Crummy weather on scare nights and a lot of rainwater causing the cancellation of one event evening were determining factors in numbers being down during the 2019 haunted house season for the Clinton Chamber of Commerce's Terror on Washington Street Haunted House.
Executive Director Marian Brisard says it was just an off-year thanks to nights that were downright cold and others that were wet. Mid-month, the house was forced to close because rainwater flooded the basement.
Despite down numbers this year, new features were well received by their guests. Brisard indicates they welcomed the new escape room and a virtual reality haunted house.
Brisard is not concerned about the future of the Haunted House after a down year. She says it is a staple of the community and haunted house goers. Additionally, it helps so many groups and clubs throughout central Illinois who provide volunteers throughout the season.