Here's the truth about me...I'm a huge wimp when it comes to haunted houses or anything scary. I don't watch horror films, and I have never understood why people would want to pay nearly $20 a pop to get the crap scared out them and have nightmares each night.

I know the adrenaline rush you get in a haunted house is what makes them so popular, so I've been thinking maybe it's time I put my big girl pants on and give haunted houses another shot. I just need to get past the sticker shock of some of the admission prices. (Not only am I a wimp, but I'm cheap too).

Then I came across something on Facebook that bolstered my courage immediately...there's a FREE haunted house opening soon in Amboy, Illinois, and people say it's just as scary as the ones you pay A LOT of money to get in.

It's called The Asylum Circus, and it will be open for 3 weekends only this Halloween season, with one of the weekends being more kid-friendly, (and wimp-friendly I hope), according to mystateline.com.

If you want to go, The Asylum Circus is located at 319 E Main St. in Amboy and will be open Saturday, October 20, 7-11 p.m.; Friday, October 26- 7-10 p.m.; Saturday, October 27, 7-11 p.m.; November 2, 7-10 p.m. and November 3, 7-11 p.m.

I think I'm going to have to check this out, and at least I won't feel guilty about wasting a bunch of money if I hide my face in my husband's shirt the whole time.

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