Final Year for the “DC Cemetery” on Bush Street

For the past 19 years Brent Ross and his family have created spine-tingling Halloween displays outside their home at the corner of Bush and Yosemite. Brent has confirmed that this year’s production will be the very last one.

The haunt is so outstanding that it won’s 2007 “Scariest Home Haunted House” contest. Brent and his wife were flown to New York City and presented with a $50,000 check on NBC’s Today Show.

Brent started constructing simple Halloween displays when he was only 14. As he and his friends have gotten older they have new responsibilities that prevent them from putting in the time required to keep building and improving the annual show.

This year the cemetery will return to its roots as a “walk-by” display. The “walk through” feature which led to long lines has been eliminated. A “child friendly” version of the show will run from 4-6 p.m. on Oct. 31 and Nov. 1. This version has the music and sound effects turned down, but may still be too scary for children under age 6 – parental discretion is definitely advised.

The full-strength haunting will run from 6-8 p.m. on Oct. 29, 6-11 p.m. on Oct. 30-31 and 6-10 p.m. on Nov. 1. For more information, e-mail Brent at or visit

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