Fear Factory is now closed for the season. Check back for updates on special events.
Fear Factory is located in the heart of Salt Lake City’s industrial district at 666 W. and 800 S.
A parking lot with a limited number of stalls is open at the haunt for guest use. Parking is also available along 700 W. Avoid parking under the nearby overpasses or along existing bike lanes.
In the late 1800s, in the heart of industrial Salt Lake City, a cement factory known as the Portland Cement Works began its operation. In those days, manufacturing was a dangerous activity, requiring the use boiling liquid and heavy machinery powered by the grinding of giant gears. In this environment of early industrialism, the margin for error was small. Throughout the history of the factory, numerous workers learned this reality too late.
George Howe, charged with maintenance of the coal crusher, was one such worker. One evening, George was alone in the factory oiling the crusher before shutting it down for the night. As he reached across to apply oil deep within the crusher, the machine grabbed his sleeve and began slowly pulling him into its gears. George’s arm was first removed from the socket, then snapped and ripped from his body. Unable to free himself, the man was slowly but consciously pulled into the crusher. The roaring machinery and the solid factory walls silenced his cries. George Howe’s entire body was eventually twisted into the gears before being spit out as nothing more than a torn and mutilated collection of bloody flesh.
For the factory and its managers, this first accident was unexpected and unfortunate. As the frequency of accidents increased, however, it seemed that the factory itself was intent on keeping its gears oiled in blood. The building would take its victims in the blink of an eye leaving them mauled, dismembered, burned, electrocuted or beheaded. As the years past, the number of stories increased.
Charles Whitner had only been working in the factory two short weeks when he met his untimely demise. As he attempted to navigate his way across the upper floors of the factory, he could feel the heat of the boiling potash, water and chemicals below. More experienced workers had grown accustomed to dizzying effects of the rising steam and could successfully cross the narrow walkways of the factory’s upper floors. Unfortunately for Charles, the dizziness combined with a little moisture beneath his boots caused him to slip. As he slowly slid toward the boiling vat of liquid, he clawed at the burning steel until his fingers melted to the bone.
The Portland Cement Works eventually closed its doors. As the decades past, the property fell into a terrible state of disrepair. Several times, would-be entrepreneurs acquired the factory as a home for their businesses. Despite the best of intentions, these businesses never lasted long. Between periods of operation, the property became home to transients and wanderers. In 2010, we acquired the property and began exploring its expansive spaces, its silos, and its underground tunnels. We’ve also performed research, using the state’s historical archives along with the latest paranormal technology.
Since taking over the Fear Factory, we have amassed our own collection of unexplained sightings and events. Our paranormal hotspot, with a deadly history dating back to 1894, holds many accounts of fatal accidents that have occurred on the property. The experiences of our employees, security guards, and guests have taught us one thing – the factory was truly abandoned for a reason.
The Fear Factory partners with Ben Hansen from Sci Fi Channel’s Fact or Fake, Xploration Unknown, and TIPA Research group to offer private and public ghost tours.
Be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for information on all scheduled paranormal investigations.
NOW OPEN for our 2014 Season!! Fear Fall Free Fall out of our Tower straight to the ground.
Tickets are available for purchase before 11 PM Monday-Saturday.
*250 pound limit
*Must sign Liability Release
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Casting Director Rob Dunfield
Must be 16 years or older
Casting Hotline 801-692-FEAR
Email Us! firstname.lastname@example.org
WHAT IS THE FEAR FACTORY?
Fear Factory is Salt Lake City’s newest, most extreme, haunted haunted attraction. The property, which was once home to the Portland Cement Company, opens periodically throughout the year, with our main season beginning weekends in September and most days in October. The Factory takes your fears to new heights as you discover that it was indeed abandoned for a reason.
IS THE FEAR FACTORY REALLY HAUNTED?
Yes, there have been significant evidence collected for years to support this claim. Many paranormal interactions with spirits have been experienced–and they may interact with you.
ARE THERE GHOST TOURS? CAN MY PARANORMAL GROUP COME THROUGH FOR AN INVESTIGATION?
We frequently work with TIPA Research group and offer private and public ghost tours. Be sure to connect with us on Facebook and Twitter for information on all scheduled paranormal investigations.
ARE THERE GROUP DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE?
For groups of 20 or more to contact us at email@example.com or call our office at 801-692-FEAR for specials
HOW LONG IS THE HAUNT?
This often depends on the crowd. The average experience lasts 45 minutes to an hour.
IF I’M IN LINE AT CLOSING TIME WILL I STILL GET IN?
As long as there are customers, we will remain open.
IS THERE DIFFERENT PRICING FOR CHILDREN?
Because the haunt is not recommended for small children, there is one general admission price.
WILL YOUR ACTORS TOUCH ME?
Our “no touch” policy remains enforced: “You don’t touch us, we don’t touch you.” However, due to very dim lighting inside the haunt, you may experience occasional accidental contact with members of our staff.
WHAT AGE DO YOU NEED TO BE TO ENTER THE FEAR FACTORY?
There is no age limit, although discretion is advised for children under the age of 12, this haunt is real and may not be suitable for younger ages.
CAN WE TAKE FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY INSIDE THE HAUNTED HOUSE?
No photography of any sort is allowed inside the Factory. Photography taken outside the haunt is allowed. Media requests should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
WHERE DO WE PARK?
A parking lot with limited stalls is available for haunt guests. Parking is also available along 700 W. Avoid parking under the nearby overpasses or along existing bike lanes. You may enter the property from 800 South. This year we also have a Zombie Bus available for transport to and from The Gateway mall.
HOW DO I PURCHASE TICKETS?
Tickets are available for purchase online. Tickets will also be available at the Fear Factory where all major credit cards are accepted.