Haunted Mill is freakin' scary
One could make a strong argument that the haunted mill doesn’t need any extra decoration to become a true haunted house. But because Bryce Hart really wants to give visitors a heart attack, he has spearheaded the project to really turn the place into a creepy, terrifying work of art.
I got a tour of the dusty old building to get a feel for the place, and left with the feeling that actively trying to make the place more scary was a bit overkill. With its dark corridors and dirt floored basement, plus a mysterious, deep hole in the ground, the mill is the perfect place to terrify anyone.
“Some people couldn’t finish it last year.” said Hart. “They asked to get out.”
The haunted mill first became a real haunted house last year, with $9,000 of start up material. This includes insurance, props, building material, and various licensing. It was a major success, with over 600 visitors over the course of a few nights. This year, there is a new layout with new scares.
If you plan on visiting, don’t wear your nice clothes. There’s no guarantee you’ll leave without a few… stains.
“Definitely wear the brown pants to this one.” said Hart.
The haunted mill is just east of the Dollar Tree on the south end of California St. Entrance is free for techies. Opening night is the 19th of 49er’s weekend. It will remain open the next weekend and Halloween night from 8pm to 11pm, and 8pm to midnight on Halloween. All earnings go the Zachary Gabaldon Memorial Fund.