The other parable for me has been, look how much money all those other people spend on vacations, fancy boats and motorcycles or cars they don't drive. These things are all wonderful but generally espensive and do not return any money where as any investment considered a loss into a haunted house is going to one day be recovered. In the mean time, even at a cost it is quite the event for the community to gather and have something in common, it is doing a not so common service these days.
Another fabulous post from the U.S.Department of Wild Imaginings, now in spectaclar stereo, sponsored by the Adhesives and Sealants Council, suggesting ways to stick things together since the 1800s. Not fabulous in a gay way. Your results may vary. Illinois residents add 8% sales tax. These posts have been made by professional post makers, do not try this type of posting on your own without extensive training, lovely assistants and a trusty clown horn.