My name is John Cowan. I am a big fan, customer, and creator of Haunt and Halloween. I am a home haunter in South Alabama. I am writing this post today on behalf of the home haunting community and Hauntcast.
You all know firsthand that the Halloween and Haunt Industry is a billion dollar industry and growing. Home haunters are spending more and more money every year. Every year there are more of us too. You have to look no further than the almost 28,000 members on Halloweenforum.com. Hauntforum.com has almost 9000 members and there are many other groups with significant numbers. I believe home haunters are beginning to make up more of the bigger vendors yearly business. It goes without saying we visit haunted houses. Using myself as an example, I can tell you I travel in a several hour radius of my home to visit haunts every year. I am always disappointed that I did not get to see more haunts. I like to see small haunts, large haunts, and everything in between. I also purchase haunt products from vendors of all sizes. I am flying to St. Louis next month to attend Transworld and take some classes. I am not alone, I know many of my counterparts will be at Transworld too.
Are you familiar with the Hauntcast podcast? If not, I encourage you to check it out at hauntcast.net. I am trying as a huge fan and supporter of Hauntcast to bring attention to the monthly podcast. The “scream team” is great. I am reaching out in an effort to get some help supporting Hauntcast. Helping to resurrecting Hauntcast by supporting the show would be a great opportunity to increase your visibility with home haunters and help a great group of haunters further their podcast. We all started somewhere and along the way got a few helping hands. If you haven’t heard of it, check it out. If you like it, tell your friends!