(KMOV)— A haunted house in Lincoln County, Missouri is re-opening for business this week, despite having been the site of a shooting.
Last October, a worker at Fear Factory Hautned House, LLC mistakenly discharged a .50 caliber black powder rifle injuring a patron.
The new operator of the haunted house has taken precautionary measures to prevent any such mishap from again occurring.
"The only shooting that will be going on this year will be on the part of licensed law enforcement who have been retained by Fear Factory Haunted House, LLC to maintain order and safety," said Albert S. Watkins, legal counsel for the new operator. "With more than a modicum of respect for the capacity of a haunted house to get patrons in an off center mode, it is believed that the presence of law enforcement will serve to abate any outrageous conduct," concluded Watkins.
The haunted house is located at 14 Keeteman Road in Old Monroe, Missouri, located in Lincoln County just north of St. Louis. It will be operating every Friday and Saturday in October from 7:00 p.m. until the line for admission has been depleted.
The tour of the haunted house takes approximately 30 to 45 minutes to complete. Dated and unused train tracks run through the house, however, live/active tracks sit less than 150 feet from the building.