I just read the article and I have to say, it was a good representation of Verdun. Nice to read all that history of that place, good job!
I would like to share some personal info on Verdun and how I ended up fascinated about the entire Haunt Industry...
I was 6 years old when my dad took me to my very first Haunted House. It was in an old creepy greenish colored house on Abram St in Arlington TX in 1989. Halloween was one of my favorite holiday's, but that first terrifying visit truly left an impression on me. I never remembered the name of that Haunt (but certainly never forgot it!), until I had a conversation with Sue Pope (Lances mom) while visiting Verdun Manor one night. I was asking her questions about Lance and how he got started and all. She mentioned that one of his first Haunts was in an old Green House on Abram St in Arlington TX. I could not believe what I was hearing... that the first Haunt I ever visited was created by the same person that created my favorite Haunt today! I never met Lance, but from those that I have talked to who knew him say he was a great Haunter who left a great impression on them... Just as he did on me.
Michael E. from the Haunt House posted these pics from that early version of Verdun, and the first Haunt I ever went to:
Verdun 1990_2.jpgVerdun 1990_4.jpg
Thanks to him, I thought I would never see these images again.