My story is similar to anyone else who uses the title "Haunter". It all
started when I was a kid, Trick-or-Treating for candy throughout the local
neighborhood. At first, like most kids, I was easily scared, and had a parent
as a chaperone. As I got older, Halloween night would become the night where we kids
could run free, with costumes and pretend mayhem.
Every once in a while, you'd see a house decorated. Spooky props and spider
webs, gravestones, and perhaps spooky music or sound effects.
Back then, most of what I had seen was not very elaborate, but
it made an impression. In the middle of my grade-school years, a trip to Disney World's
Haunted Mansion as well as a school haunted house project set me upon a path that
would remain with me to this day.
After the last run of my home haunted-house at the end of high school, I would
enter into a "dark age"... only to re-emerge years later. The seed had been
planted... years of wanting to do more, until I finally did!
My humble beginnings started in 1985, though the
more interesting part of the story began in 2005.