RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – It’s become one of Raleigh’s scariest stops — and it’s expected to draw thousands this Halloween weekend.
Jesse Jones, the man behind the haunted house in Raleigh’s Historic Oakwood neighborhood, spends months crafting the perfect landscape for neighbors of all ages to stop in.
On Halloween night, Jones and close to 40 others dress in costumes to greet trick-or-treaters from all around Raleigh.
This all started seven years ago and has continued to grow each year — becoming a tradition for those in Oakwood.
“I’ve got Jason, I’ve got scarecrow, I’ve got the pumpkin,” said Jones. “I’ve got every hero, I’ve got every scary person you can think of: the headless horseman, I have the witch from the Wizard of Oz.”
Jones added, “The biggest thing that I have are the costumes, the stuff that’ll happen on Halloween night with the costumes. I have probably 30 high-end costumes inside with people that come up here specifically and dress them to go out and scare people and it is so much fun.”
If you plan to make the trip, allow plenty of time. Police block off the streets around 6 p.m.