But if for some reason you have business in southern Iowa, in Ottumwa or Osceola, you have to go south to Burlington and then take State Route 34 through some of the country's scariest cities.
I'm guessing that Charlie is a long-lost boyfriend.
5. I've never gone past Ottumwa, but I understand that if you keep going, you hit Osceola (70 miles). At Osceola High School, a boy died during a hazing incident, and still appears in the bathroom mirrors. himself in the bathroom.
Hazing? Maybe a long-ago homophobic hate crime.
You can also stay overnight ($428 for up to 6 people; reservations fill up fast, so book early).
Sometimes the overnight visits have to be cut short when the guests run out of the house screaming.
There's also a recreational haunted house in Malvern, the Gateway of Chaos.
And a prep school.
Next stop, Omaha.