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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Today, 09:20 AM
    .. then even with the weather being "questionable" last night more people showed up here and were they "FUN"! We were still in the first room (Where a lot happens) when a man who had been here before asked if he could use our Rest Room? "Do you know where it is?" "Yes, he did." I watched him walk through the next room, and as he was walking away I returned to the others , sat down beside his girlfriend and loudly said:"Well! Now that we got HIM out of the way!" She let out a...
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Today, 09:11 AM
    If you needed a number within your clues you could have a 150 yr, old man, or use any other large number is a number would be needed. P.T. Barnum's first attempt at "Show-Biz" was a very elderly black woman who was supposed to have been George Washington's "Nanny"! She was so old one reporter thought she was a static display made from "Whale Bone" and leather?.. Then the next day.. she "Moved"!
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    Yesterday, 03:52 PM
    This afternoon a total of 5 people came here and went through the house. The one young man looked "Familiar"? He had not been through here for at least ... 15 years? He seemed pretty familiar (But bigger, heavier?) His math doesn't quite work, BUT he said he has been here "100's of times, he came here with his brother and Sister, and now he is 39 years old. He said he first was here when he was just 10yrs. old. We are currently in our 30th year with Ravens Grin. I then remembered his...
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    02-22-2017, 12:48 PM
    DaveintheGrave replied to a thread Mechanical: Grave Digger Skeleton in Halloween Props
    How did you loosen up the joints in the shoulders and elbows? I've got a pose-n-stay skelly I'm starting to try to transform into one of these gravediggers. Also did you have to change the position of any of the arm sections with a heat gun or anything like that? Thanks for any help!
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    02-22-2017, 12:32 PM
    Congratulations! The pic looks terrific.
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  • halloween71's Avatar
    02-20-2017, 06:25 AM
    looking awesome!!!
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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    02-19-2017, 06:58 PM
    Last night, Saturday night, Feb.18th we were open as usual, and we were very busy like we have never been this time of year! We know why. It is usually not 70 degrees in February in northern Illinois! We saw groups, families, fans old and new, and everyone seemed So Happy! (How can I find and get a Voo-Doo Weather-changer? )
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  • halloween71's Avatar
    02-19-2017, 09:27 AM
    im sure it would work..I like the idea.
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  • halloween71's Avatar
    02-19-2017, 09:16 AM
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/252720449502?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT got her and love her.
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  • halloween71's Avatar
    02-15-2017, 12:09 PM
    Great idea!!!!
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  • halloween71's Avatar
    02-15-2017, 12:07 PM
    awesome!!!!!!
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  • halloween71's Avatar
    02-15-2017, 11:57 AM
    Great props!!!!
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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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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    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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  • halloween71's Avatar
    02-13-2017, 12:18 PM
    to cool!!!!
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  • halloween71's Avatar
    02-12-2017, 08:53 AM
    I had several donna the dead like that wish I had kept one in box they are going for a lot of money on ebay. thank you for the link I love looking back at all the gemmy props.
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  • halloween71's Avatar
    02-12-2017, 08:40 AM
    halloween71 replied to a thread Hello there! in General Halloween
    HELLO fellow west Virginian
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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    02-11-2017, 05:59 PM
    DaveintheGrave replied to a thread Mechanical: Grave Digger Skeleton in Halloween Props
    Great movement! I love this prop. And I like the way you hid the motor mechanism. Very ingenious. Nice job!
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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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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    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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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    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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  • 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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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    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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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    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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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    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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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    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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  • Gym Whourlfeld's Avatar
    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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  • DaveintheGrave's Avatar
    02-09-2017, 12:33 PM
    The movement of it reminds me of someone exercising in the gym--pulling on those ropes that lift the weights. I guess it's an alternative to an FCG if someone can't build their own. And hopefully it will last longer than one season of use.
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    That's one of my favorite scenes too! That one and the one brief scene at the end during the credits where it shows Dark Alessa smile in black and white. And Jodelle did a great, and creepy job!
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    I have the first one on disk but I only had a digital copy of SH2 on my computer and it died a few months back. Pyramid Head is one of my favorites. However, Dark Alessa was just awesome! "Look at me. I'm burning." Btw love your signature!
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    I saw your post(s) about a PIR for a jumping spider. I am looking to make a couple of spirit props use a PIR if possible. Which brand did you use and I would appreciate any advice you can give.

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    Hi, Otaku. Have you got time this week to help me with wiring the Gemmy prop? Thanks.
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