Of course, this being X-Mode, we had to find some way to incorporate our love for all things spooky with our other main obsession: location. After much brainstorming, and many shot-down ideas — tracing the best route to escape from a slasher movie villain was my personal favorite — we decided to take a look at the foot traffic at some of the best haunted houses across the country.
To source my list, I went to the “only official association in the haunt industry,” the Haunted Attraction Association. The organization made a list last year of the best haunted houses across the country: 31 in total. I got together with Brandon from our data team, and we drew geofences around all of them that are still up and running this year.
Obviously not every state could be represented on this list. But I was suprrised to see that some states had multiple entries on the list. Pennsylvania is apparently the state to be for lovers of scary experiences: 6 out of the 31 haunted houses were from that state. Texas, Ohio, and Colorado all tied for second place, but these top haunts were scattered all over the country.