Is this huge mechanical spider upstate NY’s wildest Halloween display?
16th October 2020

Trick-or-treating may be canceled for many this year, but wild Halloween home decorations are definitely happening.

An East Aurora, NY native named Mitch was walking around his hometown this month when he spotted a particularly impressive seasonal display: an enormous mechanical spider hanging from an even bigger web in front of a residential house. He took a video of the spooky site which has since gone viral online, racking up millions of views.

In the clip, the giant robotic arachnid slowly makes its way down its web from the third story of the home all the way to the pavement. By night, the home also features a creepy light display.

“This spider’s legs all move independently, giving it an all-too-real appearance of motion,” Mitch told Caters News. “The spider is suspended from a metal crane mounted on the roof of the front porch.”

While Mitch was impressed by the creators of the many-legged installation, it didn’t surprise him.

“East Aurora is home to the toy company Fisher-Price,” he said, implying that the area is crawling with creative types. Despite all the local talent, in Mitch’s opinion, this home still beat out the rest this year.

“With a town full of toy designers, it is probably the most over-the-top house that I know of, but there are others that come close!” he said.

While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has proved an insurmountable problem for many Halloween traditions, some individuals have still found a way to celebrate.

In Long Island, Johnnie’s Car Wash has transformed itself into a “Tunnel of Terror.” For $25 per vehicle, the Suffolk County business offers a combination of car-cleaning and haunted house experience.

“As they enter, there will be people in costume. Body parts hanging, dummies set up along the entrance,” owner Johnnie Miranti told The Post. “Meanwhile, I got three people hiding in the tunnel waiting to jump out, wipe suds up and tap the car. That’s when the screams start. There’s no retreat either.”

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