ARVADA, Colo. -- Fifty-two-year-old Arvada resident Robin Wilburn loves Halloween. He loves it more than Christmas, “You betcha!” he says.
That’s why it comes as no surprise that Wilburn’s favorite haunted house is, his own. He built one. A big one. In his own backyard. For eight years now, Wilburn and his family and friends have been putting on an outdoor haunted house in his peaceful Arvada neighborhood.
Eight thousand dollars worth of scary sets using paint, plastic, wood, lighting, smoke machines and robotics all set the stage for the zombie, werewolves, witches, monsters and clowns. Lots of scary clowns.
All this for a haunted house with no name. “We never named it,” said the man of few words.
The 8,000 square foot backyard boo takes about 20 minutes to get through, unless you’re running, (insert scary laugh here).
Wilburn’s haunted house in Arvada is open to the public and it’s free to get in. It's in the 5735 West 61st Place. But be warned, if you’re dying to get in, you just might be dying to get out.