I've been an employee at The Myers Haunted House in Flat Rock NC for four years now. A lot of people don't realize the work and dedication it
takes to do a Haunted House, especially with the limited funding and staff that we have. But over the course of the years we've truly become a
We rarely get new people that stay around for long, usually our "Walk-in staff" are druggy teenagers who think its just all no rules fun and
games. We have a system of seniority at the place which means if you've been there multiple seasons you can come have creative input during the off
season and if you're an initiate you get to carry out menial tasks--- just to prove you are dedicated enough to last the season when it arrives. (Best
test of character EVER)
getting on with my story, my sister and I were year 2 seniority under the manager of Five years his wife, who had also been there five years,
Fender who had been there four, Jeff our carpenter/electrician/they guy who removes possums and raccoons from the ceiling(Oddly we let him cook for us
too haha) who had also been there five years, and our new initiate Mary.
Being only 2 year employees we had to do tasks as well for my sister and I it was to paint. If you'll click the link to the image it'll be
easier to visualize. We were supposed to be painting the walls in silent hill, our search for paint lead us down the tunnel, through Saw, heather's
room (Called that because it's the actor's name but the theme changes), ronnie's room (called that for the same reason as Heather's), through Hell
(the smallest room in the house that isn't staff only, its just painted black with flames airbrushed on it, we used to have a Lamiya in it but meh he
quit so it stayed just "hell") And into the back room (Called that because the theme changes and it's the last room of the house) where the paint
buckets were stacked against the wall.
To our dismay every bucket we opened was full of either just trash or a dried up lump of paint. we rolled our eyes as this was the last
possible source of paint we had and headed back toward hell. Now, through Hell you can see a staff only corridor used by actors to access a trap door
in Hell, at this time the wall wasn't up and there was a curtain made of a sheet hanging up with a split down the middle so we could get in to work
My sister was in front and i was behind and suddenly my sister screamed-- we play pranks on each other all the time so i assumed she was
playing one now, but she started crying and pushed me out of the way. i said "Lida, whats the matter!?" And through her sobbing and panic she said she
saw something sitting in the slit of the curtain.
I asked her what and she said she saw something horrible mocking a joke she'd played on us all, pretending to be sitting in that very
spot dead a few days prior. she said it had white round eyes that didn't seem to fit in it's skull and long sharp teeth in ti's mouth curled into a
grin. mimicking her pose and her clothes and even her hair. I looked past her into the room, trying to see and i noted the curtain looked like it
pulled itself together in the middle, like someone was standing behind it. just for reference we have NO masks, prostetics or actors who look like
this. THAT'S when I started screaming too, and banging on the wall because the backdoor was locked and we were NOT going through that room.
We could hear the other staff working feet away from us in the tunnel and putting things into the storage room. Fender had gone to take a leak
out the emergency exit then changed a light bulb in Heather's room... nobody heard us. we sat in that room crying and banging the wall until someone
wondered where we went and came looking for us.
edit on 27-5-2014 by DoeBee because: (no reason given)