by Galen Culver
It takes a long time to make a house look and feel haunted.
When most people were still thinking about summer, Sam Stuckey and his wife began working on their Halloween spook-tacular back in early September.
From skeletons to bats, snakes and even the grim reaper, Stuckey has been putting up a Halloween display for the past several years.
He got the idea from spending time at his uncle's place for Halloween, and the fun he had there.
"The kids would scream and yell and they'd love it," Stuckey recalls. "They would come back year after year."
Right up until Halloween, he put the finishing touches on the display, making sure all the spider webs were hung and the graves were all dug.
He will keep his house open as long as he has trick or treaters, and hopes they'll come back year after year.