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All New Trail of Terror Haunted Hike?
What’s the Story Behind Terror in the Timbers and the
Over a century ago, the Chicagoland area suffered one of its greatest disasters. No, we’re not talking about the great Chicago fire. We are talking about the man who killed nearly as many people as the fire, but with his own two hands, and the instruments of his trade.
America’s first Serial Killer was the infamous, the evil, the satanic, Dr. Henry Howard Holmes. Dr. Holmes’ hobbies included constructing “murder castles” with soundproof rooms, trap doors and chutes leading to vats of acid, luring young women and children to their grisly deaths, and dismembering bodies.
A mere 9 of Dr. Holmes’ atrocities in the Chicago area were ever solved. A few bodies were dissolved in acid, one boy’s teeth and bones were found in his chimney, and his daughters’ bones were found buried in his basement after being locked in a trunk and gassed. This left hundreds of bodies unaccounted for. Until now…
It is now known that the evil doctor, after dismembering his victims at his surgical table, discarded their tortured remains at a location deep in the woods west of the city, near what we know today as Elgin. These unhappy souls have been seen hovering over their buried bones, creating Terror in the Timbers, where no man should ever tread. And what of Dr. Holmes himself? His coffin was sealed in cement and buried 10 feet underground. This should have been the end…
Unfortunately, evil never really dies…it waits in the darkness to rise again. Four years ago, Dr. Holmes’ body was exhumed. Due to being sealed in cement, he was found not decomposed, even his hair and mustache remained perfect. When they cracked the cement, his spirit, freed from the underground prison, made its way back to the grounds of his favorite burial site in …in ELGIN, Illinois.
So once again, Holmes wanders the grounds, hiding in plain sight, taking on as many aliases as he did in his lifetime. Are you talking to a friendly Park Ranger…or a notorious serial killer? Should you decide to venture into the timbers this October, be warned… you’re not nearly as safe as you think inside your car…H.H. Holmes aka Dr. Dismember, could be lurking behind any of those trees on Camp Big Timber.
TWO EVENTS AT ONE LOCATION
Terror in the Timbers
You will enjoy a scenic drive through the countryside with stops along the way that will showcase some of Chicago’s darker historical moments brought to you by HH Holmes.
Terror in the Timbers wants to put your mind at ease while entertaining you and your family & friends so we came up with a safe and fun alternative. Welcome to Terror in the Timbers.
It’s simple, you purchase the appropriate ticket for the available time slot that fits your plans.
Upon your arrival at our event, you will be required to produce:
1. A valid ticket.
2. A valid driver’s license
Guests will never have to leave the safety of the vehicle.
First, you will turn off your headlights and tune your radio to a predetermined station.
Next, you will proceed down a marked path to the first of many horrific stops. NEVER exceeding 5 miles per hour.
When you enter the scene, a red light will signal the driver who will then be required to put the car in park.
Then take a deep breath and leave the rest to our demented Minions of Terror.
Trail of Terror – Haunted Hike Add-On