By Jaiden Batts
Do you want to see the scariest house in Lyons? If so, come to 120 Ewald St. Miss Connie Burkhart (The Dinosaur Lady,) is a paleontologist and welder who welded all of her scary creatures. She started when she lived in Southern California near Hollywood. She was an actress in Hollywood, which made her interested in set design. She was inspired by the haunted mansion. “I was 11 years old when I first started making headless people.” After her acting career she kept the idea.
She is very good friends with Marie Osmond (as in Donny and Marie Osmond,) and to this day Marie makes scary creatures, too.
Connie looks forward to Halloween every year. She loves seeing the kids in their costumes. Connie has twelve creatures and a graveyard. She has two sons named Austin and Jesse and four cats. Connie has lived in Lyons for six years. She is a master of decorating! Come see the scariest house you have ever seen.