Say hello to Wicker Manor, a small home haunt in the Mile High City based on a unique and haunting story from history.
As the story goes, Henry and Robert Herman discovered the mines during the gold rush of the 1800s and, driven by greed, ordered workers to blast through the caves in search of gold. The Herman brothers became too greedy for their own good an ordered the miners to keep blasting further into the mines, despite the fact that doing so was becoming increasingly dangerous, and collected more of the mine’s gold for themselves. When the miners hit bedrock, the brothers continued to push the miners until the unfortunate happened and an elevator cable snapped, plunging all the miners who were working into an untimely death. The tragedy was enough for the Herman brothers, and they closed down the mine for good. Still, they say that the souls of the miners are still trapped inside.
Today, the original elevator has been completely rebuilt and there are now self-guided tours through this home haunt that’s been completely transformed and built to resemble the inside of an underground mine shaft. For those brave enough to head inside, you’ll be amazed at how the shaft comes together and how realistic it looks. October is the perfect month to get your spooky on and what’s a more interesting place than an old, historical Colorado mine shift that has a reputation of being haunted?
This year, there are no reservations needed, but they’ve got all open dates on their calendar available online, with most days in the month available, aside from a couple private events. There are a couple “no scare” hours on certain nights where you can bring the kids for a spooky but not scary haunt.
If you make it through the end of the frightening maze then you’ll be rewarded with Halloween candy, so enter, if you dare, into this unique haunted house.
Where: 9222 E 53rd Ave Denver Colorado 80238