Farmington haunted house returns

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FARMINGTON, N.M. – One family in Farmington is keeping the Halloween spirit alive. Every year they transform their home into a haunted house.

“You know, it started with small displays and stuff like that and then it just grew from there. People started coming over. They really loved it, so we really loved it too, so we started doing more,” said Darrell Cunningham.

Darrell and his father have spent many hours over the years building and creating the sets and even some of the creatures. And putting it all together was equally as time-consuming.

“Probably about four weeks since I started,” said Cunningham.

The goal is to obviously have it ready for trick or treaters – last year- not even a pandemic stopped the Halloween spirit. They still decorated the house. With people only allowed to view from their cars.

“So people knew that we were still here and you know that we weren’t going away. Do you want me to keep it safe for them but still let them know we’re not gonna stop,” said Cunningham.

This year- they will be putting on the haunted maze where people can walk through, Cunningham said that usually neighborhood kids volunteer. Over the years, the Cunningham Haunted House has attracted hundreds of people. They plan to continue this tradition for more years to come.

“I’m a kid at heart. I love building and creating things and if we could bring a little bit of joy to the neighborhood that’s good” he added.