Halloween Legends

An assortment of stories and legends about Halloween.

Like a coven of busy witches, we've cooked up a special selection of Halloween legends for your enjoyment! Follow the links below to view a collection of Halloween-specific urban legends. If that still doesn't satisfy your appetite for ghoulish tales, take a look at our collection of horror legends.

  • The most popular costume choices for Halloween 2009.
  • In 2014 Halloween falls on Friday the 13th for the first time in 666 years.
  • Photograph shows a masked partygoer who killed seven people on Halloween 1962.
  • A round-up of tainted candy news reports from Halloween 2014.
  • A suicide by hanging is mistaken for a Halloween decoration.
  • Accidental Halloween hangings.
  • Pins, needles, and razor blades in Halloween treats.
  • Psychic predicts a Halloween murder on a college campus.
  • Children are victims of random Halloween candy poisonings.
  • Halloween party-goer is confused by spouse's costume switch.
  • Somewhere in the U.S. is a famed haunted house attraction so scary that no visitor has ever completed a tour of it.
  • Black cats are routinely sacrificed by "satanic cults" at Halloween.
  • Halloween 2012 has been designated "National Kill a Pitbull Day."
  • Legend says Halloween is the second-biggest U.S. holiday in terms of retail sales.

  • Top Ten list offers reason why Halloween is better than sex.
  • Chainsaw-wielding 'madman' turns out to be a partygoer who arrived at the wrong house.
  • The legend of Bloody Mary.
  • Other horror legends.

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