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Tombstone
08-23-2010, 05:27 PM
I'm looking for a location and am seeing what others do/think about travel time.

How far from home is your haunt?
How far from home would you be willing to drive to your haunt?

tyree
08-23-2010, 07:21 PM
Mine is 10 minutes from my house. I didn't plan on it that way, I just found a great spot close to home.

NightmareAftershockLLC
08-23-2010, 07:47 PM
Property I'm looking at is about 45 minutes away from me.....

Allen H
08-23-2010, 09:07 PM
1 hour away

Terrorknight
08-23-2010, 09:31 PM
I'm also an hour away, How far i'm willing to travel depends on the location, if it's great you do what you need to to make the money

Dreamreaper
08-23-2010, 09:50 PM
We are about 10-12 min. away.

OblivionHauntedHouse
08-23-2010, 10:48 PM
We are also just about 10 minutes from work - and it is right across from my day job. :)

NateTheGreat
08-24-2010, 01:35 AM
about 35 minutes away. Last year was an hour and a half away.

JamBam
08-24-2010, 03:46 AM
I am at the top of the hill from downtown. About 1000 ft. Takes me 30 seconds unless the light at the corner is red. Only Jim Warfield is closer, he lives in his haunt. Or his haunt is located in his home, but I wouldn't call him a home haunter, but a haunter homey.

Jim Warfield
08-24-2010, 07:12 AM
There it is.
Advantages/disadvantages
Drunks throwing full, unopened cans of beer against the side of your house at 2am., as hard as they can throw them. (Arrests were made, heads could have rolled, they were Nuke plant guards!) Makes you feel real good doesn't it?
Twice we heard a whole roomfull of voices singing, laughing, music playing at 2 am from the other side of that wall, nobody there, nobody outside, dead quiet as a tomb.....it's a haunted, haunted house, used to be an inn & tavern, my greatgrandfather used to bartend here 110 years ago.
Disadvantage: I'm replacing the north roof today, I own it, leaks and all. Fun,fun,fun.

freak 'n' stein
08-24-2010, 07:50 AM
20 minutes on a GOOD day, ie. Sunday when no one is out. 30+ mins every other day, depending on Downtown traffic :/ !!!!

Raycliff Manor
08-24-2010, 09:54 AM
Between one hour and forty-five minutes and two hours away, depending on whether or not I get behind a motor home, trailer, Buick, etc.

Kel

poison
08-24-2010, 12:30 PM
Man i don't know how you guys do it.
If my shop was more then 15 minutes away i would have to quit.
I work way too many hours not to be extremely close to home.

Motograter
08-27-2010, 11:26 AM
About an hour away but we are currently looking for a new haunt location for 2011.

terrormasue
08-27-2010, 01:03 PM
I think I may be as close as Jim W. to my haunt. It's occupies 4 acres in the front pasture.

haunterx
08-27-2010, 01:42 PM
10 minutes ...which is great when you close at 1:00am.

Jim Warfield
08-28-2010, 08:01 AM
I was so tired after tours I collapsed on the bed , fully clothed, pulled a blanket up over my face, as I began to relax the very real sensation of someone laying on top of me was felt! I could not move at all (Heavier than me?) I began to somewhat panic, I was all alone in the house..wait a second, I have two dogs behind a door a room away, they never barked, all doors are locked, if fear is powering this sensation...I should just relax...I did..it disappated.
Was it just in my own mind? Or was there potentually more to it than that? Something possibly "Supernatural"?
Whether or not the supernatural is "there" in parralel to our world or if it's just made to happen from our own mental processes, I think our own mind has some sort of influence upon things if it's just opening a door or creating something from little or nothing.
Some few have had terribly frightening experiences...I feel if you go looking for such a thing..eventually you will find it (or does it find you?)
The huge majority of the ghost stories my customers have told me are not like Hollywood horror movies at all, no demonic possession, driving you crazy, but if someone thinks they need or desrve such, they will get it eventually.
When a supernatural experience is shared simultaneously in a group..that is pretty convincing.

SomeThingInTheIce
08-28-2010, 03:36 PM
When I was doing a haunted trail I just walked out the front door but now I work for a haunt and it's a hour and twenty min and Abby (the hearse I drive) takes about thirty dollars in gas round trip.

Hundred Acres Manor
08-28-2010, 04:24 PM
My haunt is about a half hour away from home for me but then again that is Pittsburgh driving. There is a red light, a 26 way intersection, traffic loops, hills, and drivers who may just be taking a nap at the wheel all competing to go two ways down a one way road lol. Only about a 6 mile commute but crazy driving times. :D

Best Wishes,

Ethan Turon

www.HundredAcresManor.com

SomeThingInTheIce
08-29-2010, 02:04 PM
6 miles, a half hour, sounds like it would be better to just walk.lol.

My haunt is about a half hour away from home for me but then again that is Pittsburgh driving. There is a red light, a 26 way intersection, traffic loops, hills, and drivers who may just be taking a nap at the wheel all competing to go two ways down a one way road lol. Only about a 6 mile commute but crazy driving times. :D

Best Wishes,

Ethan Turon

www.HundredAcresManor.com

jakprintsHAUNT
08-30-2010, 12:00 PM
Most of the attractions I have worked with have typically been 30-45 minutes or more away.

Badger
08-30-2010, 12:51 PM
The old one I worked at was about 30 minutes after they put in the new highway, before that it was about 45 minutes away....

Moxley Manor
08-30-2010, 10:21 PM
30 minutes away without traffic

halloweenroom
09-15-2010, 11:52 AM
I too am about 5 mins walking distance.

lonewolfmage
09-15-2010, 04:17 PM
Hey there~

Let's see we had 2 choices at one point ..

1)5- 10 minutes away (building) or

2) 30 Seconds.. (back yard)..

We had the building aspect planned... had a local business sponsor .. etc. .. etc.. but the plans fell through due to personal commitments/issues.. ( will happen HOPEFULLY next year)

This year .. all we have to do is walk out of my kitchen to the living room ( wich is part of the haunt) out my front door and around the corner of the building to the back yard.. ( all of 30 seconds to 1 minute away ) to get to the site of our Yard haunt this year....

Ill post more details on another thread once we get building done .. as we are only doing the haunt on Halloween we still have some time to get things done..


~Jeff

Brandon_K
10-25-2010, 10:00 PM
5ish years ago I was 12 or so minutes. Then I moved and now I'm less than 5. I didn't pick the house due to the location of the haunt, it just panned out that way and now I'm incredibly spoiled. I have my eye on a house that is literally 30 seconds from the haunt, if it ever goes up again.