Naked and Scared Challenge
Halloween is just a month away, which means it's that time of year again for haunted houses!
But how does one proceed to spice up such an age-old tradition? By asking all the participants to take their clothes off, natch.
This year, Pennsylvania's "premier haunted scream park" Shocktoberfest debuted "The Naked and Scared Challenge," inspired by Discovery Channel's hit show Naked and Afraid. In the challenge, guests are invited to run through a dark haunted house completely naked with fellow naked strangers and "to test your fears and phobias on a whole new level. For the first time ever you can now experience the Unknown Haunted House totally naked! See if you have Gymnophobia- the fear of being nude," a description on the official website reads.
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However, the attraction elicited so much media coverage that Shocktoberfest was forced to downplay the nudity aspect of the challenge. "Although the Naked and Scared Challenge is legal, due to this worldwide attention, it has been requested by our township officials not of offer the 'nude' option. Not wanting to engage in a battle with our municipalities we have decided to concede," according to a recent post on the official website.
Thankfully — or not, depending on how prude you are — participants are still allowed to strip ... to their underwear to complete the challenge. "We still feel confident this experience will be very intense. In discussing this with Spring township officials, we may be able to offer the 'nude' option next year," the company behind Shocktoberfest wrote.
Take a peek at the Naked and Scared Challenge [Warning: The following is not for the faint of heart or overly modest]:
Would you do "The (Semi) Naked and Scared Challenge"?