Niles Haunted House raises more than
$100,000 for local groups
The Niles Haunted House Scream Park, one of
Michiana's most popular autumn attractions, recently completed another successful season at its always changing 44 acre site on Mayflower Road between Niles and Buchanan.
This year, the 41st consecutive year for running the project, the Scream Park raised over $100,000 for more than 65 area children’s organizations, civic groups and other charities.
The Niles Haunted House Scream Park welcomed interior visitor number 1,600,000 on Friday, October 17th, 2014. The lucky individual was Meghan McNulty of South Bend. As a result of her good fortune, she received a special "ghost pack" from the Niles Haunted House.
Now 14, Meghan’s first trip to the Niles Haunted House Scream Park was in 2008 when she was 8 years old. She cried the whole time! She wasn’t brave enough to come back the following year, but in 2010, she came to the Scream Park again and has been coming ever since. Her older sister, Lily, started coming in 2006 and her brother has also visited!
Meghan comes because she "likes to be scared," and her favorite things are the strobe lights, the Field of Screams and the main Niles Haunted House. Her favorite character at the Scream Park is "Death." Her father, Kevin, brought Meghan and her friends for this visit, but her mother didn’t come because she "doesn’t do scary stuff"!
Pictured in the photo (L-R) are: Gabs, Rory Manley, Morgan, “Death,” Meghan McNulty, Dillyn, Meghan’s father, Kevin McNulty and Addyson Keszie.
Tony Moran, the actor who played Michael Myers in the original Halloween movie, visited the Park on Friday, September 19 and Saturday, September 20. He met with fans and signed autographs. He appeared on three of the four local TV stations and there was a lot of buzz about the visit. We knew people were excited, but we could not have anticipated the interest people had in meeting this "psycho killer." The Park was full of fans and it was a really fun two nights. Tony was a trooper and stayed late to meet with everyone. It was an "lifetime memory" experience to host him at the Park and we hope you all had a chance to meet him.
For the second year running, the Haunted Attraction Magazine named the Niles Haunted House Scream Park a Must See 31 Attractions for 2014. It is an honor to be recognized by this respected national magazine.
The Niles Haunted House is proud to be named the 2014 "Best Halloween Activity" by the South Bend Tribune Readers in the annual Readers Choice awards. This is the second year in a row the Scream Park has been chosen number one by the South Bend Tribune readers. Thank you! We couldn't do this without our fans!