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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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Is Your Halloween Decor Worth 50K?

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It may only be June and we have yet to even pass the Fourth of July, but ABC and Fremantle Media are already thinking about October and all the spookiness that comes with it.

The production company is looking for Halloween yard displays and amateur walk through attractions to feature in a new Fright Night reality show which has yet to be named.

Similar to the show The Great Christmas Light Fight, the show will focus on finding the best Halloween decor and give the lucky winner fifty-thousand dollars for their efforts.

Now that is a treat!

Interested parties can email the production company here:

frightnightcasting@gmail.com

Happy Haunting and good luck!

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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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Halloween Videos #2: Misc Videos

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Frozen Terror!

It may be February as I’m writing this and a week after Hallmark is done counting it’s blessings that Valentine’s Day comes once a year like clockwork, but as I was looking through my You Tube Halloween playlist I thought I’d share a few misc Halloween videos to warm up your Winter…

I also updated the first Halloween Videos post with a few new Halloween Prank Videos.

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Ke$ha Has Ghost Sex?

Today I was doing the usual, saving the Earth from aliens, watching for signs of Bigfoot in the bushes outside my window and surfing the internet, when I discovered that a common search term to get to this site was “Ghost Sex.”

I posted this neat little fact on Facebook (which I haunt like Lord Combermere’s Ghost lately) and a couple of friends commented, prompting me to use the search term myself. To my amazement, an item that fit the bill for content on NFSW was right there in front of me,  a famous pop star named Kes$ha, who had claimed to have had “Ghost Sex.”

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