This Haunted House in Illinois Is Straight Out of a Nightmare
Haunted| | By David Clarke
The entertainment industry is rife with films about houses that are haunted and the tragic events that take place inside them. Perhaps that’s one reason that paranormal and haunted houses are a legitimate fear for many people.
Some houses are reported to actually be haunted, and some are made to be haunted for entertainment purposes. Some houses, surprisingly, check both boxes. One such house is the Raven’s Grin Inn.
If you’re looking for something spooky and enjoyable to do this year, put a visit to the Raven’s Grin Inn in Mount Caroll, Illinois on your list. The inn was once a hotel, and many claimed that it was actually haunted by ghosts. Now, decades later, the property has been purchased by new owners and repurposed into a haunted playground.
Although the Raven’s Grin Inn was a creepy place originally, this house has been designed to be even more terrifying. It’s full of gags, tricks, and scares that might just leave you in tears. All of these intricate contraptions were created by the owner of the inn, Jim Warfield.
The tour is open to the general public and a full visit usually takes up to two hours. Before taking the tour, each person is required to view a legal warning that anyone with a medical condition — such as having asthma or being prone to seizures — should enter the haunted house at their own peril. That’s how terrifying the Raven’s Grin Inn is!
Even taking the tour requires a certain level of physical fitness as there are labyrinths, tunnels, slides, and stairways littered throughout the facility. One of the slides is actually five stories tall.
The staff is all clearly experienced as they know exactly how to scare each and every person. Paired with the clever contraptions that owner Warfield came up with and there’s no way you won’t experience a scare or two as you tour the house.
One of the best parts of the Raven’s Grin Inn is the ghost stories told at the end of the tour. The staff tells some of the most thrilling stories you’re bound to hear, and young ones especially will have trouble sleeping after a tour!
Are you brave enough to visit this haunted house? It’s located at 411 N Carroll St, Mt. Carroll, IL 61053. People from all over the United States have traveled to the Raven’s Grin Inn for the thrill of their lifetime, and the 4.5 star Yelp reviews show that no one has left disappointed!
Do you think haunted houses are truly terrifying or just full of clever tricks? Let us know in the comments, and make sure to share the story of this spooky inn with your friends and family!