New England, the year is 1992.
The Whitby family was one of the wealthiest families in New England during the 1900’s. The Whitby Mansion (with over 90 bedrooms), was built for James and Edith Whitby. Legend has it, James (the Lord of the manor) went mad and murdered his entire family.
After their death, the Whitby Mansion was sold at auction, it was then re-named and turned into the luxurious Laughton Hotel. There have been more supernatural events witnessed in this hotel than anywhere else on earth - with stories that will make your hair stand on end. Due to the unexplained deaths and unusual occurrences, the Laughton Hotel was eventually shuttered in 1992 – and unfortunately, detectives and paranormal investigators who have tried to explore the old mansion for evidence, were never seen again.
Locals say that any living thing caught in the hotel at the stroke of midnight will become part of the spirit world forever... but your curiosity got the best of you. Your goal is to find proof that paranormal activity exists; and if you’re lucky, crack the unsolved mystery of Edith Whitby’s disappearance, whose body has never been found…
• Please arrive 15 minutes early for brief rules/orientation, you then have 60 minutes in the room.
Creepiness: High, dim lighting, no fog, no strobes but some flickering & flashing lights, plus a startle scare and loud sound (please call ahead to inquire about this room, if you need physical accommodations).
Age Range: 13+ One Adult/Guardian required as a participant with kids/teens ages 13-15.
Minimum required number of participants: 2 adults (or 1 adult and 1 teen 13+).
Recommended number of participants: 6-8 for best experience. Note: other players may book with you unless you purchase all 8 tickets.
Escape Rooms are physical activities that may require 2 guests per room (min ages of 7+ or 13+, depending on the room rating and difficulty) plus a ticketed parent/guardian with all kids 15 & under. Not all areas and equipment are handicap accessible and may have restrictions. It is the responsibility of the adult or parent/guardian to decide on appropriateness for themselves and their guests and children. Rooms may contain loud or eerie sounds, fog, scents, movement, dimly lit areas and flashing or strobe type lights - which may cause seizures or Vertigo. Please call ahead if you have questions regarding which experiences might be better suited for you and your guests or please see our FAQ for more details.
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