For a while now I have been thinking about trying to scare two of my good friends. I believe both of them are probably gullible enough to believe it and will be good sports about it when relise they were punked. I'm still debating whether or not it's worth the time because if I do decide to go through with it, I will have to go in hardcore, maybe a week of setup, and enlisting the help of other people.
So tell me if you have ever played a really funny joke on someone. Scared someone on Halloween. I love pranks, not of the "jackass" variety that involve eating animal feces and blunt force trauma to the genitals. I like setup pranks. I remember when I was younger, a show used to come on Sci-Fi called "Scare Tactics" I loved it! I always thought it would be cool to do a prank like that. Possibly even film it for later viewing pleasure.
Post your funny pranks, or any time you have scared the hound out of someone.
Here's mine, it's still in it's developing phases...
The joke will include my friends S, M, and P, my brother B. I will invite S, M and P over to the house for some good ole' beer drinkin'. I live 50 mi. from town, pretty rural, so the drive is about an hour if you go the speed limit, so we have plenty of time to get the "story" going. S will be in on the joke, because he won't fall for any of it, he lives rural also, and will ruin it because he won't freak out like P and M will. Also, I can use him as a reference, to back up my scary story.
The Story: Lately a lot of local farmers/ranchers have been losing a lot of livestock to predation. (Cheesy, I know, but it will work). I may even throw in some bogus story about a person or two being killed, maybe as an unrelated story. At some point going home, close to the house, I will have B, run across the road in a costume, but do it far enough in front of the headlights that M and P won't be able to tell what it is, and S and I will disregaurd it as wildlife, ensuring them it was probably just a coyote or bobcat, ect.
"I don't know, it didn't really move like a coyote but I'm sure that's what it was, I didn't get a good look at it, it may have been a dog, but I don't know....Oh well."
We get to the house, I reinterate stories of animal predation, talk about how the livestock don't look like they were attacked by any kind of native predators. Yadda Yadda, build a little suspense. See if anyone wants to go spotlighting for coyotes.
(a hobby where I come from, park the pickup, turn on a tape of a coyote call "rabbit in distress or wounded deer fawn" and use a spotlight to see if coyotes approach the area, some people shoot them, some people don't. For obvious safety reasons, we WON'T carry guns)
We will call up some coyotes, the prank will be even better if we actually call up real coyotes to see, which is likely, and then, at a predetermined time, B will appear in costume in a predetermined position on the ground, I will reveal him with the light. And everyone will get a good look at him in costume, looking eerily NOT like any native wildlife. He will be far enough away so that nobody can properly discern exactly what he is, until he moves, AND STANDS UP LIKE A FUCKING HUMAN, BUT HE WILL BE DRESSED UP IN THIS FREAKY ASS COSTUME MOVING AROUND STEALTHILY SCARY AS SHIT, YES!..CLASSSSIC!!
Then we will be too freaked out to spotlight anymore. Me and S will just keep rationalizing it out like it is normal. (Lol like what kind of animal is going to stand up on two legs and move around, like James Bond)
We will go to the house, beer-drinking as promised, and then, the creature will reappear, stalk around the house.
I'm still trying to think of a way to trap M and P outside the house with the monster all alone so B can chase them around in the costume and scare them.
I also want to do a close-up of the monster, like at some point we all get in the house and it walks really close to a window with everyone pressed up against the window in anticipation.
I am undecided on the costume, maybe were-wolf type? Too cheesy, I was thinking about integraded deer antlers somehow, I don't know why, he would end up looking like something straight out of a navajo campfire story, spirit of the wolf-deer-man god. LOL I think it has potential. Sorry for the long post.
Give me YOUR stories!