|Beware! This is not your average haunted house! The acres of Wiard's Orchards south of Ypsilanti Township, Michigan (near Ann Arbor, in Washtenaw County) are truly haunted. The history of these lands has lived in haunted houses of Michigan lore for centuries. Courageous souls who have dared to set foot on the haunted grounds of this old orchard say they can still hear the howling sounds of the night. So said the few brave souls who have survived, and the fear will always live in them. There comes a time in each of our lives when we must face our fears and face the terror of these haunted lands. What's your Fear? Is it the dark? Is it death? Is it the old haunted house next door? Or is it just the unknown? Prepare yourself to confront those fears at one or all 6 of the Wiard chilling haunted attractions: the Ultimate Haunted Barn, the Asylum, The Mineshaft, Hayrides of the Lost, The Labyrinth and Alien Caged Clowns. Because at Night Terrors, Michigan's Premier Haunted Thrill Park, we are NOT just another haunted house in Michigan!
We have 6 chilling attractions at Night Terrors including: The Ultimate Haunted Barn The Asylum The Mindshaft The Hayride of the Lost The Labyrinth Alien Caged Clowns also Scaryoke
The Ultimate Haunted Barn: Within these walls are the remains of the legend of Wiard's Apple Thieves?
As the story goes the thieves were looting the barn when bad fortune fell upon them. A hungry bear, tall as two men, from Ann Arbor, Michigan, wandered into the torch-lit barn. Little did he know he'd found more than fresh apples to satisfy his appetite. Unfortunately for the thieves the bear blocked the only way out so there was no chance of escape. They tried in vain to scare him off, which only drew his attention toward them. The bear made quick work of the 3 thieves with mighty claws and once they were no longer breathing he dragged their bodies atop of a pile of apples. With no Discrimination they were torn limb from limb and soon there was no way to tell shredded flesh from the shredded apples. Once his stomach was full of flesh, and his lips were thick with blood and juice, he turned backed out into the orchard and lumbered into the night.
Unfortunately the next day was Sunday and nobody came to work, so by the time they found the bodies in Ypsilanti Township, on Monday the stench was. After they piled up the bodies they vowed to never open the doors of that barn again. Some suggested they tear down the barn but it was decided that would be wasteful so they simply sealed the doors. Sometime around Halloween in 1984 the haunted barn was opened again out of necessity, it’s dark history forgotten .The Orchard doesn’t take well to strangers so watch your step.
The Asylum: In 1912 Dr. Jeremiah Wiard founded the Wiard’s Asylum in Ypsilanti, as an alternative to the cold stark institutions run by the state of Michigan. . In the beginning all was well-- the patients behaved, the staff was friendly and the grounds were well kept. As time went by, things began to change. Many families realized that slightly quirky and senile relatives needed to be released. Many of these patients left soon after, with only the truly sick and demented remaining. The drop in the number of inhabitants meant staff cutbacks resulting in lessened security. During this period Dr. Wiard also began to go through a change. His intense contact with patients began to take its toll as madness slowly overtook him. He was haunted daily by the dismal condition of the patients.
Eventually the few remaining workers were frightened away, they fled to Ann Arbor, Saline, Belleville, Plymouth and even to Detroit. Dr. Wiard was left alone to fend for himself and the patients. Since 1953, when the last workers left, no one has set foot in the asylum. The patients and Dr. Wiard disappeared; the building seemed abandoned until recently. Strange lights and cries have been coming from the building. Neighbors have reported pet mutilations and unknown footprints on their lawns. The authorities have yet to respond so nothing is known for sure. Now you must discover the secret of The Asylum!
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