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The roof is on fire!

Thursday, February 16th, 2012

cowboys-stadium How we transformed a Haunted House in Dallas into a large scale music venue. Shortly after it was announced that Arlington, Texas would play host to the 2011 Super bowl we started receiving calls to host events at our venue. From pre-game parties, parking and shuttle buss service. It seemed that everyone had Super bowl fever and wanted to cash in. With a large venue, paved parking and just a few blocks away from Cowboy Stadium we found ourselves in the heart of the action. (more…)

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Are you the Keymaster?

Wednesday, February 8th, 2012

zuul-gatekeeper-keymaster-ghostbusters Ray, when someone asks you if you’re a god, you say YES!” My favorite line from the 1984 movie “Ghostbusters”. Here we are almost 30 years later and Ghost Hunters are as popular as ever. Paranormal investigators and Ghost Hunting programs are some of the highest rated shows on TV. Over the last several years we have been fortunate enough to host several Paranormal teams, Investigators and Ghost Hunts at our Haunted House. I have seen first hand how teams differ in their structure, methodology and philosophy. One commonality they all seem to share is their basic Ghost Hunting Equipment.

Basic equipment you need to get started

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How to save yourself – Today!

Friday, January 13th, 2012

four-leaf-clover So it’s Friday the 13th and the evil spirits and bad luck peddlers and knocking at your door. Stay inside? Skip Work? Grab your lucky Rabbit’s foot? Are you among the reported 8% of the population that suffers from “Triskaidekaphobia”? #SayWhat: the Fear of Friday the 13th. Well here are several ways you can protect yourself and ward off that negative energy as you navigate the abundance of superstitions that lie in wait. Some of these preventive measures you may be familiar with others may sound a bit odd.

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Good or Evil? Friday the 13th

Monday, January 9th, 2012

friday-the-13th-skeleton-calendar This coming Friday marks the first superstitious holiday of the new year, Friday, 13 January Two thousand and twelve is the first of three Friday the 13th’ s this season. January, April and July all have Fridays that fall on the 13th of the month! A bad year for the superstitious “if you are a true believer”2012  A great year if you’re in the Haunted House business! #SayWhat? Yes.. believe it or not there are a few of us that not only embrace the date but look forward to it’s arrival with great eagerness and anticipation. Why do some people fear the number 13? A recent survey estimates that … (more…)

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Best use of Skeletal remains

Friday, January 6th, 2012

Skeleton used in hov lane What started out as a routine traffic stop for speeding turned into a national news story. Back on December the 20th 2011 a patrol officer pulls over a car for speeding a making a unsafe lane change. The incident took place in Washington State on interstate-5 & 272nd Street according to a media release by the State Patrols office.

Skeleton found in HOV lane

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Make-up Wars of 2011

Monday, January 2nd, 2012

img_0422 What would you do with a few rubber bands, tooth picks, dental floss and a handful of rice? The staff and crew at the Boneyard Haunted House in Dallas Texas would declare war! A Make-up war to be precise. As most people celebrate the end of the year with a traditional glass of Champaign, noise makers and a countdown to the new year. Actors and crew members at this North Texas Haunted House have a different twist – Part of their annual new years celebration include “Make-up Wars” a creative showdown of special F/X make-up prowess.

If you only had 30 minutes a box of safety pins, rice and a rubber band… 

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2011 Year in review

Thursday, December 29th, 2011

APD_Aresst_Actors 2011 was a roller coaster of a year, every type of weather you could imagine from snow storms that threatened the Super-Bowl to record setting days above 100 degrees this summer. The economy, elections and our Troops seemed to monopolize the headlines in 2011.

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Haunted Toy Run

Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Haunted House staff and crew took the day off to do a little shopping for the Holidays. After watching a story on a local news station about how the economy was effecting toy donations, Boneyard staffers organized a shopping trip and proceeded to fill their carts with toys.

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RipCrew Paranormal Investigation

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Paranormal Team to Investigate:

  ripcrew-logo Members from the Texas based research team are scheduled to investigate the Boneyard early 2012. RipCrew (RIP) Researching Investigating Paranormal is a Society which researches & investigates the paranormal. There are people who are violated & tormented by the super-natural.

So we put together a Society willing to help the one’s who are in need. RIP-CREW try & help solve the mystery of the Paranormal.

Team members plan on setting up and spending the night in the building that has a documented history of paranormal activity. We look forward to meeting the team and reviewing their findings.  For more information about RipCrew please visit their site at www.ripcrew.org and follow them on Facebook

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Christmas in a Haunted House

Saturday, December 10th, 2011

xmas 2011 Tress ready for the party Decorating for the Boneyard Haunted House annual Toys for Tots drive. Each year we hold a Christmas party inside the Haunted House – admission is a new unwrapped toy. 2011 marks our fourth year to collect Toys for the U.S. Marine Corps.

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