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Once a year, on Halloween night, a Black River funeral home becomes one of the community's most popular spots.
"It was just dark and filled with scary decorations, cobwebs," Gabriela Powers said.
Jill Wiley owns Bruce Funeral Home and gets her whole family involved.
Every room inside is covered with decorations and her family members are scattered and ready to scare.
This year's theme was clowns.
"We start thinking about what we want to do for scenes and then we see what's new out there every year," Wiley said, "and then come up with a theme and start buying."
It's a family tradition that's gone on for the last six years. Wiley says each year the family adds more and they find people keep coming back year after year.
"Anywhere from 500 to 600 people -- everyone that leaves, they say they love it," she said. "They want to come back. We have a lot of positive feedback."
Bleun Klein, an exchange student from The Netherlands is staying with a Black River family for the school year.
She's never been to a haunted house, since Halloween isn't celebrated back home.
"It was all dressed up with spiderwebs," Klein said, "and then some people came to me, they were real, and it was so scary, I screamed."
Wiley says once Halloween is over, the family will pack up and start planning for next year.