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  • Frankie's Girl's Avatar
    03-27-2017, 04:07 PM
    Really lovely work! Welcome!!:cool:
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 08:23 PM
    Because of everyone having their own computer, I have had people who were crossing the USA stop, pull off the road almost three miles to see and go through my house. I have been very fortunate getting "Free "Ink" from large circulation newspapers and magazines. I will never stop feeling very gratified that So many people know I'm here and have taken the time, spent their money just to see my place and enjoy it. Last night I posted on another site how my night usually ends here:I lock all...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 08:02 PM
    I drew pictures illustrating every time I very easily could have been killed by doing stupid things. The first picture I was 3 walking around behind my Dad as he was building his garage. People were honking seeing this tiny child walking around on a half-built attic floor. I had climbed the ladder myself, Dad never knew I was there until he turned around much later. As I was drawing such pictures I became educated as to How Many Times I could have been killed! It makes a funny mural in the...
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  • halloween71's Avatar
    03-26-2017, 02:09 PM
    Can it be http://m.homedepot.com/p/Home-Accents-Holiday-74-in-Halloween-Standing-Skeleton-Horse-6342-86676/206802721
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 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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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 07:52 AM
    That's so cool looking! I never thought about making a fake front door. Your swamp façade looks amazing, Grave Grabbers! And your front door looks awesome too, Nightfisher! Are these all made out of foamboard?
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    03-25-2017, 07:45 AM
    DaveintheGrave replied to a thread Electronic/Software: Hitch Hiking Ghosts loop in Halloween Props
    Great idea, Scary Papa! I hope it all works out.
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    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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  • The Halloween Lady's Avatar
    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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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 12:18 PM
    DaveintheGrave replied to a thread Mechanical: Slow dropping/climbing spider in Halloween Props
    I like using the motors I get from E-bay because they come in various different RPMs. I use a 10 RPM on my spider. I do use a deer motor in a similar mechanism to raise and lower a ghost from a tree limb.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 11:58 AM
    DaveintheGrave replied to a thread Mechanical: Slow dropping/climbing spider in Halloween Props
    Grave Grabbers- I'm sorry, I didn't mean to make you think I hold any ill feelings towards you. I'm always happy when another haunter is inspired by something I built, credit or no credit. Who knows, maybe someone else came up with the same idea as me and they just happen to look similar. No accusations. To tell the truth, I'm kind of surprised no one came up with it before I did. :) We are all here to inspire and support each other and I didn't mean for this to turn into a shouting match...
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 11:39 AM
    I'm not sure who the figure is, but the bust itself looks similar to a Medusa bust I bought at Target about 6 or 7 years ago.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    03-23-2017, 11:32 AM
    I'd have to say Kristen. She's really Kreepy !!
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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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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    03-20-2017, 03:36 PM
    "Grrlgoye" I often say and sometimes do outrageous things to show people by bad or incorrect example. Much of my art work is also like this. I also like Irony. Now I must leave and wash my hair. I have them all nervous since they don't know which one of them will be drowned!
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    03-20-2017, 03:26 PM
    Even when i was a very small child I liked to "Out-Hide" the other kids.. I guess that was one of the reasons i liked Haunting, getting to scare people by popping up from the unexpected depths of some obscure rat hole! I had a Haunt in my Parents basement , I was in the JCs and built and ran that, now this is my 30th year of ownership of my Ravens Grin Inn and if I live to be 300 I would still love to be doing this. One of the reasons it has turned as good as it can be, seemed to happen...
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  • halloween71's Avatar
    03-19-2017, 07:35 AM
    around 240-260 price range.The company is seasonal vision.They make lots of hween stuff like the rising swamp hag.
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    03-19-2017, 07:29 AM
    We had some very remarkable audiences here last night! They all got to meet our new puppy, she is only 10 weeks old. She is supposed to meet at least 100 people in her first Month with us for her "Socialization", she is well on her way to that! The groups varied from a man who has been here over 100 times to an entire group of "First Timers" who have been trying to get here for many years! The Ravens Grin "Formula" is actually pretty simple.. entertain them, make them Laugh, then give...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    03-18-2017, 01:53 PM
    there used to be two vastly different kinds of fire bricks, the very hard kind and the almost crumbly kind,very easy to carve, pick at, rub and make whatever it might be that you want, from the Crumbly style, the hard as diamond style--- not!
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    03-17-2017, 11:17 PM
    As my wife and i were talking about this today, she reminded me that the school administrator never blinked or said anything during the numerous times his little boy was saying over and over, "I was trying to hit "The Spooky Car!" This made her very mad. "Nice" example for the kids for the Parents to just Dummy-up when certain words should be said and certain ideals be shown the light of day. If I was throwing rocks at their car window, but accidentally broke out the Thermopane window for...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    03-16-2017, 10:29 PM
    Just putting some on Notice". If you and your friends arrive here next Fall or Summer, there will be our new/old, no escape room. Would I really mean "Escape Room?" No, I will have a "No Escape Room" here. No one will be escaping, either. It is really simple and EASY! Bring along your "Power Of Attorney along with any property deeds you may have. A ton of people will be feeling very stupid, as they wither-away incarcerated ...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    03-16-2017, 10:18 PM
    Today as I was gathering up numerous pieces of bad blacktop and getting rid of them and their potential for being thrown through a window in my house or my car, I began to run a memory check concerning all of the times someone has pitched a rock at my house and thinking about their up-bringing and their Parents possible influence upon what they did. First Time --Someone was throwing rocks at my Haunt- The whole large Family were all just standing there as some of their children were...
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    03-16-2017, 11:58 AM
    DaveintheGrave replied to a thread Mechanical: Slow dropping/climbing spider in Halloween Props
    Nightfisher--I have my dropping spider(s) just coming off a tree limb, but I like your setup with the skeleton a lot better. The prop would probably be a lot more noticable that way. I don't know when his video was posted, but it looks like that Toddzilla guy is using my Spider Lifter mechanism I made and posted here on the forum in 2011. http://www.halloweenforum.com/halloween-props/112874-spider-lifter.html VIDEO:...
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    03-16-2017, 10:20 AM
    DaveintheGrave replied to a thread Mechanical: Grave Digger Skeleton in Halloween Props
    Ok, great! Thanks a lot for the tips. Those should help me quite a bit. I'm still trying to find time to get started on mine.
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    03-16-2017, 10:12 AM
    Hi Pax ! Sorry, I haven't logged on in a while. That's cool your wife had a '69 Mach 1. I love mine, but I think I like looking at it more than I do driving it. I just spent a year and a half putting new headers and a complete Flowmaster exhaust system in it. I'm waiting for warmer weather to get it out of the garage. It was 14 degrees this morning. Brrrr...... Take care and I'll talk to you later!
  • halloween71's Avatar
    03-12-2017, 09:42 AM
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