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The Curse of Frau Mueller is D.C.s largest haunted house. (WTOPAlicia Lozano)
"The Curse of Frau Mueller" is D.C.'s largest haunted house.

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It sits on 50,000 square feet in a warehouse on Florida Avenue near North Capitol Street.(WTOPAlicia Lozano)
It sits on 50,000 square feet in a warehouse on Florida Avenue near North Capitol Street.

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Co-owner Andrew Deruiter says it took more than four months to prepare the attraction for visitors. (WTOPAlicia Lozano)
Co-owner Andrew Deruiter says it took more than four months to prepare the attraction for visitors.

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More than 20 actors hide behind hidden walls and corners, ready to jump out and spook passersby. (WTOPAlicia Lozano)
More than 20 actors hide behind hidden walls and corners, ready to jump out and spook passersby.

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Co-owner Andrew Deruiter says he got his start as a young magician. Switching to haunted houses seemed like a natural step, he says. (WTOPAlicia Lozano)
Co-owner Andrew Deruiter says he got his start as a young magician. Switching to haunted houses seemed like a natural step, he says.

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Because of co-owner Andrew Deruiters background as a magician, the new haunted house is full of trap doors and other illusions. (WTOPAlicia Lozano)
Because of co-owner Andrew Deruiter's background as a magician, the new haunted house is full of trap doors and other illusions.

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The Curse of Frau Mueller first debuted in Germany last year. (WTOPAlicia Lozano)
"The Curse of Frau Mueller" first debuted in Germany last year.

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It was an instant hit in D.C. Last week, the haunted house attracted roughly 2,000 people, co-owner Andrew Deruiter says. (WTOPAlicia Lozano)
It was an instant hit in D.C. Last week, the haunted house attracted roughly 2,000 people, co-owner Andrew Deruiter says.

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It tells the story of a witch who killed killed children and buried their bodies in her backyard.
It tells the story of a witch who killed killed children and buried their bodies in her backyard.
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