NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — Thousands have signed an online petition to shut down an extreme haunted house in Tennessee that they call a "torture chamber under disguise."
It's not the first time people have called for its closure, but "Shut Down McKamey Manor" has nearly 9,000 signatures on Change.Org.
Frankie Towery, who started the petition, calls McKamey Manor a "kidnapping and torture house."
The McKamey Manor experiences in Summertown promises an extreme experience that can last up to 10 hours requires participants be medically cleared by a doctor and sign a 40-page waiver. Thousands of dollars are offered to anyone who can complete the experience, but owner Russ McKamey told media outlets that no one has ever made it the whole way.
It costs nearly nothing to enter: Just a bag of dog food. The website warns of physically demanding environments, but McKamey says the manor is a mental game. The haunted house has a 40-page waiver. On that waiver it says you agree to being shocked, submerged in water, slapped, tied up, shaved or even unwanted dental work.
Only one person is allowed on a tour. It can last for hours, although McKamey says it never does.
FOX 17 News reported on a story last year when neighbors, county officials were upset after the extreme haunted house opens for business in their area. Last year, there was a report of a woman being kidnapped. Police arrived and found a woman shivering beaten and duct-taped in a cellar.