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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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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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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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Halloween Videos # 1: Halloween Pranks

I was trying to think of something simple yet cool to post today as I am way too tired from work to try and do anything ‘heavy’.

As I just happened to be on You Tube, I figured I’d share some interesting, funny and creepy Halloween related videos I have seen over the years and we would start out with some really awesome Halloween scare pranks.

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