Davis Graveyard: totally kick-ass haunters

Dan from the Journal of Ride Theory sez, "I hope someday your travels bring you to the Pacific Northwest around Halloween time, because you will absolutely LOVE the Davis Graveyard. It's an amateur yard display of near theme-park quality. And as a bonus for you and me, they have LOTS of Haunted Mansion references -- a full-sized horse-drawn hearse, a skeleton trying to get out of a coffin, a singing statue who briefly recites the Ghost Host's narration, and a replica of the frightened gravedigger. And that's just the icing on top of all the geeky pop-culture references on the gravestones, the excellent projected ghosts, etc. You would plotz."

I plotzed. Holy moly. The Davis family are the greatest human beings on the face of the earth. Why isn't there a Nobel Prize in Hauntology?

Davis Graveyard (Thanks, Dan!)


  1. The vagueness of “In the Pacific Northwest” is amusingly, though probably not intentionally naive.

    After looking at a map, I feel fairly confident in saying for example, “If you ever get to the UK, there is this pub with a festival on June first you just have to see.”

  2. I sure would love to see Dan create another issue of the Journal of Ride Theory. Another guest spot on Over The Edge would be amazing too. The Ride Theory Shows, plus a Piddle Diddle Disneyland, are some of my favorite Over The Edge shows.

  3. Thanks Dan for the great write up.  We have been haunting for about 13 years and we always challenge ourselves to build better props each year!  I gotta go….only 359 days until Halloween!

    Jeff & Chris Davis (and the marvelous Davis Graveyard crew)

  4. I love the description “amateur yard display of near theme-park quality”. I don’t think any haunter consider the Davis’ amateur but it is a brilliant description. The Davis’ are masters of their craft. Great article about an amazing Haunt.

  5. Our family visits the Davis Graveyard every Halloween! We love to see what’s new, and to see our old favorites. How can you not love a yard display with a grave that reads: “Captain Hammer will save us. —Penny” ?

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