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Ghostly display is father's early birthday gift to Halloween-loving son

An elaborate Halloween display draws big crowds to a Myrtle Beach neighborhood each year. (Source: Jonny Williams) An elaborate Halloween display draws big crowds to a Myrtle Beach neighborhood each year. (Source: Jonny Williams)

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – For some children, the ideal birthday present is a new doll, a Legos set or perhaps an iPad.

For Jonny Williams’ son, J.J., his favorite gift is a haunted house. And dad is happy to oblige.

The soon-to-be-7-year-old’s birthday is Nov. 1. With his son being an avid fan of Halloween, Williams transforms their home in the Prestwick Country Club community into a bastion of spooky sights and sounds that electrifies the neighbors each year.

Williams posted a video of his latest creation to his Facebook page on Oct. 22. As of Monday night, it has over 7,700 views and more than 100 shares.

The Halloween display began four years ago. Williams said it started small, but has continually gotten bigger and bigger.

“We start putting stuff out the first week in October and each weekend we introduce something new to the display,” Williams said.

This year’s spook-filled attraction features a ghostly hologram that is displayed on a see-through fabric Williams purchased at a local Walmart.

This weekend, the family will enclose the front porch and create a haunted house for children to go through.

It’s just all part of the fun that keeps the neighborhood buzzing and helps a young Halloween fan celebrate his birthday in style.

“He wants to be part of it,” Williams said of J.J.’s enthusiasm for the display. “He likes to be part of the props.”

Williams has created an email account you can send a message to to request a viewing this Friday.

It is 2016JJHAUNTING@gmail.com

Also, if you come and visit and would like to donate, Williams is taking up money to be sent to a charitable organization to help kids and parents who lost items or their properties to Hurricane Matthew and its after effects.

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