Halloween in the Pandemic: Costumes and Candy, at a Distance
  • 31 October 2020
Ghosts, skeletons, princesses and black cats roamed the streets as usual this Halloween, but they...
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Supernatural Stories
  • 27 October 2020
Of course you don't believe in ghosts. But maybe you'd better fact-check that one story...
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Did Spirit Halloween Say It Would Not Open Stores in 2020?
  • 5 August 2020
Halloween may look a little different in 2020, but not due to a lack of...
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Tricking and Treating Has a Long History
  • 22 October 2019
Many of the modern-day practices of Halloween and even its name were influenced by Christianity
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Does Carrying a Blue Halloween Bucket Signify That a Trick-or-Treater Has Autism?
  • 28 October 2019
A viral Facebook post created the misleading impression that carrying blue pumpkin buckets on Halloween...
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Halloween Can be Deadly for Pedestrians, Traffic Study Says
  • 30 October 2018
Research published Tuesday found a 43 percent higher risk of pedestrian deaths on Halloween night...
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Does a Municipal Code Limit Trick-or-Treating to Children 12 and Younger?
  • 11 October 2018
A viral image of one municipal ordinance regarding Halloween activities left viewers wondering whether police...
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7 Scary Stories You Hope Aren’t Real
  • 4 October 2018
Readers beware: True horrors lurk among legends.
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Pins and Needles in Halloween Candy
  • 2 November 2000
Pins, needles and razor blades been occasionally been found in trick-or-treaters' loot over the years.
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Poisoned Halloween Candy
  • 2 November 2000
Police have never documented actual cases of people randomly distributing poisoned goodies to children on...
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Warning of Marijuana Halloween Candy Derided as Scare Tactic New Jersey is warning parents to look out for people slipping their kids marijuana-laced candy...
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Did the 1938 Radio Broadcast of ‘War of the Worlds’ Cause a Nationwide Panic?
  • 28 October 2016
Accounts conflict about how terrified Americans really were by Orson Welles' infamous 1938 "War of...
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