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Get Your Scare-On Early at Psycho Asylum in San Antonio

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If you’re a fan of haunted houses, then you’re in luck. No need to wait until Halloween to get the snot scared out of you. San Antonio’s famous Psycho Asylum Haunted House opens to the public on Saturday, September 30. The attraction continues through the scariest of seasons. Every Thursday and Sunday are College Days, so show your id and enjoy a scare at a discounted price.

Located in Historic (and Haunted?) Downtown San Antonio

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Located near downtown San Antonio, this year, Psycho Asylum has added on a new portion of the haunted house, aptly named, Slaughter House. Slaughter House alone is larger than most multi-house events. All haunts together are larger than all other haunted houses in South Texas combined, giving you the best value for your money and the biggest, scariest Haunted Attraction in the state!

A Haunted History

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Photo: Flickr/Ricky Brigante

The location of Psycho Asylum is believed to have housed the criminally insane, as well as sick and infectious patients back in the late 1970’s. On December 1, 1978, it was reported that eight of the most dangerous patients of the asylum escaped the facility. They ran loose in the building as they tried to escape the “walls,” which is how they referred to the asylum. Later that same day, the patients were found dead. Their spirits are said to haunt the building to this day–adding a serious “creepy” vibe to an already creepy place.

Starting on Saturday, Sept. 30, you can visit the asylum in downtown San Antonio to learn about the history of the patients who still haunt its hallowed halls. Bring a friend and a change of pants, just in case. While there, you can also visit San Antonio’s Slaughter House, the sister haunted house to the Asylum.

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