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  1. Poll: Maybe We're Doing TOO Good Of a Job... : UPDATE

    Over the past year and a half, The Baxter Avenue Morgue has become the pet project/training ground for a local group called Louisville Paranormal Investigations. They've determined after spending...
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    How did you get your screen name?

    It's my "nom de' haunt" as the genial (yet exceedingly demented) owner and operator of The Baxter Avenue Morgue.
  3. best/funniest reactions from a scare

    A great one that I still remember to this day happened when I used to play the Wolf Man for the Louisville Jaycees. I jumped out a guy, giving my most ominous growl, he screamed and suddenly, ala'...
  4. A Few Memorable Moments From Halloween Night ...

    The weather was quite pleasant given the rain we'd had the day before and being that it was a Saturday AND the fact that one of the larger bars/entertainment complexes in town is about a block and a...
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    A WTF?! Moment

    I'm sure at some point in time we've all encountered one of those moments where a customer does something so outrageous, clueless or flat-out inconsiderate that you can't help but look at them and...
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    Louisville Kentucky Haunts

    It's my exceedingly biased opinion that you should come pay us a visit at The Baxter Avenue Morgue. If memory serves me correct, there should be a coupon good for $5 off on admission that you can...
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    what do you do between scares??

    Being that I'm the "host" character of The Baxter Avenue Morgue, I'm the first person that groups of patrons meet when they come in. From my dark corner just down the hall from the front door, I'll...
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    Any GOOD clown names?

    Klotz

    Mangles
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    RE: A "Haunted" Haunted House?

    The head of Louisville Paranormal Investigations has told me that due to the fact that spiritual entities tend to create an electrical disturbance when they appear (hence the "tingling" feeling that...
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    Pet Peeves!!

    Among my favorites (?) are:

    1) Big Caveman Boyfriend - We've all seen him, the one who looks like he spends 5 hours a
    day in the gym and has...
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    RE" A "Haunted" "Haunted House?

    While we've had our share of odd things happening or weird little technical quirks in the beginning, we'd never really paid much attention to them until the past two years, when things began to get...
  12. A record setting night and an endorsement from a VERY unique individual ...

    As the glorious full moon floated high in the sky, the screams were loud and plentiful at The Baxter Avenue Morgue last night. Our final audience figure for the evening was just six customers shy of...
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    I need character ideas fast

    How about the architect of the hotel, who snapped and had several workers entombed in the walls during construction and he's looking for more "builidng materials" to complete his vision?
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    Haunts Against Perez Hilton

    Perez Hilton is an odious little troll (my apologies to any trolls out there that I might've offended) and as for Jon Gosselin, the only connection that I could possibly make between him and haunted...
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    Attendance Up or Down???

    Here at the Baxter Avenue Morgue, our first full weekend of operation was the 18th and 19th, and we've seen an increase of 100% over the same time period last season. This past Saturday night, even...
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    RE: Do You Get To "Act"?

    When I first began working in haunts, due to my physical size, I tended to play characters such as gorillas, hunchbacks or, what was to become my signature role, The Wolf Man. I'd growl, snarl, leap...
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    Our "Friends & Family" Night (it's basically a...

    Our "Friends & Family" Night (it's basically a test run/dress rehearsal) was last Saturday and things went quite well, we even had several paying customers come in off the street. Our official...
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    FINALLY a candidate I can believe in!!!

    FINALLY a candidate I can believe in!!!
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    There's a variety of things you could do here. ...

    There's a variety of things you could do here. Be threatening ("You think I'm finished here?! I'm coming back!! I'm coming back and I'm gonna get you ALL! Hell itself ain't gonna hold me!!"). Be...
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    "Do some thinking"? Y'know, I've gotten in more...

    "Do some thinking"? Y'know, I've gotten in more trouble that way *chuckle*
    I wholeheartedly agree with Jim about the use of vocal tone to produce an effective scare, especially if you're a "host"...
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    RE: Need quotes...

    This one's kind of long, but it's favorite of mine (I think it'd make a killer voice-over for a scene or queque line...) It's from "The Rhyme Of The Ancient Mariner" --

    "Like a man that on a...
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    It'd be interesting to see, that's for sure. Of...

    It'd be interesting to see, that's for sure. Of course, there's already a lot of horrific/scary imagery in the "kid" stuff that Disney's made, like the Wicked Queen asking her huntsman for Snow...
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    Proof once again, ladies and gents, that in the...

    Proof once again, ladies and gents, that in the haunt biz, our biggest competition when it comes to shocking people isn't other haunts, it's the evening news...
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    I had the good fortune to meet him a few years...

    I had the good fortune to meet him a few years ago at WonderFest here in Louisville. A kind, good natured gentleman who always took a moment to chat with each fan he signed autographs for. Rest in...
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    Over the past 7 years, I've never had anyone...

    Over the past 7 years, I've never had anyone swing at me or try to threaten me (granted, I'm primarily the "greeter" in the front hallway), but I've learned that if you adapt the persona and...
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