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Decaying Decadence (suggestions welcomed!)

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Creepy Old House...

Posted on December 24, 2016 at 11:42pm 5 Comments

...Welcome To Hauntersville - Part 2

Posted on August 4, 2015 at 10:00pm 1 Comment

Welcome To Hauntersville...

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Neurology and the Passion for Art

Posted on February 18, 2012 at 6:30am 1 Comment

Start to Shriek and Harmonize...

Posted on January 6, 2012 at 5:26am 3 Comments

WDW's Haunted Mansion Makeover ('07)

Posted on December 30, 2011 at 4:57am 1 Comment

SimFlame Lighting Controller

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DC LED Dimmer

Posted on June 29, 2010 at 7:30pm 1 Comment

Prop Floater - Floating Candelabra

Posted on August 12, 2009 at 1:30am 3 Comments

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At 9:28am on October 2, 2014, Steve O said…

Hey Jeffrey, I was going through some export data, and did you know you were one of the first 10 members? We're over 8K now. How crazy is that?

At 9:04pm on July 20, 2014, Grinning Raven said…

Hello Jeff, Thank you for your complement! It is very appreciated. I do have to work on getting all of my work on one site but I am on FB as "The Grinning Raven" fan page, You can also find many of my paintings and props on 'Pinterest"... At the moment working with Disney and Starwars. Once finished I will be working much more with hobby type work... Cheers 

At 12:26pm on July 21, 2013, Sue Roberts said…

Thanks so Much for the post.  I LOVE NBC, and I just had to make these.  I really appreciate your feedback.  It was hard to not make more this year but I am trying to changeup the theme alittle in the rest of the haunt as I also use my neighbors yard. lol I have way too much stuff. :D  thanks again  come ToT anytime.


At 6:38pm on August 20, 2012, Jeffrey Robert James said…

Jeffrey Robert James said…   

Hey Buddy, new to this site too, but love it.  Glad to have ya as a friend in here.

At 12:11pm on May 7, 2012, Raven's Hollow Cemetery said…

I am quite pleased that one of the persons who inspired my passion for haunting thinks so, no doubt! :D

I'll give you a little heads up for the raven's audio, so that you can be ahead of the game a bit.  I will be running the audio from my micro server, but any mp3 player will do.  I am using Halstaff's Picaxe-08m, sound-to-servo driver.  Mostly due to the ridiculous price that Sparkfun has placed on the newest revision of the Tenda triggerable mp3 player.  It doesn't even come with a power supply, and at 5x the cost of the original version?  No sir, I don't think so.   Also, Halstaff's board is 1/8th the size of the Scary Terry board, which is excellent with consideration to size & weight constraints. For amplification, I have several bare bones Dayton Audio 15 watt per ch., class T amplifiers, one of which will be used to drive the speaker in the ravens back.  They are inexpensive, very clean sounding, high quality amplifiers.  Probably overkill for a haunt prop, with respect to sound quality, but I got a great deal buying in a lot of 10.  IME, overkill is probably just enough for a satisfying result!  :D

My take on the prop floater worked perfectly for three years without a problem. Albeit, when I moved into my new home, I wasn't able to make use of it last year unfortunately, due to a design change I made to the frame.  I used a horizontally oriented A-frame, to allow attachment to a tree above a persons sight line  (No decently scaled trees in my new homes front yard for that sort of thing).   Although I do want to revamp the fan contact design to incorporate a set of brushes & brush housings from a Mabuchi 550 style motor for easy maintenance.  Here's a pic from right after initial testing, way back when:

You'd probably enjoy knowing that I have a design that incorporates your prop floater, with a McLaurin Floating lantern design.  The goal is a free ranging, multi-axis movement for a ghostly figure.  Think of a mobile hung over your infants crib, and I'm sure you'll get the idea. :D

The bad part of the equation, is that I can't use the idea until I do a massive landscaping project to my back yard.  Frankly, to lessen the dangers caused by extraordinarily soft top soil and people sprinting in fear (I'm fairly certain my homeowners ins. would kill me over the idea).  I am quite disappointed that I can't use the back yard for what traditionally was the teen & adult oriented portion of my haunt.  Which in itself is a shame, because I have several massive, moss covered old growth oaks back there.  The perfect haunting grounds, if it weren't for the ground itself. :/

At 1:15am on May 7, 2012, Raven's Hollow Cemetery said…

If you're looking for info on my animated raven tutorial, you can find it here:

I haven't completed it yet, mostly due to the fact that I used a nonstandard sized piece of tubing (4.5 mm o.d.) that I had left from an unrelated project for the torso pivot bar. ABEC took such a looooong time getting getting the made to order bearings to me, that I started on my arch/gates/columns project instead.  So it's waiting in the wings, so to speak, at least until I get this huge project knocked out.  


Oh I'm really not new around here, but thanks for the welcome  :)  I've been perusing the original GoE site off & on since 2005.  I just never signed up for the forums until last year. ;)

Wait, I just saw your floating candelabra prop. Are you the owner of the Ghost Songs site?  No kidding!  I built a variation of your prop years ago, pre-prop-1 version.   Very, very nice to meet you indeed sir.  :D  I've admired your work for a long time. 

At 10:00pm on May 6, 2012, Raven's Hollow Cemetery said…

Hi Jeff, thanks for the request.  Graciously accepted of course :D   If you'd like to take a look at my newest work, I have a decently sized thread located @


At 2:18pm on April 12, 2012, Heidi Rauber said…

I know how you feel about the lack of storage.  Most of our haunt stuff is in the attic, but big things like our toe pinchers are in the backyard along with pieces of our crypt.  Imagine our grass cutter's surprise the first time he walked into our backyard ;) There's also foam board crammed in closets, under a bed and behind a dresser. It's funny really, but enoughs enough :)  We have to sacrifice taking a big vacation this year to have the shed built, but it'll be worth it :)

At 3:59pm on April 11, 2012, Heidi Rauber said…

Hey Jeff!  Thanks for the compliments and for the add.

Yes, I have quite a few things in the works all ready for Halloween 2012. Actually, I'm in the process of having a shed built, which will give me a better place to work on my props in :)  No more foam and paper mache lying around the house!

Most of our 2012 stuff is in the planning stage, but I have begun work on one of my new cemetery residents, the Raven Reaper.  I have a few pictures of my progress up on my page and I'll post more as I go.

I'll be lurking around your page, checking out all of your cool stuff :)


At 2:19pm on March 10, 2012, Backyard Asylum/Studio said…

Thanks for the info. Appreciate your links on your page, I'm going to have to check them out. 

On a side note, noticed your from Hollywood Ca. I'm originally from Hollywood Fl., a world away. Crazy.....

At 5:05pm on March 9, 2012, Backyard Asylum/Studio said…

Checked out your photos. Nice woodworking on the monument. Love the halloween counter. Could something like that on the web page I'm working on. Did you create it or find it?

At 12:49pm on June 9, 2011, Jr & Letty Barron said…
Thank you for the welcome.
At 8:31am on June 9, 2011, Jeanna Anderson said…
Thanks Jeffrey for your comment and welcome. I have been working hard on some props for this year. Once the finish projects are complete I will post pictures on how they were built. }-)
At 1:18pm on June 8, 2011, Dawn Hess- Hoffman said…

Thx sir!That pic is actually of a abandoned asylum...I do u/e & r/ it :-)

and thx for the welcome!We were at the MHC and got tons of inspiration to bump up our haunt:-)

At 6:58pm on June 7, 2011, Mephistopheles said…

Thanx For the nice welcome Jeffrey. I won't be shy if I have questions I will ask! When I can offer help to others I will do that also! I have kept my haunt simple so far. It will grow in time as with most haunters i have many ideas in my head!

In time I will upload some pics of some of the props I have built and pics of my haunt. Although what I have seen built by others is amazing! Your candleabra is awsome and the Midnight Syndicate soundtrack is perfect for it. Thanx again for the warm welcome, Best Regards, Larry

At 10:27am on June 3, 2011, Crestfallen Cemetery (Brandon) said…
Jeffrey - Love your photos Great job!
At 3:19pm on May 6, 2011, Husk's Dad said…

Was thinking that too.

End of June the fall stuff starts to appear in small spots in Michaels and other stores. tick tock. 

At 2:58am on February 22, 2011, Randy said…
Thanks Jefferey...I'm blundering my way through it all.  ;-)
At 8:30am on December 8, 2010, Dana Martin said…
Thanks for the welcome! Let the shenanigans begin!
At 6:23pm on August 17, 2010, Draggonsmind aka William White said…
ha ha I know the feeling :0 what are you working on ?

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The most important question! Do you build the elements that go into your haunt, and/or want to learn more about building props? Oh, and if you choose no, we're going to have to delete you.
How long have you been haunting:
Too long to mention!
Your haunt comprises...?
Your haunt - Do you prefer?
Spooky ambiance
Tell us a little about your haunt..
Spooky/ghostly garden haunt with animatronic props and lots of atmosphere. Creating mechanical props that display subtle, organic motion is a fun part of what we do. Subtle, ethereal audio plays a central role in our haunt design. We also employ numerous variations of the Pepper's Ghost effect using projection and reflection techniques.
When it comes to props/decorations in your haunt, would you say you are:
A crafter that makes everything from scratch
Which statement comes closest to describing your haunt's attitude toward kids?
for the kid's - not too scary
You understand that any non prop related content will be deleted?
You're deep into building, and suddenly... your build partner reaches for the last beer
You let them have it

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