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  1. What's Your Angle?

    This is a relatively short entry that may drive aeronautical engineers bonkers. I'm going to use "angle of attack" all wrong.

    As a scare actor, it is important to have a plan to "attack" and a plan to "escape". Just to irritate the engineers, I'm going to call them the Angle of Attack and the Angle of Escape. I want to use these terms partly because if you are going to ambush a patron to get a startle scare, you have to be concealed. One effective ...
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  2. Predator Vs. Patron

    Here's a pic of a stargazer fish waiting for its next meal:

    Stargazers are "ambush predators". From Wikipedia:
    "Ambush predators usually remain motionless (sometimes hidden) and wait for prey to come within ambush distance before pouncing. Ambush predators are often camouflaged, and may be solitary... Ambush often relies on concealment, ...
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  3. Aztec Death Whistle

    Maybe you have never heard - or even heard of - this amazing screaming whistle.


    The Aztec death whistle, sometimes described as “the scream of thousand corpses” produces a frightening sound.
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    It was José Luis Franco who published the first (1971) drawings of the death whistle and his family of Mexican “aerophones with springs of air”.
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  4. Who's at the Circus?

    A circus theme in a haunt certainly has a lot of potential.

    Beyond clowns, who might populate the circus? Who makes the circus happen?

    Carnies, for sure. The Roadies of the circus/carnival world. Carnies have a pretty unsavory reputation. The usual perception of them seems to be drug and alcohol abusing perverts, possibly pedophiles. Lots of opportunity for creepy carnies both male and female working carnival games, selling cotton candy and toys, whatever.
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  5. Other Ames Illusions

    Here's a fun(?) video of Ames illusions from back in 1951. I think you can find inspiration here, too.


    How would you use these in a haunt?
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