most creepy thing about all, but what was about to come years after its collapse.

Sixty years later, a telegraph operator that was on another ship, received a distress message, coming from the missing Titanic. The instructions said to not change directions. This was not the first time that happened, every 6 years since the ship sank, strangely signals are received.

However, the rumors of what happened in the 1990s, will make you wonder about the existence of other dimensions or even about time traveling. It is said that in Norway, in 1990, a boat passing by, found a young woman sitting on an Iceberg.

She said her name was Winnie Coutts, claimed to have been on the Titanic and asked about what had happened to the other passengers. To everyone’s surprise, her name was actually on the passenger list and also, the old clothes she was wearing belonged to the time when the unfortunate event occurred.

It is also mentioned that a year later, in 1991, what seemed to be another survivor of the Titanic appeared, almost in the same place as the young woman.

This person was none other but the Captain Edward John Smith. He was an elderly man and was wearing the same uniform when the Titanic sank.

When his fingerprints were carried out, it was found that they matched with the ones of the captain who supposedly has drown together with his ship, or at least that was everyone believed.

7 Attractions To Experience From Home That Will Make You Fear

To fear is a mix of emotions that make us feel scared but alive at the same time. The adrenaline running through your veins and the heart pumping like crazy. But to fear is not for everybody. While we are passing through difficult times as the virus pandemic is still ongoing, we have to keep distancing, better staying at home and stoping or postponing our life style, routines, everything.

Horror fans know pretty much that mix of emotions, going to the cinemas to watch a new psychological thriller, reading a eerie book that may keep them awake late at night, going to haunted house attractions as a way to have fun and get that mix of emotions. To fear. To feel scared and alive.

Here’s a list of 7 videos of different attractions to watch from home that collect those emotions as if you were there to experience them.

Stranger Things

Back in 2018, Universal Studios made a Stranger Things maze for their annual Halloween Horror Nights event. It was based more in the second and third season of the Netflix’s series. Visitors face an encounter with Demogorgon and the hideous Mind Flayer and will give you some type of stress just by watching it.

Tower of Terror

The famous attraction located at Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida, is an ultimate favorite. It is made for those who love suspense and nostalgia, as it is inspired by the series “The Twilight Zone”.

The story takes place in an old and abandoned hotel, in which five guests mysteriously disappeared inside an elevator during a stormy night in 1939. You’ll get on that elevator yourself to find out what happened.

As you ascend, the elevator just suddendly falls. It’s hard not to get excited with the feeling of falling down, fearing for your life.

The Conjuring

This maze is at Warner Bros. Studio Tour. It involves the participation of a guide who tells a story which is set and inspired by the Conjuring universe. You’ll explore and investigate the most famous paranormal cases while trying to escape the demonic spirits that are lurking in the shadows.

The Shining

Before the Stranger Things maze, Universal Studios had a The Shining maze at their Halloween Horror Nights back in 2017 which it was a terrifying experience based on the video. Every detail of the maze just matches with the scenarios in the movie, a blood-filled elevator, ghoulish twins, the horrifying bathroom scene, and there’s even a Jack Nicholson clone with an ax.

Waxworks

Knott’s Berry Farm is a theme park located in California. In 2019, a new maze called Waxworks was released which is a tour of the most horrible wax museum you have ever seen, mannequins and many actors ready to scare you.

B340

The famous ship Queen Mary makes an annual event called Queen Mary’s Dark Harbor, a scary festival with original mazes and tours. In 2016, they had a maze walk-through named B340, which is about the psychotic mind of a man known as Samuel the Savage. The experience is described as, “Tight spaces, darkness mixed with flashing lights, and pulse-pounding noises would drive anyone to the brink of insanity”.

The Exorcist

Universal Studios has shown that they have the best theme mazes as each year they choose from different horror movies to recreate and get real scares out of you. At their Halloween Horror Nights in 2016, they decided that The Exorcist was the perfect movie to make one of the best mazes out there. Just see for yourself.

Hopefully, sooner or later everything will go back to normal to go to theaters and visit haunted house attractions just to fear.

What do you think about these fearful attractions?

Farewell From The Beyond! Creepy Video Shows A Body ‘Waving’ From Inside Coffin

A video posted on Youtube shows the creepy moment where a white coffin is being buried and the body´s hand can be seen waving through the glass panel.

The video shows a devastated family for their loss while a priest is reading his prayers during the burial service. A Youtube user mentioned that the priest is heard saying in Indonesian: “God has said in the book of John. I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me he will live even though he is dead.”

The camera suddenly zooms in on the coffin where a hand can be seen moving, as if waving or touching the lid behind the coffin glass.

No one seemed to notice at the time and the burial went ahead. The spooky video was filmed in the city of Manado in Indonesia on May 5 and sparked fears the victim may have been buried alive.

Despite the supernatural claims or the idea that the victim could still be alive, there’s also a logical explanation to consider. According to a recent research, a human body is able to move for more than a year after death.

A camera at the Australian Facility for Taphonomic Experimental Research (AFTER) took images of a corpse every 30 minutes during daylight hours. And for the entire duration, the body continued to move around.

The findings of this research project appeared in Forensic Science International: Synergy, and it could be important for forensic investigations in order to get essential information as the time or place of death at a crime scene.

The research was led by Alyson Wilson, who explained in an interview for the Agence France-Presse about their findings, “We think the movements relate to the process of decomposition, as the body mummifies and the ligaments dry out,”

However, that doesn’t mean it’s not creepy at all! Just watch for yourself.

Show Your Halloween Spirit With These 10 Drink Tumblers

As Fall is getting closer, our favorite seasonal drinks are also on their way. So it may be a good idea to give a look to these spooky-themed drink tumblers to show off your Halloween spirit. Plus, it’s a great way to reduce plastic use since they’re reusable, so here we bring you 10 tumbler choices from Etsy!

Boo to you!

Do you love Disney? Is Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party your favorite event? Then, these tumblers are for you.

On Wednesdays we wear black

Are you a fan of The Addams family? Is Wednesday your favorite character? Show your dark personality with this tumbler!

I put a spell on you!

What about a tumbler with your favorite witches? Check this one from Hocus Pocus!

Spooky vibes

Are you looking for something that has a cool and spooky look? This is the one.

Basic Witch

Or what about this one?

Bats Spookadots Cups

Are you looking for something more specific? Here are some with bats.

Pumpkin Spookadots Cups

Or what about with some pumpkins instead?

A Nightmare On Elm Street

Are you a horror fan? What about this Freddy Krueger cold cup?

Bloody Scream

Or would you rather one of Scream?

Horror friends

Can’t pick? This tumbler includes your favorite Halloween characters all in one.
So now choose one and be ready for the spooky season!

Spooky Season Begins: Walmart Is Now Selling Halloween Trees

We are getting into the second part of the year, Fall is approaching and also the best holidays. By this time, many stores get ready to bring you the best items and ornaments in advance, for you to start decorating your home and make it look amazing and on point.

For many of us, this is our favorite time of the year. It’s never too early to start decorating for your favorite holidays. To begin with, we welcome what we know as spooky season. Meaning, it’s time for Halloween decor first.

While there are so many things to choose from, why not try something different and unusual? A great item that you are going to definitely want to have in your home this year to be part of your spooky decor will be a tree. Yes, a tree.

If you are also a Christmas lover, you surely know the feeling that brings putting the Christmas tree on at your living room each year. A Halloween tree not only will stand out by its own, but it’ll give you that same happy feeling that seeing a Christmas tree does.

Also, who said a tree is only for Christmas decor? If you are looking for something different to decorate your house this Halloween, this will be your best option since they are not as common as Christmas trees, but they have gained some popularity over the past several years.

And Walmart didn’t waste no time and decided to sell orangish-spooky trees, which come in different sizes, with lit and unlit lights and also are priced accordingly.

Prices are around between $80 to $300, but that will depend on the size you choose. For example, the 6.5 feet can go up to $300 and the 3 feet begin from $81. They already include LED lights.

However, a 5.5 feet tree with no lights included will cost $162. But any option is actually fine as long as you choose the one that appeals most to you.

So, it is basically like a Christmas tree, only that it is covered with lights and you can decorate it with ghosts, skeletons, pumpkins and any other scary ornament you have from previous years or even new ones. There are no rules, you will only need to follow your instincts and give it that spooky touch.

Walmart also made a delivery option available so you will only need to receive it at the comfort of your home. Therefore, a tree will give a perfect touch to your Halloween decor to be even more spooktacular than ever this year.

What are you waiting to get yours and begin the spooky season?

The Hidden Meaning Of Silent Hill 2

Silent Hill stories always seem pretty obvious: the main character for one reason or another, ends up entering town and bumps into monsters that has to fight against to.

However, the folks and the creatures are actually representing the internal demons of each character, which makes them mad as their own minds.

The story of the sequel begins when James, the main character, receives a letter from Mary, his wife, inviting him to this special place: Silent Hill. This action should not be weird but she died three years ago from a terminal illness.

Once he arrives, he can’t see the beautiful town he used to know, instead it looks like an abandoned place with an endless fog and it’s actually inhabited by ghoulish monsters. Despite other people living there, none can see these creatures because they are a reflection from the memories, culpability and perversions of James’s mind.

Some of the disturbing creatures are listed bellow:

Lying Figure

Crooked beings with no arms, secured in a straitjacket made of their own flesh. They represent a patient writhing in agony and at the same time, James’ own misery.

Mannequin

Similar to mannequins. They have a woman’s torso as well as four legs (a pair is down to walk and the other two are above) and wear miniskirts. They represent James’ frustrated carnal desire. He forbidden himself to see other women while his wife was dying.

Mandarin

Monsters hanging from wire meshes. They represent the overwhelming anguish of James and for this reason, they cannot be at a ground level.

Head Nurse

This creature has a feminine shape and normal aspect, except for the face which is hidden behind bandages and has a chilling mouth.

They’re nurses in low-cut suits. They symbolize James’ sinful desire when he used to see nurses all the time and wishing not to see them that way.

Pyramid Head

A being with the body of a man. His head is covered by a helmet with the shape of a pyramid and carries a huge knife. Actually, this being is  James’s darkest side which is a distorted figure that looks for his wife to end her life. The creature represents his frustration and perversion as a whole