Up-Notched Ravens Grin Inn
A maniac opens the door, allows them in. The same maniac controls all the light in the room as he tells them about the house.
"This house has been haunted since 1925."
He sincerely continues the involved story which spans several decades and happened in numerous parts of the house.
Also explained are his reasons for bothering to tell it all, building to the eventual possible death of the storyteller!
They finally leave this room.
They aren't sure if the storyteller was acting or not or just a very disturbed indivual?
They might debate whether or not it was "acting" or not?
I usually add some attempted humor to deflect or soften the truth:"They are in a house that has quite a haunted history/reputation."
(And everything I told them has actually happened here.)
I practise telling the houses's story in an interesting style or fashion but it is all true.
Who is doing that?
Yes Chainsaws Work So Well
That many people will never return because they don't want to see or hear another one..ever!
If anyone thinks I'm kidding about this, think again.