Georgetown Morgue Seattle's most popular haunted house
In 1928, a new building was constructed along the Duwamish Waterway to service the deceased of Seattle. The morgue soon became a prosperous institution, seeing over 100 bodies a day, run by the Broughton brothers.
One day a minor earthquake shook the city, and one of the crematorium towers collapsed, killing one of the brothers. A few years later, the other brother was also killed in the morgue in Seattle‘s creepiest unsolved crime. All that is known is that three armed men entered the building and forced the entire staff into the crematorium chamber.
With no surviving staff or ownership, the city of Seattle bought the morgue and continued it for a few years until a newer morgue was built closer to the city.
Today, it has become one of Seattle’s finest haunted houses, with lines around the block every night.
After spending a significant time in line, you are allowed to enter and instantly your senses are accosted with shrills and screams appropriate of a madhouse or horror movie. Along the way, you encounter hanging corpses and bloody bodies that seem to come alive as you pass, and of course a clown with a chainsaw.
Overall, the trip is a thrill; the moving floors and strobe lights momentarily distract you from the gore while the actors eagerly await another jump scare opportunity.
Although the ferry, Lyft, and waiting in line add to almost two hours of pre-show anticipation, the experience is only, at most, fifteen minutes. But if you like to be scared and Halloween thrills, this is definitely the place to go.
Despite the fact that Halloween is today, the Georgetown Morgue will be open for another week, with the closing night on November 4th. And if you miss it this time, you can always go next year to jump-start your Halloween season with some great scares and laughter, as early as September.