The Real Cost of Haunting Your House

By Yvette Romero - 2011-10-26T14:02:16Z

Photograph by Tracy A. Woodward/The Washington Post/Getty Images

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Spooky Weather

Lightning and thunder can send shudders through your spine.

$185: Perfect Storm Category 5 controller with special sound effects CD -- creates sounds of thunderclaps, wind and rain
$30: Strobe light to create the appearance of lightning
$500: Purple Rope Lights
$200: Electric bill -- Matt Ponke of Tillson Street says haunting his house adds $200 to his bill

Running tally: $3,556