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Hello to all out there, haunt fans, ghosts, ghouls, and so forth...

Finally have enough of a start physically to begin sharing with this thread, though not a single light, cobweb, inch of fabric or etc. yet been placed. A pre-start, maybe? Infrastructure things to do before more comes out in September.

First backyard purchase of the seasons, found on sale at JoAnn fabrics/crafts:



And the new structure for this year - finishing work still needs to be done, place the rear interior wall with old wood and some props inside, batwing swinging doors are currently being built.



I am thinking for inside the saloon, maybe a good quality red light (anyone have suggestions for a standalone, large option, perhaps with 'flicker' aspect) and fog machine so it looks eerie and like fire still smoldering in there, along with a character for the window - if opt not to do the fog machine, there's enough room for a small box to do a 'Pepper's Ghost' effect inside and below the window, visible at night with a mask/shirt or shroud on a frame perhaps and light fading in and out.
 

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And continuing on with work to get it ready - daytime first: got the saloon doors hung, and more props for the interior, and the new 'ore chutes' constructed and placed on the fence, and made improvements to the jail structure.








View looking out from the jail at the rest of the yard.


Inside the saloon building.
 

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Hello to all out there, haunt fans, ghosts, ghouls, and so forth...

Finally have enough of a start physically to begin sharing with this thread, though not a single light, cobweb, inch of fabric or etc. yet been placed. A pre-start, maybe? Infrastructure things to do before more comes out in September.

First backyard purchase of the seasons, found on sale at JoAnn fabrics/crafts:



And the new structure for this year - finishing work still needs to be done, place the rear interior wall with old wood and some props inside, batwing swinging doors are currently being built.



I am thinking for inside the saloon, maybe a good quality red light (anyone have suggestions for a standalone, large option, perhaps with 'flicker' aspect) and fog machine so it looks eerie and like fire still smoldering in there, along with a character for the window - if opt not to do the fog machine, there's enough room for a small box to do a 'Pepper's Ghost' effect inside and below the window, visible at night with a mask/shirt or shroud on a frame perhaps and light fading in and out.
I gotta tell ya, I'm really intrigued by the name!
 

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Your yard is amazing. I love that it's up year round.
Thank you very much! It is enjoyable to have the base structures up full time, for sure.

I gotta tell ya, I'm really intrigued by the name!
Thank you! Came about mostly inspired by the traditions of theme park western attractions, mostly....things like "Grizzly Peak" or "Thunder Mesa" or "Rainbow Ridge" - matching a nature/animal word with a landscape feature.

Coming along really nice! You might want to take a look at Hollywood Haunter's Youtube channel. They did a similar yard haunt in 2013. Might get you some ideas, or help with lighting!
I have seen their videos, truly amazing work no matter the theme they pick and great detail to level. Oh, to have that scale and budget...

Awesome!!!!

If I was a kid growing up in your neighborhood on Halloween I would have never got much candy because I would have never left your yard.
High praise indeed, thank you so much!

That is really cool looking. Better yet, it's up all year long. It reminds me of some of the local amusement park rides. Do you have a web page or FB page with more pictures?
Thank you for the kind words! And sadly no, don't have any web presence of that sort, but here is last year's thread: http://www.halloweenforum.com/general-halloween/139322-porcupine-gulch-yard-haunt-2014-a.html
 
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