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Candy Man: The Truth Behind Poisoned Halloween Candy Scares

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If you grew up in the last half century or so, the tradition of checking your Halloween candy after coming home from Trick or Treating was a commonplace event of your childhood.

There could be a razor blade stuck in your Taffy Apple or a loose wrapper on your peanut butter cup that may mean poison.

Like most things though, especially those connected to a holiday like Halloween, truth is often stranger (and sometimes scarier) then fiction.

The first question is: Has a child ever died from candy connected to the holiday of Halloween?

Yes.

That fact stated, the truth behind the fear of a murderer targeting children through poisoned holiday sweets is a bit more complex and interesting…

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Amityville: An Insight to Ronald DeFeo in Prison

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Being an infamous criminal in the prison system can lead to many different kinds of encounters.

For many men and women who had their names splashed across the nation  after their crimes were discovered this can lead to dangerous and life threatening situations, such as when Charles Manson was set on fire in a California institution in 1984.

However, sometimes these individuals are able to pretty much live their lives like any other prisoner to the outside observer, at least until the cases that made them famous are brought back out for the odd crime documentary or two.

Ronald DeFeo never quite did escape the lime light, not because of the tragic events of November 1974 when he killed not only both his parents but his four siblings as well, but because the house the murders were committed in on Ocean Ave in Amityville, Long Island would later become the setting for one of the greatest paranormal stories ever told.

The Amityville Horror became a force of it’s own in the paranormal world and the horror movie genre, spawning a legacy of books, films and documentary projects that try to shed light on the twenty-eight days the Lutz family spent in this apparent haunted house.

Naturally the house being the site of a multiple murder was thought to be one of the possible causes of the events that took place at the residence and at one time Ronald DeFeo even tried to fit the spooky scenario into one of his many version of what happened that night in 1974.

None the less. there is a man behind the myth, a man who gets up each morning to the routine of prison while serving his six twenty-five year to life sentences for his henious murder.

A man convicted robber turned author and journalist Daniel Genis got to know during his stay at Green Haven Correctional Facility…

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Emma Stone’s Ghost Encounter

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Emma Stone is known for her roles in such films as Easy A, The Help, Zombieland and The Amazing Spider-Man series.

She is also apparently a believer in ghosts, magic and the paranormal.

Recently Emma Stone went on The Late Show With David Letterman and told the iconic host that the ghost of her grandfather visits her to this day…he evens leaves Emma quarters as gifts…

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US Military ‘Busts’ Wayward Area 51 Tourbus

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Area 51 has become a legend in UFO lore as well as US military history.

A site developed for secluded military aircraft testing, rumors of aliens and UFOs have made this a hot spot for believers and curiosity seekers since the base was formally revealed to the public in 1989.

Armed ‘Camo Dudes’ watch the approach from above the dusty road that leads to the base, civilians are not allowed past a certain point on the roadway and deadly force is authorized if you disobey the posted signs and try to venture closer to Area 51.

The infamy and the rumors made this a good destination for Adventure Photo Tours, which takes small groups out to the roadway, stopping before they cross onto the forbidden section of the road.

In late may of this year, tour bus driver Denis Ryan made a mistake and went past the posted signs and wound up in a bit of hot water.

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Lorde Claims Ghostly ‘Buzz’ on New Album

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The music world has plenty of session players and background vocalists that you have probably never heard of but have been on some of your favorite albums and singles.

Invaluable as they are, these session artists are so far out of the spot light they may as well be dead.

Or ghosts.

However, pop sensation Lorde has ‘Tweeted’ that a strange humming on session takes for her upcoming album were possibly caused by ghosts in the studio.

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Canadian Royal Mint Reveals Ghost Coin/Stamp

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Ghosts seem to be everywhere today, from television shows to board games, pod casts to the internet.

Now they are even on your currency and on your stamps…

The Canadian Royal mint recently revealed a special coin and stamp design that bears the likeness of the ‘Ghost Bride’, the spirit that haunts the halls of the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel in Alberta, Canada, on the grounds of the Fairmont National park.

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Weekly Weird News -Week One

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This post is part of The Kiwi Psychic and Midwest Ghost Podcast features.

Each week, the podcast will feature three to five weird and exciting news items from across the world. This series of posts area supplement to the content featured on the podcast.

At the time of posting the first podcast was not yet available for listening…however, those interested in finding the podcast before this post is updated with the proper links should check The Kiwi Psychic and Midwest Ghost Podcast Facebook Page, where a link to the show should be almost instantaneous from the time the show is uploaded.

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Seattle Kids Part of Halloween Experiment in 1976

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Halloween is a time for some creepy urban legends, most of which are more fiction then fact.

Recently, I wrote about my own Halloween related childhood urban legend for the Dolphin Talk newspaper out of Seadrift, Texas. It involved a reported ‘Witch’ who pulled kids inside her house when they went Trick or Treating.

This of course, was all hogwash, rubbish and fantasy.

It has been said however that truth can be stranger then fiction.

A recent post by the excellent website IO9 brought to light a psychological experiment conducted by researchers on Trick or Treaters in Seattle, Washington in the Fall of 1976.

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Man Stabbed in Chest During Argument About Ghosts

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Healthy debate on the question of whether ghosts really exist or not has been going on forever. Skeptics and believers alike have taken sides many times before on this matter, both in public and private.

To make real progress on any subject matter that has as much data and points of view as ghosts and the paranormal in general, the debate itself should follow a regimen of ground rules so healthy debate does not degenerate into something non productive.

Such as stabbing a man in the chest with a pair of Barber’s scissors.

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Ghost Hunters Arrested in Gettysburg

 

Three men were arrested on Thanksgiving night when a passing police patrol car spotted flashlights in the window of a photography studio located in reputedly haunted a civil war era building.

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