The scariness began the minute we pulled off of 13th Street in Easton and proceeded down the driveway to where the historic Simon Silk Mill is located. The driveway was dark and seemed to go to nowhere, until you came upon the abandoned mill.
The first attraction was the 13th Street Fear Factory. After waiting in a short line, it was our turn to take part in the "fun." The story behind the fear factory is the genetic scientist at Easton Biolab has gone completely crazy, testing on his workers. Not to give away the frights, but the scariness started about thirty seconds into the tour. The actors in the 13th Street Fear Factory were tremendous, never breaking character and really scaring the beejesus out of me! Loud noises, bursts of air, dark corners, and these performers really made the experience terrifying at times.
Fortunately we survived the fear factory and made our way over to the 3D Fun House. What an experience! The 3D Fun House was the perfect combination of entertainment and creepiness. As the name suggests, you have to wear 3D glasses during your tour, which really bring to life the whimsical and scary attraction. I think several people are fearful of clowns, so try seeing them in 3D. YIKES!
The art gallery at the end of the 3D Fun House was really excellent. The 3D glasses made the paintings (done by regional artists) come to life. Plus it gave me a second to regain my composure before walking back to my car.
All in all it was a fun experience. If you are looking for a frightful time this Halloween season in Lehigh Valley, I suggest you pay a visit to the Easton Haunts. I don't think you will regret it … or maybe you will [insert scary laugh here].
What's your favorite Halloween attraction to go to in the area?
This post was written by Lehigh Valley InSite guest blogger Rosemary Dowd, sister of our very own Megan Billowitch.