We were lucky to have a behind the scenes look October 4th a busy night for 15 year veteran Ryan Haidet our guide thru the haunt and it's behind the scenes, The lines have been steady thru out the night and we are swept away to the make up room downstairs where a mural of the last 42 year of scenes stands in it's colorful beauty in the back wall along with a detailed reaper on the side wall that was quite beautiful. and so we went up into the void with our trusted guide.
For 40 years Don created a small family with in the two buildings he was the brain behind the art, scenes and a trendsetter with in the scare house business. He would have very particular props like in the Laboratory morgue scene there is a retired embalming table that served for 25 years in a local funeral home and the family kept the unique prop addition after his passing in 2013 with his funeral flowers being added to the decor of the 7 floors and a loving memory to it's creator Don.
There is so many interesting details about the laboratory that Fred Coladonato 19 year veteran revealed to me along with Ryan. The first parachute was made in the building as it was The Guggenheim Airship Institute in the early 1920s. The art deco architectural design decorates the laboratory entrance and in the back the goddess of flight decorates the top of the building. Fred tells me that there is some suspicious paranormal activity in the building. People during their ever so popular black out hear voices and sounds when there is no one around the floors, The old building used to be used to make caskets for our fallen solders in 1947.
The Laboratory also hosts 2-10 ft Tesla Coils with 1/2 Million Bolts of Electricity on inside the laboratory and the other on top of the building making quite the show for drivers passing by.
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Thank you to Cindy, Ryan and Fred for their hospitality!