2. Haunted Castle at Six Flags Great Adventure Jackson, New Jersey (1984)
Six Flags is synonymous with fun and experiencing the extraordinary.
However, the Haunted Castle at Six Flags Great Adventure Jackson (New Jersey) offered unlucky visitors more than a couple of goosebumps.
Eight teenagers burned to death in an accidental bonfire that melted together metal, plastic, and flesh. Rescue teams had a tough job differentiating the disfigured children from the plastic monsters that populated the ride.
You will never believe how the ones operating the amusement park got away with it. The Haunted Castle was registered as a temporary structure and therefore did not need sprinklers and smoke detectors.
As for the scapegoat, management pointed the finger at arson. Dead bodies were not able to tell a different story. Who would have thought that one of the biggest disasters in the history of amusement parks happened without the help of gravity?