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Clayton farmer cashes in on Halloween

Scary destinations like the Fear Farm in Clayton draw on some people's attraction to spine tingling terror this time of year.

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CLAYTON, N.C. — Scary destinations like the Clayton Fear Farm draw on some people's attraction to spine tingling terror this time of year.

“We had people coming in front of us and behind us. I just couldn’t see. It was scary,” Adriand Evans said of her trip to Fear Farm on Friday evening.

Glenn Boyette came up with the idea for the Halloween-themed venue several years ago when his farming business ran into economic trouble. He said he knew he had to find other avenues to keep his farm afloat.

So, he turned to raising the hair on the back of people's necks – a frightening proposition that's paying off.

“I hired a consultant to help me get started the first two years and we’ve been growing ever since,” Boyette said.

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“I’ve never been so scared in my life. Men are like chasing after you and, oh my God, seriously, I could not breathe,” visitor Sydney Holman said. “It was very scary.”

Fear Farm, located at 1620 Loop Road, opened the first weekend in October and runs until 11 p.m. Sunday.

After Sunday, the Boyette family will turn the farm into a holiday wonderland.

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