Shane Stewart via Associated Press

Professor's elaborate Halloween decor transforms Utah home

By The Associated Press | Updated - Oct 27th, 2019 @ 12:04pm | Posted - Oct 27th, 2019 @ 9:04am


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ST. GEORGE, Utah (AP) — A Utah college professor has completed a massive project decorating the exterior of his house in an elaborate Halloween tribute to Disneyland's Haunted Mansion and the "Nightmare Before Christmas."

The Spectrum newspaper reports Dixie State University professor Josh Pedersen studied more than 200 images of the attraction to model the design as close to the original as possible.

He started by creating digital plans for an intricate pattern along his roofline, then printed the design using a large-format laser printer available at a university Makerspace.

A close up view of decorations created by Dixie State University professor Josh Pedersen with inspiration from Disneyland's Haunted Mansion attraction and the movie "Nightmare Before Christmas" are seen in St. George, Utah. The Spectrum newspaper reports Pedersen studied more than 200 images of the attraction to model the design as close to the original as possible. (Shane Stewart via AP)

Once the pattern was cut out and attached to a base, he added 168 electric candles and 66 fake pumpkins. Many people pitched in to help with the installation, which took about a week.

Pedersen says he's wanted to do the project for years.

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Information from: The Spectrum, http://www.thespectrum.com

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