The first time visitors in a busload from Transworld came to Ravens Grin, I sat them all down in my front(first room) and made them watch my video on my TV!
(This guy must be NUTS!, we are supposed to be walking through his place, not sitting here in this strange old room(where he probably actually lives("Yes!") and he must be.... wait a second.. he IS CRazy! ... He is going to kill us all! Maybe revenge for him getting scared in some haunt when he was kid?
Then my Wife, Jessica walked into the room carrying Mr. Tuxedo (cat) and they breathed a sigh of relief! Something "normal"!
The big scare was over, everyone survived!
As silli-assed as this reads, this is what happened as admitted to us later by both of the afflicted.
Another time I met up with a haunter, wanta-be on-line who stressed to me how fearless he was in his real job, which many probably would not like to have to perform....he followed my instructions and suddenly discovered real quick and lasting fear ... on my bed!
The Bad-Dream Bed! He had no clue as to what was about to happen.
I am pretty sure he was deeply affected by this experience.
At a Transworld a well-known Haunter handed me a cheap, paper item and said, "Here, Jim, I can't do anything with this, maybe you can use it for something?"
A man who has the only haunted house in his native country(Open 8 months of the year, indoor/outdoor) came to see Ravens Grin. He speaks slowly, seems very naturally calmer than most people I have ever met...."My employees always try to Scare me, but nobody can scare ....me."
When I "Got" him, his arms came up, rotated right and left in front of his face as he hollered, "Auhhhauhhh!" Then he quickly said, "Oh, you Got Me! you Got Me!" He had left "Calm-ville " rather suddenly! Yes it was the cheap "Paper" item that got him, but I did do a lot of work to set him up to be scared from this item with a whole set and special lighting and a tweek to his mind involving (though he didn't realise it) a similar item he seen ahead of time to , I believe, make it all work.
My very newest scary item is a very small... cobra. Too small to bite, no venum, I have already had two adult women (seperately) scream loudly and break into a sprint when I merely said:"Cobra" in a very well lit room full of their friends and family members!
No reptile, just a mind-game but it works very well most oftenly. A mind-game based upon actual truth though.