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Halloween morning – the fog was spooky and dead quiet.
Welcome to my 2013 Halloween Nightmare.
The planning for this year’s Halloween started the minute I put away the last year’s props.
I’m sick, I know, I know.
A Haunted Corn Maze!.... Perfect. I have a big front yard and lots of props to use….. sounds easy!
Except, it rained for 5 days, including Thursday, Halloween night. The kids came anyway…all 60 – 70 of them. Usually, we have over 100.
We didn’t have the automated props out because of the rain but we let them walk through and put out a sign:
Come back to the Haunted Halloween Corn Maze – Open Saturday Night 6 to 8:00 pm
The weather was supposed to be partly sunny by Saturday but it rained again on Friday, soaking everything we put up and the sun never appeared. We were damp, cold and beat to death by now but we were determined to pull this off – we were in too deep at this point.
As it turned out, the weather did get better. The rain had stopped and the wind calmed down. It was around 48 degrees, everything was ready and all the kids came back…..like having two Halloweens!
This is the view from the street corner.
....if Frankenstein had a son:
The talking Grave Digger with automated hand pointing the way, was awesome!
”Do you not know where you walk?
These grounds are strewn with the souls of the dead!”
Want to take a walk through it?
Well, come on. (keep in mind, this is for 5 to 14 yr. old kids – so, nothing too gross.)
Cross over the Killer Koi fish bridge, never mind the snakes and crocodiles
You have reached…The Exit Gate…. FROM HELL!
made of salvaged RS cedar 6×6 posts and left over cedar fencing.
NOW….be greeted by the animated,
”Which way will you choose?”
very dark in here. Dead end!....Turn back!
check out the Haunted black light room
make sure your flashlight is on
Come on in!
....unfortunately, these pictures don’t do this justice at night.
and out to the grave yard with a skeleton rising out of the casket,
hanging bats, noisy crows, spooky sounds,
motion censored tree shakers work great on corn stalks!
and lots of fog
Your doing fine! keep moving! More to see!
very dark in here too…...follow the red lights to the right,
back to the left,
this fog filled Z shaped maze was a blast! Kids laughing and giggling!
lots of fog and spooky things standing in corners.
Finally, you made it!.... Right in to the Spiders den!
This area is very dark for the laser show shining down which looks like spiders or roaches
running all over the ground. Great effect, unfortunately, you can’t see it.
Moving along, .... the Mail Room.
uh oh, what’s this?
”But, I LIED FOR YOUR OWN GOOD!...YOU CAN KEEP YOUR CANDY! ... I AM YOUR KING!”
Ha!....I wanted to dress the skeleton in an 4 star Army General’s uniform and write:
“Send to: President School for Dummies” but, I was out voted.
this jerking, animated prop got a ton of laughs in our neighborhood.
Ok Kids, never mind, Move along….step this way, right…. there,
POW!...JUMPIN SPIDER!.... GOTCHA!... Ha! the cheapest prop gets the best bang!.. love it!
you have reached the center….
”Welcome to the Harvest!....The Harvesting of YOUR SOULS! ... BWAHAHAHAAAA!!!”
Here’s Alan, my next door neighbor with his brood of little gremlins.
They weren’t scared at all!
and now, you’ve reached the end.
Glad you stopped by…...
see you next year! ... BAHHHAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!
brought to you by:
a very generous local Farmer on Almond road, the City of Highwood for the donation of 50 pumpkins after their big pumpkin fest, a neighbor for his dead tree, Randy, my landscaping side kick, my wife, Lynn who carved all the pumpkins and put up with this for a month, my friends who helped with ideas and all the Halloween guys in the attic.