I began my interest ( obsession) in Haunted houses at a very young age. houses that were scary while I was trick or treating, where the first houses I went to the next year. Setting up haunted houses in my parents Barn in Nebraska. All donations that we made went to muscular dystrophy. A mad scientist that would show black and white scary movies at 10:30 on Saturday nights would send you a packet that would tell you how to do it so that you could make donations for muscular dystrophy. At about 8 years old when I really was getting into going to haunted houses I would look more at how they made a prop do that.