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    Did 'haunted' attraction cause death of girl, 16?

    Here's what Mirror had to say:

    Girl aged 16 dies after collapsing during visit to haunted house theme park

    A teenage girl may have been 'scared to death' after visiting a haunted house at a theme park which boasted "chainsaw-wielding madmen".

    Tragic Christian Faith Benge collapsed as she made her way through the Land of Illusion Haunted Scream Park in Middletown, Ohio, on Friday night.

    The 16-year-old, who suffered from a condition that meant she had a heart four times its normal size, was raced to hospital after she collapsed but died a short while later.
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    The website says: "This is no ordinary haunted house attraction. This is real!"
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    I believe anyone at any age can be scared to death. Tragic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wfgodot View Post
    Here's what Mirror had to say:

    Girl aged 16 dies after collapsing during visit to haunted house theme park


    more, with pictures, at links above
    Her heart was four times the normal size. There is only so long one can live with a heart that abnormal.
    Just my opinion

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    No, the haunted attraction did not cause her death, at least not directly. From what I understand, she and her family knew she had this heart condition. Her mother said it was a "time bomb." She could have died at any time. She chose not to let it stop her.

    Plus, we don't know for sure that the haunted house had any effect on her heart. I mean, maybe it just stopped because it was her time to go, and it would have stopped even if she had been at home asleep, you know? Poor thing.

    ETA- here is an article with more info. http://www.journal-news.com/news/new...ttracti/nhnQy/
    It was her grandmother who said she had a heart condition since birth.



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