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    Yesterday, 03:06 PM
    Unless the tornado siren a block away is "Screaming",or the town loses it's electricity, I am perpetually in the mood for "Halloween " and entertaining people who may find my house. One Winter night about 10PM a man pulled up here on his Harley in a snow storm, it was snowing , he had ridden from Milwaukee (4-5hrs. away?) I was in the Mood! I love having this certain odd "Fun"! that's why I have been open for tours of my house almost every night for 30 years! Plus most Sat. and Sun....
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    03-24-2017, 07:40 PM
    My House, Ravens Grin Inn, is Not" zackly' just around the corner from St; Louis, but I was on their way "Home" to Wisconsin ! They want to have a "Haunted House" someday.They have photos of their possible house and many would be jealous if they saw it. Maybe I or this house is scarier than I ever considered it to be? The one person ran out an Exit and was in the parking lot, which takes quite a bit of "mission" to accomplish, especially if it is your first time here! I gather them back...
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    03-24-2017, 10:42 AM
    Very very coooool!!!!!!
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    03-24-2017, 10:25 AM
    OMG just finally seeing this.... effin brilliant!!!! :D
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    03-24-2017, 08:10 AM
    Julianne replied to a thread Banned! in Games
    Banned for stealing my cotton tail
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    03-24-2017, 08:09 AM
    Julianne replied to a thread Lame Excuses in Games
    Goblin was driving too slow in the passing lane
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    03-24-2017, 08:08 AM
    Julianne replied to a thread Members A - Z in Games
    S- SimplyJenn
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    03-24-2017, 08:07 AM
    Julianne replied to a thread A-Z Chatter in Games
    I- I got all my errands done early today
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    03-24-2017, 08:06 AM
    Julianne replied to a thread Bumper Stickers in Games
    Nuttier than a squirrel turd!
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    03-24-2017, 08:05 AM
    Julianne replied to a thread Halloween Forum A-Z in Games
    G- Ghouls......
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    03-24-2017, 08:04 AM
    Julianne replied to a thread How many times? in Games
    Many times HMT have you had a flu shot?
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    03-24-2017, 08:02 AM
    Free meds for life
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    03-24-2017, 08:02 AM
    Julianne replied to a thread Would You Rather.... in Games
    Neither Rattlesnake or cobra
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    03-24-2017, 07:59 AM
    Julianne replied to a thread Would You Rather... in Games
    Easter Jelly Beans or Marshmallow Peeps
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    03-24-2017, 07:59 AM
    Julianne replied to a thread The Four Word Story in Games
    headed for the closest
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    03-24-2017, 07:57 AM
    Julianne replied to a thread Add a line... in Games
    Goblin's Halloween party. So unfortunately RIPvan had to rent a new costume but all the costume store had left to rent was.......
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    03-24-2017, 07:54 AM
    Julianne replied to a thread Three Words, Choose One in Games
    Over the hill
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    03-24-2017, 07:53 AM
    Julianne replied to a thread Person BELOW me in Games
    Yes PBM likes Spider Man
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    03-24-2017, 07:53 AM
    Julianne replied to a thread The Yuck or Yum Game in Games
    Yum Garlic bread
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    03-24-2017, 07:52 AM
    Julianne replied to a thread Yay or Nay in Games
    Yay Pajama parties
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    03-24-2017, 07:50 AM
    Okayyyy, how about 1?
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    03-24-2017, 07:49 AM
    Watching it snow and last....
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    03-24-2017, 07:48 AM
    Julianne replied to a thread Who will post next?? in Games
    Guess not Here comes Goblin hopping down the bunny trail
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    03-23-2017, 08:27 AM
    harboe69 replied to a thread Mechanical: Slow dropping/climbing spider in Halloween Props
    Hey Nightfisher, Great display you have! Just watched the video. Do you have any posts for your front door? I love it and was wondering what it is made of? How heavy and how is it attached to the door?
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    03-23-2017, 07:41 AM
    harboe69 replied to a thread Mechanical: Slow dropping/climbing spider in Halloween Props
    Has anyone ever acknowledged the person that invented a motor controller that would automatically reverse once it sees a certain amount of resistance on this forum? I mean without him or her you would have to figure out an entirely new way to do any of this. I am all for giving credit or even asking before I use someones design for something but this is a public forum and if people didn't want others to use their ideas for something then they wouldn't post a tutorial on how they do it, they...
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  • jetskijigsaw84's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 07:35 AM
    I know it's probably not the correct character, but he does remind me a lot of King Haggard from The Last Unicorn. P. S. I, too, like what you did with the angel figurine. ��
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    03-23-2017, 03:58 AM
    Yeah just a simple wiper motor run with a PC Power supply. Frame for her is PVC. Top arm is a static arm as a pivot ( not intended but but it actually makes her entire body move a bit giving it a bit more realism) lower arm is wire tied at the shoulder and the elbow to allow it to move freely.
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    03-22-2017, 07:42 PM
    I get great satisfaction from my happy patrons here. A few nights ago there was one young man in the group and the second I saw him my mind said("He;s been here before , and it was a LONG time ago!") At the exit at the house tour's finale I asked him how many times he has been to my house? He told his Dad grew up just 10 miles away, and that when he and his Brother were toddlers (3yrs old) Dad would bring them here all the time. "I have been through your house 100 times." (He's 30 years...
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    03-22-2017, 07:14 AM
    I am betting someone could make something like this using the old Great stuff faux embers technique. Make the fire using skulls rather than sticks and make some holes to release smoke from a fogger or cauldron mister in specific locations around the fire to make the smoke effect. Could also strategically place flicker lights inside the skulls or other places to give it a realistic fire type flicker as well.
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    03-22-2017, 05:07 AM
    Julianne replied to a thread Members A - Z in Games
    Q- QueenBee
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Haunted house as defined by...

by Gym Whourlfeld on 02-03-2015 at 05:49 PM
Elderly citizens telling you not to buy it because "It's HAUNTED!"

It has a huge wine cellar below the level of the basement.
It had been vacant for two years
It had been condemned.
It had big holes straight through the roof.
it had maybe a dozen broken windows
the house was full of worthless junk and junk appliances
Former tennants began telling my about their personal Spooky experiences in this house.
I found out my

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"Truth" found within "Fiction"?

by Gym Whourlfeld on 06-08-2014 at 07:42 PM
She had laid in their bed for two weeks now.
She laid as if getting up had forgotten how
He loved her and her only
He loved her hotly and even coldly.
Her work wasn't done, it piled up higher
He loved her much, with his own desire
Not borrowed from a book
Nor copied from a movie
His heart felt movements
When she would give him her "look"
He began washing dishes
Changing water of her fishes

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The Phone rings, I answer it..

by Gym Whourlfeld on 02-16-2012 at 06:22 PM
"I want to know about your haunted house."
"What exactly would you like to know?"
"Is it really haunted?" "Yes it is, but not like a Hollywood horror movie and the incidents don't happen here all the time, you could take the tour here 30 times and never have a supernatural experience."
"Do you live in that house?"
"Yes we do, ever since I got it now 25 years ago."
"I would be very nervous living

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Quite the Audience Last January!

by Gym Whourlfeld on 01-22-2010 at 03:54 AM
Four artistic, creative , very successfull people, who know very well what is required to entertain the public and make a living doing it.
Several times they "paid" me with their spontaneous applause!
Very impressed, even as they neared the final steps out the exit.
You never know who is going to be coming through your door.(So I treat them all the same)
It obviously is Not just all about "The Money".

Accidently Scaring Kittys

by Gym Whourlfeld on 01-02-2010 at 03:48 AM
As I turned to my Wife I was to say, "I love you."
My throat suddenly "caught" (for want of a better description) and all that eminated from me was sort of a low "oowww!" (the "You" of "Love you")
She immitated the sound back at me and two big yellow male cats in the room scampered and made fast tracks out of the room, into the bedroom, and hid under the bed!?
It was just too much evil fun not to try it again, and again as

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