The Story of The Nest:
In the normal course of events a movie was made and then haunted houses all over the country take the theme and use it to scare people. Bad characters are emulated like Jason, Freddy and Leatherface. THE NEST is different. It is a haunted house, telling a story that needs to be told. Destined to become a Hollywood horror classic…
As legend has it, it is the gruesome tale of Arizona’s most notorious serial killer. A monster who caused more destruction than Winnie Ruth Judd and Charles Manson combined. It is the life of Jacob Kell, who in 1945 slaughtered an unprecedented 35 people before he was killed.
Jacob Kell was born slow but that was the least of his problems. Jacob heard voices and these voices told him to do things... bad things. He would often kill and torture animals in an attempt to appease the thundering voices in his skull, but they were never satisfied for long. He was often seen by locals screaming at people or things that weren’t there. Jacob’s sister, "Sissy" Kell, also heard the voices but unlike her brother she knew how to drown them out. She was also the only one who could calm Jacob down. After Jacob's father died his mother married Otis Keller. Otis was an abusive drunk who forced Jacob to sleep in the barn outside the house often telling Jacob "Only Humans is Allowed to sleep in the house!" Over the next two years Jacob made the barn into a home.
At 15 Jacob stood over 6’4”.. When Otis beat him he didn't even flinch this made Otis extremely angry. One night in September 1945, Otis in a drunken rage, chased Sissy out of the house. He grabbed her by the arm and threw her to the ground. Her head snapped against a large rock. She died instantly. What Jacob did to Otis is unfit to be told. After killing Otis, Jacob took his sister's body and waged a war against the society that shunned him, cutting a bloody swath through the town. By the end 35 people were dead. It wasn’t until October 31, 1945 that Jacob was cornered and violently killed by a group of locals.
Legend has it that Jacob buried the body of his sister in a graveyard behind the barn where he was born and lived. The voices told him one day he would be resurrected to take his ultimate revenge on society! Now, 65 years later, Evil had found a new Home!
THE NEST isn’t for the faint of heart. It is the story that had to be told. An Arizona legend, that lives again this year at Rawhide!