-Haunted Museums, or Museums of the Haunted?

Located in Charleston, South Carolina is a “museum of the paranormal” located in the Old City Jail, constructed in 1802. Like the Old Jail of Saint Augustine, Florida, it is today a creepy tourist attraction. But it isn’t, despite what this website claims, a true paranormal “museum,” unless one considers that the building in its totality *is* the exhibit. For more of the traditional museum feel, there is the Traveling Museum of the Paranormal & Occult. It is, as the name implies, a mobile attraction, a museum on wheels. (Become a member or a patron by clicking here.)

Then there is the granddaddy of them all, the Ed and Lorraine Warren Occult Museum in Monroe, Connecticut. This one will serve as the setting for the third film in the ANNABELLE series, due out in just a couple of weeks. This film sounds like gonzo fun, as it basically takes the premise of NIGHT AT THE MUSEUM and drops it into the Warren’s place. I doubt they filmed anything in the actual Warren Museum, but it will have been recreated on a soundstage. Faithfully recreated? No doubt, but I don’t really care. In real life, Annabelle the doll didn’t escape her container and free all of the other cursed objects—at least, not yet—so if they take a few liberties, like making the museum bigger and scarier, I’m okay with it.

Explore the Warren’s Museum in 360-degree virtual reality, if you have the tech, or if not you can do it with just your computer, by clicking here. So fun!

By TheCheezman

WAYNE MILLER is the owner and creative director of EVIL CHEEZ PRODUCTIONS, specializing in theatrical performances and haunted attractions. He has written, produced, and directed (and occasionally acted in) over two dozen plays, most of them in the Horror and True Crime genres. He obtained a doctorate in Occult Studies from Miskatonic University and is an active paranormal investigator. Is frequently told he resembles Anton Lavey. And Ming the Merciless.

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