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Maryland Haunted Houses have grown over the years to feature some really amazing haunted houses some of which have been featured on Travel Channel. Several years ago when we visited haunted houses in the Baltimore, Maryland the haunted houses in Maryland seemed to be around every corner especially in the Baltimore, Maryland area haunted houses are very popular form of entertainment and more haunted houses in Maryland can be found at Hauntworld.com. On Hauntworld.com you will find every type of haunted houses in Maryland from a haunted hayride, haunted house, Halloween Attractions, ghost tours, to paranormal ghost hunting. Read all about the best and scariest haunted houses in the state of Maryland here at Hauntworld.com. Maryland has some of the biggest haunted houses in cities like Baltimore, Frederick, Gaithersburg, Bowie, Annapolis, Bel Air South and Cambridge, Maryland.
When looking for a scary or the best haunted house in Maryland look no further than the area of Baltimore, Frederick, Bowie, Annapolis and Bel Air South, Maryland because this is an absolute hotbed for haunted houses which would also include the Baltimore area. Maryland has more haunted houses than almost any other state in America, and not only do they have several haunts but they have some of the best found anywhere. Maryland has many cities with great haunted houses especially Maryland area which has more of the top rated haunts than any other city in America.
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UPDATE: New TYPE of haunted attractions in MARYLAND featured at many SCREAMPARKS are these zombie paintball hayrides, where guests get to shoot and kill zombies from hayrides. Zombies roam the fields of an old farm and you armed with paintballs blast away killing as many zombies as you can find! Lastly many farmers or Screampark owners have embraced the concept of MUD RUNS, ZOMBIE RUNS, and different kinds of themed races. You should really look at these haunted attractions often because they feature so many different kinds of events all year long. Your local farms are now a lot more than farms from pick your own pumpkins, zip lines, mud runs, zombie races, paintball hayrides, to pony rides and more. Lastly many haunted houses are NOW OPEN YEAR AROUND in Maryland opening for special events from a Friday the 13th to Valentines Day or Spring Break which now haunters call SCREAM BREAK! So do not think for a second that haunt season is only during Halloween its now year around for some haunts. In fact Maryland features many year around haunted houses located in tourist towns across Maryland. Check Hauntworld.com offten to find the biggest, best and scariest haunted houses in Maryland!
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As with many ships, many lives came to an end and many men lost the battle onboard and which causing several hauntings. The USS Constellation was the name of the ship and it was the very last of the all-sail warship to be built by the United States Navy. This magestic ship performed greatly from 1854 through the Civil War. It has been reported of ghostly figures being seen and yet other report of hearing horrific noises. The paranormal feeling and sctivity and very strong and yet the history of this amazing ship is one that will live in the hearts of many men forever. It has now been restored and is now open for tours to the public
One place that Baltimore is known for that is sure to scare you is the home of fear legend himself, Edgar Allen Poe. Poe lived here from 1832 to 1835 and during that short time he wrote one of his best first horror stories, "Berenice." Poe died in 1849, but the fascination lives on.
You can visit where Edgar Allen Poe was buried at the famous Westminister Church Cemetery. Some of these famous men are General Samuel Smith, who helped organize the defense of Baltimore in the War of 1812, and the Secretary of War under George Washington and John Adams, Colonel James McHenry, after whom Fort McHenry was named. On Halloween you will find many fans gathered for an evening of readings, complete with tours of the catacombs under the church. Both the house and cemetery are located in the western side of downtown Baltimore.
Another attraction that you just do not want to miss when you are in Baltimore is the Fright Fest event that happens every October at Six Flags America. Here you will whitness the park you love to have fun at transform into a spooky and haunted playground that is fun for both kids and adults! Come and experience all the excitment you can handle from gosts, goblins, haunted attractions and live entertainment! This is by far the biggest Halloween even in Baltimore and you don't want to miss a minute of it!
In additional there are many ghost tours, and other real haunted house places throughout Maryland. Find the best haunted houses and more here at www.Hauntworld.com
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Since it was one of the original thirteen colonies, Maryland’s history is steeped in the colonial times of the 1700’s and the Civil War era of the 1800’s. Subsequently, many of the supposedly haunted sites in Maryland date back to previous centuries. If you want to experience an adrenaline rush and real chill down your spine, consider visiting one of these spooky haunted sites.
The Edgar Allen Poe Home
Your first stop should be none other than the haunted house of Edgar Allan Poe, the famed writer of mystery and the macabre. Open to the public during limited times on the weekends, the home (located in Baltimore) is where Poe spent the majority of his time and wrote his first horror story. Poe eventually died of “congestion of the brain” in 1849 in Baltimore. Right before his death, Poe was found delirious wandering the streets and wearing clothes that were not his own. He was not coherent long enough to explain how he got in that condition.
The USS Constellation
Now open for public tours, the USS Constellation was in service from 1854 (through the Civil War) until the end of World War II. The ship not only helped break up the slave trade but also helped deliver food to famine victims in Europe. Legend has it the ship is now haunted by the ghosts and spirits of old sailors. A photograph taken in 1955 by a Naval lieutenant that was published in the local paper seems to show a ghostly figure standing on the deck. There’s also the story of a priest who went aboard the ship and was guided around by an older man with intimate knowledge of the ship. After inquiring about him later, the priest learned there was no such man who worked as a guide.
Westminster Church Cemetery
This graveyard is where Edgar Allan Poe is buried along with a handful of other well-known Baltimore citizens – General Samuel Smith (who organized the defense of Baltimore during the War of 1812) and Colonel James McHenry (the Secretary of War under George Washington and John Adams). The cemetery is open from dusk to dawn and on Halloween, fans of Edgar Allan Poe gather for readings and tours of the catacombs beneath the old church.
In the War of 1812, ill-equipped American forces at Fort McHenry held out against the British and Army Navy. The fort is also where many people were detained during the Civil War in dark dungeons. It’s believed some of those who died there still haunt the fort (which is open today to the public. Rangers at the fort report hearing strange and unexplainable things such as footsteps, doors slamming, and windows being opened.
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As I approached Bennett's Curse Haunted Attraction in Baltimore Maryland, I could already hear the screams from inside. Bennett's Curse consists of 3 individual shows under one roof. The main show has always been the House of the Vampyres, their flagship show and one that carries their primary theme. Entering the queue, you are instantly transported out of this world and into a realistic and well thought out medieval courtyard. Everything from film quality rustic buildings, a castle gateway with massive sliding wood doors, and a soundtrack of epic & haunting music lends to the feel of an actual haunted medieval village. As you enter under a gigantic, animated dragon, you are whisked away into a frightening world of talented & aggressive actors and tight theming. It’s no secret that Bennett's Curse is a notoriously scary haunted house, and they live up to their reputation. The placement of the actors and their skill at disguise is one of the best examples we've seen in any haunted house. Inside most scenes, there’s no clue of an oncoming scare or notion of a concealed hiding place, until it's it too late. Then instantly, the actors are right up on you. Whether overhead, emerging from dark corners, or blending in with the scenery, their actors use the distraction of lighting, sound, and the use of animatronics to assist them with a perfectly timed scare. Their amazing costumes were elaborate & detailed with the best collection of silicone masks, many even custom made for the theme. Some actors wore real armor pieces showing their dedication to the show.
Bennett's Curse Haunted House is known for their incredible collection of amazing props and large animatronics, many custom and all very unique. From the large Necromancer monster to older classics such as the winged El Diablo creatures, they have more than a dozen of the largest and most impressive large scale animated demons, vampires and other monsters in the country, all so beautifully blended into the scenery. Many scenes have props hanging in your path such as hanging vampire bats, severed heads, even bloodied and freshly tortured bodies. There are so many custom props in Bennett’s Curse not found anywhere else. The costumes on the props blended so well with the actors it was hard to tell them apart, all part of the Bennett's diabolical scheme.
Inside the haunted castle themed haunted house is one of my favorite scenes of all time…the dungeons. An authentic looking steel dungeon room with gory victims, some dead…some not so dead, awaits you. Making our way past the cells, we enter into another part of the dungeon with an incredible 13' tall animatronic executioner complete with death axe. This massive executioner overlooks a scene reminiscent of Vlad the Impaler's famous "forest of the impaled" with a very active victim thrashing for escape in a classic Iron Maiden. Because the theme centers around an impending battle of two evil forces, the Vampyres and their Demon rivals, there are many signs that the castle has already witnessed battles prior. One of the most impressive battle-scarred scenes housed leaning pillars, collapsing Gothic arches, & cleverly done wooden patchwork in the damaged stone walls that gave a quick peek as to what might be lurking on the other side of the wall. It's the first haunted house that we've seen take on a theme so completely, and we were thoroughly impressed!
Upon surviving the House of the Vampyres, you are now cleverly led into the next phase of the Bennett's Curse experience…a 3D attraction called Zombie Kingdom in 3D. We've seen dozens of 3D attractions from all over the world, most with clown themes, but this was the first all zombie themed 3D haunt. This alternative 3D theme was a breath of fresh air. Zombie Kingdom in 3D does an amazing job of using traditional painted wooden walls, but they also incorporate the use of many vacu-form panels and seamlessly placed props. From start to finish, the painting and level of detail were beautifully done. From the moment you enterZombie Kingdom in 3D, you feel as though you've entered a post-apocalyptic city full of zombie hordes looking for their next meal. Instead of the usual paper 3D glasses, here they use the sturdy plastic glasses. After making your way through some eye-popping scenes and a swirling vortex tunnel, you enter into a toxic waste dump with barrels leaking toxin (likely the cause for all the zombie mayhem). Next, is a zombie infested mechanic shop (my favorite 3D scene of all time) complete with car parts, hanging chains, zombie actor in painted overalls and a couple cars including one that lunges towards you before a loud blast of air scares everyone. Some other memorable scenes were the skull halls, the springy bridge in the forest and the playground engulfed in flames with zombie children, an extremely obese zombie mother and a zombie father enjoying a severed leg for lunch. The actors were top-notch at blending in even with the abundance of black light. My favorite was probably the zombie girl on the playground swing instilling fear in all who pass.
The final part of Bennett's Curse is their popular Sanctuary of Insanity haunted attraction. Here they don't use many of the sophisticated large animatronics or the use of new technology. Inside this haunt, it’s back to the basics…simple old-school scares instilling fear in all who dare enter. First, The Dominion of Darkness, classic dark maze and a feature of Bennett’s Curse for years, is a guest favorite with the well-timed use of flashes of light, a chilling soundtrack, and actors emerging everywhere. The actors in the DOD capitalize on a primal fear…the fear of the dark and what lurks within. Next is a classically themed asylum area with roaming patients and detailed holding cells. The escaped mental patient actors strapped into straight jackets were so over the top it had guests questioning whether it’s just an act or real. Next inside the Sanctuary of Insanity is the prison cell area. But instead of traditional prison cells, this was a confusing labyrinth of metal cell walls, ear shattering heavy metal music and the heavy use of fog & strobe lights. The hard core sound & environment ramps up the tension for fear. Actors were literally hanging upside down and standing over top of guests as they pass. The actors disorient their prey leading them down dead end parts of the maze and directly into the claws of yet another aggressive actor waiting to strike. As one rambling guest described it to me, “It feels like you’re hopelessly lost and that you will never escape, and panic starts to set in until you finally find yourself out of the maze but instead into a foggy path with the familiar, haunting sounds of the chainsaw, and that’s when I knew it was time to RUN!”
After catching breath, guests can celebrate making it out alive of Maryland and Washington DC area's best haunted attraction, Bennett's Curse! The combination of the three shows and a nice mix of themes really helps create an overall memorable experience. Bennett's Curse is truly one of the best Haunted Attractions in the nation and deserves all the accolades it receives each year. We can't wait to see how Bennett's Curse continues to grow and evolves in the future. One thing is for certain though, it will be a treat for anyone brave enough to enter the now legendary Bennett's Curse Haunted House.