both of mine were not in the dark but actually in the fog and yellow light and had nothing to do with not doing something right it was just bad luck lol. first was hidding behind a wall in the room next to mine after scaring a large group i went to slam my hand on the back side of the hide and thank god i had leather cloves on because i had the head of a nail come through the palm of the glove and just barely got me... didnt bleed but could have been a lot worse if i didnt have the gloves on... Thats what i get for trying a scare in a room that wasn't mine that i wasn't totally familiar with the hazards in lol. Second was just me running down the hallway of that same room to get a similar scare one of the nights we were short handed. And yes by now i had taken the time to give that room a good once over before we opened so i had fixed any nails sticking out and new where a few other probs could show up. So i get my scare in my room and turn and run through the plastic flaps into the next room where i knew no one was in since the didn't show for that day so i was covering both... I was aiming for a hid maybe 6-8 feet down the hall that was a step covered by a camo net that you could hide behind. So as i enter at a full run i notice in the middle of my last running step into the hide that holy crap my boss is standing right there and theres no way i can stop in time since by now im at a full run and a foot or so from him. I slam into him with my shoulder/back since i was going to just kind of let the wall slow me down originally.... So i hear the wind go out of him and his weight lands all on me and i say "shhhhh there coming...." I lean out half heartedly since i know if i jump out he will fall to the ground lol. I get the first 1 or 2 in the group and let them pass. After i step out and he stumbles out of the hide after getting the wind back into him haha... Later i find out i gave him a bruised rib and a bloody nose but he said at least i got the scare lol.. After that he made sure to let me know if he was working the rooms before or after me especially if we were shorthanded and i was covering multiple rooms. Lesson learned.... always know your surrounding 2 or 3 rooms well in case you need to cover multiple rooms and never go blindly into another room or hide faster then you can stop yourself short. Other then that the big thing i learned is WEAR GOOD SHOES AND SOCKS... its like they tell you in the army... you spend your work day on your feet so take care of them...
Holy crap scaring people is fun!!!
Actor and (more then i thought id be doing)