Visitors to a Pennsylvania “Naked and Scared” haunted house may still be spooked, but they certain won’t be nude.
Shocktoberfest has pulled the plug on the au naturel aspect of its haunted house amid opposition from officials.
The heavily-publicized “Naked and Scared Challenge” at the seasonal “Scream Park” in Sinking Spring, Pa., was to allow guests 18 and older to streak through the haunted house in the buff. Both “nude” and “prude” tickets were being offered, and the unique — and unclothed — attraction was covered by media outlets around the world.
However, local officials weren’t thrilled with the idea, or the attention.
“Although the Naked and Scared Challenge is legal, due to this worldwide attention, it has been requested by our township officials not of offer the ‘nude’ option,” the people behind Shocktoberfest wrote in a statement on their Facebook page.
Visitors will still be given the “prude” option and allowed to walk through the haunted house wearing nothing but their underwear.
“We still feel confident this experience will be very intense,” the post continued.
Those who had their hearts set on going through in their birthday suits and don’t want the “prude” option will be given a full refund.
On balance, modern society still is not cool with public nudity. Pick any of several reasons.