There’s something very spooky lurking in the hills of Kentucky—Park Hills that is.
Well, maybe spooky is a strong word. Let’s go with entertaining instead. To celebrate the Halloween season, a very creative couple in Park Hills is posing skeletons in their yard. From sunbathing to yoga to dancing, these skeletons have a full schedule every day.
Mark and Christy Walker are fairly new to the Cincinnati area. The transplants brought this idea with them all the way from Indianapolis.
“We moved here from Indianapolis a couple of years ago. The neighborhood we lived in up there was big into celebrating Halloween, and it was always a lot of fun,” says Christy. “We thought this was a way to bring some of our old neighborhood to our new neighborhood. When we saw the skeletons at the store, we knew we could have a lot of fun with them.”
The Walkers have been posing the skeletons, named “Jack and Diane” for about two years.
But what do the neighbors think?
“We see a lot of people stopping to take photos and we've had a lot of neighbors stop and chat with us about them,” says Christy. “They seem to get as much of a kick out of them as we do. It's been a great way to meet neighbors and contribute something lighthearted and fun to the neighborhood.”
Christy says she inherited the “Halloween gene" from her mom and aunt, who also live in Northern Kentucky. At her Mom’s house, though, they aren’t posing skeletons; they brought out the big dogs—werewolves.
“Those werewolves are at my mom's house. My aunt lives right next door to her and they play ‘pranks’ on each other... they leave odd things in each other's yards different times of the year,” Christy explains. “Mark and I [helped] my mom create those werewolves to put in my Aunt's yard this Halloween. I guess it runs in the family!”
The Walkers say Jack and Diane will definitely be back next year. “We plan to continue the tradition next year and beyond. We happily take suggestions for poses! Happy Halloween!”
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Do you have a suggestion for a spooky skeleton pose? Let Mark Walker know on Twitter: @317markwalker