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Mom Opens Haunted House in Home Where her Kids Died in Fire

Posted by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 9:25 PM
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Mom Opens Haunted House in Home Where Kids Died in Fire

Wednesday, October 28, 2009
KTLA: A woman ran a "haunted house" attraction for Halloween in the same burnt out home where her two children died in a house fire earlier this year, before police had to shut it down.

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Nearly six months ago on May 29th, firefighters arrived to the house at 1460 North Lilac Avenue which was already well-involved in flames.

The firefighters quickly extinguished the flames, but discovered 2 little boys, 5 year old Mario Sisneros and 3-year-old David Sisneros lying unconscious, overcome by heat and smoke in a converted bedroom along with their puppy.

The boys were rushed to Arrowhead Regional Medical Center in Colton, where they died at 1:22 a.m May 30th.

Their puppy also died.

Irma Delgado, the boys' grandmother, was inside the house when the fire broke out.

She told KTLA she tried to tell the boys to crawl to safety, but they got lost along the way.

"I hit the couch and my grandson told me, 'How do I do it, Grandmom?' and I said, 'Just crawl.' [They were] too small to know what crawl was, I guess, I don't know," she tearfully said in May.

"This is the way I'm coping with the loss of my two kids," said mother Viviana Delgado, 27 Friday evening.

"It's my way of saying happy Halloween to my kids."

Delgado says she is planning to have pony rides as a part of the "haunted house."

Amid Halloween d├ęcor including monsters and spooky signs, a planter sits on on the lawn, filled with some Mario and David Sisneros' toys-- a scooter, a toy tractor, and stuffed animals.

In the midst of the boyhood trinkets are two plastic buckets, each holding a picture of one of the two deceased boys, as well as a crucifix.

Two tombstone decorations can be seen on the lawn.

"People don't know what I'm going through, they don't know how I feel," Delgado said. "This is how we're going to spend Halloween together."

Though Delgado says the "haunted house" is a tribute to her boys on their favorite holiday, some neighbors consider the scene to be "ghoulish" and "macabre."

"It's not cool," said Harry Cass, 49. "I disagree with it."

Delgado is inviting visitors to walk the very halls where her sons attempted to crawl under the deadly smoke. She says there will be flashing lights and a Halloween soundtrack playing for effect.

"Since it's a haunted house, it has to be some kind of scary," she said.

The house was shut down around 9:30 p.m. Friday night due to the house's burned infrastructure, which created an unsafe condition.


I am just at a loss here...what do you think about this?



by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 9:25 PM
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3jaysmama
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 9:29 PM

Ummm--eww!

momofroni
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 9:32 PM

I am honestly too outdone by this to post a real response.  Sick.  Just sick!

alyssamj24
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 9:41 PM

that is sick and disgusting.  i understand people all grieve in different ways, but i dont think this way is appropriate or normal...its like she is glorifying her sons deaths.  yuck

smalltowngal
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 9:41 PM

Could this be a cultural thing? Like celebrating All Souls Day in Mexico.

.KittyD.
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 9:44 PM

I feel bad for her... Her kids would have probably loved this... It also probably kept her busy... Maybe made her happy... She can be happy ya know?

MarineWife1108
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 9:45 PM


Quoting .KittyD.:

I feel bad for her... Her kids would have probably loved this... It also probably kept her busy... Maybe made her happy... She can be happy ya know?


shayliesmom
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 9:46 PM

wow..

humanjunglegym
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 9:47 PM

 Uh, wow.  Is this the same one who's aunt was pissed when she realized her food stamps card was still in the house??

tha-hawt-mommie
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 9:47 PM

wow is honestly all i have to say... 

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tha-hawt-mommie
by on Oct. 29, 2009 at 9:49 PM

no ... unfortunatly no one was home w/ those kids =(

Quoting humanjunglegym:

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