Oakwood couple revels in the eerie
Posted October 31, 2013
Raleigh, N.C. — Sue and Jesse Jones spend weeks each autumn transforming their Oakwood home in to Halloween Central. When the holiday arrives, families flock to the corner of East and Oakwood avenues in Raleigh for a good scare.
"There's nothing better than scaring little children and dogs," Sue Jones said. "I don't know why, but it's just so much fun."
The Joneses expected to see about 2,000 of their closest friends pay a visit on All Hallow's Eve.
"A lot of the Halloween parties are about who looks cute in costumes," Jesse Jones said.
Not at this house. "This Halloween is all about scaring children and adults. That's all we try to do is scare people," he said.
His wife recalled a Halloween trick that sparked a marital spat.
"One lady, she got so scared one time when they dropped the snake out of the tree, she had her baby in the stroller, she took off, left the baby, and then her husband came, they got in a little argument because she left the baby," Sue Jones laughed.