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  1. Default best/funniest reactions from a scare 
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    Nov 2009
    Let's hear some of the best one's that you've had.

    We had a group of high school kids come threw typical I'm not scared/you can't scare me. Well happened to be running a chainsaw that night. They came around the corner and came face to face with a chainsaw running wide open! Made 2 of the 6 pee themselves! I couldn't stop laughing the rest of the night.

    Also same spot had a guy turn to run, hit the wall and knock himself out cold!

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    Nov 2009
    Valley AL
    Two good one's from this year.

    I was in the Butcher room and I am on an elevated platform as they come through. I did my speil and my cackle and I then swing out with the big fake meat cleaver like I am going to take their heads. (the swing is way above anyone's head but things look funky in strobe light) the last guy in this group literally crawls through the scene to avoid it and was exiting when my partner in crime let out a last minute gotcha and the guy nearly climed the top of the wall along the exit out of the scene.

    The second I was on chainsaw duty one night near the exit. well the trail guide lines wrap around a tree where my charge at them usually stops. one guy grabed the tree and refused to let go. I moved the chainsaw around to the other side like I was going to cut him in half along with the tree and he shot up the trail past the exit.

    And I got a late start on the past season so this one should have a ton more fun.
    Proud to be able to work at

  3. Default Fun todaY! 
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    Aug 2003
    Ravens Grin Inn, 411 carroll st.mount carroll ill.
    First a daytime tour , a young Dad and Mom , 2 little kids.
    I scared Dad, then I waited til Dad passed by me and I scared Mom. gotta pass it around, can't play favorites. This gives everyone something to talk about, forever!
    "He scared you!" Well he got you too!"
    then a large group tonight the guy leading them was realy easy and fun to scare but I allowed him a free pass so I could scare some of the rest of them to see what I may have been missing? Surprise! SCared you! And I discovered more easy to scare people right there beside of him.
    It struck me as so funny when in broad daylight I scared the woman far behind the rest and she screamed and none of them had a clue as to what had happened! (But they found out a little later!)

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    Apr 2009
    Near Charlotte NC
    My first year at Scarowinds, I was lurking under a vortex light and would pop out at people unseen until I was right underneath them. I had various managers and people take breaks at the bench behind me so they could watch me work. One night I hit this Chinese family. "Granny" didn't take too kindly to my scare and began flailing at me with her purse.

    I'm 6'0", 250 pounds. She's 4'11" 85 pounds (maybe) and wouldn't stop going after me. The security guy sitting on the bench behind me couldn't stop laughing long enough to pull her away. After about 30 seconds, I backed up to a tarp, lost my balance, and fell underneath it. She immediately went after me and it was only then that security got up and took her away.

    Her family was very apologetic and almost stopped laughing enough to tell me that she had a bet with her son that no one could scare her that evening and she was so mad that she lost that she took it out on me...

  5. Default That "Scare-You" Bet/Thing 
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    Aug 2003
    Ravens Grin Inn, 411 carroll st.mount carroll ill.
    I overheard the one brother say:"We bet Jerry that Jim couldn't scare us, yet he's scared me three times already, I owe Jerry $30.oo!"
    "He scared me two times too, I owe Jerry $20.oo!!!"
    (These 25-28 yr. old men were tough-talking Big City transplants who seemed to like to brag a fair amount.)
    "Look at that."
    "What is it?"
    "I dunno, looks like a coffin and a funeral."
    They step closer looking through the wall of thick plexiglass into the dimmly lit room.
    I am standing out of sight at the edge of the frame for the plexiglass. I swung my black cape against the plexiglass and they both scream and fall to the floor!
    "Oh, no, now I owe Jerry $40.oo!"
    "I owe him $30.00!"

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    Jun 2008
    San Diego, Clairemont
    I told a guy that if he wanted to make it out alive he would need to leave all distractions and things that could slow him down. All the while interacting with him in a calm slightly sinister voice. In this case he took it to mean his girlfriend.
    He was freaking out because i was sort of in his bubble so he turns to her and says "Sorry babe its not you, its me" and he bolted out of my room. I am in good shape, and I couldnt keep up. This guy was out of there fast.

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    Dec 2008
    Mt. Vernon, TX

    Don't know if this qualifies as a reaction to a scare or not, but was pretty funny. Tthe bed at the end of this hallway has a static prop covered with a sheet. Purposely put there as a distraction. The hall also has 4 drop panels (2 on either side). One woman got within about 10' of the bed and crawled on her hands an knees to sneak past the bed....LOL.

  8. Default Just My FACE! 
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    Aug 2003
    Ravens Grin Inn, 411 carroll st.mount carroll ill.
    I used to wear a long black cape, the rest of me all in black too.
    My old house tour used to see us traveling back up the stairs a second time, "second time", relaxes many because they have been there" before".
    I got some speed up, went up the stairs, around the corner, through a doorway that had no door , stepped up on an 18 inch high stool, put my arm out above the doorway allowing the black cape to hang down making it look as if the cape was actually a curtain in the doorway.
    The tour was just three people, a guy maybe 30 and two women both hanging on him as they allowed him to be the trailblazer.
    They stood there for a moment trying to decide which way to go, then he put an arm out and pushed the middle of my cape aside to look down the long hallway. He took a step, turned his head ,looked up and saw me, my face, just maybe 15 inches from his, above him.
    He hollered out! Somehow shuffled his feet very quickly in reverse without falling down, taking the two scared women across the room with him, eventually slamming them backwards into the wall maybe 12 feet away!
    I think he was drunk, how this made him more scared, I don't know?
    I say he was drunk because he had just been telling me that the reason he came here was because he saw my sign along the highway and he said it as if he had just very recently saw it...but the sign had been gone for at least six months!?
    I know, I know, now everybody wants a haunted house sign like that!
    No physical sign, no hassles of placement or rental fees, yet it somehow brings in bussiness!?
    Just send cash today to :Phantom Enterprises Sign company. 411 N. Carroll St. Mount Caroll, ill.61053..don't worry, you won't see your phantom sign but your money WILL get spent that you send me!
    Send lot$!
    We have a deal on multiple signs too, just send MORE MONEY!
    Franchises are still availble in some areas.

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    Sep 2009
    Buffalo, NY
    My favorite scares of the year always involve dropping people to the ground.

    While working a window with a curtain in a room with an exorcist bed I would have the other actor in my area serve as a distraction. She would yell through a hole in the wall where they could see her face. At that time the whole group let their guard down and right then (im standing on a chair) I throw half my body out the window and just completly drop the entire group. With them basically sitting on the ground now I just growled at them "take a seat" and they had nothing to say just ran away in fear.

    I got another group the next night with the same reaction and the other actor and I couldnt stop laughing.

    One other memorable scares was on slow nights I would crawl out of my window at guests and the crawl on the floor. I could do this without fear of missing a group and it always freaked out the entire group. I would crawl out the window then crawl on the ground slowly towards them, the second a group looked back I'd always get the "what the f*ck" and they start running away when I window drop box prop with them and again they'd hit the floor.

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    Oct 2009
    I was acting like a prop (scarecrow "hanging" in a slat hallway) and people would walk past trying to figure out if I was real. When the group was almost past, I lunged toward them and screamed. That night, I managed to drop a 400 pound, 6-foot-something guy to the ground just by turning my head.

    In the same spot, there was a guy a little ahead of his group who ducked behind the wall I was against, ready to jump out at them. I don't know if he didn't see me, or if he didn't think I was real, but after he scared his friends I went up and tapped him on the shoulder. I've never heard a grown man scream like such a girl. :-)

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