Strange figures with outstretched arms inhabit the Woodalls’ yard in Deep Bay. While they’re not the living dead, they are the stuff of horror movies. “Czechoslovakia had a reputation for great exhibit design and fabrication and built many of the components of Expo 86 in Vancouver,” recounts Ron––Expo 86’s creative director. “One theme pavilion in the old CPR roundhouse was built by a design group named Art Centrum in Prague. The roundhouse theme was the retrospective, the history of transportation. Like all Czech contributions, it was quite quirky. One element was a bunch of dead inventors holding patent models of their contraptions. At the closing of the fair, the patent models went to Science World but the figures were auctioned off with the office furniture. I learned later that they had been bought by a film production company that planned to soak them in gasoline and burn them in a horror movie. Later, I heard about a props sale that included some of the figures and I bought them and have been dragging them around for 33 years."