THE STORY

The towering stone walls and rusty iron gates of the Melville Asylum have loomed over Long Island for 25 years; never once divulging it’s horrifying secrets to the blissfully unaware public.

 

The Melville Asylum is a place society sends its undesirables to keep them out of sight and out of mind, a fact that the harsh woman who runs the asylum, known only as “The Director” is all too glad to take advantage of. Her violent mistreatment of the patients has so far gone unnoticed thanks to her intricate web of lies and deceit.

 

One woman is not enough to subjugate an entire asylum, however. The Head Orderly is The Director’s most trusted ally at the asylum, and her greatest tool for keeping both patients and other orderlies in line. A psychotic man in his own way, The Head Orderly has no issue turning to violence to make sure patients stay in line, and to make sure other orderlies keep their mouths shut about it.

No asylum would be complete without patients that are violent or insane, and the Melville Asylum has plenty of both. Of the many patients within the halls of the asylum, The Axe Man is by far one of the most dangerous. A mass murderer with a body count too high for anyone to know for certain, courtesy of his rusty axe. Many of his victims would suffer greatly before he finally finished them off.

 

The Melville Asylum is opening its gates to visitors for the first time in 25 years, and the secrets this massive, inhumane cage are about to come to light, ready or not.

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THE
DIRECTOR

The Melville Asylum is run by a terrible, militant woman known only as “The Director”.  She has little regard for those who inhabit the asylum; patients and orderlies alike. Judging by her violent mistreatment of patients,  it is plain to see that her 25 years at the asylum have taken their toll on her mind. Perhaps she should be one of the patients she treats so poorly.

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THE
AXE MAN

The Axe Man is a psychopathic killer who earned his nickname due to his murder weapon of choice- a rusty axe. His true body count remains unknown, but it is speculated that the dead number in the dozens. The Axe Man is currently sentenced to spend the rest of his days at the Melville Asylum.

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THE
HEAD ORDERLY

The Head Orderly of the Melville Asylum takes great pride in the fact that he is The Director’s most trusted orderly. When patients at the asylum act out, The Head Orderly “corrects” them. If they don’t learn from their mistakes, he makes sure they disappear for good.

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THE DIRECTOR

The Melville Asylum is run by a terrible, militant woman known only as “The Director”.  She has little regard for those who inhabit the asylum; patients and orderlies alike. Judging by her violent mistreatment of patients,  it is plain to see that her 25 years at the asylum have taken their toll on her mind. Perhaps she should be one of the patients she treats so poorly.

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THE AXE MAN

The Axe Man is a psychopathic killer who earned his nickname due to his murder weapon of choice- a rusty axe. His true body count remains unknown, but it is speculated that the dead number in the dozens. The Axe Man is currently sentenced to spend the rest of his days at the Melville Asylum.

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THE HEAD ORDERLY

The Head Orderly of the Melville Asylum takes great pride in the fact that he is The Director’s most trusted orderly. When patients at the asylum act out, The Head Orderly “corrects” them. If they don’t learn from their mistakes, he makes sure they disappear for good.

ATTRACTIONS

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MELVILLE ASYLUM

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PSYCHO PATH CORN TRAIL

25 YEARS OF HISTORY

The haunt came to life in 1994 when the Schmitt brothers, Bill and Ferd, had a brand new, greenhouse that was empty after the flower growing season in the spring. They wanted to come up with some way to utilize the space in October, rather than letting their brand new building go to waste. They decided that they would try haunting unaware of the passion that their first experiment would bring out in them.

 

They spent the entire late summer building their first haunted house in their dusty green house. They hired a few actors and soon October came around. The first haunt was so successful they decided to do it again the following season.

 

After the success of yet another season and with a newfound passion to scare Bill and Ferd decided to build a large barn and take their haunt to the next level, where it is permanently.

Joey outside with a group 2011. Courtesy of https://patch.com/
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old facade of the Haunted Mansion. Image courtesy of http://longisland.com

For the past 25 years the Schmitts Farm Haunt has been a staple of the community and a must attend attraction come October. Every year the Schmitt brothers push the envelope of what’s possible to create the best experience possible for their guests.

 

“We always want it to be fun for our guests. It’s a challenge to keep it fresh and exciting year after year but it’s one of our core beliefs that each year should feel like a brand new experience. We owe it to our loyal group of employees and guests who make up our haunt family. They come back year after year trusting us to make the next year better than the last. Each year we attend the industry leading trade show to get the latest props and spend the summer designing new rooms and characters. I can’t wait to have you down this season.”

– Bill Schmitt, Co-owner