THE HAUNTED BASEMENT, Minneapolis, MN USA
I like to think of myself as a brave soul where ghost-hunting is concerned. I've visited many haunted locations and have listed several of them here at Haunted Hovel. However, there is one haunted location that I've not been able to scare-up the nerve to visit. I'll tell you why....
The place to which I refer is the basement of a very old building known as the Soap Factory. It is located at 514 S.E. 2nd Street in Minneapolis, MN. The website is: www.soapfactory.org.
Why have I avoided ghost-hunting at the Soap Factory? Here is a blip in the Minneapolis Star Tribune newspaper printed in the Variety Section, 10/06/2014 Section E: (I am quoting it verbatim)
"THE HAUNTED BASEMENT
Scares: The haunt that changed the game. You know, the drill -- gotta sign a waiver, must be 18-plus, say 'uncle' if you want out. For it's eighth year, the gnarly basement under the Soap Factory is once again transformed. New this year: Every patron must wear an identical mask and go down in a big group. Whom will you trust? Not even your friends. Also new: blood explosions. So don't wear your Sunday best.
Readers Say: "I just found out the Soap Factory is actually haunted by demonic forces, and ghost hunters who visit the place have to bring priests with them. I'm going for my first time this year. I'm shocked to find out that I might be forced to do some questionable acts to a complete stranger. 'What am I getting myself into!?? Signed -Jodi Simmons, via Facebook
Sounds like an exciting adventure? I've known for a few years now that the ghost hunters taking a priest with them into the basement there is no joke. The Soap Factory is said to be a known portal - not a place I care to risk. Should you ever decide to visit the Soap Factory basement, consider yourself forewarned. There are, indeed, some places "where the wise fear to tread.”