Attractions at Backwoods Terror Ranch
The residence on the property was a large 2 story Victorian farmhouse with 6 bedrooms and only two bathrooms, which was customary in the day. He christened it Surgeon Manor at Liza’s request. With so many rooms the doctor decided to rent out rooms to the impoverished of Fayetteville. Liza loved meeting new people and there was a constant flow of “new guests.” Kind of a halfway house for people down on their luck to get back on their feet, many would not be missed if they just disappeared. Thus, providing the doctor with an endless supply of patients to experiment on. What Liza, the residents and even the staff of Surgeon Manor didn’t know was that many of their fellow guests ended up as experiments in the Surgeon Gene Labs.
It was in Surgeon Manor that Iza took her last breath and passed away on a brisk October day in 1897. The 6-year-old did not go quietly. Screams could be heard clear into town and long into the night. First from Liza and then from Dr Surgeon. Devastated, angry, heartbroken, again, The doctor threw himself into his work, but madness finally came for Surgeon. He claimed that Liza was still in the house, he had seen her, talked to her, and she was not happy with the number of the people he had injured, even killed trying to save her in vain. The doctor lived out his last days, trying to splice together the bugs he found in his cell. A shadow of the brilliant
But this sad tale has a happy ending, because Surgeon Manor is reopening as a “Dead and Breakfast,” catering to ghost hunters and people interested in the paranormal. The rooms are booking up quickly, so make a reservation today!
The hybrid abominations of nature that the doctor created were kept in paddocks deep in the woods of the farm and once large enough they were butchered in the onsite Slaughterhouse with the rest of the livestock and sold in the local market next to other “one species” meat. However, right before the last roundup, the “huminals” seemed to know what was about to happen. They rebelled, took over the slaughterhouse and slaughtered several of the employees before escaping into the woods. It is said that their howls can still be heard today. Forced to be closed by the local humane society, no animal ever died in that building again,
Most people have never seen a real slaughterhouse, so be sure to fit this interactive experience into your visit. You may never eat meat again!
Deville Paint Factory
One of the closed buildings on the property was the Deville Paint Factory specializing in paint that was highly reactive to UV or ultraviolet light. Come to find out the secret ingredient in their paint that made it glow was radioactive waste. The US government paid a shell company to dispose of the waste and Deville Paint Factory sold it in their paint. It was a very lucrative plan until people started dying. Anyone in contact with the dried paint had zombie, lepper-like symptoms and became infectious to boot. Eventually, the factory was closed by authorities and owners arrested. The factory building and surrounding land was declared a toxic spill site.
Just for the fall season, Abandoned Factory Tours are now available for a small fee, so be sure to schedule a visit while at Terror Ranch. Much of the radioactive material received by the factory was never found, it is believed that employees dumped the waste into the building drainage system, but take a tour and see if you can find the missing waste!