Loudest scream world record set to be shattered at Halloween theme park
Staff at a south coast tourist attraction have been exercising their lungs in preparation for a bizarre world record attempt for the “loudest scream” in the run up to Halloween . The ear-shattering attempt will take place on Saturday with a special “guest” appearance from current world record holder Jill Drake, who will attempt to break her own record of 129 decibels. Thousands of other vocally charged screamers were expected to attend the weird and wonderful event at Tulleys Shocktoberfest Scream Park near Crawley, West Sussex. The popular Halloween attraction has aimed to set three world records – the loudest scream by a crowd, the longest scream by a crowd, and the loudest individual scream. A £1000, prize was also up for grabs for anyone who could break a new record for worlds loudest scream. Stuart Beare, from the scream park , said: Thousands of visitors come here each night during the Halloween season to experience the eight haunted house scare attractions and other entertainment, and their screams can be heard across the park. We thought it would be a great idea to capture those screams and go not just for one but for three world records. Hopefully the lure of the chance to win a £1000 will help people reach their peak scream. A group of scouts set the current world record for loudest group scream in Finland in 2005, with an ear piercing 127 decibels. However, Jill Drake has remarkably drowned out this record with her own individual howl. Punters must hold a scream for at least eight minutes and 45 seconds at over 80 decibels to set the longest group scream record – which was set at Drayton Manor theme park in Staffordshire in April last year. Jill Drake, a mother-of-two from Tenterden, Kent, set the current record for the world’s loudest scream in 2000 when her ear-splitting scream notched up a staggering 129 decibels. The shriek was as loud as a pneumatic drill and only 10 decibels lower than a jumbo jet taking off. …