Nude haunted house Halloween attraction reined in by Pennsylvania officials

National Post | Life

Naked and scared has turned into semi-clothed and kind of spooked.

A Halloween attraction’s heavily publicized plan to allow guests to go through one of its haunted houses in the buff was revised Thursday amid opposition from local officials in southeastern Pennsylvania.

Shocktoberfest, a popular seasonal attraction outside Reading, promoted the “Naked and Scared Challenge” as a way for thrill-seekers 18 and over to, um, expose their fears and phobias by wandering through a haunted house completely nude.

But owner Pat Konopelski said officials in nearby Spring Township and Sinking Spring borough told him they weren’t comfortable with it. So, for now, he has agreed to require guests to wear underwear.

“We didn’t really feel a battle would have been fruitful or help any of the parties involved,” he said.

Konopelski, who launched Shocktoberfest about two decades ago and has seen it grow into one of Pennsylvania’s largest Halloween attractions…

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