Kentucky's newest Haunted Attraction and Kentucky's only Year Round Haunted House, Some people say they don't like Halloween, doesn't matter if you like Halloween or not you still like having fun, we still like laughing at friends, we still like Haunted Houses. Therefore Asylum Haunted House will be open the first Sat of every month all year round, as well as the following Holidays and Friday the 13th's listed below.
Jan 20th Martin Luther King Day
Feb 14th Valentines Day
March 17 St. Patricks Day
May 6th Nurses Day
May 26th Memorial Day
July 4th Independence Day
Nov 11th Veterans Day
Sept. 1st Labor Day
and Friday June 13th
on these days above the Asylum will be open from 7-11pm
606-346-2198 for reservations
Once again Besthaunts.com has selected a Hustonville, Kentucky Haunted Attraction as the
BEST IN STATE!
and the "2013 Winner for Best Haunted House in the State of Kentucky" is
This Two story house was built in the late 1800s by the town Marshal, Harold Stokes. Back in those days it was considered a mansion. It was one of the nicest homes in Hanging Fork. Which was the original name for Hustonville.
The original name was derived after two men were caught stealing horses from the stable at the end of the street. They were brought to the Marshals home where he allowed the towns people to hang the horse thieves in his front yard to serve as an example. One was hung from each tree, out front. Needless to say there was never another horse stolen while he was the Marshal.
Marshal Stokes was assassinated while standing on the Northeastern corner of his front porch in 1920. The assassin was never caught. It was always thought to have been one of the hanging victim’s brothers seeking revenge on the Marshal.
In 1922, the County paid back taxes on the house and turned it into a house for the mentally ill. They named it, The Asylum. The house was used as an Asylum until it was shut down by the state after one of the orderlies went crazy and killed five of the patients. He did this on Friday, the 13th day of October in 1944. Some blamed it on the full moon.
The orderly was Frank Smith he murdered the (2) men and (3) women in various ways. Using whatever means he had. He stabbed some. He doused one with paint thinner and set him on fire. He used the states low voltage electric chair which was used back then for what they called "shock treatment". Frank reaped havoc on the helpless mentally disturbed patients and he was never found.
We have pretty much left the place as it was back then. It has been closed for over 32 years, but now in 2013 we are going to open it up to the public. As we feel it is truly haunted.
If you want to see where some of Kentucky’s most gruesome history was made you might enjoy the tour. (You morbid person you)