Meet The Mourners – Part 4 – Skeletons Cry No Tears… She was always crying. As long as she could remember. Crying dry. Because skeletons have no tears. One night after crying for 24 hours straight her hand transformed into a tissue! She’d make sure she was always invited to the biggest funerals. When she heard about the funeral for Halloween she knew she’d have to be there. So here she is, tissue hand and all, crying dry over the death of Halloween. Until the next funeral comes along… #31skeletons #theskeletonhouse #cryingdry #tissuehand
Meet The Mourners… Part 3 – The Priest. It was a cold night and there was much grief and anguish in the group of Mourners who gathered. The Priest decided to lament the loss of Halloween but spoke also of it’s rebirth… “While we cry over the loss of this special Holiday, rejoice in fact for those who might ignore this ban and offer candy instead…” The crowd cheered and their shouts of joy could be heard far and wide… #31skeletons #theskeletonhouse #longlivehalloween
Meet The Mourners… Part 2 – Mr. & Mrs. Skellington. Mr. Skellington remembers the first time he saw Halloween. He had been out walking with Mrs. Skellington one chilly evening and they had come upon an old house. The house was dark except for a lone illuminated jack-o’-lantern in the window. That jack-o’-lantern was so bright and transfromed the old shack into the spookiest house on the block. Mr. Skellington realized then the true nature of Halloween and was in love ever since. Mrs. Skellington told me things would never be the same without Halloween and it would be dearly missed this year. #31skeletons #theskeletonhouse #longlivehalloween
Meet The Mourners… Part 1 – The Widow & Top Hat.
The Widow was always a fan of Halloween. She had met him at an early age and they fell in love soon after. Once, while on a trip to Salem, The Widow asked Halloween “what is your one big regret in life?” Halloween replied “not marrying you on October 30th, Devil’s Night, when we had the chance…” The Widow cried and they were married the following year… On Devil’s Night….
Top Hat’s life was short and sweet. He loved wearing his hat up and down the street. All his neighbors would stare as he’d come and go. They found it so strange he only wore his Hat and no clothes. #31skeletons #theskeletonhouse #longlivehalloween
Presenting.. The Funeral… “All of them gathered, crawling out of the cupboards, the dusty attic, the closets and crawl spaces, all the dark places where they would rest throughout the year. They came to give their respect for the loss of something so great. They came for the funeral of Halloween, laid to rest in Bound Brook, October 31st, 2020. No more parades. No more trick-or-treating. No more Halloween. They came to offer their condolences. They came to bear witness. Halloween in Bound Brook is Dead. Long Live Halloween!” #31skeletons #theskeletonhouse #halloweeninboundbrookisdead #longlivehalloween
Tomorrow night all will be revealed. #31skeletons #theskeletonhouse #riphalloween 💀☠️⚰️
Today we were interviewed by News 12 New Jersey regarding our borough of Bound Brook. It seems Bound Brook has issued an order banning all Halloween activities including Trick-or-treating.
The day prior to the ban, The NJ Dept of Health and Governor Murphy issued guidance Permitting Trick-or-treating as long as it was done safely and following social distancing guidelines.
It’s confusing why the state of NJ allows trick-or-treating but someone in The Office of Emergency Management of Bound Brook decided against the state issued guidance. As far as I can find Bound Brook is the only borough in the entire state banning Trick-or-treating. It just doesn’t make any sense.
Below is the link to the story and video from NJ News 12.
We are hoping someone at the Bound Brook OEM will rescind the ban and let all the children of Bound Brook Trick-or-treat just like all the children in the rest of the state will be able to.
On a positive note, we were interviewed along with another couple who live a few blocks from us. We’ve been in contact with them and they are awesome. They run the Bound Brook CarnEvil house and it’s amazing. Here is a link to their page…. check them out!
Because News 12 New Jersey were going to be filming our house for the story and it’s early in the month, we didn’t have that many skeletons out yet. We chose to put out some more for the filming. Here are some pictures of it all…
We will keep everyone updated on this story and we hope we will be able to share good news soon….
Greetings! A quarantine update from The Skeleton House. We hope everyone is doing the best they can out in this crazy world. We are looking forward to this season and have some surprises in store.
Last season we were thrilled when photographer Jonathan Lees asked to come by and take some photos. They look amazing so we are sharing them here! Thank you Jonathan! Check out his Instagram here…. #Jonathan Lees #31skeletons #theskeletonhouse