With Halloween just around the corner I am reminded of my dear husband's charades of years past.
One of my favorites is when he found this stuffed, motion-activated, black cat that once it detected motion it gave off an eerie mix between a meow and a howl.
To set it up Roger tied fishing line around the cat's neck, then ran the line thru a eye screw and in thru our front door jam. Then he ran the line thru another eye screw and ran it down the side of the door and tied it off to one last eye screw. He made sure there was enough line to have the cat sitting on top of the rain gutter just above the screen door.
So... when we had Trick or Treaters knocking at the door, he would pull on the line from inside the house and the cat would come flying down from the roof toward the kids. That movement also set off the motion detector and the cat would start howling. Those poor kids about shit their pants - but they still stuck around to get their candy! Well, most of them anyway! haha.
I'd never laughed so hard in years! It was his best trick, but I wouldn't let him pull the string on anyone that looked really little... they were just too darn cute to scare!