Worst "In the dark injury"
The purpose of this thread is to highlight the inherent risks and countermeasures employed by haunted house actors to prevent injuring yourself in mostly complete darkness. lessons learned and experiences most welcome. Yall know you have ran into some crazy things in dark, flashlights aren't always an option when you have a group bearing down on you and cant ruin the setup.
What If someone Gives You "A Hand"?
Could they break something? Then that "something" would be laying in the middle of your path?
Or a customer decides to squat down to scare you!
Are display props securely fastened down?
Just a soft ,felt cowboy hat laying there in the dark, catching you at the beginning of your stride could cause a stumbling/falling potential problem.
I know my house very well too and walk through it in the dark sometimes but I usually only do this to surprise an actual ghost, or raccoon, stray cat or someone hanging back trying to do mischief although when groups are here to play Hide & Seek it is fun to sneak up on some of them for a good scare opportunity.
Many years ago a 3rd grader told his classmates that he was sneaking into my house at night. I never caught him but then guess what? as a high school senior he got arrested for sneaking into homes and molesting women!
He is now in a location that is VERY difficult to sneak out of.
You never know what might be waiting in the dark.
Know where the corners are..
I got turned around last year in our whisper maze when i took a detour to get back to our Q line after following a group for a litle bit. I ended up thinking i was farther along than i was in the maze and walking face first into a wall. Your question now is probably "well why did you not just feel your way along with your hands?" the answer is "because i was still in my straightjacket"
good times lol