(WXIA) -- Sure, people have heard of haunted houses before...but what about a haunted garage?
One family in Alpharetta has spent nearly two decades transforming their garage from an empty space into a scary place.
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This is an October tradition Josh Major has known all his life -- and one that started with his father, Chuck, when he was a teenager.
"His family started building a haunted house in their garage," Josh said. "When my parents got their first house, they decided to continue the tradition and it has grown over the years. It is a lot of fun and all the kids and parents in the neighborhood love it and look forward to it every year."
In the haunted garage, visitors will find everything from realistic spider webs to different themed hallways to pop-up skeletons. The Major's even have a few friends of the family dress up to provide extra scares.
"The strobe-lighted hallway is a favorite feature," Josh said. "The haunted portrait is new and starts out as a regular picture and then changes into a scarier version of the person. I think it is going to be a hit with the kids."
The garage itself is a regular two car garage converted into seven hallways and one big room.
In all, it takes about four weeks to get everything set up.
"It's a labor of love for my dad because he likes making kids happy and creating lifetime memories for our neighborhood," Josh said.
"A lot of the kids in my neighborhood started coming to our Haunted garage when they were little and are now in middle and high school."
Last year, the haunted garage was open only two nights, but had about 400 visitors.
This year, the garage will be open Halloween night, Nov. 1 and Nov. 2 from 7:15 p.m. until 9:45 p.m. The garage is located at 4010 Jenkins Ct. Alpharetta, Ga. 30009