Team: Team Jigsaw
Category: 30. Ghost Hunters.
Build a MOC based on Ghost Hunting. This can be something like the Ghost Hunterís show on SYFY, or Ghost Adventures on the Travel Channel. (Google them if you do not know what those are about). The focus must be on ghosts. No vampires, werewolves, etc.
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The night of December 14th was cold and wet. Tendrils of fog stroked the ground with an eerie sort of bitter-sweetness.
Fifteen years to the day after his wife vanished, Richard Port stands over the freshly turned earth grave in a small New England cemetery. The years stretched long as he searched for any hint of where his dearly beloved came to rest after she vanished without a trace.
Months after her disappearance, whispers started nagging at Richard, almost as if a ghost was haunting his footsteps.
Standing at the side of her grave, a quiet peacefulness falls over him, as if his ghostly wife is holding her breath, hanging on his every move.
With a sigh, he pulls a small twist of creosote soaked paper from a deep pocket and lights it carefully. Burning the bones of a lost loved one is said to allow them to move on to another place.
Pausing for a moment with the lighted paper in his hands, an urge to look at an abandoned bench comes to him. The ghostly figure of his wife looks back at him blankly from the cracked wooden seat, and nods her head. A single ghostly tear rolls down her face as the burning paper falls.
Some ghost hunting isn't for chills and thrills, some is for a last glance at a loved one and the memories that they bring.
One finally, one last shot to show that the lanterns do in fact work. The simple pull of a lever on the side of the diorama, and the lanterns come to life to guide Richard Port in his duty.
This one was tougher to rate than some of your others for me, but I can see the elegance coming through, despite some of the rough edges. Oh, and this gave me the biggest chill yet in this category. 5 points.
Dark, sobering, and effective! Another topnotch build from you sir. :) Those cattails are a stroke of absolute genius. Having recently watch your BTB interview, I can see your love of writing intertwined in this too. Good show!