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Yard turned into haunted house

Yard turned into haunted house

November 7th, 2018 by Danisha Hogue in Local News

On Halloween night, a decorated house on Rice Street gave visitors a few tricks and large treats. A makeshift haunted house full of moving parts filled the yard.

"We just did it really small last year," homeowner Kevin Yarnell said. "We try to do like a haunted house thing."

On Halloween in 2017, he said over 355 kids showed up at their home. Expecting more this year, he decided to switch it up and go bigger.

A black tarp that read "this way" in spray paint led to a fake cemetery featuring dozens of tombstones and a few dead figures. As visitors turned the corner, a giant jumping spider may have leapt up on the right.

While creepy music and Halloween hits played, a white self-rocking chair sat on the sidewalk with a ghostly dead bride. Flip the switch on the table to the left and shocks were sent to a prop hanging on a fence.

"(We're) just trying to keep the kids happy," Yarnell said.

Requesting help from several family members, it took weeks to set up all the spooky features, including a flying ghost around the yard hung with fishing line and powered by an old treadmill motor.

"This year (Yarnell) has added different things and it's slowly evolved," Mike Behringer said.

Behringer traveled from Butler to help with set up.

Yarnell's fiancee Tauncy Behringer said they purchased well over $100 in candy.

"It was kind of just a fluke thing that we did this one year it's just expected now and it keeps growing," Tauncy said.

The family plans to continue decorating but is unsure how they will top themselves next year.