Stranger Things fans take millions' breath away with Halloween trick

Plainfield, Illinois - With October upon us, Halloween has been thrust into full force by two fans of the show Stranger Things who may have already won spooky season.

Aubrey Appel stands proudly beneath the floating Max creation in her yard.
Aubrey Appel stands proudly beneath the floating Max creation in her yard.  © Screenshot/TikTok/horrorprops

Dave and Aubrey Appel of Illinois have conjured up a trick – and treat – in their front yard that has bewildered viewers in-person and on the internet with the recreation of a goosebump moment from the series.

"Tell me you like Stranger Things without telling me you like Stranger Things... I'll go first," they wrote in a clip showing off their magic.

A replica of Stranger Things' Max, played by Sadie Sink, appears to hoover midair, a lá the iconic scene where she battles the show's villain Vecna to the soundtrack of Kate Bush's viral hit Running Up That Hill.

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The Chicago-area couple are experts in building horror props and said they have invested around 1,500 hours of work this year into their spooky spectacle.

They have also created parts of the Upside Down and Venca's lair in their yard, complete with the series' spooky grandfather clock and Billy's grave.

One of a few videos they've shared of floating Max has wracked up over 14 million views alone, with TikTok users begging to know how the duo does it.

Stranger Things fans Dave and Aubrey Appel won't reveal their Max magic

Stranger Things fans have been left scratching their heads at how Dave and Aubrey Appel have pulled off the floating Max in their yard.
Stranger Things fans have been left scratching their heads at how Dave and Aubrey Appel have pulled off the floating Max in their yard.  © Screenshot/TikTok/horrorprops

But what everyone wants to know is: just how did the Stranger Things aficionados manage to create the floating Max?

"I don't want kids coming looking for how we're doing it. I want them to be like 'Wow!'" Dave said in an interview.

"There's magic in front of their face. Adults have no explanation, and that's not something you get much anymore," he added.

The coy couple said they hope to keep the mystery a secret throughout the season, and just may have more Stranger Things stunts planned for the upcoming weeks ahead of All Hallow's Eve.

Cover photo: Collage: Screenshot/TikTok/horrorprops

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