The Wells Township Haunted House has frequently been called one of the best haunted attractions in the United States. But it didn’t get that title overnight.
It has taken 14 years of hard work and creativity to earn the title of “Best Haunted Attraction in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana” and Number one Haunted Attraction on the East Coast.
As you walk up to the Wells Townships Haunted House, you might think it just looks like an old building with some eye-catching lights and props, but take a walk inside, and you’ll find more than 10,000 square feet of excitement, terror, and a little bit of history.
“This place was originally built in 1836. There was an addition put on in 1884. It’s been known in town as the place you don’t really want to be around, and that’s why we targeted it as our haunted house,” Director Sean Norman said.
According to their website, during the civil war, the bodies of soldiers would be brought up the Ohio River from the south on barges and stowed away in the building, increasing the creepiness factor. Along with the actors, that is.
“It’s really scary,” said Susie Rudolph.
“They start grabbing you and you’re like ‘oh my god,'” said Mariah Oiler.
Those actors are actually what makes this haunted house different from the rest. Local teenagers and police officers work together and volunteer their time to make the Wells Township Haunted House the award-winning attraction that it is.
“Very, very unique program. Very rare that something like this happens, but it works really well here. They get to see a different side of the police officers, and we get to know them a little bit better,” said Norman.
The haunted house is open every Friday and Saturday through October, which means you only have two more chances to check it out.