Haunted House: Pirate Ship ‘Lands’ at Local Home

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LORAIN, Ohio--It's holiday decorating to another level. The Rodriguez family transformed their home into a spooky pirate shipwreck.

If you are driving down Tacoma Avenue you can't miss it: a haunted pirate ship crashing through a two-story house.

"The pirates of the Caribbean are now in Lorain," said Dena Jacobs of Lorain, who came to see the home.

"I like the detail. It looks real. It looks like it's coming through the house. It looks like it's breaking the house apart," said John Miller of Amherst.

The haunted pirate house has become quite popular. People are continuously driving through the neighborhood, stopping on the side of the road to take pictures.

"I love it. I think it's great. I want to bring my nieces and nephews out to see it," said Wendy Lawson of Elyria.

Building Halloween displays has become a tradition at the Rodriguez home. "We do it for, ya know, the kids, put a smile on everyone's face, ya know?"

Last year, the Rodriguez family did not build a Halloween display, so this holiday, they  went all-out.

“It looks realistic, ya know? That was the theme. That was the theme: to make it look like it was coming out of the house, ripping out," said Tony Rodriguez.

Last month, the Rodriguezes started building the Halloween display. It took two weeks to finish and $200 in supplies.

"They are loving it. They come from everywhere. They love it and think it's a good thing for Lorain."

People in the neighborhood said the house looks impressive in the day, but looks even better at night when it’s all lit up.

The family is adding even more to their display; they are building a haunted castle to go along with their spooky shipwreck.