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Scary business: When haunting is for life, not just for halloween

Updated 9:20 AM ET, Tue October 30, 2012
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Raven's Grin Inn is a haunted mansion in the small Illinois town of Mount Carroll. Courtesy Jim Warfield
With its twisted passageways, secret tunnels and reported sightings of a "Lady in White," the eerie 19th-century house draws visitors all year long. Courtesy Jim Warfield
"I always had a lot of fun with Halloween. I couldn't figure out why we could only do one week or one night," says Jim Warfield, who runs the house. Courtesy Jim Warfield
He escorts visitors through the spooky mansion all year, even when summer is in full swing. Courtesy Jim Warfield
Most Halloween-themed events, such as the UK's Shockertoberfest "Scream Park", currently only last for a limited period around the occasion. But Patrick Konopelski of the Haunted Attraction Association says that this could change in future years as experience attractions grow in popularity. Courtesy: Shocktoberfest