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A sheet in the wind

ApparitionStill working out the bugs for our … I’m not sure what to call it … Aerial Boom Ghost, Specter Sail, Meandering Kelpie?

It’s basically a 10′ lever on a swivel. A witch/ spook/whatever is mounted to one end of the arm. On the other end is a counterweight that raises the marionette up to 15′ in the air.

The whole rig rotates horizontally 360 degrees. Paint the contraption black and it disappears under haunt lighting. The whirling wraith follows the wind.

Gust of WindMeandering KelpieThere are plenty of refinements to be made, but it’s fun to watch our scratch model range around its circle, stare at something for a while down the street, and then wheel off in some other direction.

We’ll see how well it performs this weekend. Sure hope there’s a breeze.