Perhaps the scariest part of being in a haunted house is going into the narrow hallways behind the scenes. Not only do you have to watch out for 2x4s on the ground, but when groups are going through the haunted house, it’s no lights allowed time.
So there I am, waiting patiently in a pitch black hallway with my shoulders nearly touching each side.
I poke my camera through a gap in a door to try to photograph a room flooded with black light sensitive paint and girls wearing bloodied white night gowns. The angle is all wrong, so once the group is through I’m directed to another area where I can try my hand at taking photos.
I start walking down the hallway I’m directed to, realizing this is part of the actual haunted house. It, too, is black as night and suddenly starts to close in on me. Am I getting shorter? Nope, the ceiling is most definitely coming down. Just when I think I might have to get down on all fours, the ceiling rises again, but this time my senses are turned upside down by a rocking floor that throws me off balance as I turn a corner.
Once I’m through a barrage of tubing hanging from the ceiling, I make my way to a window where I can peer back into the black light-lit room. I play around with the settings on my camera and come away with a few ghostly images.
But before I see the entire haunted house from behind the scenes, I decided to take the tour as a guest. After stowing away my camera gear I join up with a group preparing for their tour of fright. Among them are Melinda Winters and Denise Whitworth.
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Painting with a Twist/Painting with a Purpose
Looking for a fun night out? Join us for the Parker Paws Painting with a Purpose fundraiser from 7-9 p.m.
DAILY RECORD: Marriages and deaths
Marriages and deaths recorded from July 9, 2014, to July 15, 2014. This information is being provided as a courtesy by the Parker County Clerk. Every effort is made to see that the information is correct and complete. The Parker County Clerk is not responsible should there be an error within the information provided.
Master Gardener training orientation dates set
The Parker County office of Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service will be offering a Master Gardener Intern Training Course this fall.
Soulis named to Dean’s List at Washington University
ST. LOUIS — Johnathon Taylor Soulis, of Weatherford, was named to the Dean’s List for the spring 2014 semester at Washington University in St. Louis. Soulis is enrolled in the university’s School of Engineering and Applied Science.
CASA - Hope for Children unveils new website, videos
CASA-Hope for Children has always been able to help 100% of the neglected and abused children taken into the foster care system, but because of the overwhelming number of children that have been taken into the system that may not be the reality much longer.
Driver speed, seatbelt compliance surveys show improvements
The Weatherford Police Department utilized grant funding from the Texas Department of Transportation to fund overtime salaries for extra enforcement during the week of the Fourth of July. The extra patrols worked to ensure drivers were complying with posted speed limits, wearing seatbelts and were not driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol in an effort to keep our local roadways safe.
CASA announces Advocate of the Quarter
CASA Hope for Children volunteer Sheila Gerrald has been chosen as Advocate of the Quarter for the Second Quarter of 2014.
Phone scam targeting WC students
Weatherford College students are being warned of a potential scam targeting their financial information.
WAA monthly meeting July 28
The Weatherford Art Association’s July meeting will feature Soon Warren as the guest artist demonstrator. The meeting will be on Monday, July 28, at 7 p.m. at 119 Palo Pinto in the Firehouse Art Gallery studio.
WAA winners of Peach Festival Art Show
The Weatherford Art Association announced the winners of the annual Peach Festival Art Show last week at the Firehouse Art Gallery. Local and out of town artists entered over 150 entries for this year’s prizes.
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