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Welcome to the Nefarious Haunt Experience. You will investigate a very misfortunate mid-century slaughter of an iron foundry owner and his family.  

George Brady, a disgruntled and mentally ill foundry worker, was laid off work during the devastating times of the great depression. Mr. Brady was desperate and full of anger because of this and on April 24, 1930, he went to visit his former employer Mr. Colton. Those next four days for the Colton family were the most horrifying and painful days few have ever known. Mr. Brady terrified, tortured and murdered the entire Colton family. Mr. Colton, his wife and three children were ultimately discovered months later after a passerby saw wild animals going in and out of the house. 

The house was said to be the goriest scene local authorities have ever processed. The family members were decapitated, dismembered and some of their body parts were never recovered. Mr. Brady was found hung to death with a note in his hand stating, “I will never show mercy to those in this house”. 

In 1972, four teens were said to have entered the house as a dare to see if the Colton family rumors were true. They were never seen again, and their bodies were never recovered. The only thing that ever proved they were there was their abandoned car left in front of the house. 

George Brady still haunts the house and still vows to punish anyone who enters. If you are brave enough to enter, don’t stay long and don’t go alone. 

centrally located and only minutes away

13262 Hanover Courthouse Rd, Hanover, VA 23069

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Testimonials

This place is definitely haunted anyway. Add a bunch of disturbing old stuff all around you, and a murder mystery you have to solve to escape, and it’s a perfect combination for a unique outing with your friends! We will be back to try again and definitely in October for the haunt. Thanks for the fun challenge!

Kara D.

Awesome escape room, had a great time. Was pretty creepy and challenging. Was well worth it. Can't wait to go back again. and also try out the haunted house in near Halloween!

Jason T.


This place has been carefully and meticulously thought through. The time, effort, and care the guys running this place have put into it, certainly shows in the experience. They truly enjoy the challenge of making an enjoyable yet challenging experience, and truly have a love for horror and paranormal. 12 out of 10 would recommend this on your list of escape rooms, or haunt experiences! Can not wait to see the full haunted experience when Halloween comes around!

Ian R.

We love escape rooms and haunted attractions so this definitely caught our attention! And this place does not disappoint! It was difficult and we didn’t make it out however that didn’t have any affect on the fun we had. The set was the best I’ve seen. It’s done so well that it gives you a truly immersive experience. We’ve done several “scary” escape experiences but this has been the ONLY one to actually SCARE ME! The puzzles were definitely difficult. Some more so than others. There were 7 in our group and at no time did we have anyone off to the side doing nothing. Everyone stayed busy the entire hour. There is so much to find and explore! The staff is awesome! Super friendly and made us feel right at home. They have a true passion what they do and it shows! I also appreciate the time, dedication, hard work and attention to detail. I honestly don’t think we’ve ever had that much fun in an escape room! This was an awesome experience and I can’t wait to come back !

Lindsey B.


My party of 4 visited today and had a blast. We did not make it out but definitely did not ruin the experience. By far the creepiest escape room we’ve been to. The staff is awesome and friendly as well. We will be back for the haunt this fall for sure.

Justin E.