Phobias: Darkness, Creepyworld and Lemp Brewery!
St. Louis cloaks fears in The Darkness...
Many of us seem to carry the weight of the world upon our shoulders, coping with the various challenges life provides. As stressful as that may become, we firmly plant our feet and push forward, refusing to let ourselves be crushed beneath the strain. However, for some the fear of getting crushed - in the literal sense - presents far more strain than is bearable. Barophobia is the abnormal fear of being crushed beneath objects, and can make life extremely difficult for the person suffering from this phobia.
At St. Louis' The Darkness, a barophobiac may find themselves weighted down by their fear as they travel through this critically-acclaimed haunt. Larger-than-life sets and props create a truly overpowering experience, as giant monsters loom overhead. A free-moving swamp house, boilers, a freezer, barrels crashing down from overhead, and a graveyard rife with tombstones are just a few of the potentially crushing items to be found in this awesome haunted attraction, which utilizes film studio quality environments to enhance the fright. The threats even come from the organic level, as giant monster plants spring up from underground to menace visitors.
Speaking of underground...during the 50s and 60s, the Cold War introduced the world to the very realistic fear of radiation. As the American public held its breath waiting for one side or the other to push that fatal button, bomb shelters sprang up (or down, more accurately) in the backyards and basements of suburban homes nationwide. Hollywood embraced this fear, turning out movie after movie depicting the horrific outcome of man's dalliance with nuclear energy. And while we still live in the shadow of nuclear threat to some degree, it no longer has the stranglehold on our sense of security it once did. Except in the case of Radiophobiacs...
Radiophobia is an overwhelming fear of radiation. This is not exactly an irrational fear, as radiation does pose significant risks from overexposure, but it can cross over into abnormal when it begins to limit one's ability to function. X-ray machines or microwave ovens, while commonplace in today's world, can seem rather threatening to the radiophobiac. The specter of genetic mutation brought on by radiation can cause tremendous dread. Deep within Creepyworld Screampark, such mutations run amok, as living reminders of the trauma man's folly can create. Paranormal experiments have gone horribly wrong, producing terrifying beasts which stalk human prey...
Finding refuge in an underground bomb shelter would not be an option for someone suffering from Taphophobia - an irrational fear of being buried alive. Primarily deriving from a fear of being incorrectly pronounced dead and laid to rest, this phobia has even prompted taphophobiacs who could afford it to arrange for the construction of a safety coffin, to include glass lids for observation, ropes to bells for signaling, and breathing pipes for survival until rescued. It can prompt one to avoid potentially dangerous situations altogether, as to remove any possible threat of being trapped beneath the surface.
Lemp Brewery Haunted House, housed several levels beneath the streets of St. Louis in the caves and caverns below Lemp Brewery, would pose a formidable threat to a taphophobiac. Boarding an elevator, visitors are lowered into a subterranean world inhabited by REAL ghosts and spirits that have called this place home for over 100 years. St. Louis' only real haunted house dares you to descend into one of America's scariest supernatural destinations - cut off from the surface world and the security of easy escape, any and all will experience a fear of being buried alive .
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