Owners Charlie and Tina Mattingly of Waverly Hills Sanatorium want to convert the legendary haunted hospital into a 4 star hotel, convention center, restaurant and more. This place where spirits dwell is used for ghost tours and an annual haunted attraction. The Louisville Metro Council's Planning, Zoning, Design, and Land Development Committee voted unanimously for recommendations to approve zoning for the Mattingly's project. The Louisville Metro Council met today and approved the zoning change request by a 21 to 0 vote.
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Last month Ohio Governor John Kasich and Lieutenant Governor Mary Taylor awarded Land of Illusion in Middletown the 2013 Faith in the Future Award on behalf of The Chamber of Commerce serving Middletown, Monroe and Trenton. The Land of Illusion started as a haunted trail, but over the years it has become one of the largest Scream Parks in the United States and is constantly ranked highly by review sites like City Blood. We would like to congratulate Land of Illusion for winning this prestigious award.
Please visit www.landofillusion.com for more information on what they have to offer.
The following was taken from the Midwest Haunters Convention Website. Please visit www.midwesthauntersconvention.com for more info on this great gathering.
Thursday Night Bus Tour
The 2014 Midwest Haunters Convention pre-convention bus tour leaves Columbus late morning/early afternoon on Thursday, June 5th on a tour of some amazing Ohio haunts and attractions including a behind-the-scenes visit to Robert Kurtzman’s FX shop Creature Corps and the Guinness Book of World Records holder for the Longest Haunt in the World - The Factory Of Terror! The tour returns late Thursday night to our host hotel in Columbus. Check back often for the latest details on this tour!
Friday Night Bus Tour & After Party
After many years, The Friday Night Midwest Haunt Tour returns to visit the world famous ScareFactory! Explore this massive production facility and see giant monsters, cool effects, fabrication demos and as many as three massive haunted attractions under construction for the 2014 season. This will be a rare behind-the-scenes tour of the world’s largest manufacturer of animatronics for the haunt industry filled with surprises and terrifyingly cool products that you won’t want to miss!
After the ScareFactory tour, busses roll out to see the ScareAtorium! The ScareAtorium is the ULTIMATE FEAR EXPERIENCE in one of Ohio’s best and largest haunted attractions. The 40,000 square foot venue, located in Columbus, features two attractions; the “Northland Asylum” and “Rip’s 3D Funhouse”. A combination of special effects techniques are used to thrill guests, ranging from highly detailed sets and the latest props to acting techniques and elaborate characters!
Following the ScareAtorium, busses will return to the convention center in time for the Friday Haunt Tour After Party produced by the 13th Floor Haunted House and The House of Torment! If you have ever been to one of their events you know what sort of fun to expect and if you haven’t, be warned! These guys know how to throw a party! Check back often for more information on these events and tours. Tickets for the Friday Night Tour and the Friday Night After Party sponsored by the 13th Floor go on sale soon!
Join Fright Manor in Indianapolis, Indiana for a night you'll never forget. On Friday, February 21st and Saturday, February 22nd, Fright Manor will be open for business and will scare the living daylights out of you and your sweetie. What could be better than mindless zombies, creatures and psychos in February?
For more information, please visit www.frightmanor.com.