I drove a hearse around for nearly a decade and enjoyed the car. 8,000 pounds of death and 9 miles to the gallon Cadillac. However it either was entertaining to people including myself or it plain brought out a rage as they had recently been to a funeral or this represented something real and sick to them.
I have been to hundreds of attractions and enjoyed seeing them sitting outside, I would do the same only I would drive up and park. At other haunts I visited I was usually invited to park at the front door. As far as my own millions of hours explaining that I was involved in a haunted event and they should come. Not any did. It was too weird for them to deal with. An intresting conversation but not really a single $10 ticket purchase from my presentation as some kind of weirdo. They already had enough of a personal show.
Customers did find their way but that may have actually been aput off to hundreds I met. As I would expect a real funeral home might be to a segment of the population. There is a certain morbid meter people have they just don't want to cross. They joke about it but really when it comes right down to it avoid it.
Businesses only work when there is some organic demand for what ever the product or quest is. Are there other funeral homes doing this somewhere? I have only heard of one that has a 13 hole mini golf through head stones and coffins in the basement. An active funeral home. Others have museums of embalming history in the basement but none I know of are a haunted house.
However, you take the very same morgue and funeral apparatus and stick them in an old barn and 14,000 people show up. Some kind of dislocation of reality has occured.
How theatrically cool seeing zombies in colored light crawl around in a graveyard is so cool to walk upon it is like a live performance making it better than a movie in some cases. There on the other hand is a whole list of reasons people will come up with that will keep them at home on the couch. Real concerns or unknown that can be avoided pending further information means you don't reach sufficient attendance.
Unless you intentionally go after the psychic wacko faction at $150 a head all year round? No free press, even they must pay. Real manefistations, real electric bills. The living will manifest strange energies given the right direction to do so. That way the happening is generally on cue. They see what they created and don't even know it was a projection from themselves and the group they are with. Authentic spookiness. Usually someone who is psychic is actually the cause of something similar to poltergiest phenomina. Dust spots screw with cameras regular and digital so it must be real. It is real long enough for the electronic transfer of funds.
These things may not occur on demand when you are running people through in a conga line. It is hard to say see me? I'm out of my body when they are already running. It has to be a slow, long deliberate presentation marketed to a specific kind of crowd whose imagination has been excited and they are focused on something specific.
Then what. You are doing a public service tagging of psychics? Identifying who might benefit from medication? DO these people have money or are they already kind of dysfunctional? It can be done but not with out getting people to travel for hours. That requires specific marketing and invite skills at a personal level. Your customers aren't going to be 50% of the local college and will warp up to Grandmas with their own tea leaves to read, they do have the ex husbands (many ex husbands) funds to explore the world. The type who have no use for a souvenier T-shirt. Maybe they would buy scented candles? Something to compete with grandma smell. Then there are only so many grandmas and only so many left turn signal bulbs.
I'm just saying.
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