“with a spooky secret”
Since 1985, the volunteers and staff at the Culbertson Mansion have been scaring the bejeezus out of Kentuckiana with Literally, a Haunted House. From our humble beginnings when the Haunted House was only a small stop on the Jaycee Spook Run, run by 10 people and raising a meager $500, we’ve evolved into a major production that takes more than 6 months in the planning, not to mention over 100 volunteers to keep it going during October. Yes, we said volunteers. Every creature you encounter at Literally, a Haunted House, living and not, is not getting paid, but is here out of the kindness of their heart, brain and guts to give you the scare of a lifetime. So where does your admission price go? Every penny we raise goes directly into the restoration of the historic Culbertson Mansion. All of this effort brings in over $30,000 every season. Since 1985 we’ve raised over $700,000! And you can see the results of our effort when you visit the Culbertson Mansion. The Carriage House, however, is another story... Originally the Culbertson Mansion’s Carriage House sheltered the family’s horse and buggy. After the Mansion was auctioned off at the turn of the century, the Carriage House fell into disuse. During the days of the American Legion ownership from 1946 to 1964, the Carriage House was restored and reopened for parties and musical events. But dark legends abound concerning tragic fires, spirit activity and gruesome murders. Over the years, the Mansion staff and volunteers have reported unusual occurrences in the old Carriage House: electrical problems, missing items, strange sounds after hours and mysterious figures moving from room to room. It’s not unusual for the motion-activated security alarm system to get set off by something moving around late at night. A few staff members and past volunteers have even refused to work in the building because of personal experiences with the unexplained. In 1987 the Friends of the Culbertson Mansion started using the Carriage House for Literally, a Haunted House. In seasons past the House has been inhabited by deranged dentists, paranormal entities, undead monstrosities, evil cults and a dark carnival. This year we pay tribute to Classic Monsters and Horrors. Be prepared to encounter vampires, werewolves, mummies, witches and other terrifying creatures from the past...
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