Permanent Haunt Application

Anyone with a haunted location open all year that is interested in having it included in the Second Haunts Permanently Haunted Places page can let us know using the form on this page. Any interested haunt owner should first ensure that they read all of the eligibility requirements and then fill out the application on this page if they are interested in being listed.

Eligibility Requirements for Inclusion:

  • ALL LOCATIONS MUST BE HALLOWEEN OR HORROR THEMED. This is a list of haunts and horrors after all, so we will expect your location to be substantially decorated in a Halloween/horror/macabre themes.
  • ALL LOCATIONS MUST BE PUBLICLY ACCESSIBLE WITHIN THE SECOND LIFE VIRTUAL WORLD. If you use a security system or ban list on your land in-world that is fine, we understand the need for those and have no issue with them. That said please do not use whitelisting security systems or forms of exclusionary filtering (IE avatar age, payment info, pass sale, or group exclusive access) at your location. You may use the age verification access restriction if you feel the need to do so at your location, but outside of that any visitors should be able to access the landing point of your location if they have not been implicitly added to a blacklist in a security system or added to the parcel or region ban list.
  • ALL LOCATIONS MUST BE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC ALL YEAR. You are able to take your haunted location down for maintenance purposes other than region restarts if needed, but we do ask that you keep such disruptions to 4 weeks of the year or less in order to be included in, or remain listed on, the Permanently Haunted Places page.
  • NO FORCED LPs (Landing Points) that do not land visitors in front of (or inside of) your location. Malls or other such areas with forced landing points can be confusing for some visitors. If your location is on land you do not own yourself, please make sure that the land owner is courteous enough to allow your visitors to arrive in front of your location when using a landmark or SLURL.
  • NO CLUBS OR STORES. The Permanently Haunted Places page is not for commercial listings. This means no stores, no night clubs, no hangout clubs, no escort businesses. Visitors understand a little lag, but going through large numbers of vendors, a wave of people, and/or enthusiastic hosts can be QUITE annoying. Just know that we are more than happy to accept a haunt that is on the same region or otherwise connected to or contains a store, club, or other such area, but under no circumstances will we add any location to the Permanently Haunted Places page that requires its visitors to pass through any such area to reach the haunted area.
  • SUBMITTED DESCRIPTIONS SHOULD BE APPROPRIATE. The description submitted should be targeted for the audience of the Second Haunts web site, and as such should focus on Halloween, horror, and the macabre. Descriptions should be written in English and crafted to be appealing to human readers. Submitted descriptions should never be meant to provide any sort of boost for containing specific keywords (IE keyword stuffing). While keyword stuffing may work positively in Second Life, it is something that often leads to negative repercussions on the Internet outside of Second Life and can result in reduced ranking or de-listing of pages in search engines and, given the potential for harm to all of the listed haunts, such practices will not be allowed. Applicants that violate this rule may have their submitted descriptions altered or have their application denied.
  • KEEP YOUR LISTING UP TO DATE. Applying locations will be provided with a link to edit the application data once the application has been submitted. Applying locations should make sure to keep this link in a safe place as it allows anyone with it to edit the data for your location. Should you lose this link, or fail to save it, please contact a member of the Second Haunts Team to have it sent to you. If you need a new link let us know by using the contact form and we will be happy to assist you. Be sure to tell us what application you need the link for when inquiring about your existing link or if you need to obtain a new link.

    Saving the update link
  • LISTINGS ARE PERIODICALLY CHECKED. Listed locations that do not continue to meet the eligibility requirements and/or fail to keep their listings up to date may be dropped from the Permanently Haunted Places page. Locations with listings that have been dropped from the Permanently Haunted Places page may be required to file a new application should they wish to be re-listed.
  • INCLUSION IS AT THE SOLE DISCRETION OF THE SECOND HAUNTS TEAM. While we wish to provide all who love Halloween, horror, and the macabre an exhaustive list of locations to visit, sometimes we may have to decline a location for one reason or another. For this reason, we reserve the right to make the decision of which applying locations to accept or decline to list at our own discretion. Any such decisions should be considered final.