This is one of the props I created for our haunted house inside our towns old grain mill. Our theme is a Wild West ghost town. We have all spooks in cowboy western gear in 1900's style of dress. The local high school is providing the free talent to haunt all visitors for the next two weekends. My husband and I have been working non- stop for weeks setting up this haunting. It will be so nice to take a break from building sets to now haunting them all up. I will post more photos as I get time.
I happened to find this huge black beetle pondering across my neighbors basement floor. She almost weighed as much as a full spool of quilting thread and was the size of the palm of my hand. She is a black rain beetle and is a rare find indeed. They take 13 years to mature and both sexes emerge just before rain and fall to mate then burrow underground again. The female does not fly only the male, so that was why she was walking in the basement. She was the neatest bug I have found yet. I set her outside to find a mate in the woods.