News Column

World's Largest Haunted House

Oct 31, 2012

Mark Brooky

Michigan is apparently home to the world's largest haunted house. Who knew?

A guest blogger for Pure Michigan Connect, the state's official travel and tourism blog site, that's who.

"Erebus, located in Pontiac, is a four-story haunted house that was entered into the Guinness Book of World Records as the World's Largest Walk-Through Haunted Attraction in 2005," wrote the blogger in "Frightful fun at the world's largest haunted house" on Oct. 26.

The blog is a question-and-answer session with Ed Terebus, who owns and operates the haunted house with his brother, Jim.

"Q: For those who have never been to Erebus, can you give us an overview of the popular haunted destination?

"A: Erebus is the result of Dr. Colber, who worked for the government to build a time machine, then later worked on building the time machine on his own. He was successful at sending people back into time, with the only one glitch being that the time period looked at the people like a virus and wiped them out. Determined to overcome this glitch, he sent in group after group of his own personnel, but they were unsuccessful and he ended up broke and lacking the proper personnel to run his machine."

OK, so some of it is tongue-in-cheek. But it provides an overview of the attraction, in case you would like to venture there next October.

Source: (c)2012 the Grand Haven Tribune (Grand Haven, Mich.). Distributed by MCT Information Services.