Yes, it's Halloween. What is Halloween all about?
It's not just all about candy and crazy costumes. Halloween is about being scared.
Have you ever been to a haunted house or the recently popular "Fear Farms?"
Average people like you and I are shelling out big bucks to get the "sh*t" scared out of them.
And it works.
Modern technology is so good that the once rubber faced Frankensteins and ax wielding doctors spattered in red food coloring have evolved into incredibly realistic blood drenched executioners and evil mutated subhuman monsters that, up until now, have only lived deep within our worst nightmares.
So why do we love to be scared?
Experts believe that we get intense physical pleasure when our hearts race, we breathe more intensely, sweat more and our stomachs turn upside down.
We feel increasingly stronger and more powerful physically when our hormones, especially Adrenalin course through our systems.
Maybe it goes back to the dark days of our human origins.
Life back then was scary.
Everything that moved was either trying to eat us or kill us.
If prehistoric man survived a close call they felt a hugely gratifying survival sensation.
So maybe today's humans experience a similar satisfaction when they have conquered and mastered something threatening.
We walk through the front door of a haunted house not knowing what to expect and ready to face our deepest fears.
If we make it through without wetting ourselves, we experience an intense personal satisfaction that we conquered a fear we had long hidden from.
But did you know that being scared can be funny too?
Well, just watch the slideshow below for proof.
I ran across an article by Beverly Jenkins on one of my favorite websites called "About."
Beverly is a wonderfully funny author with a background in television news and streaming media production.
She is currently a freelance writer and the author of two web-based humor books.
She co-wrote her first book, Crap I Bought on eBay (Running Press), in 2011, and her second book, Photobombed! (Sourcebooks), hit the shelves in September 2012.
The coolest part of this attraction is that they were clever enough to set up a rolling video camera inside a particularly hair-raising section of the haunted house.
The resulting shots of the completely terrified patrons are hilarious.
Check out some of the very best of the Nightmares Fear Factory photos.
You may wet your pants just like the unfortunate patrons, but in your case it will be from laughter.
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