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Leonard Pickel The Godfather of Halloween and Haunted Houses joins the Fearless Ghosthunter show

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In 1987, Leonard created the name “Hauntrepreneurs(R)” when he formed his first haunted house design firm, and was granted a Registered Trademark for the name in 1992. In 1994, Leonard co-founded Haunted Attraction Magazine.In 1997, Leonard took on the task of forming the Haunted Industry’s first trade association, the International Association of Haunted Attractions (IAHA). In 2004, Leonard launched the first national convention for the Haunted Attraction Industry. The Haunted Attraction National Tradeshow and Convention (HAuNTcon), designed for Haunters, by Haunters. This annual exposition moves to a new location each year and has become a must attend event for Haunted Attraction owners from a cross the country. Called the “Godfather of Haunting” by others in the Haunted Attraction Industry, Leonard was honored with a question using his name in the Millennium Edition of the game Trivial Pursuit. He was also appeared as an industry expert in several television programs including the Travel Channel special about Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Studios Florida, and America’s Best Haunted Houses, where Pickel offered insight into what makes a great Haunted Attraction and the theory behind fright. Leonard is constantly searching for new challenges and striving for new heights in his Haunting career. His vast 30 years of experience designing all types of commercial Haunted Attractions, and his unique vision for the future of Haunting, has kept Leonard two steps ahead of his closest competitors. His industry accomplishments, leadership ability and high moral character has garnered Leonard great respect from his peers and set a lofty standard for those who would try to follow in his haunted footsteps. Leonard now lives with his wife and partner Jeanne and their two dogs in Charlotte, North Carolina. www.hauntcon.com