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Just one suggestion that actually goes against other suggestions, but I recommend not using any kind of strobe light. We have an epileptic in our family, and unless you're willing to put up a warning at the start of your haunted trail advising against the health risks, strobes are a bad idea. The seizures they can cause young children aren't the horrors you want that night. And truth be told, not using them doesn't diminish a haunt.

The Perfect Storm boxes are usually not so bad because the flashes aren't pulsing and repetitive. The video posted earlier shows the difference. You can see where you have flashing lights, but they're not strobing.

I spent time in Japan years ago where Ghost Walks were a popular community thing. They relied on muted lighting, things that glowed in the distance that you could just barely make out, and of course lots of parents in costumes willing to scare the bejebees out of their kids. :) That sense of community doesn't usually find a counterpart in our society, but the ideas hold up well for your walk. Tape ghosts or chicken wire ghosts glowing in the distance add a bit of uneasiness, but also give older kids the confidence that they know what's out there isn't real... right up until the moment they get a live action jump scare. It also means the level of interaction can be changed based on the age of the child. Spooky things are out there, but the scares can be augmented. And your corpses will fit right in along the pathway. :)
 

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Good catch on the strobe's. I am asking this out of ignorance...do the seizures get triggered only on the faster strobe blinking or does the real slow blinking strobes also trigger them? Leaving the strobes out entirely and using the different color Mini LED spot lights will do very well creating a creepy feeling.

For the distant ghost effect we use thin translucent 20gal trash bags with a small LED flashlight. Very cheap & they are wispy enough to move even in slight breezes.

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Good catch on the strobe's. I am asking this out of ignorance...do the seizures get triggered only on the faster strobe blinking or does the real slow blinking strobes also trigger them?
Seizures are strange things. They're triggered differently by different individuals. However, in general, the faster the flashing, the more likely it is to trigger a reaction. What makes the Lightening boxes a bit safer is that the flashing is more sporadic with the intensity of the light fluctuating. Those gaps of darkness in between and variation of light intensity help to break up some of that seizure inducing effect.

That said, we don't have lightening at our house even though we all think it would be so cool. The reason is that it would be an entire night, and that pushes the envelope quite a bit more than simply walking by a house and enjoying the set up. It might not cause a seizure, but by the end of the night, pretty much half the household will have a headache and the other half won't because they're in bed asleep. hahaha.

We've found that lighting with different colors, using some of those Gemmy lights that swirl the colors around, and even those Christmas Laser lights shining up into our bamboo give some very fun lighting options. We realize that strobes have a place inside the more adult haunts that show up all around the town come Halloween. People are warned before they buy a ticket and again before they walk into the building. But we're just a family that likes to creep the neighborhood kids out a bit, and it doesn't take strobes to do that.
 
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