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Clark County’s spookiest homes

By Paul Suarez
Published: October 27, 2010, 12:00am
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Maria O'Conner and David Torres decorated their home at 3205 Grant St. in Vancouver.
Maria O'Conner and David Torres decorated their home at 3205 Grant St. in Vancouver. It will be on display from dusk to dawn through Halloween. Photo Gallery

West Vancouver and Downtown

Carter Park: Ghouls and goblins of all ages are invited to gather at the Torres-O’Conner residence, 3205 Grant St. in Vancouver. The outside of the home is decorated with corn stalks, creepy heads, a graveyard, ghosts, a witch, spiders, a skull yard and crime scene caution tape. Most windows have dripping blood, hand prints or lights. If

that isn’t enough, there are strobe lights, black lights, red lights, orange lights and “tons of motion sensor decorations,” homeowner David Torres III said in an e-mail. Lights are on from dusk to dawn through Halloween.

Central Vancouver, Minnehaha and The Heights

Rose Village: The Lemieux home at 2515 E. 28th St. in Vancouver features a cemetery scene with lights, ghouls, ghosts and a creepy couple staring at you from the window. The home will be on display from 7 to 10 p.m. every day until Halloween, when it will be lit from 5:30 to 11 p.m.

East Vancouver, Cascade Park, Fisher’s Landing and Evergreen

Fisher’s Landing East: Hagatha’s Haunt, presented by Steve and René Chadly, features haunting special effects that are entertaining for gremlins of any age. The display at 1904 S.E. 190th Ave. can be viewed from dusk to 11 p.m. nightly and until midnight on Halloween.

Burnt Bridge Creek: Eric Poteete and Belinda Deaver go all out for Halloween. They turn their home at 15611 N.E. Hickory St. into a graveyard-haunted house that includes frightening live actors. Their home will be on display from 7 to 10 p.m. Oct. 30-31.

Parkside: The Lownsbery family has been decorating its home at 15006 N.E. 38th St. in Vancouver for 10 years or so. “The displays get a little bigger each year,” Kim Lownsbery said in an e-mail. This year’s decorations include a cemetery, a dismembered body, a dozen electric jack-o-lanterns, a few hanging ghosts, cobwebs, spiders, a lighted skull and a “couple large inflatables.” The home is on display from 7 p.m. to midnight every night through Halloween.

East Clark County: Camas and Washougal

Camas: The Giel house at 2707 N.W. Leadbetter Parkway in Camas features orange icicle lights, more than 60 pumpkin lights, witches, ghosts and a lighted Halloween flag. Kevin and Kim Giel light their home with their sons, Nick, 17 and Dillon, 10, when it gets dark and turn the lights off at 10 p.m. through Halloween.

Hazel Dell, Felida and Salmon Creek

Felida: A frighteningly festive, 10-minute light show will loop from 6 to 9 p.m. every night through Halloween at 11212 N.W. Ninth Ave. in Vancouver. Other spooky sights include 16 singing pumpkins, a graveyard, a mausoleum with a flying ghost, a skeleton playground and much more.

Orchards, Sifton and Brush Prairie

Maple Tree: A terrifying tunnel and graveyard will appear at 6814 N.E. 91st Ave. on Oct. 30-31 for the third year in a row. The horror starts at dusk and will go “until the fun ends.” Anyone interested in checking it out can call Angela, 360-521-6410.