We've seen some extraordinary Halloween homes right here in the Capital Region, but this display in western New York is next-level mastery.

The man who engineered this incredible mechanical spider that literally climbs down a gigantic web and hangs in front of his entire house is a Halloween master. It's so impressive that his work of art makes me want to travel to the Buffalo area to see it live.

See the house "come alive" - videos are below!

The house, located at 423 Oakwood Ave., in East Aurora went viral a few years ago and was reported by a television station out in Buffalo, WKBW News.

According to the report, the man who built it is actually a retired engineer who used to work for the Fisher-Price toy company. He told the news station that he started building it in May of 2020 after he realized that Halloween was going to be a little bit different as a result of the pandemic.

There's so much to love about David Moomaw, the spider-making man who built the amazing arachnid. It must have cost him thousands to make, and Lord knows how many hours to build.

The spider actually crawls down the tracks of an enormous web as it moves closer to any onlooker - or prey - that lurks in its path.

Mechanical Dragon added in 2023

The world needs more (slightly) evil geniuses like David Moomaw.  This year, new for 2023, he added a mechanical dragon to the display with a head that swivels and a mouth that opens and closes, and breathes bubbles instead of fire!

Moomaw told WKBW News that so many locals want to check it out, that people have to book times to see it.  Moomaw even added a philanthropic component to it, people who stop by can make a donation to FeedMore WNY.



Scooby Doo and Skeletons in Schenectady wins Halloween

I haven't had a chance to check this house out this year, but each Halloween, this home on Highbrdge Road in Schenectady is one of the must-drive-by haunted houses in the Capital Region.

Shout out to the owners of this house who literally surround their entire property with some sort of Halloween decoration.

It's got ginormous spiders that crawl along the facing of the home, massive skeletons all over their lawn, and they even have a ghostly version of the Scooby-Doo Mystery Machine. 

If you can't get to the house and see for yourself, take a look at some of the photos we snapped recently.

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