Haunted houses in Central Illinois have been limited because of the ongoing pandemic. But do not fear: car washes may be the new place to get a scare and a shine.
In East Peoria, Splish Splash Car Wash now features ghouls, goblins and scares all while customers can get a wash. Owner Dale Matthews said car washes on the East Coast have been trying out the idea, so he wanted to bring it to the Midwest.
"Since most of the haunted houses in the area are closed right now because of the virus, we felt that this was a safe way to have fun for the kids," Matthews said.
The haunted carwash will run every Friday and Saturday until Halloween from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. The event is kid-friendly until 7:00; that's when the chainsaws come out.