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Alan Stewart's customized haunted hearse. (Oct. 9, 2013) (Credit: Johnny Milano)

Alan Stewart's customized haunted hearse. (Oct. 9, 2013)

Haunted hearse

Getting into the Halloween spirit, a Merrick man readies his vintage Cadillac to scare onlookers.

Alan Stewart, who lives in Merrick, says his
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Alan Stewart, who lives in Merrick, says his home-built haunted hearse literally stops traffic when he takes it out on Long Island's roadways. (Oct. 9, 2013)

Some of the
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Some of the "passengers" in Alan Stewart's customized haunted hearse. (Oct. 9, 2013)

Alan Stewart's customized haunted hearse features ghouls, ghosts
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Alan Stewart's customized haunted hearse features ghouls, ghosts and creatures that jump out at you when you walk by. (Oct. 9, 2013)

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Alan Stewart's customized haunted hearse. (Oct. 9, 2013)
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Alan Stewart's customized haunted hearse. (Oct. 9, 2013)

Alan Stewart has outfitted his haunted hearse with
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Alan Stewart has outfitted his haunted hearse with animatronics that feature ghouls, ghosts and creatures that jump out at you when you walk by. (Oct. 9, 2013)

Alan Stewart takes a break with his fellow
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Alan Stewart takes a break with his fellow haunted hearse travelers. (Oct. 9, 2013)

Alan Stewart takes a break with his fellow
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Alan Stewart takes a break with his fellow haunted hearse travelers. (Oct. 9, 2013)

Alan Stewart, who lives in Merrick, says his
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Alan Stewart, who lives in Merrick, says his home-built haunted hearse literally stops traffic when he takes it out on Long Island's roadways. (Oct. 9, 2013)

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One big fan of the haunted hearse is
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One big fan of the haunted hearse is Butch Patrick -- the guy who played the original Eddie Munster on "The Munsters" TV show. (Oct. 13, 2013)

Alan Stewart, who lives in Merrick, outfitted his
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Alan Stewart, who lives in Merrick, outfitted his haunted hearse with animatronics that feature ghouls, ghosts and creatures that jump out at you when you walk by. This year he was booked for Halloween events back in March. (Oct. 9, 2013)

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