Cabot Haunted House Back After Complaint

CABOT, Ark. - Halloween is coming early for one home in Cabot. 

The Minchues have been working on their decorations for a month now and they're not finished yet after the families spooky tradition was stifled last year. 

"People like to be scared." 

In 2016, some neighbors were offended by the Minchue's Halloween decorations. 

 "They got so upset about last year was just the depiction of a bloody baby," Melissa Minchue said.

After a Cabot police officer braved the yard of zombies to deliver the concerning news, the family did a 180, and put up Christmas decorations in October. 

"I just got a flood of messages on Facebook and people stopping by saying 'why'd you take it down, put it back up, we loved it so much, we come by every year to see your decorations.' So I said well next year, you just wait," Melissa said. 

The wait is over. 

"We're going to have people roaming around out here so they won't know what's a dummy and what's a real person." 

A thrill, even elementary students one block away can't resist. 

"Every morning you can see them just looking out the window and their little faces are all happy and pointing." 

Melissa has this advice for some skittish commuters. 

 "Look away! Look away, it's for the kids and they love it." 

The Minchues don't know who was offended by their decorations last year, but they haven't had any complaints yet. 

This year they plan to keep their Christmas decorations stored until after Halloween. 
 


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