Oakwood couple revels in the eerie

Posted October 31, 2013

— 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.

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"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.


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  • Genie v2.0 Nov 1, 2013

    Halloween is about scaring people. Geez. We did a haunted house at our lake place one year and my husband scared a lady so bad she peed on herself!
    Her husband started coming toward us, and my husband wondered if there was going to be a problem (which there should NOT have been, they knew they were walking into a haunted house by choice) but the guy started busting a gut laughing and shook my husbands hand.

    If I go to a haunted house and walk out and they didn't manage to make my heart race or make me jump at least a few times, I feel robbed. It is like, gimme my money back, this sucked

  • NoRespect Nov 1, 2013

    I must have a bad link... I got Adam Owens doing his on-the-street report, not the scary Oakwood couple. Oh, well... might have been good.

  • blahblahblah Nov 1, 2013

    I'm with you, Georgia!

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  • Obamacare for one and all Nov 1, 2013

    The chick in the angel costume is hot!!

  • curiousgeorgia Nov 1, 2013

    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."


  • estrauch Nov 1, 2013

    Looks like the Chapel Hill video was linked to the wrong story. Makes no sense!

  • GravyPig Nov 1, 2013

    I have a friend who lives near there. He says it's not uncommon to see about 2500 people at his door. Sounds like a great time. It's gotta be one heck of a candy bill though.

  • STRAWBERRY LETTER 23 Nov 1, 2013

    I'm confused! What does that VIDEO have anything to do at all, with the story? NOTHING! I was hoping the video was covering the story. Maybe I misread the story and it's REALLY about the Chapel Hill Halloween Party???????

    Sure would have been nice to get a video that actually matched your story. WOW!

  • Toddler10-21 Nov 1, 2013

    I think the grown ups enjoy it more than the kids. I have co workers that don't have kids that take the day off everyear.