Everything is on schedule for the review system to be online by the first week of September! You may see the haunts get listed prior to that, so if that happens but you see nowhere to leave a review, fear not. Here are a few sample images from testing to give you an idea how it will work. We're currently adding a few more fields for capturing demographic information and then it should be ready.
Todd and Teresa were recently part of a haunt reviewers round table with the Big Scary Show. Listen below to hear about how we, as well as a few other groups, operate!
The full episode can be found here!
I'd bet money everyone can answer "NO!" on that one - us included.
As you may know by now, we intend this year to be the first in which everyone can rate and review their favorite haunts, regardless of where they are located. That's still the plan, but our ideal custom rating system isn't coming along within the expected time frame. It's really coming down to crunch time!
Without getting into all the dirty details of the hold up, we'll leave it at this: If any of you know anyone who would be interested in some freelance web app work, please contact us. We're still trying to maintain the schedule as-is to the best of our ability, but we are certainly receptive to any assistance you or someone you know may be able to offer.
Any questions or references can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Well, June is here and we've been working hard to bring the (new) heart and soul to HauntedHouseTour.com to life.
To catch up, our new goal going forward is to let all of you have a hand in reviewing the haunted houses you go to and leave your thoughts for those who operate them. Since this piece is critical to our vision, extra time and attention is being put into making it the best possible system. We want to make sure it functions as close to how it was imagined as possible.
We have even more planned, but it's unknown how much can feasibly be achieved before haunt season begins. Anyhow, stay tuned and we'll let you know when a preview of the new rating system is available. Your feedback, as always, is greatly appreciated!
Until then - keep it scary.
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Attention all real-life haunt hunters! Britt Griffith from Ghost Hunter may be coming to a town near you for a lecture. Check his site here for dates. Currently, the dates are as follows:
Britt has also started a Patreon page where you can purchase access to tips and tricks videos covering the technology he uses to detect spirits and how to ensure they're in the best working order.
Brimstone Haunted Hayride is a new haunt opening this fall in Wilmington, Ohio.
For you Halloween lovers out there, you should know that tonight marks the halfway point to Halloween. And if that isn't cause enough to celebrate, it is also a holiday in Germanic countries, Walpurgisnacht. Walpurgisnacht (or Hexennacht which means Witches' Night) is the night the witches ride on their broomsticks and gather at the Brocken, the highest peak in the Harz Mountains. Originally named for St. Walburga, who lived in the 8th century whose feast was held on the eve of May Day or Beltane, this night is now celebrated with huge bonfires throughout Germanic Europe. That sounds like a great excuse to spend an evening watching your favorite witchy movies or shows. Not that I need much of an excuse. I've spent the day watching a couple episodes of the old Addam's Family TV show, and Afflicted (read about it here: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/afflicted_2013/). I haven't decided what I'm going to indulge in tonight. So many movies to choose from...
If you're participating in this possibly stormy night of witches, what will you be doing? Let us know in the comments!