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  1. Default could this be the first haunted house ever? 
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    i know we talked about this before, this pic is from 1900
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    Nope, 1651 AD with the development of fun house mirrors and mirror mazes as a form of entertainment. Some Dutch guy saw the Palace of Versiles mirrors in France and got all weird. At least a portion of what is inside that haunt there is a small mirror maze.

    That is a cool picture and probably from Europe and it took 20 or 30 years to get adorned like that. They followed the circuses in europe that were big time around 1840 ish.

    Jim Warfield maintains how scary the cave man days were and I contend it is the circus and gypsy wagons of migrant workers, being able to set a bunch of things up and move on after making an income. All we know is no current haunt consultant was there at the time or had access to a time machine.

    The first haunted house is probably in Warehouse 8


    Another fabulous post from the U.S.Department of Wild Imaginings, now in spectaclar stereo, sponsored by the Adhesives and Sealants Council, suggesting ways to stick things together since the 1800s. Not fabulous in a gay way. Your results may vary. Illinois residents add 8% sales tax. These posts have been made by professional post makers, do not try this type of posting on your own without extensive training, lovely assistants and a trusty clown horn.
     

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    That is an awesome pic!

    Mind if ask where you found that?

    Are there more?
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    good to see u again greg. and yes i looked at the pic again and it said normans ghost show circa 1900. so im assuming its a way earlier date. zombie i found it on a facebook page called strange and interesting things. they have other pics of creepy clowns from way back also
     

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    crazy- love it!
    How can a man die better than facing fearful odds, for the ashes of his fathers and the temple of his gods.

    What you put into your mind- you put into your life.


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    Beautiful facade! Nice find!
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