Sunday, October 29, 2006

Southwestern Historical Wax Museum- Chamber of Horrors

Keeping with our Halloween theme, the Southwestern Historical Wax Museum displays a brutal scene of four men being hanged. I have no idea if the chickens are wax or live, or for what reason they are there. Many Chamber of Horrors just have random scenes of violence, and this may be one of them. Seeing a person hanged is scary enough, and at least the set fits in with the Southwestern theme.

The Southwestern Historical Wax Museum, located in Grand Prairie Texas burned down in 1988. Most noted for their Bonnie and Clyde death car, the museum reopened as the Palace of Wax shortly thereafter. The museum is still in operation and houses a Ripley's Believe it or Not Museum as well.

Visit the Louis Tussaud's Palace of Wax Museum here.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Yes, sir. I just wanted to let you know about the hanging scene from the SW Wax Museum. I took two school trips to it back in the 70's and some of the things that I remember were the scenes from Texas Independence (Alamo, Sam Houston sitting against a tree meeting Santa Anna) the car from Bonnie and Clyde, Billy the Kid firing a shotgun from the stairs at a Deputy (even though that happened in New Mexico -but it was the "Southwest" museum, so I guess it fits in.
Anyway, the hanging scene was memorable because we approached it and it looked like a barn. We had to look through random slats in the wood to see the bodies hanging within, and one of the men wasn't hanging because his head ripped off when it happened, and his head (in a burlap bag) was laying near his body. I could see the blood pumping out of his arteries! I had nightmares afterwards! Really neat. It was a shame it burned down.

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