Bozeman News

Oct 28, 2011 7:44 PM by Christina Lysacek

Belgrade man builds haunted house in front yard

It's the big weekend for haunted houses, but not many are like the house a Belgrade man has built in his front lawn. The best part about this haunted house is all the screams are for a good cause.

Tim Schober, the haunted house owner has been working in haunted houses for 13 years all around the country, but he has not worked on a haunted house since he moved to Montana five years ago. "I moved to Montana and I couldn't find any full sized professional haunts to work at, so I've decided to start my own."

Working on this haunted house may seem like a full time job, but Tim works on this in his spare time when he is not working at Quantel U.S.A. as a laser technician.

Tim put his time, money, and energy into this haunted house, but he didn't do it to make a profit, he did it all for his love of haunting. "I'm not doing this for money. I'm taking non-perishable food items for the Gallatin Valley food bank as admission. Everyone who is working for me is doing it because they want to, because they love haunting and will do it for free," said Schober.

Scaring crowds of trick of treaters doesn't come without costs for Schober. "This costs me between $5,000 and $6,000."

Tim's surrounding neighbors are excited there is a haunted house right in the neighborhood. "Tim gets to do something he loves. I love when people are able to be creative and do their thing. I'm excited for him," said Beau Palin, Tim's neighbor.

The haunted house is located at 71 Jackson Lane in Belgrade. It is encouraged that participants be at least 13 years old, or have a parent's permission to go inside. Do not forget your canned goods; otherwise there won't be any scares and screams in store for you! Tim is also streaming his scares live online at www.fearmine.com.

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