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    We all know about "Haunted Houses", they are always dark and forboding .... and thereby maybe more mysterious?

    The original floorplan of my house had an open stairway to the upstairs then maybe around 1940 somebody enclosed the stairway with cardboard-like covered walls making the stairway dark without a light being turned on.
    I built wooden boxes around each of these tall 1870 windows and made each window a display box for veiwing from outside of the house as customers wait outside or drive by gauking.
    Now one "box" is gone for good and customers and gaukers will be able to look in via an upstairs window and see other customers as they reach the top of the steps and enter the now open hallway next to the stairs, I think I just solved my "what am I going to put in my display window" question...my living, breathing, moving customers!
     

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    Why not? A window into their soul, a light bulb? Can you use your customers as...bait for OTHER customers?

    The mind reels.

    and spins.

    Insomnia sucks.
    The word for the day is NPD. Check it out.
     

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    insomnia sucks the ambition out of you and your plans and commitments for the next day.
     

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    Turns you into a zombie for the next day. You end up feeling like a vampire on a day pass.
    The word for the day is NPD. Check it out.
     

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    I'm thinking customers have to put on gas masks to go by the window. Once they pass the room fogs up.


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    I like the idea of being able to see the customers on the inside, especially if that part of the house is particularly scary. It would be great atmosphere!!
    Do Vegan Zombies eat heads of lettuce?
     

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    which was also the point of old funhouses with a second story having some pathway on a balcony out where the crowds outside can see them having a good time. Same principle for dark rides. Tis part of a ballyhoo effect...
    The word for the day is NPD. Check it out.
     

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