Test your bravery at Terror in the Corn Stalks in Norfolk
NORFOLK, Neb. -- With the Halloween season arriving, the desire for thrills and adrenaline becomes quite demanding. Now, northeast Nebraskans have the opportunity to test their bravery.
Terror in the Corn Stalks is a haunted maze opening up in Norfolk for people of all ages to confront their deepest fears.
Organizer Jacob Miller talked about how he always loved going through haunted things, but it was more enjoyable to scare people.
“I have such a blast just scaring people and just seeing people laugh and getting a good kick out of it, Miller said.”
Preparations for the maze started over two months ago. Miller said they could have done it a lot faster if it weren’t for a trial and error process. Miller talked about how they go about making a corn maze.
“We got corn knives and we just went and cut a lot,” Miller said. “Just a lot of cutting, but then towards the end we had a skid loader. We thought, 'oh, let’s try that instead,' and then we started ripping corn out with a skid loader but that made our path so wide."
The land Miller rented out belongs to a farmer in Norfolk. Miller rented out five acres of un-harvested land with the intention of paying back the farmer for the corn that was cut out for the maze.
“He didn’t really care as long as he got paid for what his corn is worth,” Miller said. “We spoke about it too. We’re not taking out a lot of corn. He will still combine the rest of this. We only take out - it is on five acres but it is not like we use the whole five acres.”
The cornfield will host the event throughout the month of October with Halloween being the final night. The dates are listed as followed: Oct. 13 and 14, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Oct. 20 and 21, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Oct. 27 and 28, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.; and Oct. 31, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The maze takes 25 minutes to walk through and is filled with dozens of actors that Miller has hired.
“You can’t touch our workers and our workers can’t touch you,” Miller said. “We really just tell them not to scare you and make you pee your pants.”
The first night of the terror experience begins on Friday the 13th at 8 p.m. Miller said he is more than excited to kick off his first ever year of Terror in the Corn Stalks.
“We’re hoping that we just get a lot of people out here and have a lot of fun and kind of just break even over it all,” Miller said. “Because we really enjoy Halloween and just love having fun.”
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