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It’s October again, and haunted houses are springing up all over the country. Denver’s 13th Floor Haunted House has a certain stigma. If you ask people on campus, a wide range of them might say they won’t go because of what they have heard – or seen.
The 13th Floor is based on the idea of buildings not including a 13th floor, using this concept to create a mystery surrounding what is really on that floor.
Ticket prices range from $25 to $45, with each $10 increase in price getting you into the attraction faster. Although the line to get in is long, there are performances along the way. Characters swarm the entrance, ready to scare, whispering in the ears of the people waiting in line.
The house is split up into two sections: a haunted house or graveyard and an area designed to look like the Amazon, which houses live animals.
When you first walk through the entrance of the house, there is a dark, tight pillow tunnel you have to go through. You feel like something is about to pop out and scare you. Once you leave that section, you enter a smoky graveyard. Multiple characters pop out of the shadows to follow and scare you. This was the scariest section of the haunted house.
At times, while going through the haunted house, the characters did touch you, despite what the FAQ section of the website said. Other members of my group experienced some tense moments when actors made physical contact.
Once you go through this section, you are taken down one floor, where you enter the Amazon theme. There, they have live snakes and spiders. Towards the end, you enter a narrow hallway, which causes the room to feel as if it is spinning you around.
The entire attraction takes about 20 minutes to get through but is still worthwhile for horror fanatics.
Contact CU Independent Staff Writer Alexandra Myers at Alexandra.email@example.com.