USS Nightmare Media Event ’05

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USS Nightmare Media Event ’05
By Noah (AKA Jolly Pumpkin)

Creator and webmaster

On Wednesday, October 5th, 2005 USS Nightmare held its second annual media event. Review sites such as Haunted Cincinnati, The House of Doom, Haunted House Tour, Ohio Valley Haunts and of course City Blood attended. There was pizza, chips, pretzels, drinks and fun. It was interesting to hear what others had to say about the haunt industry and what they thought of USS Nightmare. We first got our seats in the mess hall party room and sat down. We ate some Dewey’s Pizza and had some fresh Pepsi or water. Across from us was a monitor that showed an area of the ship. Every time someone walked by in that area, you were able to press down on a button that would activate an air cannon. It was fun to see others reactions and see if we could scare some of the workers.

We next introduced ourselves and where we were from so people knew who was who. Well, of course there had to be a group photo and that is exactly what we did next. We walked out of the Mess Hall and all squeezed together so no one would be cut out of the photo. The picture was taken and we were off to tour the ship. The first go through I took some pics and the second time through I did a whole video from the beginning to the end of inside USS Nightmare. I can’t count the times I got lost while trying to look through the view screen of the camcorder in night vision.

Well, it was basically more of the same throughout the night, but it was fun talking to other haunt enthusiasts like myself and getting Allen Rizzo’s thoughts on the haunt industry and how USS Nightmare began. But that’s a whole different story on its own and that’s for another day and another time. I can’t wait till next year and I hope everyone from this years media event shows up for next because it was a boat load of fun.

I’d like to thank everyone from USS Nightmare for a good time and Brian Robbe for being a gracious host. Till next year.