Around November of 1996 I was
fortunate enough to find a web site
here on the internet that gave some
general plans on how to build your
own apparition which looked under
blacklight to be a ghost animated
in mid air, designed by Doug
Ferguson. I decided to undertake
the assembly of this lady of the
darkness and upon completion I was
quite happy with the end result.
Yet since it was built out of a
sheet of 3/4" plywood nearly 4'
square, it was so heavy that it was
very difficult to move and store.
There had to be a better way to
build it and in April of '97 it came
What you see here is the first
collapsible, portable floating ghost
platform ever built.
Using just 19 oz of
aluminum this entire assembly
weighs just over one pound over the
weight of the motor! Easy enough to
build in one hour, this platform
folds down small enough to store in
a western shoe box with the turn of
one wing nut and two seconds. Here's how I did