When Home Depot started selling an 8-foot tall skeleton, people thought that was pretty over-the-top impressive.
Alan Perkins said “hold my pumpkin beer” and crafted a skeleton so big, it exploded out of his house.
At least, that’s what it looks like. The Olmsted Falls resident took industrial-sized foam, PVC pipes, hardware and paint, and created what gives the illusion of a thousand-foot tall skeleton bursting from the roof and windows of his home.
Normally Perkins places a spooky wrought-iron fence, fun-loving skeletons and fake graveyard (complete with the names of his neighbors on the tombstones) in the yard, but this was the first year (after four years of planning) that the really big skeleton has appeared.
People in their cars double-back to check out the display, and Perkins is taking advantage of the attention: in the front of the house is a scannable QR code and donation box for “Skeletons for St. Jude’s Research”, a fundraiser toward giving free medical care to children. The fundraiser goal is $40,000, and as of now, they are halfway to their goal. If you would like to check out Perkins’ home to donate, it’s located at 7569 River Road, Olmsted Falls. Or if you’d just like to give directly, the donation link can be found here.