Aliens To Invade House In Clinton Hill For Halloween
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'Trick or treaters' walking through Brooklyn this Halloween shouldn't be alarmed if they come across an alien invasion.
It's just part of a haunted house display in Clinton Hill. This is the 14th year the haunted house has been organized, each year with a different theme.
"We have a front yard and not many home in Brooklyn have a front yard, so we thought Îlet's put in a graveyard,’” recalled the home’s owner Janna Kennedy Hyten as to how the tradition started. “I think it started with five tombstones."
Both people and issues are placed on the tombstones, everything from congestion pricing to Leona Helmsley.
Hyten says the topics are always timely — in line with what's happened that year.
"Some of the people in the graveyard, they deserve to be there,” she said. “And, sometimes it's also to honor someone who's beloved, like Marcel Marceau."
While the adults seem to have fun putting the display together, they say it's all done for the neighborhood kids.
"They love it,” said Hyten. “Even in the middle of the summer I'll see kids come by and say, Îthat's the Halloween house,’ so that's exciting."
This year sees the arrival of a UFO, as well as some outer-worldly visitors.
Workers say they spent months constructing the project which will be unveiled Halloween night.
"We're all going to be dressed in costumes,” said organizer Rob Heller. “The introduction is going to be a musical, moving into some sound effects, and we all march out and interact with the crowd and hopefully distribute some candy when it’s all done."
The house is on display Halloween night from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Clinton Avenue between Lafayette and Dekalb.