This week they released word that the stamps would make their debut in self proclaimed ‘Halloween Capital of the World,’ Anoka, Minnesota, which celebrates the holiday with events like large parades, a fitness walk and a house decorating contest.
Choosing Anoka might have been a no brainer for the Postal Service, as the town has an interesting history with the holiday that has gone on for almost one hundred years…
Halloween is that time of year when we all get to be a little weird.
We get to dress up and play pretend and if your of the right age (and sometimes not), you can go door to door for sugar drenched sweets that have no nutritional value and if you believe the legends could also be poisoned as well.
Everything in moderation is good including the strange and the horrifying but sometimes these things can go too far.
The ‘Halloween Whopper‘ from fast food monolith Burger King and the rampant press over the fact that the specialty burger can make one’s poop turn green is one such example of this sort of indulgence taken beyond it’s proper limit.
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?
That fact stated, the truth behind the fear of a murderer targeting children through poisoned holiday sweets is a bit more complex and interesting…
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:
Happy Haunting and good luck!
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.
Ghosts and spirits are not always Humans returning from the dead.
Animal ghosts are just as common as Human ones and one paranormal investigator believes he has captured a phantom kitty cat on video at the infamous Shanley Hotel.
A forty-nine year old man from Detroit stole the corpse of his recently deceased ninety-three year old father with the intention of bringing his father back to life.
The reasons behind this rise may not be shocking, but some the results might surprise some people, especially those skeptical of the paranormal.
Everything is bigger in Texas, including their paranormal tales and urban legends. Why have just one ghost when it could be a whole school bus of children, who tragically got hit by a train while crossing a set of tracks just outside San Antonio?
That is the basis for one of the most interesting tales of paranormal activity in the modern era as well as one of the most captivating photographs of purported ghostly phenomena.