Halloween Trivia and Facts!!!!
- Jack-o’-lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.
- Halloween was brought to North America by European immigrants who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.
- Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.
- The ancient Celts thought spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. To avoid being recognized as humans, the Celtic people began wearing masks and costumes.
- Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from a Roman harvest festival honoring Pomona, the goddess of fruit trees.
- Black cats were once believed to be a witch’s familiar (companion) who protected their powers.
- The fear of Halloween is known as Samhainophobia.
- If you see a spider on Halloween, it is said to be the spirit of a loved one watching over you.
- The Ouija Board outsold Monopoly in its first year in Salem, MA. Over 2 million copies of the Ouija Board were shipped!
- In about 1 in 4 autopsies, a major disease is discovered that was previously undetected.
Top 10 Scariest Movies
10. Night of the Living Dead
9. The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (’74)
8. Rosemary’s Baby
7. Bride of Frankenstein
6. The Shining
5. The Silence of the Lambs
1. The Exorcist
Personally, my scariest movie did not make the cut–The Ring. I won’t let anyone bring it near the house. Did yours make the top 10?
Most Haunted places in America: 10 Most Haunted places in America
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