I don’t think Americans realize how “American” the haunted house is. Most other countries in the world don’t celebrate Halloween and without Halloween haunted attractions are a bit out of place. There are exceptions, though. Israel is host to a haunted house called The Darkness. And Mexico, of course, celebrates the darker side of our existence with their own holiday (Dia de los Muertos) and casas de terror.
Even within the states, it’s become harder and harder to find a unique haunted attraction that stands out from the rest. There are lots of great haunted houses in Colorado and Nebraska, but there’s only one haunted town in the whole United States: School District 13 Haunted Attraction. Big cities can wow patrons with a certain type of terror, it’s true, but never underestimate the power of a small town to terrify you with the isolation and otherworldliness of zombies that are freely walking the streets.
Haunted houses in Omaha like Mystery Manor or Scary Acres are a lot of fun, but if you’re in the market for something a little different, something you’ve never seen before, consider doing a road trip to the haunted attraction in Brule, NE. People rave about the 13th floor in Denver, CO, but follow I-76 to the Nebraska border (Brule is just 20 miles east of there) and there’s an entirely different type of fear awaiting you.
Brule, at the very center of the nation, is the only town in America that haunts itself every year. Whether you’re coming from South Africa, Brazil, or just Denver to see the specter of hauntings in America, terror is on full display in the tiny town of Brule.