Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Shocktoberfest 'Naked and Scared' event may have nudity banned by towns

For $20, the attraction´s website says participants can experience the Unknown Haunted Hause completely naked or "prude," meaning that they are allowed to wear underwear if they so choose. (Via Facebook)
For $20, the attraction's website says participants can experience the Unknown Haunted Hause completely naked or "prude," meaning that they are allowed to wear underwear if they so choose. (Via Facebook)

If you can't let people run naked through a haunted house on your own property in Berks County's Spring and Sinking Spring townships, well, what can you do?

Maybe just host a boring, regular haunting house.

That's the conundrum facing Patrick Konopelski, the owner of a Halloween attraction called Shocktoberfest's Naked and Scared Challenge, after disapproving reaction to his idea about the "naked" part.

Konopelski's bizarre idea of running naked through a haunted house has attracted national attention in the last week.

His property, which is home to Shocktoberfest, straddles Spring and Sinking Spring townships. Sinking Spring has already told him no, according to a report by the Reading Eagle newspaper.

Spring Township, meanwhile, told Konopelski to apply for a permit, the Eagle reported Thursday. But with the attraction scheduled to open Friday, Konopelski said it's been "stressful" getting together the paperwork.

"Worst-case scenario, it's the prude option," Konopelski said of the option of wearing skivvies while running through the haunted house. "But we want to give the people what we've been telling them."

Earlier in the week, philly.com provided some insight into what the heck is actually planned for the Naked and Scared Challenge. For $20, the attraction's website says participants can experience the Unknown Haunted Hause completely naked or "prude", meaning that they are allowed to wear underwear if they so choose.


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