Fun Find: Haunted Victorian Telephone

Last year on one of the Halloween prop sites, most likely Halloween Forum, I found a set of instructions for creating a haunted telephone.  The build, which was quite detailed, involved finding an old-style phone, mounting it to a table, attaching a switch to the cradle, and wiring the whole thing to a small MP3 player pre-programmed with spooky sounds.  The prop seemed really cool, but, unfortunately, creating it would require more time than I was willing to invest.

Then, this past weekend, I spotted something interesting at my local Target store.  As you can see from my shaky cell phone video above, this phone is a lot like the prop I described.  Dialing the phone causes it to ring, and answering the phone triggers a series of spooky sayings.  The phone is made of a very light plastic, though, so light that someone answering the phone could accidentally yank it off of a table.  For use in a well-traveled haunt, it would be necessary to mount the phone securely.

The phone is priced at $15.00 and can be found in the Halloween Decor section.  The exact name of the item is Victorian Phone.  Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to find a listing for it online.  If you’re looking for a simple, reasonably priced, haunted phone, check out your local Target.

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4 thoughts on “Fun Find: Haunted Victorian Telephone

  1. I am in ca, were are u located? I have been looking for this all week…I saw only the demo they were sold out, now the demo is gone and nothing comes up on there computer …I am soooo sad

    • I shot this video in the Target in Dothan, Alabama. There were only two phones on the shelf, and things looked like they had already been picked over by shoppers. I hope you’re able to find one.

  2. I do agree with all the ideas you’ve presented to your post. They are really convincing and can certainly work. Nonetheless, the posts are too quick for newbies. May just you please extend them a bit from subsequent time? Thanks for the post.

  3. What a fun site. Love the telephone ! Will have to try out the “how-to” section.

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