FENTON, Mo. — A teenager is lucky to be alive today and became more urban legend debunking material after she accidentally hanged herself with a noose while working inside a Halloween attraction.
The 17-year-old girl somehow got herself entangled in the prop while working at Creepyworld Thursday night. She was rushed to the hospital in critical condition after a co-worker making rounds found the girl unconscious.
She has since been moved out of the intensive-care unit and her condition is improving.
Creepyworld is a haunted attraction designed to look like a small, haunted town. They claim to be St Louis’ largest haunted attraction with seven haunted houses in one location, with over 100 employees.
This girl is not the first teenager to hang themselves at a haunted attraction. Back in 1990, Brian Jewell accidentally hanged himself while scaring people at a haunted hayride. Many patrons who were driven by the dead teen were unaware that it was a stunt that had gone wrong.
Another teen suffered a similar fate at a haunted hayride in 2001. Caleb Rebh wanted to up the scares so instead of simply jumping from a tree to scare riders, he used a rope that was suspending a skeleton from the limb of a tree. Unfortunately, he underestimated the strength of the tree limb.
After putting the double-knotted noose around is neck, he let go of the rope and the tree whipped back, pulling the rope taut. Witnesses first thought he was joking as he frantically tried to remove the rope. By time they realized he wasn’t, it was too late — he choked to death with his feet on the ground.Tags: Creepyworld, Crime, Halloween, haunted house, Missouri, noose, Strangulation