Long ago, I created a Reaching hands prop on Instructables. It consisted of an oscillating fan and a couple fake hands. The fan was mounted to my patio roof and covered with black tarp. It gave the illusion of a hands reaching down from the ceiling.
Here’s the old prop in motion. The only problem was, you needed a way to mount the fan to the ceiling in a weird way. I usually used a rope to tie it so it’s facing down. So, I decided to try making a new prop with the fan.
Using a little fishing line, and a pulley system using eyehooks, I was able to use the fan to animate a ghost. The ghost was made with parts found at home depot. All you need is a fan that oscillates, some eyehooks, cheesecloth, fishing line, and skeleton parts.
Check out the video at the top to see how easy it is to build this project.