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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Today, 07:50 AM
    Last weekend I began something I have never done before. I stop in my story to ask the customers, one at a time:"Would you ever invite a ghost into your house if someone asked you to do it?" I had a surprise the first time I asked six adults this question and they all responded "Yes"!? (Maybe they just have not had any "Experiences" and consider it to all just be "B/S."?) Then I finished my personal story involving what could have very well have ended my life, IF I had done as asked by "Mr....
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    Today, 07:41 AM
    Did NOT stop a group of Haunters from all around the USA from coming to the Ravens Grin Inn! ("How do you do those special De-fects up there above the house, Jim?) (And over this whole corner of the State?) A great audience! they began laughing from the first "second" they walked in. There have been people who have begged me to "Stop making me laugh, my face hurts!" Not one of them had ever been here before! Cal. Mich. New Orleans....... It was a Great and Wet Night, but it quit...
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    Today, 07:34 AM
    But then... I was told years ago about a haunt that only took 90 Seconds to see, yet it was So Good, people got right back in line, bought another ticket and went back in---- Salem. Mass. John Denley-John Floyd
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Today, 07:28 AM
    It's always just "Too Easy" to hide murder victims in Halloween displays. (Did you know them? Are they relatives? Bad neighbors?)
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:02 PM
    One of the first ghost stories that I ever read on-line was about a retired Preacher who had performed burial services for over 400 of his parishioners. He retired lived alone in a small cottage in the country. One time when his Daughter visited him, she asked him what he did with himself to not become "Bored?" He smiled and told her that he had a very interesting time almost every day, in the morning, there would be a knock upon his door and there would be one of his Parishioners that he...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 01:09 PM
    OOOJEN, I looked up those words you just mentioned. Most would not apply to my Haunted Haunted House. We are no closer to another place than 90 feet? Parking lots (usually empty) surround the house on three sides. If a diesel delivery truck is running we can hear it, but I don't believe that anything supernatural ever happened here during "Delivery Hours". The big city graveyard is on the next hill to the West of me, maybe 400 feet away on the other side of the creek that also runs...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:42 PM
    Simple answer: Fill it full of details. Make many of those items unusual one-of-a-kind things, that they may have to stop, look at and then try to figure it out? They will be distracted, time will tick passed them and they won't realize it until they look at their time pieces. Overload it so much that nobody could ever come through just once or twice and see it all or even remember it all. These sentences do describe my Haunt, Ravens Grin. Add to it that I can and do often speak for...
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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    Yesterday, 09:21 AM
    All true, and very much deserved!
  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    Yesterday, 06:58 AM
    Not a lawyer or insurance expert. But me personally, there is no way no how I'd hold a public haunt. Way too much risk involved. I've seen this asked many times and the following is what I remember to be true from the variety for threads on the subject: If you are taking money in - donations included - then you're putting yourself at greater risk for your regular homeowner's insurance denying any coverage in the event you are sued. I don't think that is something you should avoid finding...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    07-22-2016, 04:14 PM
    .. and the Cows and Piggies are in there just working their hooves to the bone! (No"Holiday" for them!) I wonder how big of a Company this is?
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    07-22-2016, 04:03 PM
    1967 .My Senior year in High School. A cold, grey afternoon, after classes, my track team was at the football field at the edge of town. None of us really "wanted" to be there, no real wind-breaks and it was cold and gusting. The field was created by heavy equipment scraping off quite a few layers of un-even Earth. There is a short , steep hill on the North side, that's where the bleachers are. A few of us were just standing there in our sweats, looking around, talking.. we turned and...
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    07-22-2016, 02:38 PM
    29 years ago all I had was a dream. I sold the dream to a man who had once bet on his own dream and had much success. That was my start.I built and made things from other people's "Junk". People gave old board piles next to their house, I cut off the rot and had a new, shorter board to build with. I emptied dumpsters. A local painter was giving all of his 1/2 Gallons left overs. mix it all together it makes Brown! Good enough! I began taking some people through my house when all it was...
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    07-22-2016, 11:10 AM
    Why do people NOT believe in Ghosts? 1) They just don't want to 2)They might be afraid that" believing" might cause them to show up. 3) Ghosts are not well defined as far as "Good"--" Evil"-- "A dead relative? " "Or something unnameable and undefined?' 4)You feel people who see ghosts are on the "fringes" of "correct" society?-and you don't wish to be so regarded.(For personal or Business reasons) 5) Ghosts don't have to heed "Boundaries" (Come and appear anywhere at any time?) Anyone...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    07-22-2016, 10:58 AM
    Torturing and killing captives from the last army Rome defeated was where "Carnival" came from, since this what they did. Good training. teaching people how to laugh as someone else suffers.
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    07-22-2016, 09:47 AM
    I don't know what voltage this prop used but a broken wire will stop most devices, or a loose connection. Do you have a set of directions with? Maybe ????????
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  • ROCKNRUDE's Avatar
    07-22-2016, 06:59 AM
    ROCKNRUDE replied to a thread Electronic/Software: My New House Number in Halloween Props
    I still have to touch up the paint, and add a frame. I think I found one at Michaels. Did I mention the numbers are painted with a fluorescent orange? I need to dig out my black light to test it out.
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    07-22-2016, 06:55 AM
    The Halloween Lady commented on bobzilla's photo in album Steampunk Skull WIP
    Brilliant!!!!! :D :D :D
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    07-22-2016, 06:54 AM
    The Halloween Lady commented on bobzilla's photo in album Steampunk Skull WIP
    Love love love the eyes!
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    07-22-2016, 06:54 AM
    The Halloween Lady commented on bobzilla's photo in album Steampunk Skull WIP
    Sooooooo kewl!!!
  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    07-22-2016, 06:53 AM
    Thanks so much for the info. We don't have a tractor supply anywhere near me but we do have a bunch of trailer retailers so I will try calling around and see what I can come up with. :)
  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    07-22-2016, 12:31 AM
    For "for sale" posts, a price (can be OBO) needs to be included. Also location is suggested (where is Clearwater? I sure don't know) and shipping or local pickup only preferences. If you are making these to sell, then the post belongs in our for sale by merchant section and there are restrictions on posting frequency (please refer to the sticky thread rules in that section) Also, that looks very much like the ticket booth design originally created by Forum member Keithcorcoan:...
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  • ROCKNRUDE's Avatar
    07-21-2016, 04:12 PM
    ROCKNRUDE replied to a thread Electronic/Software: My New House Number in Halloween Props
    On the vid link? It's been a while since I've posted videos. I'll look into it. UPDATE: Since I linked to facebook, I believe you have to be on and logged in to your account. I will try to host it elsewhere so that will not be a problem.
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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    07-21-2016, 12:46 PM
    Damn you Target..... My credit card is burning, my wallets on fire!!!!!! :cool:
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    07-21-2016, 08:56 AM
    ROCKNRUDE started a thread Electronic/Software: My New House Number in Halloween Props
    First, I would like to give all credit to Demongod for his inspiration, and guidance. http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/146943-haunted-house-number.html Without his help I would have been a little lost. I had wanted to do something like this since I started haunting back in 2009. I used a Pololu 1350 Micro Maestro servo controller. Two, SG90 micro servos. 1/4" Plywood. 6" house numbers. And some blood, sweat, and beers.
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    07-20-2016, 11:42 PM
    If you are reading this you were found to be a very curious person and maybe lucky or , maybe not so lucky? I put this in it's hiding place with the hope that someone would find this some time, some day,read this and maybe gain some insight as to what my odd life has been like? I once went around telling many people all about what i have written here, i soon found myself the butt of crude jokes and people staring at me, got very old rather quickly, so i just shut-up! But guess what?...
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    07-20-2016, 08:29 PM
    Two nights ago:"I want to see your face! you're Cute! then a second time in the house:"I want to see your face,you're cute! And you, are,,,.......drunk! Jim said, (She was) Tonight a Mom, Son and Daughter were going through Ravens Grin The 14 yr, old Son said," Mom, I'm scared!".......thinking about him saying that.... I think when i was his age, IF I had said that to my Mother, that she would be reminding of that weak moment for the rest of my life! (Teasing relentlessly!) I...
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  • ROCKNRUDE's Avatar
    07-20-2016, 08:22 PM
    ROCKNRUDE replied to a thread Static: Haunted House Number in Halloween Props
    I actually installed both servos today. I kind of messed up the cut outs so I ended up putting wooden braces front and back on both. Even programmed the controller. First the middle flips then the end one flips. Just need to play around with the timing. Can't thank you enough for all your help. Will post vid when it's finished.
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    07-20-2016, 08:15 PM
    So, the price of a gallon of gas is now $2 : 09 here, but it seems like with all the concerns about the election(s) and some strange people running? There seems to be very scant real jobs around here, so who is going to buy the gas any way? Most of our patrons drive 2 to 3 hours to arrive here, and some cannot complete that trip because once they leave the suburbs, the street lights run out, and small hairy and large hairy Creatures own the road! Very scary!
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    07-20-2016, 07:58 PM
    Anyone doing circus/carnival theme might want to check out local Kroger stores for their summer clearance for their globe lights. I picked up some lovely colored globe lights (10 on the strand and about 20 foot) for 75% off making them $3.75 each. I have some colored and clear from last year and they're awesome especially for the price. They had other slightly elongated ones (both clear and colored) for a bit more money but they might have been longer strands too.
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