Halloween is quickly approaching, and to draw attention to the 30th anniversary of its “Fright Fest” celebration, Six Flags St. Louis is hosting a rather chilling challenge. The "30-Hour Coffin Challenge" is an in-park competition where six souls will have to spend 30 hours inside a coffin in the hopes of winning $300. On October 13th at 1 p.m. six contestants will close themselves in a 2-by-7-foot coffin where they will have to stay until October 14th at 7 p.m. They're each allowed one 6 minute bathroom break per hour, a pillow, a blanket, a cell phone, and a friend who can hang out outside the coffin. That friend has to leave once the park closes for the night, however. Park officials will supply contestants with meals, drinks and snacks.
The contest doesn’t specify whether the coffin will be opened or closed, but it’s likely that it will be opened or partially opened for safety reasons. According to contest rules, “If more than one contestant makes it the whole 30 hours, there will be a drawing to see who keeps the cash, but anyone who completes the task will receive two Gold Season Passes, free passes for certain Fright Fest attractions,” and they’ll get to keep their casket. If you’re brave or crazy enough to try the challenge, you need to sign up by October 3rd. (Newser)
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