The spooky fun of Halloween

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Halloween is coming soon. Remember years ago when it was usually perfectly safe to go trick or treating miles away from your house without your parent or other adult being an escort/bodyguard? I spent my early life in a town called Westbury, on Long Island in New York. It wasn't Mayberry but apparently my parents weren't too concerned about me and my brothers and sisters being off on our own somewhere, whether it be Halloween or any other day of the year. If I had my 47 year old mind back then, I might have thought badly of my parents for allowing that but I truly believe the amount of perverts, bullies, and various other nasty people were much less numerous than they are today. Halloween is still considered by some as an evil celebration but most people just enjoy dressing up, getting candy and going to parties. I've had this great idea for the ultimate Halloween party location. Imagine building (from the ground up), a "Haunted Mansion". I'd find a location miles from anywhere and create what appears to be a very old (but large) house at least 3 floors high. The top floor would be the Halloween party location and all you'd have to do is get up to it. That wouldn't be easy because the house would be designed to scare anyone who enters it with booby traps, scary sounds and ghostly apparitions all over. The party floor would be sound proof and the windows would be blacked out so when you drove up to the house it would really seem like a creepy vacant place. If not for other parked cars and new arrivals you might think you're at the wrong address. You could even set up hidden cameras so those who made it to the party could observe the other guests as they struggle in fear to find their way to the third floor. If you wanted it to be a yearly challenge for your guests you would have to redesign this haunted "funhouse" every year. Unfortunately, I never had the enormous amount of money to spare on such a project so I'll have to just continue with decorating around my front door and living room. Image and video hosting by TinyPic

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weathergirl said...

Wow, Ed that sounds like really something! You don't need a big old house, have a Halloween party at your house, you could make it spooky! Halloween is not one of my favorite holidays, it freaks me out how adults like to dress up strangely. I did like it when we were kids and I never felt worried about anything, you are right, things are just different now.

October 7, 2009 at 8:38 PM
joe said...

I don't give out candy so my house gets egged every year.

October 17, 2009 at 1:35 PM
Ed Donnelly said...

I don't live in a neighborhood so we don't have any visitors on Halloween.

October 17, 2009 at 9:58 PM