Saturday, April 30, 2011

Make and Takes at HauntCon
















Waverly Hills Sanitorium

We went on the paranormal two hour tour of Waverly Hills last night. It was amazing. And HUGE! We all enjoyed it so much that we are going to try and get a group of 10 together for a private overnight paranormal tour next year. Sadly, they are already completely booked of for this year!








Friday, April 29, 2011

Video from HauntCon

Melissa and Jason have been posting amazing video from HauntCon. Check it out. . .

http://youtu.be/Jh0UcbnpCng

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Heading to Louisville!

Here's hoping the half hour flight delay holds and I get there soon!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Barrelling down on HauntCon!

Which means. . . more stories, more costumes, more seminars, more tradeshow floor, more haunts and more pictures!!!

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Devil and the White City Ghost Tour

I'm a sucker for ghost tours. Today we are doing on that promises to be creepy. I'll post stories and pictures of it afterwards.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Who's Got a Good Presentation Idea?

We've all learned how to splatter blood. . . apply zombie make-up . . . create a scare with misdirection . . . Now, we want to see something exciting and new like . . . like. . . like . . .

WHAT? What do you want to see?!

ECHC is reaching out to it's members for presentation ideas. If there's something you want to learn more about, or how to build, now is the time to tell them. They are hard at work putting together the best darn Gathering for us they can. We can help by giving them our thoughts on kicking presentations.

If you have ideas, feel free to either post them in the comments section and I'll pass them along. Or, visit their page on Facebook.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

A Haunter's Coming! A Haunter's Coming!

It's so rare that any of the east coast haunters make it Chicago that I get totally geeked out when one does!

ECHC's co-founder, Pam, is coming here this weekend. We already have a few fun things planned. . . like a cemetery day. . . and a haunted tour. . . and a visit to the tiki bar . . . ok, that last one isn't hauntcentric, but, it will still be fun.

We'll make sure to take plenty of pictures of any haunted type places we go to and post them here.

And. . .YIPPIE!!!!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Stay tuned. . .

I'm hoping that tomorrow the crowds will thin and I can get pictures of some more stuff without those meddling attendees around.

UPDATE: I made it back to the show, but, only for about a half hour and then only to say bye-bye to people. Others say they'll send me pictures and I'll get those up.

Few things that caught my eye . .


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A little someting from the Dark Zone

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More TW Godness

The first one is sorta hard to see. Unfortunately, it's so large that there's no good way to video it and not see the folks walking by reflected in the glass. But, if you can focus on the hungry zombie, it'll be worth it.

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That one was REALLY cool! When the window breaks, not only did the wind blow at you, but, you also get sprayed with water.

Hanging out at Transworld

I'm here and barely survived the first night. Those Mystery Manor scoundrels kept me up and drinking until 5 am.

I finally hauled my cookies out of bed and went over to the show. There are some great things this year. I'll start with what I think mayve been my favorite booth. It had all kinds of creepy dolls doing creepy things. Check it out . . .

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Wednesday, March 9, 2011

I just got the first Gathering notice!!

Here it is!!

New England Haunter’s Gathering part 11 will be held on July 30, 2011, at the Radisson Hotel in Manchester, NH!

Count to 5 with me!

#1 - So far on the agenda....:
- Haunter’s Hangout –
Show off your homemade props
More to come as plans solidifyFor full presentation/demonstration descriptions go to: Gathering 2011.

#2 - Dinner and Costume Ball - Our first Dinner and Costume ball went over so well we’re doing it again... kinda like an annual thing....

#3 – The Radisson Hotel Manchester, NH is holding a block of rooms for us up to July 8.
If you call in your reservation, tell them you are with the "East Coast Haunt Club"

#4 - We have PayPal! Save time and pay for the Gathering and the Dinner/Costume Ball by using our PayPal option.

#5 - If you haven't already, please go to http://www.hauntclub.net and join the East Coast Haunt Club

** Please remember to RSVP if you are planning on going to the Gathering and/or the Dinner and Costume Ball.

Thank you for your years of support! The East Coast Haunt Club Staff

I've already booked my flights and reserved my room.

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Transworld is getting closer

And I have my ticket! I'll be hitting the hotel around 3:30ish.

Can't way to see you all!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Stay tuned for Gathering information. .

The big honchos behind the East Coast Haunt Club are this/close to a date, time and location for the 2011 Gathering. Once I have that info, I will post it here.

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Winter Get Together a Huge Success!!

We had about 15 people show up last nigh and IT WAS AWESOME! Pam took some pictures and, hopefully, she'll let me post some of them here.

We did our fellow Haunters proud by arriving at Dave and Busters at 6ish and closing it down at 2:00 AM. Yeah us!

Thanks everyone for coming out. We had a great time. I've said it before, and I'll say it again. .

HAUNTERS ARE THE BEST! GIVE ONE A HUG TODAY!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Only two more days. . .

Check out the countdown on the right! It's getting close to East Coast Haunt Club O'clock! (shaddup, I know I'm a dork)

Zombie Dean and I have been planning this trip since the end of October (what I like to call the high holy month) and can't believe it's almost here! There are a bunch of us meeting up at Dave and Buster's in Providence on Friday evening. If you're in the area, we would love to see you. Even if it's for a quick drink and a game. In the meantime, let me share this most recent Haiku, complements of Rachelle Coury -

Haunter family
Eating, drinking, raising hell
That is what we do

Monday, January 31, 2011

Tuesday's Hellku

Snow doesn't scare us
Gathering from many gates
Haunters are the best

Sunday, January 30, 2011

I will not be stopped by that tramp, Mother Nature

On Friday, I'm flying into blizzard central, the East Coast. And now, they are calling for a massive blizzard here in Chicago as well? I will not be stopped! I will make it to Rhode Island and I will hang out with my beloved haunters! I don't care if I have to rent a dogsled to get me there. It will happen.

So, if you're in the Providence area on Friday, February 4th around 7pm, stop on by Dave and Busters and hang out with. OK?

Dave and Buster's soon
We will eat and play some pool
Haunters are the best

- A Haiku by Debbie and Pam (Dam)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

TempleCon Anyone?

Some of us ECH Clubbers are thinking of hitting up TempleCon in Warrick on Saturday, February 5th. If you're interested, let me know.

I'll just leave the link right here:

http://www.templecon.org/11/

Friday, January 21, 2011

GO BEARS!!

Just a quick side trip from Hauntersville to scream for the home team.

There's always next year!

Thursday, January 20, 2011

East Coast Haunt Clubbers Hanging out 2/4/11

Looks like we're getting the band back together! We have a group of at least 10 of us hooking up at the Dave and Busters in Providence on Friday, February 4th. If you are in the area and want to joins us, we'll be there about 6:30 or 7:00.

HOPE TO SEE YOU THERE!

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Omaha has come and gone. . . for now

It was great seeing the Omahomies. We laughed, ate, karaoke'd, hot tubbed, drank, and ate some more. We even crossed into the great state of Iowa (great state?) so I could have a drink and mark it off my list of states I've had drinks in.

What we didn't do was any actual Halloween stuff, with the exception of discussing which conventions we are all going to. It looks like they are a definite for TW and HC. SWEET!

Next up . . . East Coast. And, I'll be seeing haunters there and working on my costume for all the conventions this year. So, there will definitely be some Halloween chatter.

Monday, January 10, 2011

Countdown Clock

I'm trying something new. A countdown clock is now at the top of the right column. See it? Right over there. No, a little up. . . ok, now over a little more and . . . THAT'S IT!!

After every trip I take, I'll reset it to countdown to the next one. Granted, the first two aren't industry-wide events, but after that there are several coming up.

Don't forget, if you have something you want folks to attend, especially on the east coast, let me know and I'll post the info here.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Planning the Hauntrips

As I plan my trips, and realize I want you all to go with me, I thought I'd post the dates of the events I'll be attending.

Transworld
March 10th - 13th

HauntCon
April 28th - May 2nd

Midwest Haunters Convention
June 3-5

I'm also hoping to go to Mystery Manor's Ghoul's Gone Wild in April.

And, Charleston looks to be happening in Mid-May.

AND, I just confirmed my visit to Bachelor's Grove Cemetery. Well, sorta. It'll be late March or early April. Basically, as soon as it's warm enough.

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Year - New Blog Attitude

I'm bidding 2010 a long overdue bye-bye (it was a crazy rough year which kept me from my beloved blog) and a big ol' open armed howdy to 2011. Heck, I may even give it a kiss full on the lips!

I have so many fun things planned for this year. Here's just a small taste . . .

I'm kicking it off 2011 with three of my favorite haunters, Patti, Matt and Mark. Patti and I will be tripping to Omaha over MLK weekend.

In February, I'm heading to Rhode Island to see Chris and Mark and, with any luck, Pam, Eileen, Jim and Brian.

In March - Transworld in St. Louis AND a trip to Charleston, SC for haunted goodness.

In April/May - HauntCon in Louisville

In June - Midwest Haunter's Convention in Columbus

In July or August - The Gathering in Nashua

On top of that, I FINALLY found someone to take me to Bachelors Grove Cemetery. SWEET! It's on every paranormal investigators list of top 10 most haunted places in the U.S. and it's in my own backyard. It just needs to warm up a tad first.

I will post links to all the conventions I'm going to because it's more fun if you're there too.

And, if you have a favorite haunted place, let me know. I'm always looking for new places to check out.

Happy New Year everyone!