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  1. Question Use of symbols… 
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Do you use satanic symbols or hate group symbols in your haunt? How are peoples reactions? Do you think it helps the haunt or hurts the haunt? I don’t and wont in my haunts just wondering what everyone thinks..

    Peter T

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    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Mesquite, TX
    I dont and wont. I think I dont need the crutch to scare people. I will often make up symbols to convey the meaning but Id never reasearch them and add them in.
    Allen H

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    Join Date
    Nov 2008
    Des Moines, Iowa
    I don't believe they have a place in haunted attractions. As Allen mentioned, I think they are a crutch. Plus, the last thing you need is some religious group protesting at your haunt.

  4. Default I use. 
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Ravens Grin Inn, 411 carroll st.mount carroll ill.
    Some symbols that may offend some customers , if they can't see the humor in the way I use them.
    It was against the law in Nazi Germany if you produced or sold Hitler "Kitsch" such as manufacturing paper plates with Adolf's likeness realistically reproduced on them.
    I would be in serious trouble if it was 1938 and I was in Germany using those symbols.
    Some customers question my using them but I just tell them , "My Great-Grandfather Katzenburger would understand and probably be proud of me. ("Katz" one the oldest surnames going back 3,500 years in Jewish culture.)
    No matter what you do in a haunted house, somebody will complain, at least somewhat. It's human nature.
    "If you can't stand the heat get out of the kitchen".... Or just stick your head in the freezer!
    OR go outside and sit in the swing and look at the clouds...or chase pesky squirrels on your trike!

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    Jan 2012
    I'm going to go with Allen and say keep they out of haunts. there are many other things you can do that are just as effective and dont offend people. If you want to make it intense go for bllod and gore.

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    Join Date
    May 2006
    That is House of Shocks Niche...find your own. :P But seriously, I think if used subtly it could add just a small added layer. But not necessarily satanic symbols or hate group symbol. Think of it this way, your haunt is a story and not based in reality why would you use real life hate inspiration in your haunt? Create your own versions, heck I think I've seen smiley faces used in a pretty evil way...or that might be in a video game...whatevs.

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