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  • Paul Melniczek's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:00 PM
    Thanks, I'll check them out. Always interested as a fellow musician. I play in a rock band and an acoustic act myself. Pretty much working every weekend and some week days.
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  • Julianne's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:46 PM
    Oh really? ;)
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    Yesterday, 04:45 PM
    Julianne replied to a thread Who will post next?? in Games
    I have plenty of those Do I hear a Goblin?
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  • Paul Melniczek's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 02:22 PM
    Paul Melniczek replied to a thread Static: Swamp House in Halloween Props
    Very professional looking. Great job.
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  • Paul Melniczek's Avatar
    02-17-2017, 02:19 PM
    Lol! I'll address you as Mam then! Are you in this band?
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  • Paul Melniczek's Avatar
    02-16-2017, 06:18 PM
    And RC, I have to say I love the first 2 Pins on your Halloween board. You, my friend, are a gentleman with excellent taste! ;)
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  • Paul Melniczek's Avatar
    02-16-2017, 06:15 PM
    It can get time consuming. I keep all my boards revolved around Halloween, except for my horror/classic sci-fi lobby cards, which is related as well. There are so many cool ideas, and I wanted to try out especially some of the food and drink recipes, but that went nowhere. We all know that come the fall and October there's so much going on that you get swept up in a dozen things at once, from the outdoor activities, Halloween shopping, special events, TV and media, and not to mention our own...
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    02-16-2017, 06:34 AM
    We have had one for several years similar to this one but its movement is more like that of a FCG. To me this one seems a bit more boring in the movement of it. We keep the FCG one I made outside and this one is in the garage on Halloween night.
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  • Paul Melniczek's Avatar
    02-14-2017, 07:01 PM
    Thought to get this thread back as well...There have been some really cool pics. I still have trouble posting them myself, but the rec room maintains its theme.
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  • Paul Melniczek's Avatar
    02-14-2017, 06:56 PM
    Slow time of year. Good time to rejuvenate this thread. Trying to hit it up once a week or more.
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    02-14-2017, 06:52 PM
    Gym Whourlfeld replied to a thread Bat Prop in General Halloween
    I bought a $10 "Bat" with maybe a 12inch wingspan? It had a motor in it to move it's wings, I had it on a long pole hanging down by some fish line.. It never scared anybody. The bat's motor quit.. then people began screaming? I never figured that out? I do know that with some people the house itself scares quite a few people , they stand outside, looking at the house and their imaginater goes to work. (Thank You , House!)
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    02-14-2017, 06:46 PM
    "Gothic" You know, doing something that you enjoy doing does tend to keep (At least some part of you) "Young". I have never smoked, drank or used "Drugs" trying to just maintain my fleeting youth, but a few years ago I began a drawing on a few walls inside my Haunt, illustrating all of the times that I could have been seriously injured or killed.........I could not believe the results of my drawing.. So Many Times I could have died or been crippled severely for life, but I lucked out. I...
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    02-14-2017, 01:23 PM
    harboe69 replied to a thread Other: springy bridge in Halloween Props
    Come to think of it i am pretty sure how this works. We have a park with one of those large wooden play centers on it and they have a bridge That is just a piece of stretched food belting that has a pipe across it every few feet so between the pipes the belting flexes witch (lol notice the spelling) would give the exact effect of what you are seeing in the video. If it were done with springs on both side then the bridge would flex up and down and side to side. You dont see any side to side...
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    02-14-2017, 01:06 PM
    harboe69 replied to a thread Other: springy bridge in Halloween Props
    From the video on Frightprops I am wondering if about every 2 -3 feet the board stays up but it still rotates so I am thinking possible a metal pipe that rotates on a shaft some rings welded to the pipe on both sides of the bridge. Then from the ends to each pipe and between the pipes stretch a heavy spring (similar to a garage door spring). I may have to mock something up and take a closer look at it but to me it would be easily done and really feasible. Thinking if i check with a...
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    02-13-2017, 07:54 AM
    Snowy Monday morning last!
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    02-13-2017, 07:53 AM
    Julianne replied to a thread The Four Word Story in Games
    Everyone got startled by
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    02-13-2017, 07:52 AM
    Julianne replied to a thread The Yuck or Yum Game in Games
    I have been down South and tried. Sorry, but yuck :eek: White Russians
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    02-11-2017, 10:45 AM
    Many years ago I tried having a "Haunted Bed& Breakfast" (Which will never usually work too well since of the two people spending the night, one loves the place, the other one is scared to Death! (So them both of them don't have as good of a time as they might have, assuming the non-scared one has compassion for their other half. (And the scared one is Not always the female, by any means) A Psychiatrist and his Wife and his sister came here doe a night, and one of the women also was a...
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    02-11-2017, 10:28 AM
    Because my Wife and I also live in our haunted house, people ask us if we live here? "Yes we do." "Do you sleep in this house?" "Yes." "Where do you sleep?" Answer number one:"I sleep in the attic hanging up-side down from a steel hook." Answer number two (If they didn't like that one):" Oh, All you groupies want to know that!"
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    02-11-2017, 10:24 AM
    for some reason my mind is quick to pick up on so called "Co-incidents" My life has been filled with them and sometimes they run so heavy.. you just wonder if they still are coincidental?.. "Ignore the man behind the curtain!" I was present when Jeremy's when his friend "Darkside" was there loading up a lot of stuff. It was a lot of work trying to own and operate a one-man mask business. It tends to be more than just a full-time job. Jeremy might still be making masks? It's been a few...
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    02-11-2017, 09:28 AM
    Julianne replied to a thread Who will post next?? in Games
    That bad huh? RIPvan will post next
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    02-11-2017, 09:26 AM
    Julianne replied to a thread A-Z Chatter in Games
    E- Expecting more snow tomorrow into Monday
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    02-10-2017, 03:26 PM
    and now the strangest thing of ALL! I was the model for that mask! "Pretty-boy" ain't me, is I? hahahah!
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    02-10-2017, 09:50 AM
    HARBOE! A young woman who came through my house from Dubuque (As in "IOWA"!) told me that she once lived in apartment that was on the edge of a big cliff that had been a bunker? All concrete,sort of underground, small and few windows. She said it seemed to be a very old structure. So far I have not met anyone who can tell me where they might be located? (Maybe it's one of those German bunkers!?... or not?)
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  • harboe69's Avatar
    02-10-2017, 05:40 AM
    We don't have people asking how old we are but if they do my wife usually answers "People used to ask me that back in the late 1800's and I couldn't remember then so what makes you think I will remember now?" The big question every year is Where do you store all of this. My reply anymore is. "Well when the Germans occupied the United States in the 40's they built a huge underground bunker in our back yard and it all gets stored in there." I have no idea how many people have looked at me...
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    02-09-2017, 09:37 PM
    I would also have people commonly ask me things like"Are you Crazy?" (And similar statements meant to demean my smarts) After hearing such idiotic remarks I finally might reply with:"Crazy? " Who" just paid" who" to be in here?" (Followed by an evil laugh)
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    02-09-2017, 09:29 PM
    For quite a few years my neighbor across the alley from me was Jeremy Bohr, a professional mask maker. One night three Haunters came to see my house, then when the house tour was complete , my Exit comes out directly across from Jeremy's back-Basement door. I walked them over there and they were very impressed by Jeremy's masks. One time as I was there as he was sculpting, in maybe 20 minutes a lump of clay became Christopher Walkins (Head-less Horseman) right before my eyes! Often I could...
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    02-09-2017, 09:05 PM
    Many years ago I was given this bag of coffee now situated in front of me as I type. DEADMAN'S REACH Coffee-Ravens Brew "Served in bed-Raises the Dead!" reading the fine print (for the first time)"Deadman's reach" is an actual book and this product seems to be helping to advertise it? The entire bag is covered by small print specializing in some fantastic ideas, (Almost Poetry?) A year or two ago I showed this to someone coming through my house and they said it is made in Alaska? Nice...
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    02-09-2017, 02:36 PM
    Nosefuratyou. You have come part way and have guessed the one ingredient. It won't be real cheese, of course. I am going to make a huge slice of PIZZA!
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    02-09-2017, 04:21 AM
    Julianne replied to a thread The Yuck or Yum Game in Games
    Yum Pastrami
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Haunted house as defined by...

by Gym Whourlfeld on 02-03-2015 at 06:49 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 08:42 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 07:22 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 04:54 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 04:48 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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