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A collection of articles about Halloween, including true, scary stories.

Faces in the Mist

This picture of my three-year-old son was taken on Oct 27, 2000. You can make out an apparition in this picture. It was taken at about 4:30 p.m. We were on our way to a children's Halloween party.

Halloween: A Scary Season Rooted in Reality

Every year at this time, conversations turn to scary talk of the mysterious world of supernatural phenomena, says Melissa Newman. Unlike the "safe scares" that Halloween brings, for those who encounter real paranormal phenomena, the encounters can be truly terrifying. Read more.

Halloween at About.com

Whether you're hosting a party or simply celebrating with your family, these easy Halloween decorating tips help you set the perfect mood.

Halloween Fun Quiz

How much do you know about Halloween and things that go bump in the night? Try these twenty Halloween Fun Quiz questions and find out!

Halloween Ghoul

This photo was taken on Halloween night, 1998 at a friend's house who puts on a show every year. Look to the right of the prop "monk," behind the white fence and under the tree branches. I don't recall seeing anybody dressed in a "ghoul mask." The host of this show also did not see anyone in a ghoul costume. It's probably someone in a costume, but who knows?

The Houdini Séance

Every Halloween since 1927, a séance has been held to see if legendary magician Harry Houdini would try to contact the living from the world beyond death.

The Lost Meaning of Halloween

All Hallow's Eve, Hallow E'en, Halloween, Day of the Dead, Samhain. By whatever name it has been called, this special night preceding All Hallows day (November 1st) has been considered for centuries as one of the most magical nights of the year. A night of power, when the veil that separates our world from the Otherworld is at its thinnest.

The REAL Monsters of Halloween

Frankenstein monster
Universal Pictures
Think of Halloween and your mind conjures images of ghosts, vampires, witches and monsters. Our modern versions of them have largely been crafted by popular literature and, more influentially, the movies. But like many fantastic characters of myth and lore, they have a basis in reality. Sometimes the true stories of these creatures that haunt our imaginations are just as weird and amazing as their fictional incarnations.

The Scariest Games

We’re not talking about the harmless games children play at Halloween or even the various paranormal-themed action and role-playing computer games available. We’re talking about the games that are played in the dark of night that truly can be paranormal in nature and have unexpected, even terrifying results.

6 Terrifying Tales of Halloween

Is Halloween just a delightful holiday for dressing up, parties and candy? Or is it really a time when restless spirits are allowed to roam more freely among the living? Is the veil that separates our world from the world of the dead more transparent at this time of year? Consider these chilling true stories of Halloween frights.

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