Halloween displays can be entertainingly frightening, but some tragedies have taken place on or around this holiday, leading people to mistake an accident fatality for a macabre decoration. The following are some notorious tragedies that people initially thought were mere displays.
One more recent event involved a worker who was injured while working in a haunted house. It specifically involved a teenaged actor in a Missouri haunted house who accidentally hanged herself in 2011. This particular incident didn’t end in tragedy as the girl survived this life-threatening accident. However, it almost became a fatal accident due to the fact that haunted house guests thought her distress was part of the act. The woman made a full recovery after the accident, although she has no memory of it.
In Connecticut in 1997, a woman was hit by a vehicle that didn’t stop just outside of a display at a haunted house. As a result, people passing by on the way to the haunted house thought the injured woman was an actor contributing to the atmosphere. The woman eventually succumbed to her severe injuries and the authorities were able to locate the driver responsible.
It’s worth noting that these types of incidents can deter people from attending these haunted houses in the future, leading these businesses to face financial problems due to decreased attendance.
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