Knott’s Scary Farm has already revealed a ton of details about to strike year’s event. A new maze, a few returning mazes, and Elvira. That’s a major jump on this year’s 11 mazes, scare zones and shows. We thought the big announcements were done, and we were just going to get a line up on August 26th, when Knott’s brings in passholders for the annual Scary Farm announcement event. We thought we were safe. We were wrong.
I love mysterious packages, but this one caught me completely by surprise. As I unwrapped the box, and opened it, a mystery unfolded in my hands. Well…it is a mysterious package afterall.
No, this box has all the clues we need to unlock the secrets of Knott’s Scary Farm early.
Video-Watch as we unbox the secrets from Knott’s Scary Farm
The obvious comparison is to Halloween Horror Nights Orlando, which used to send out mysterious packages all the time. This seems to be a first for Knott’s, and quite frankly, we love it. There’s a very puzzle like aspect to it, and it’s helping to get immersed into the event. I can’t wait for more.
“You are the lucky recipient of the #ScaryFarmClue box. Your task, if you choose to accept it, is to decipher which three bloodcurdling experiences will be unveiled on August 26. This is your chance to be ahead of the game. Whatever you’re imagining, it’s here…at Knott’s Scary Farm”
With that information we know there will be three all new experiences. This is apparently in addition to the new maze that was announced already.
So what are the clues? We’ll break down the clues, and go by each piece of evidence. There are three total clues, and each clue has several different pieces.
B-Silver miner figure
We’re going to say that this one has something to do with Calico Mine Train. Could they be doing a haunt layover?
A-Hospital bracelet with H.H. patient 437801
B-Electromagnetic radiation detector (EMF reader?)
C-Paranormal Researcher Card
The hospital bracelet has my name on it, along with a patient number. There is also a number to call for a paranormal research firm. The number is (844) 666-1973. It gives you to a website to report paranormal activity for a new show.
Update- The phone number gives way to a new website for the paranormal research team. There isn’t much on the site, but what is there is interesting, especially given the “Episode List”.
This list of episodes definitely sounds like a list of haunted attractions. In fact, Manor on 13th street is a haunted attraction in Alberquerque, NM and in Colorado. Hollywood Tower Hotel is the fictional setting of the Tower of Terror attraction at Disneyland, right down the road. It’s also a real ex hotel, turned apartment building. Anaheim Asylum could mean a fictional asylum, or it could mean the place where refuges from other countries come to seek political asylum…again a real place. Stanley House is a sober living facility in Los Angeles. It’s also a historical house and museum in Garden Grove, CA. That place is said to be the sighting of tons of paranormal activity. In fact, just about most of these listed in the episode list are actually haunted places. There are some that aren’t specific enough, such as the Haunted Shed, The Toy Factory and Mrs. Hornaday’s House. The rest are real honest to goodness places that are said to be haunted.
The prevailing theory here is that, yes, this new experience will have something to do with toys, and perhaps an asylum…but whatever it is will have a paranormal research aspect to it. The other thought, seeing that this was a very specific patient number, is could this be the start of a new upcharge house? The Experiment did very well at Knott’s, but it was confirmed to not come back. Could this new experience be a new upcharge experience in which guests will go on a paranormal hunt?
We’ve emailed Paranormal Inc, and they’ve gotten back to us with an EVP session from their latest episodes:
That’s not a lot to go on, is it? We’ve slowed down the audio and could find nothing, but we were able to slow down the video, and clear it up a little bit. What we found was a bit…well…strange.
If that’s what they summoned while doing their latest episode, and this is what is waiting for us at an all new paranormal research maze, then I think we’re all in trouble if this thing gets unleashed. That’s not a typical ghost, but a demon. I think that the gang at Paranormal Inc. might have stumbled onto something a little bit more than they bargained for. Zoinks.
There are several missing words in the riddle, and not going to lie…have no idea what it’s referring to. This is something to do with the Green Witch, and the Tricksters. Yeah…not much help.
A few people have suggested that this one is a take on the Seven Deadly Sins. It’s a bit of a stretch, but we’re not 100% sure on it. Still working on the missing words.
So, we’ve started working out the puzzle. It may not be exact, but we’re pretty sure that the end is correct. “From the Latin word “Superbia”: One who respects their worth and regard. The misguided self-esteem level far above those of common folk. The consider themselves far more important and profitable. Not one to give credit other than themselves. What am I?”
What are they? Pride. It’s one of the seven deadly sins. Rick from Theme Park Adventure got a similar card, and was given Wrath. Parks and Cons also received a card, Sloth. Not sure who the other three to get them were, but we’re guessing the other four of the seven sins were involved. This is all thanks to TPA, but it’s looking like the seven deadly sins will accompany the Green Witch. We’ll find out soon!
Knott’s is already lined up to have a legendary year at Haunt.
If they could incorporate the clues and games into the houses and even online, it would add a new level of immersive storytelling that other haunts have toyed with.
Slideshow-Check out even more pictures and clues
All of the details about this year’s Scary Farm will be revealed on August 26th.