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Rancho Bernardo family turns home into walk-through haunted house

Posted at 6:08 PM, Oct 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-30 21:08:24-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) — A Rancho Bernardo family's home has become a must-see experience for their neighbors.

Inspired by Disneyland's Haunted Mansion, the Loveless family has created a walk-through Halloween event that has grown bigger and bigger each year. She has recreated many of the iconic characters from the popular ride, as well as adding other spooks and haunts.

For creator Katherine Loveless, it brings her back to her childhood.

"I grew up on a city street that had a lot of haunted houses like this, so I grew up with it," Loveless said.

Loveless and her husband, Bernard, began work on this year's Loveless Manor in August. They have created panels, which serve as moveable walls to create a maze-like path that runs through their yard.

The family put a lot of thought into how to adjust their plans for the pandemic.

“Last year we did kind of a smaller, tight trail that went in and out the same gateway," Bernard said. "We knew that wasn’t an option and we needed to have the whole trail outside and have more space between groups.”

Loveless Manor is only open Halloween night. Reservations are required, with only a handful still available as of Friday afternoon.