Suburban Chicago Family Builds Incredible ‘Stranger Things’ Halloween Display, Neighborhood Karen Wants It Shut Down

Stanger things Halloween

For all of us Stranger Things fans, probably the freakiest scenes in all of Season Four was when Vecna murdered those in the Upside Down.

Ya know, their eyes go blank, and they float up into the sky and then every bone in their body snaps?

Terrifying stuff, especially when it happens to one of the main characters, Max.

With that being said, one Plainfield, Illinois, family decided to bring the scene to life this Halloween, as they created a mind-boggling dummy that looks like Max, who floats in the air.

Seriously, with no wires or strings attached.

The family opened the attraction this past weekend, leaving visitors and fellow neighbors in awe of how they could possibly pull this off.

The house received a whopping 1,500 visitors on Saturday, and around another thousand on Sunday.

However, one family in particular was not too happy about the creepy yet awesome decoration and all of the attention it was bringing to the neighborhood, according to FOX 23 Chicago.

The family says the wild decoration took around 1,500 hours to build, and is the fourth year in a row they’ve gone all out with Halloween decorations.

They added that they asked others in the neighborhood for support, and received it months ago.

Except, one of the neighbors came knocking on their door on Sunday night, upset about the decoration, so the family decided to call it quits right then and there.

Aubrey Appel, the homeowner of the floating Max decoration, told the outlet:

“We went to bed, posted about it that we were closed permanently. And Monday morning we woke up and the incredible amount of support that we saw from our community, from people who don’t live here, from people around the world that were like don’t do that. That’s, that’s crazy.

Don’t you know you’re doing something awesome. Don’t let one person ruin it. So, we kind of changed our minds a little bit.”

The family is willing to fight to keep the decoration alive through Halloween, and they’re going to City Hall in Joliet to see if everything they’re doing is legal and proper.

Appel continued:

“You just want to do something for the community, for the kids to come and see and be like, ‘Oh my god. Look at that. That’s so cool!’”

I mean c’mon. This is the coolest Halloween decoration I’ve ever seen in my 24 years, but one Karen out there is trying to ruin all of the fun…

The no-fun neighbor said the display was “bringing negative attention to the neighborhood, endangering the community’s children, and making the neighborhood the target of possible home invasions.”

Wherever a good time is  happening, there’s always someone looking to shut it down.

Keep on fightin’ the good fight, Aubrey.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock