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Click here to read Friday the 13th Friday the 13th

Lock your doors and stay inside, the unluckiest of days is upon us, Friday the 13th. Superstition dictates that only a fool would start a journey, get married, make financial decisions, or take risks on this day because they are sure to end in disaster.
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The History of the Halloween Bonfire Click here to read about Halloween Bonfires

Burning so bright to scare away your fright, the bonfire has deep roots in Halloween history.
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Click here to read Of Ghouls and Goblins Of Ghouls and Goblins

You've heard it a thousand times, maybe you've said it yourself. It's Halloween, a group of trick-or-treaters arrive at a home, knock on the door, say trick-or-treat, and are greeted by the lady or man of the house with, "My, my, look at all the scary ghouls and goblins."

Although this same scenario will play itself out thousands of times every Halloween, few have more than a passing idea of what a ghoul or a goblin really is. Let's take a look..
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The History of the Ouija Board Click here for the history of the Jack-O-Lantern

The mystifying and mysterious Ouija Board. Where did it come from? Who invented it and why is it so popular?
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Click here for the history of the Jack-O-Lantern The History of the Jack-O-Lantern

When we think of Jack-o-Lanterns today we think of the carved pumpkins with candles lighting them brightly from within; but did you know that the Jack-o-Lantern actually has deep historical roots and originally didn't even involve a pumpkin?
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The History of the Bat Click here for the history of the bat

Bats have long been associated with Halloween but the connection is by far less ominous than some would suspect.
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Click here for the history of candy corn The History of Candy Corn

For those of us over the age of 25, when you think of Halloween candy you think of candy corn, those sugary little spikes of Halloween cheer. They've...
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The History of Bobbing for Apples Click here for the history of bobbing for apples

Divining the future by dunking your head in a bucket and biting an apple? It may sound strange but it's true.
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The History of the Owl

Today when we think of owls we usually think of them as a beautiful and valuable asset to the natural ecology feeding on undesirable rodents, insects, frogs, lizards, and birds. We marvel at their silent flight, incredible eyesight and hearing, and their ability to almost completely turn their heads around. However, this wasn't always the case.
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