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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Today, 07:03 AM
    A recently retired man and his wife began buying loads of old books very cheaply,cataloging what they bought and re-selling them on-line. He makes everyday trips to the local post office keeping them in business! I found this amazing! they have been doing this now for... ? 5-6 years! My Mother read to me as a child,so maybe it just was a "given" that when I learned a few words and could scribble them down, that i would want to try this too, As I got a little older (more words...
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    Today, 06:41 AM
    One winter night our two Ravens Grin customers were two retired female Police officers who were on the "Dead-Body" squad. WOW! some of the stories they told us!? (Not the kind of things anyone wants to read about,in my opinion.) At least not without a forewarning.
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    Today, 05:01 AM
    I need to get my collection organized and do a purge on old stuff I know I'll not use again. I don't change my general outdoor theme that much (typical graveyard display), but over the years I have some prop misses that I know aren't going to be used or stuff that broke down, and I still have them taking up space in my very limited storage area. And I am a clutterbug, so I really need to get on this! So no suggestions, but lots of empathy for your situation! :D
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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    Today, 04:50 AM
    Frankie's Girl replied to a thread Static: Angel Statue in Halloween Props
    LOVE it. Great recycled prop and awesome paint job. I could see that lit up with a soft blue spot in a prominent spot in a graveyard... :D
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:50 PM
    Gym Whourlfeld replied to a thread Let's talk. in Off-Topic Stuff
    It says:"Let's Talk"! I'm talking about how nice it is to be busy again taking more people through my house! We have had 42 people come through this week! (Spring break? Maybe? No 2 tours are ever the same either,different people respond differently to the same things. Many people coming here Want to Be HERE! Versus someone being dragged in here ,nervous,scared to death and miserable. I even feel sorry for some people like this! An hour and a half awaits them as the house tour takes that...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 08:25 PM
    If you need to rid your yard of a concrete thing, there are saw blades made to use in a Skill saw, just make sure your circular skill saw has a metal cover instead of a plastic one or you could melt the blade cover. You saw notches in the concrete then put a chisel into the notch,wear safety goggles,and leather gloves and heavy pants and boots and slam away! Don't forget some kind of ear protection. The circular blade for concrete might not be too cheaply priced but I have had the same...
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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    Yesterday, 04:19 PM
    My Halloween stuff has just overflowed. I still have giant (hung from the ceiling) industrial garage storage racks packed full, our attack, basement storage room, storage closets, and under beds packed to near over flowing capacities. I didn't mean to send any latex props but going back over today I realized I sent my box of hanging bats so I'll have to treck out in the next couple weeks and retrieve them. Even though my hubby asked and actually listened for once, I sort of felt like someone on...
  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:54 PM
    Hahahahaha funny you should ask about that! Today we rented a HUGE a$$ box truck and a storage unit and spent the day hauling Halloween stuff to storage and cleaning our very messy garage. One of the last things I did was start to reorganize the work bench and there it was... lurking in the dark, unopened waiting to pounce. I ran away terrified.
  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:20 PM
    This looks really interesting. It's coming along very nicely. I can't wait to see it finished.
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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:16 PM
    I'm not quite sure how I missed the thread showing your wolf prop, fortunately for me Nightfisher just posted a link for another member to see. Wow wow wow!!!!! Did I say wow? That is impressive!
  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    Yesterday, 02:00 PM
    That stone is breathtaking! I really like seeing a new stone, it's a nice change. I guess we all get used to seeing and making older weathered stones.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    Yesterday, 12:02 PM
    Great find, Mike! I just now saw this thread. I like the ghost projection one. It would even look cool using it inside in an upstairs room, with passersby seeing the ghosts thru the window projected on the wall. I see it says they are sold out online. Or does that just mean they haven't been for sale yet?
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 10:30 AM
    Hello "LORD" (Been down South loved it) My Haunted House will be open for house tours in 34 minutes today, Sunday, April 26th 2015,open tonight also at 7pm til 12 midnight,been open almost every night for these last 28 years. .. how is this for being "Obsessed? Ravens Grin Inn Mount Carroll llinois--- 3 hours due West of Chicago,10 miles from the Mississippi River-40 miles from Wisconsin. I think you have to Like it Here, Just Fine! Really! www.hauntedravensgrin.com
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    Yesterday, 10:24 AM
    THE most incredible robot I have ever heard of is in a Penn,hospital doing Hip Replacement Surgery! What an idea for a gruesome haunt display,a Robot operating on someone and it is out of adjustment,slightly!
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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    Yesterday, 05:32 AM
    Apparently I somehow missed your original post too. Welcome! Glad you've joined our little band of nuts! If you get a chance pop over to page and look at my voodoo and asylum album, I used several skelli's and a skelli's dog. Love love all your pics in the thread you started.
  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    04-25-2015, 11:09 PM
    Thanks Gobbt, that looks kind of interesting I think I'll have see if I can find it at a local bookstore and take a look. I love love love Gorey and have many of his books.
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    04-25-2015, 10:41 PM
    "What am I supposed to be?' "What do I look like? A" meat-stick?" "Well,now that you mention it! you do look like a" Meat -Stick",the costume obliterates your upper torso thoroughly,it really makes the whole "Armless-Thing" work for you.' "Yes it does." "So what is the title of the new movie you will be staring in?" "I'm not at liberty to say,but we do have a few possible titles to chose from." "Could you tease us and let a few possible titles "slip?" "Sure,they are just...
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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    04-25-2015, 07:44 PM
    What a terrific vortex tunnel! I appreciate the fairly simple construction and that it would be quick and easy to disassemble and store. I also have laser vortex but sadly my display only had sort of a "meh" effect. Sigh. Your application was waaaay better! Your instructional video was fantastic too!!! Excellent job on both.
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    04-25-2015, 07:24 PM
    to tell someone else to "Go Away", on line,must mean they see this internet as a very small place (Maybe some ways it is?) BUT we each have our own small keyboards, IF we all had to share one keyboard.... Or if we all had to share one screen, we would all have to at least expect one another to be nicer,more polite,OR.... they would have to leave the room! Since we would all be in one room to have shared keyboard and a shared screen... so then who pays the electric bill? If I don't have a...
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    04-25-2015, 11:30 AM
    Great idea! Looks awesome. I've got a laser vortex, but I need to come up with a good place to use it. Nice work!
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    04-25-2015, 11:27 AM
    DaveintheGrave replied to a thread Static: start of cerberus 2015 in Halloween Props
    Lookin' good so far!
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    04-25-2015, 11:26 AM
    Wow, that's a fantastic looking tombstone! I love all the details, too. Great idea for a storyline also.
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    04-24-2015, 10:41 PM
    "Well...how are "we" Tonight? It's the top of the hour, not just any old run-of-the-mill, Hour, but the :Witching Hour,yes,so let you bad feelings go,just let them fly right out your window, after you open it first. In a little while we will be interviewing a very interesting person,the winner of our radio station" Call Me An Idiot" contest, he answered all the questions on a record time of just 22 seconds! " that was an outstanding display of thinking and speaking abilities all rolled up into...
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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    04-24-2015, 09:38 AM
    Have you seen member kam3152 's NBC props? They are pretty amazing. Sadly it doesn't look like she's active anymore, but maybe her stuff can help spark a few more ideas in that spectacular imagination of yours! ;) :D Her blog has a lot of great stuff. I couldn't get the link to post, but you can cut and paste. diynmbcprops.blogspot.com/
  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    04-24-2015, 09:18 AM
    What's cookin good lookin? Any plans for the weekend? Only endless yard work going on here. Blah.
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    04-24-2015, 07:28 AM
    A few yrs. ago there was a story going round about a Fly-In where right after a man landed his small air plane a family of cretins arrived and the kids began walking on the wings of his airplane! The plane owner promptly began walking on the hood of their car, which surprisingly got the "ATTENTION" of the Doofus Father who had to have the dynamics of this re-action explained to him! Two "Wrongs" never make a "Right".. but it sure could feel so good!
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    04-24-2015, 05:58 AM
    Halstaff replied to a thread Is ANYONE going to HauntX? in HauntX
    I'll be there teaching some Animatronics classes and Haunt Hackers will have a booth. I'm looking forward to it as last year was a blast!
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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    04-23-2015, 08:09 PM
    ^ What P5 said!!! Wowsa. :D
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    04-23-2015, 05:50 PM
    I might have identified a cliche not yet mentioned here. It usually happens at the beginning of the movie when the young people arrive in spooky location and the local old geezer begins telling them how strange and scary the place is.. and he can't take his eyes off of the foxy ,young babe as he is talking. Oh,wait! That's what I do ! I try not to,really I do! (I just realized,I am a cliche.) " whaa!"
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