Props '08

Costume Party '08

Trick-or-Treat '08


Click one of the above categories to see pictures from our Halloween events in 2008

OR See the 2008 video here:

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Haunt31 2008 video mpeg (405mb)

Haunt31 2008 video mp4 (248mb)

This year we had no choice to update many of the structures and mechanics of existing props due to wear and tear over the years. We added a hacking skeleton, "onument jumper, countdown clock, breathing grave, and added a radio controlled crawling zombie.   We completed the change-over of all the lighting to LED's


We were featured in the Daily Herald and several other local publications.  It was another VERY busy year!

The display was open Dusk - 10 pm every night (weather permitting) through Halloween night. 

We began tear down about 11:45pm on the 31st and the display was G-O-N-E by the 2nd of November.

Special thanks to the following people for all their hard work on this year's construction & set-up: (no particular order)  I am so sorry if we missed someone.  Let us know!!

  • Stephanie Wrolson - my lovely wife (for putting up with this whole thing)
  • My neighbors (for putting up with this year after year
  • Bob Nausid - haunt206 (for help setting up  almost every night until the 6h, for his detail work on the props, and all his ideas and work to make this come together.)
  • Frank Moore - for his help with wiring the yard this year, his help wiring, as well as he help acting many nights and with security.
  • Linda Moore - For her help on Halloween giving candy to over1000 ToT's
  • Kim Bognar - For helping watch the kids and set up.
  • Mouse - for his help detailing props during set-up
  • Anatoly Gorshtein – For his hours editing and creating all of the 2008 videos and contest entries  
  • All the members from the Chicago Haunt Club for their great friendships and wonderful ideas all year long.
  • Members from Halloween-L Halloween Group (for the ideas, and assistance with problems while building props.)
  • Mary Wenzel (for the great party invitations)
  • Drew Meyer - for his help with set up, crowd control, acting, and just hanging out.
  • Benjamin Rock - for his help with traffic the last week of the season This was GREAT and much needed help.  I cannot thank him enough. 
  • Dennis Keefe - for his help with prop detailing and set-up
  • R.J. Bognar - for help with set up in early October
  • Kathy Bolain - for watching the kids for us and with set up
  • Kyle Cooper - for his help acting several nights
  • Members from the LasRyds Hearse Club for hanging out with their Hearses.