Haunted Mansion Solved!


BGOBGAI! Quickie:

Unless there was some sort of massive genetic mutation that occurred of which I know nothing about, everyone reading this was once a child that was born to a woman (BTW, HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Mom!). When we were children I can only assume we were big fans of Disneyland and/or Disneyworld.

One of my favorite rides/exhibits was The Haunted Mansion. Boy, I loved everything about it.  Of course, they changed all of it, making it worse, but the memories of the original still are present in my rapidly deteriorating mind.  But I always wondered how they made the ghosts dance in the dining room/ballroom.

The trick that was used was an old gag called “Pepper’s Ghost.” You can see an illustration of it below. This is why there is slanted glass in front of your “Doom Buggie” in the dining room scene and this is why are are actually several feet off the floor and not actually on the floor like you think you are.

ghost

Cool huh?

Published by Alan Reese

Greetings blog wanderers and seekers of truth, or whatever truth appears to be from the mind of a warped individual. You have reached the inner sanctum of some guy named Alan. Having graduated college sometime shortly after the Earth cooled, he finds himself in his late 30's and working out in the real world. His humor is dry and his outlook not so serious and somehow has picked up the nasty habit of writing about himself in the third person. He is married with child and loves his family, sports and, of course, his beloved video games...likelihood of his growing up? Not good. Are you an established site or magazine looking for a writer? Drop me a line if you are interested.

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