The Allen House

The back lawn of the Allen House, the most distinctive house in Monticello and rumored to be haunted, is the site of a “Nightmare Maze”, a maze of scary sights and sounds featuring live actors. “It’s very scary, I would not recommend it for young children,” cautioned Rebecca Spencer, owner of the Allen House.

Maze tours began last weekend and will continue every weekend before Halloween on October 14, 15, 21, 22 and 28 from 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. The cost to tour the maze is $5.

For those who’ve always wanted to take a peek inside the house, the Allen House will be open for Halloween tours on October 30 and 31 from 6 p.m. until 11 p.m. The guided tour of the house is $10. The price includes a tour of the outdoor “Nightmare Maze.”

The Nightmare maze will not be open on October 29 when Allen House Productions hosts “Investigation Night.” This event allows individuals to do their own “paranormal investigating” in the house, according to Spencer.

“They can bring any equipment they want,” she said. “They get a tour of the house and then get to investigate the four hot spot rooms. This is the only tour where cameras and video are allowed.”

Tickets can be purchased for “Investigation Night’ through the Allen House web site.  There are 20 tickets for the 8-10 p.m. session and five tickets for the 10 p.m. -12 a.m. session. Tickets are $30 each.

The house is located at 705 North Main, in Monticello.