A Club’s Haunted Spaceship
Harriet H. Samuelsson Teen Center creates an alien haunted house for the kids in the neighborhood
By Amber H., Harriet H. Samuelsson Teen Center of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Oxnard and Port Hueneme (Calif.)
UFO’s have invaded our Club! Only for a few weeks though. That’s right! We’re at it again this year. For the last couple of years, we have worked extremely hard to get a haunted house up for the younger kids in the local neighborhood surrounding our Teen Center.
Last year was a great start! We had shackled demons on the gym floor crawling beside people, mad scientists dissecting alien life forms and the little girl from “The Ring” literally walking out of a TV screen.
This year, we decided to go with a Haunted Alien Spaceship. We have been working with our incredible art coordinator John Kelly on making this spaceship come to life. He’s taught us how to create 3-D effects. We’ve made papier mache alien eggs and used fluorescent spray paint for the cobwebs.
We have black lights galore to light up the vessel. But don’t get it twisted, we still have aliens looking for you to make the wrong turn into their corridors, plus scary bodies falling from the sky. When the haunted house opens, it’s going to be a spooky night of creative fun for all ages!
We always hear that “Great Futures Start Here” and it’s true. Maybe one day, one of us will be working in special effects for a movie set or might even become a set designer. I have experienced the hard work the teens in my Club have put into this Haunted Spaceship. More importantly, I see the satisfaction each of my peers has taken in this piece of work. They have certainly exceeded their own expectations of this Haunted Spaceship.
All in all, I am very proud to be a part of a Club where the sky is the limit. Happy Haunting!