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October 20, 2014

More than 17,000 people are now on the waiting list for a Halloween-time trip through San Diego's McKamey Manor. It's a haunted house that been billed as "living a horror movie," and some have suggested that the immersive four- to six-hour experience is so extreme it's actually torture. Online videos of the experience show people bound, gagged and bleeding, with participants emerging shaking, shivering and seemingly in shock at the end. Writing for, Tara West says, "This has left many wondering why anyone would knowingly put themselves through this and how exactly it is legal? Is this a good way for people to confront their fears, or is this a sick person who gets kicks out of torturing people who has found a legal loophole to do so?"

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