Our strange tale begins not in the arid deserts of Egypt and the home of the Pharaoh, but over two thousand miles away in Blackpool, the popular seaside resort on the east coast of England. This booming Victorian holiday retreat with its fortune tellers, public houses, trams, fish & chip shops and theatres was and still is home to one of the UK’s most popular tourist attractions – the Pleasure Beach.
The Head of Skurot
It is here that in 1930 the world’s first ever dark ride to use the name ‘Ghost Train’ was opened. Preying on the human fascination with fear the popularity of the ride was huge and soon other amusement parks around the country installed similar rides. Even holiday camp king Billy Butlin installed ghost trains in each of his seaside amusement parks.
Following Skurot’s discovery during the Ghost Train renovations (it was though to be just another Papier-mâché prop!) rather than contact a museum the head was privately auctioned locally to help finance the maintenance costs.
The Pharaoh’s Curse
The magical relic has exchanged hands numerous times since then, moving from town to town, city to city, country to country. It is almost as if the power it holds is overwhelming and those who acquire the artefact cannot bear the responsibility of the arcane knowledge it possesses for long.
We do not own Skurot but like others, we are entrusted with its safe keeping for someone who needs to temporarily distance themselves from the burden such knowledge creates. Which is why, this evening, you are able to witness the power of Skurot for yourselves…
Guests will uncover artifacts from a private collection of a local businessman and Egyptology professor who recently passed under mysterious circumstances. Was is the Pharaoh’s Curse?
- Uncover clues and study ancient artifacts!
- Be mystified by the powers of the Head of Prophecy!
- Study a map of Ancient Egypt and defeat the Curse of the Pharaoh!
RATED – PG