What Are Some Haunted Houses in Illinois?


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Haunted houses in Illinois include Haunted Mansion and Asylum 13 in Bolingbrook; Basement of the Dead in Aurora; The MASSACRE in Napierville; Asylum Xperiment Haunted House in Chicago; and Statesville Haunted Prison in Lockport. In total, there are 58 haunted house locations across the state, as of 2015.

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Haunted Mansion and Asylum 13 are located inside the Illinois Sports Dome. The underlying story behind Asylum 13 is that there was a portal that failed to restrain evil souls. There are 13 rooms inhabited by the 13 most evil monsters of the past. Visitors must attempt to find the exit from the Mansion while dealing with these beings.

In the Basement of the Dead, visitors are haunted by a father and son named Al and Imus who were maimed by an explosion. They never returned to work, but stories tell of two revengeful angry souls who now reside in the Basement of the Dead.

The Massacre Haunted House is a sprawling complex of 15,000 square feet with some of the most eerie encounters and frightening mazes, facilitated by state-of-the-art animatronics. Massacre has also developed Fear Factory 3D technology, which plays tricks on the eyes.

Asylum Xperiment Haunted House Chicago is located inside the Odeum Sports & Expo Center and is considered the best haunted house in the Chicago area. Similar to Massacre, Asylum Xperiment Haunted House uses state-of-the-art technology to provide a combination of illusion, theater and special effects.

Statesville Haunted Prison is home to the most notorious and evil inmates of all time. The underlying story behind this attraction is that the maximum security prison has been breached and the prisoners have taken over. Visitors must join the warden and try to make it out of the prison.

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