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As December 21, 2012, approaches, many Americans eagerly await the moment when Hades will emerge from the Underworld to recklessly devour raw egg. Until then, experience man-made terror with today's Groupon: $15 gets you admission to Fright at the Museum: Dead Men Walking, a terrifying haunt in the halls of the National Museum of Crime and Punishment (a $20 value). Your Groupon is valid for Wednesday–Saturday, October 21–October 24, and Wednesday–Saturday, October 28–October 31. The terror awaits you from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. on October 21, 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. on Saturdays, and 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on the other dates. Dare your friends to witness the spine-tingling poltergeists and humiliate your weak-bladdered enemies by YouTubing their shame the next day.
Fear is the secret to happy marriages, lasting friendships, and the final ingredient in numerous madman-created serums. Lead your scared sweetie and ghoulish gang through the horrible collection of criminal spirits returned to dole out punishments of their own. Whether you blew the whistle, pointed the finger, or hid in the closet biting your nails, you're not immune to the vengeful wrath of spooky specters. This maleficent museum houses the Tennessee electric chair, and with it, the 125 ghosts of men who took their final breath while strapped to it.
Fright at the Museum is perfect for aspiring actors, auctioneers, or video-game bad guys searching for an acceptable place to practice blood-curdling screams, but it is not perfect for children under 17 years of age who will be eaten by a squat and pallid beast known as The Gobbler if they try to enter. But once inside, only the most dastardly criminal masterminds will make their way out of the horrific halls. Get your spook on with Groupon.
National Museum of Crime and Punishment
The National Museum of Crime and Punishment shines a light on the dark underbelly of society with more than 100 interactive events spread across three stories and 25,000 square feet of gallery space. After resting their weary bones in an unplugged electric chair, fans of CSI can live out television fantasies at the Crime Scene Investigation exhibit, where they can learn what it takes to be a forensic scientist and watch professionals in action before trying to determine whether fellow museum-goers exhibit the traits of serial killers. The exhibit also serves as a crash course in fingerprinting, DNA testing, fraudulent-check investigation, and dental-impression and ballistics analysis. The museum’s many permanent exhibits include A Notorious History of American Crime, about the country's felonious forefathers, and an exploration into one of the most heinous masterminds of modern times in Ted Kaczynski: The Unabomber.
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