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I stumbled upon this website today and love the Christine ghost. Does anyone here have one of these crank ghosts? I don't know that my little wispy tree can hold her and am looking for some feedback on the product and hanging if you have any experience. Also, they recommend using a blacklight from above. Has anyone used a purple/black spotlight or blue spotlight from below/ground level? Thanks!
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I've got one that I picked up last year. I would suggest building a four post box. You can use 2"x2"s or 2"x4"s. I used 2x4's cut 6' long. I drilled a 1/2" hole in the bottom of each post, about 4" deep and slid a wood dowel into the wood and buried another 12" into ground for support. I cut a piece of plywood using a 4' by 8' and cut it to 4' by 4'. This I used for the top. I ran another 2x4 down the underside of the top so I could hook the ghost to the wood. I painted all of it black, used wood screws to screw the top to the top of each 2x4. I picked up black cloth at Wal Mart for dirt cheap and connected that to the sides of the 2x4 posts. Quick, easy, no time to set up no time to take apart. I also used a black light inside to highlight the ghost.
Others here on the site of gone all out with their's and they have posted pictures, some are fantastic. Mine, well I plan on a more extensive build but again the point is support. A weakling tree probably won't work for what you really want to do.
 

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We got her last year from Ghost Builders and I love her, we do a haunted barn every year so last year we decided to put her up in the hay loft, got so many compliments on this flying crank ghost, hit of my neighborhood was worth paying a little extra . I will try and post some pictures and video, we put a black light on the floor in front of her and it worked great, still much better in person.

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Great looking ghost!
The FCG the first animated prop I ever built and I love it! She's still going strong after 14 years with all the original parts and motor.
 

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If you want to put it out in the yard, such as on a tree. Try using a modified garden hook... I have some for camping that have a based designed to push into the ground. Certainly strong enough to support a FCG, a box is great however.

I was talking to the great owner of KY Special Effects and he gave me some good ideas to improve the way mine is displayed in out crypt. Hope to see how it looks by the end of the month.
 

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You need to use UV blacklight to get the glow, blue spotlight Will simply light the ghost in blue without the glow. I find it best to light the ghost from the same direction as the viewer, so lighting from below is fine as long as the light is in between the viewer and the ghost.
 
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