Seattle’s Georgetown morgue is the scariest experience you’ll ever have!
Looking for a truly frightening Halloween thrill this October? If you live in Seattle, you don’t have to go far. According to the expert thrill-seekers at Hauntworld, one of the country’s scariest haunted houses is right here in our city! The infamous Seattle Georgetown Morgue ranked in their 2022 list of the top 13 scariest haunted houses in the US. The morgue’s shocking past and unique Halloween experience earned it a spot on the list.
Read on for the details!
Ranked at number 11 on the list, Georgetown Morgue is located (as you may have guessed) in Seattle’s Georgetown neighborhood. It has reportedly been there since 1928, and in that time the morgue managed to accumulate quite a laundry list of morbid events. The main legend is the most shocking one.
As the story goes, Charles and Henry Broughton purchased the morgue in 1939 and named it Broughton Brothers Funeral Services. Several years later, after an earthquake killed Charles, a gruesome event took the life of Henry as well as that of several of his employees. Allegedly, the morgue was broken into on October 25, 1968 by several men. All nine of the morgue employees, including Henry, were forced into a crematory and burned alive.
No record of this incident exists, but the story concludes with the City of Seattle acquiring the morgue the following year because there were no employees left. Whether it’s one of Seattle’s most disturbing unsolved crimes or simply an enduring ghost story, the fact remains that the Georgetown Morgue is considered one of the scariest places not just in Seattle but in the whole country.
Ready to get spooked? You can visit Seattle’s Georgetown Morgue for some Halloween fun now through November 5. The main attraction will have you walking through the dark morgue and dodging the creatures lurking within. Alternatively you can go on a more chill (but still spooky) self-guided tour that is free of actors and animatronics. They also host thrilling escape games at the morgue!
For the exact days and times they are open, plus information about getting tickets, visit their website. Good luck!