• Petition started to shut down haunted house that requires 40-page waiver

    By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk

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    SUMMERTOWN, Tenn. -

    A scary venue that is marketed as an extreme haunted house in Summertown, Tennessee, is now the focus of a Change.org petition striving to shut it down.

    A new petition, "Shut Down McKamey Manor" has more than 9,000 signatures.

    Petition organizer Frankie Towery said McKamey Manor is not a haunted house, but instead a "kidnapping and torture house" and should be shut down, WZTV reported.

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    She is petitioning the Tennessee Senate to close McKamey Manor.

    To experience McKamey Manor is, you have to be 21 and older, or 18 to 20 and have parents' approval. Then you have to have a sports physical and doctor's letter saying that you're physically and mentally cleared for the challenge. You also have to pass a background test and be screened by the haunted house's employees. After that, you must have proof of medical insurance and pass a portable drug test the day you go before finally signing a 40-page waiver.

    Each tour is different and is based on the attendee's personal fears and could last up to 10 hours. The waiver process alone is three to four hours, according to the website.

    It has been so intense that neighbors of McKamey Manor called the police when they saw a woman being dragged from a vehicle. Police responded and found out it was all part of the show. Now Russ McKamey, owner of the manor, calls the police himself, warning them before a tour begins, Nashville Scene reported.

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