Russ McKamey, this bag of farts, lived in San Diego an hour away from me. I was dying to attend his bullshit "haunted house" because of the videos I saw on Youtube that made it look like a fun, immersive experience.
Though participants sign a waiver of a haunted experience, they were not expecting to be waterboarded, beaten, suffocated, and tortured. The lawsuits and videos started to come out and ruined his image. So, he packed up shop to Tennesse and now he's offering money for visitors.
Initially, it was actually a haunted house that was pretty scary. Once he started doing a live/virtual experience and involving gambling into it, the stakes were increased for the viewer's sadistic pleasures.
He's offering the money because statistically, volunteers don't last more than an hour.