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A short audio program celebrating our creepiest holiday. Hosted by the Halloween Haunter. History, customs, traditions, as well as spooky stories and poems. Available on all podcast apps.

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A short audio program celebrating our creepiest holiday. Hosted by the Halloween Haunter. History, customs, traditions, as well as spooky stories and poems. Available on all podcast apps.

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Huge fan of the Haunter! Don’t leave us hanging.

By Battletoad - Oct 10 2019
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Been listening and a huge fan since day 1! We need the Haunter like the Autumn needs candy corn.

Always Excited for Each Episode!

By Daisyann1 - Oct 05 2019
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This podcast is one of my favorite parts of October! Ready for 2019 episode!!!

iTunes Ratings

181 Ratings
Average Ratings
156
9
7
5
4

Huge fan of the Haunter! Don’t leave us hanging.

By Battletoad - Oct 10 2019
Read more
Been listening and a huge fan since day 1! We need the Haunter like the Autumn needs candy corn.

Always Excited for Each Episode!

By Daisyann1 - Oct 05 2019
Read more
This podcast is one of my favorite parts of October! Ready for 2019 episode!!!
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The Halloween Haunt

Latest release on Oct 29, 2018

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A short audio program celebrating our creepiest holiday. Hosted by the Halloween Haunter. History, customs, traditions, as well as spooky stories and poems. Available on all podcast apps.

Rank #1: Haints, Boo Hags and Plat Eyes

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Travel with me to a corner of the American south for some unique individuals. More ghosts and other creatures will be found at TheHalloweenHaunt.com. Other creeps hang out on our Facebook page, on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and on Google+.

Learn more about these unique beings at this site from Ketchikan, Alaska, oddly enough; and Travels with Persephone; Charleston Currents; and of course Wikipedia. Learn about haint blue from Hidden Charleston.

Music:

Final Count,” “River Valley Breakdown” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Let the Suffering Begin”by Tony Longworth from the album “From The Outside Looking In”
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Nerves” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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Oct 23 2016

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Rank #2: About “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving

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A classic from the early days of the U.S, with a keen headless guy. Find all of the episodes on TheHalloweenHaunt.com. Find us on Facebook, Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and Google+.

Wikipedia has much more about Washington IrvingThe Sketch Book of Geoffrey Crayon, Gent., and the story itself, “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow.”

Historical Digression has more about the story.

Hear more about The Headless Horseman in the Halloween Haunt.

Music:

“Duel with the Battlegod” by Gyügyei “Grifion” Gábor (from MacJams.com)

“Unnatural Situation” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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Oct 10 2015

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Rank #3: The Slender Man

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One of the oldest legends…or one of the newest? Could he be real? Tell me what you think at TheHalloweenHaunt.com. Join us all year on Facebook, Twitter @HalloweenHaunt and Google+.

Wikipedia has much on the Slender Man. KnowYourMeme  speculates on precursors. The Slender Man has his own wiki. The CreepyPasta wiki has a Slender Man section.

Music:

“Not as it Seems” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Slow Ticking Clock” by Kevin Macleod (freepd.com)

“Hellfire Club” by Tony Longworth from “Halloween Home Haunts (Original Soundtrack)”
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“Aftermath” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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Oct 29 2014

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Rank #4: Shakespeare’s Three Witches from “Macbeth”

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Witches as evil hags wasn’t a new idea at the time, but this play may be the reason that’s the first thing we think of when we think of witches. Find lots of Halloween info on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, on Facebook. and Google+. And at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Read the scene for yourself here, then read the rest of the play.

Music:

“Penumbra” and “Tikopia” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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Oct 26 2015

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Rank #5: The Dybbuk

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Uh-oh, another thing to look out for. Maybe a ghost, maybe a demon.  Find us on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, on Facebook, and Google+. Find all the episodes and more at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Learn more about the Dybbuk, the play “The Dybbuk,” and the Dybbuk Box from Wikipedia. See the 1937 film “The Dybbuk,” based on the play, on YouTube. 

Music:

“Tabuk” and “Private Reflection” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“The Carrion Waltz (instrumental for English Horn)” by Adam John Prawlocki (from MacJams.com)

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Oct 13 2016

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Rank #6: The Story of Interview with the Vampire

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It reinvigorated our love of vampires, and has quite the backstory. Be socially active with us on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, on Facebook, and Google+. Find all the episodes at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Wikipedia will tell you much more about the novelthe film, and Ms. Rice herself. Trivia about the film that may be true at IMDb. Find out what Ms. Rice is up to these days at her website.

Music:

“Echoes of Time v2” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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Oct 20 2015

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Rank #7: “A Wireless Message” by Ambrose Bierce

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Another spooky tale from the great Ambrose Bierce. Tell me your spooky story at TheHalloweenHaunt.com. Join the Halloween party on Facebook, on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and Google+.

Read along with me at AmbroseBierce.org.

Music:

“Anxiety” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Sinister Lullaby” by Sam Haynes from “Spine Chillers–Horror music for Halloween”

“Death Comes Creeping In” by Sam Haynes from “Spine Chillers–Horror music for Halloween”

“The Gargoyle” by Sean Timms from “The Gargoyle and Other Stories: The Orchestral Music of Sean Timms”
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Oct 17 2015

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Rank #8: H. P. Lovecraft’s “The Ancient Track”

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I bet you didn’t know the computer company was founded by a classic gothic author, did you? No? That’s because it wasn’t. The Halloween Haunt is on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, on Facebook, and Google+. Find more poetry and stories at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Read along with me and find much more at HPLovecraft.com

Music:

“Zombie Hoodoo” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Unnatural Situation” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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Oct 07 2016

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Rank #9: Annabelle the Doll

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Our friend Zach on Facebook suggested I look into Annabelle the Doll, since I talked about Robert a few years ago. Since I started this season with a movie doll, I figured why not end with one? Except this movie doll is real. If you have any real-life horror (or just spookiness) you would like me to share with the world, there are many ways to tell me. You could make like Zach and use our Facebook page, or Twitter @HalloweenHaunt or our Google+ page. And of course HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com, where you can find all of the episodes.

The New England Society for Psychic Research is the Warrens’ organization, with a page devoted to Annabelle. The Warrens’ Occult Museum has its own Facebook page, too.

Music:

“Witching Hour,” “All Hallows,” “Doll House,” and “Seance” by Sam Haynes from the album “Welcome to the Horror Show”
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Oct 29 2013

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Rank #10: “The Creature from the Black Lagoon”

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Who’s up for a swim? Just make sure there’s a net near you at all times. Thank you, Bruno on Facebook, for the suggestion. You’ll find lots of Halloween on our Twitter feed @HalloweenHaunt, on Facebook, and Google+. Tell us what you think and find more at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Old standby Wikipedia has a lot of information on the Creature. And IMDb has interesting trivia and credit information.

We haven’t discussed as many of the Universal monsters as I’d expected, but if you go to Universal.TheHalloweenHaunt.com you’ll find more.

Music:

“Exciting Trailer” and “Hitman” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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Oct 01 2016

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Rank #11: Poltergeists

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All this time I’ve been presenting programs and I’ve never focused on poltergeists? Luckily, Robin on Facebook reminded me. Find more information on ghosts and spirits at TheHalloweenHaunt.com. The Halloween Haunt is on Google+ and on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt.

Wikipedia explains the phenomenon. About.com has the signs of a poltergeist for you to refer to when you are in need.

Music:

“Ghost House (Fettdog remix)” by Sam Haynes from the album “Welcome to the Horror Show Music for Halloween 2013”

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Oct 13 2014

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Rank #12: Trick or Treat Time

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We revisit a favorite topic. It could be argued that trick-or-treating is one reason Halloween is what it is today. If you scroll nearly all the way down at TheHalloweenHaunt.com you’ll find the original trick-or-treat episode, along with nearly all the existing episodes . Please put the program in one of your Google+ circles, follow me on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and please “like” our Facebook page.

History.com goes over the…history of trick-or-treating quite nicely, as does Wikipedia

Music:

“Sneaky Snitch” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Witching Hour” by Sam Haynes from the album “Welcome to the Horror Show”

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Oct 01 2014

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Rank #13: “Dead Man’s Hate” by Robert E. Howard

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A strictly scary poem by the master of fantasy, Robert E. Howard.  The Halloween Haunt is on Google+, Facebook and on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt. Find more haunting poetry and prose at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Read the poem for yourself (scroll down a bit).

Music:

“Shadows” by Sam Haynes from the album “Welcome to the Horror Show Music for Halloween 2013”

“Movement Proposition” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Hex (soundtrack mix)” by Sam Haynes from “Spine Chillers–Horror music for Halloween”

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Oct 26 2014

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Rank #14: The Highgate Vampire

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It’s a creepy cemetery that’s well over a hundred years old. It must be haunted or have some kind of monster, right? William (@Midnight_Circle) on Twitter suggested the topic. I post often on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt. Here is where I am on Google+. And of course Facebook. Tell us your urban legend at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Wikipedia has much of the sordid story, as well as a straight history of the cemetery.

About.com has a few of the anecdotes I decided not to share.

He is now Bishop Seán Manchester and he has a blog. At least I think he does; in fact, he seems to have several. Here is another recent one.

David Farrant is a psychic investigator and he has a website.

Music:

“Midnight Meeting” by Kevin McLeod (from Incompetech.com)

“Night Caller” and “The Other Side (remix)” by Sam Haynes from “Spine Chillers–Horror music for Halloween”

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Oct 10 2014

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Rank #15: The Houghton Mansion

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By request from Brian on TheHalloweenHaunt.com: A tragic story leads to a haunting–maybe. The creepy details herein. Find more Halloween info  on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, you’ll find me on  Facebook and Google+ as well. Please inform us of your haunting experiences at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Learn more about the mansion and its tragic story on Wikipedia. The Travel Channel has an article and a video.

There is a Facebook page for the Houghton Mansion Ghost Tours.

Music:

“She Wore Black” by Garni (from MacJams.com)

“Insane” by David Chochoi (from SoundClick.com)

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Oct 04 2014

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Rank #16: “The Haunted Oak” by Paul Laurence Dunbar

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Perhaps the most disturbing poem ever presented in the Halloween Haunt, it unsettles on several levels. Find more stories and poems at  TheHalloweenHaunt.com. Like the Halloween Haunt on Facebook, follow me on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and put me in a Google+ circle.

Read the poem for yourself at ThingsThatGoBoo.

Music:

“Measured Paces,” “Despair and Triumph,” and “Interloper” by Kevin McLeod (from Incompetech.com).

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Oct 07 2014

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Rank #17: The Haunted Victorian in Gardner, Massachusetts

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Home, sweet home. Well, two out of three ain’t bad. Learn about another charming abode for spirits. Have you ever experienced ghosts? Let us know on Google+. Twitter @HalloweenHaunt and Facebook. More hauntings on HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com.

I first heard about this house from the Worcester Telegram. Then I found first-hand accounts of tours/investigations here and here. A skeptic examines contrary evidence here.

A very nice photo tour is online. You’ll find the Facebook page of the Haunted Victorian Mansion and a page dedicated to a particular evening excursion.

Music:

“Together” by Tony Longworth from “Tinsel and Fire”
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Oct 10 2013

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Rank #18: The Girl at the Underpass

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Emma on Facebook suggested we look at the classic North Carolina legend of the ghostly girl. Is it really a North Carolina legend? Tell me about your legends at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com. Like our Facebook page, follow us on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt and circle our Google+ page.

Read a version of the story from the NC Secretary of State’s page. Also an “investigation of actual events”  And an interesting examination of the origins of the legend.

Music:

“Misery” and “Something Comes Orchestral extended version” by Six-Nail-Coffin (Adam John Prawlocki) (from MacJams.com)

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Oct 20 2013

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Rank #19: “The City in the Sea” by Edgar Allan Poe

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It’s not the land of Aquaman or Sub-Mariner. This city in the sea is decidedly morbid. Enjoy. Tell us your favorite Poe, and possibly find it at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com. Make sure you circle our Google+ page, like our Facebook page and follow us on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt.

Read the classic for yourself at EAPoe.org.

Music:

“Nervous” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Relent” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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Oct 26 2013

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Rank #20: Celtic Monsters Part 2

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As promised, we revisit Ireland and find more monsters. You’ll find part 1 at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com where you can share your favorite legends, as well as on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, our Google+ page, and our Facebook page.

Irish Central has info on all the monsters. You’ll find more on Celtic monsters at the very Irish-sounding Medb hErenn.

Music:

“Dopplerette,” “Chase Pulse,” “Dragon and Toast,”  by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“ஜ۩۞۩ஜDamien versus AndyBobbaஜ۩۞۩ஜ The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack”  by Michael Jay Klein

“Gloom Horizon“ by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Keep on Strolling” by Tony Longworth from “Dead In Love original soundtrack”
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Oct 13 2013

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Top Costumes 2018

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On Facebook, Aaron in Utah wanted to hear another list. Here are three (a magic number). You can also get in touch on Twitter at @HalloweenHaunt . Hear more episodes about costumes at Costumes.TheHalloweenHaunt.com. All of the episodes are at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

The lists can also be found at the CNN website.

Music includes:

“Waltz of the Carnies,” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“The Eight Immortals” by Tony Longworth from “Going Cardboard (Original Soundtrack)”
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Oct 29 2018

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“The Listeners” by Walter de la Mare

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A haunting poem about those you can’t see but are always listening. No, not the Feds. Find the Haunt on Facebook and Twitter at @HalloweenHaunt . More poetry can be found at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Read along with the poem at New Forest Centre. Scroll down.

Music:

“Remains from the Past” by Grigor Iliev (from Soundclick.com)

“A New Morning” by Persona (from MacJams.com)

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Oct 26 2018

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The David Oman House in Beverly Hills, CA

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Another haunted location, another episode not great for little ones. But hopefully great for you. Find the Haunt on Twitter at @HalloweenHaunt and on Facebook. And all of the episodes are at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Learn more about the scary house at Haunted Los Angeles, the Paranormal Witness Wiki, and the Oman House website itself.

Music:

“ElectroShock” by Sam Haynes from “Halloween 2017 – Pumpkin On Your Stereo – Electro Haunt Music – EDM Halloween Music

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Oct 23 2018

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Waverly Hills Sanitorium

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When folks in Kentucky had certain health issues, they went to Waverly Hills. Poor folks. The staff was doing the best they could. Some of the folks seem to have stuck around in the afterlife. Join our Facebook page, and on Twitter at @HalloweenHaunt. Learn about more haunted places…where else? TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Find out more about Waverly Hills from American Hauntings, Wikipedia, and the Waverly Hills website itself (yes, you , too can visit).

Music:

“Return of the Boogeyman” by Sam Haynes from “Something Wicked–Halloween and Horror Music for Halloween 2016”

“Ghost House (Haunt MIx) by Sam Haynes from “Halloween 2017 – Pumpkin On Your Stereo – Electro Haunt Music – EDM Halloween Music

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Oct 21 2018

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Ambrose Bierce’s “A Cold Greeting”

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Friendship can be a strange thing. What happens when it seems that a friendship…dies? You can be my friend, especially on the social media, like Twitter at @HalloweenHaunt and on Facebook, where I confess I only have a page you can like, not “friend” me. But we can pretend, right? Hear more gothic fiction from Ambrose Bierce and more at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Read along at Legends of America.

Music:

“Remains from the Past” by Grigor Iliev (from Soundclick.com)

“The Dance of Halloween” by Sam Haynes from “Something Wicked–Halloween and Horror Music for Halloween 2016”

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Oct 18 2018

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Black Cats

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Few things say Halloween like black cats, although they are delightful any time of year. Thank you, Robin, for another excellent suggestion on Facebook. I tweet at @HalloweenHaunt. Much more can be found at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Wikipedia will tell you much about the history of black cat superstition.  I will tell  you much about witches (with a bit about their familiars thrown in) at Witches.TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

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Oct 13 2018

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Classic Homemade Halloween Treats

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Bruno on Facebook had a hankering for the homemade Halloween eats and wanted to hear about them. I hope they don’t make you hungry. Did you know that Longfellow ruminated on the deceased? He did. My Twitter handle is @HalloweenHaunt. Find more at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Foodal has a comprehensive look at Halloween treating. Find out about peanut brittle from CandyFavorites.com. Hear past Halloween Haunt discussions about Halloween treats at Treats.TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

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“Moonlight Hall” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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Oct 10 2018

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“Haunted Houses” by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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Did you know that Longfellow ruminated on the deceased?He did. Join the Haunt on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt. Also, like the program on Facebook. Find more at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Read along with me or bring it along and recite it at a party at HWLongfellow.org.

Music:

Nocturne by Ekho

“Relent” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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Oct 07 2018

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Golden Age Radio Horror

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Just like today, the Golden Age of radio took place at a scary time in the world. Radio was there to help cathartically. Matthew suggested this topic on Facebook. We are on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt. Find more at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Learn more about “Lights Out,” “The Witch’s Tale,” and “Suspense” from Wikipedia. Website The Art of Manliness, OTR Cat, The Nitrate Diva and The AV Club/Aux have some of their favorite spooky shows. And OTR Cat has more on classic horror drama. Did I mention “The Horror” podcast? Yes, I did.

Music:

“The Horrors” and “Mischief Night” by Sam Haynes from “Something Wicked 2 – Royalty Free Halloween and Horror Soundtrack Music Youtube Podsafe Copyright Free”

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Oct 04 2018

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Urban Legends

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For Robin on Facebook, we discuss the stories which arise seemingly from nowhere. Follow us on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt. “Like” our Facebook page. Everything, including all of the episodes, are at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Believe it or not, you can find more urban legends at Cosmopolitan.com. And learn more about urban legends from Wikipedia.

Music:

Colossus” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

Bonus music:

“On Halloween” by The Taters from the album “DON’T SCREAM! Songs to Keep You Up at Night!

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Oct 02 2018

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Promo ’18–Dark Times in the Haunt…and Everywhere Else, Too

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Escape from the dark–in the Halloween Haunt? In a manner of speaking.

Join the Haunt on Twitter,  @HalloweenHaunt, and Facebook. Find every episode produced at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

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Sep 05 2018

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Haunted Hollywood

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Hooray for haunts…and Hollywood has plenty. Learn about a few now.  Scroll down, look to the left if you want to give. The Halloween Haunt is on Facebook. I suggest you set it to be on the top of your News Feed so you see everything. Also find out about many Halloween happenings @HalloweenHaunt on Twitter. Everything, including all of the episodes, are at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Learn more about the first and second stories from Prairieghosts.com. More on Hollywood hauntings from TimeOut Los Angeles and Curbed Los Angeles.

Find more haunted places at Haunted.TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Music:

A New Start” by rb10c (from MacJams.com)

Iron Horse – Distressed” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“From a Peace to an Inn Fight” by Gyügyei “Grifion” Gábor (from MacJams.com)

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Oct 29 2017

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More Emily Dickinson Fun

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Two poems from the great Emily Dickinson. You might want to have something funny ready for when you’re done. Thank you for giving to the TheHalloweenHaunt.com you’re helping to keep the show going. Scroll down, look to the left if you want to give. Follow the Haunt Twitter @HalloweenHaunt and Facebook (like us, too).

Read along with me with these handy Poets.org links: “I Felt a Funeral in My Brain” and “I Cannot Live with You.”

Find more poetry in the Halloween Haunt at Poetry.TheHalloweenHaunt.com

Music:

Wounded” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

Apprehension” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Descent into Madness” by Adam John Prawlocki (from MacJams.com)

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Oct 26 2017

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Tips for Safer Trick-or-Treating

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Make sure your special night is scary for the right reasons. Join the Halloween Haunt on Facebook and Twitter @HalloweenHauntTheHalloweenHaunt.com has lots of creepy Halloween and Halloweenesque information. And all of the episodes of the Halloween Haunt.

NBC News, of all places, has more about trick-or-treat safety. So does the American Red Cross.

More about trick or treating at TrickorTreat.TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Music:

“Pumpkin Jack” by Sam Haynes from “Halloween 2017 – Pumpkin On Your Stereo – Electro Haunt Music – EDM Halloween Music

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Oct 23 2017

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Spiritualism

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Some people take their ghosts very seriously. And they’re not afraid. Are you? More haunting information at TheHalloweenHaunt.com, where you can also give and help keep the Haunt in cobwebs. Learn more about Halloween happenings on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and our Facebook page as well.

Wikipedia will tell you much more about Spiritualism, as will the Encyclopedia Britannica and the Haunted Museum.

The Halloween Haunt has discussed ghosts and haunted happenings many times. Listen to some at Ghosts.TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Music:

“Dark and Deadly” by Sam Haynes from “Something Wicked–Halloween and Horror Music for Halloween 2016”

“All Hallows” by Sam Haynes from the album “Welcome to the Horror Show”

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Oct 20 2017

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“At Old Man Eckert’s” by Ambrose Bierce

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A story of a house that is…haunted? A gateway to another, horrible dimension? Something nice like that.  Join the Facebook party, and the Twitter freakfest @HalloweenHaunt. Find more stories by Bierce and more at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Classic Reader will allow you to read along, if you like.

Music:

“Remains from the Past” by Grigor Iliev (from Soundclick.com)

“Something Wicked This Way Comes” by Sam Haynes from “Something Wicked–Halloween and Horror Music for Halloween 2016”

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Oct 17 2017

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Dark Shadows

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The original supernatural soap is the subject du jour. Thank you to everyone who gives to the Haunt at TheHalloweenHaunt.com, scroll down and look to the left. Follow us on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and like us on Facebook.

Wikipedia will tell you much about Dark Shadows, as will MeTV, and Tor.com.

Music:

“Shadows in the Moonlight” by Sam Haynes from “Something Wicked–Halloween and Horror Music for Halloween 2016”

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Oct 13 2017

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Top Halloween Candy 2017

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What’s your favorite? You may be surprised about others’ favorites. Join the Halloween Haunt on Facebook and on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt. More Halloween treats can be found at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Look for your state on Influenster. I don’t want to spoil the results, so I’ll just tell you that I found info on the candies on Wikipedia. Mental Floss has tidbits about Kit Kat.

Find more Halloween treat information at TrickorTreat.TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Music includes:

“Nevermore” by Sam Haynes from “Something Wicked–Halloween and Horror Music for Halloween 2016”

“Tea Roots,” “Tenebrous Brothers Carnival – Act One,” and “Waltz of the Carnies,” “The Builder,” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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Oct 10 2017

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“Haunted” and “The Raven’s Tomb” by Walter de la Mare

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Our first poems from Walter de la Mare are clearly spooky, just look at the titles. Much more poetry, stories and other Halloween frightfulness at TheHalloweenHaunt.com. That’s also where you can help keep the Halloween Haunt online. Find other angles of the Haunt on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt and on our Facebook page.

Read along if you’d like, “The Haunted” and “The Raven’s Tomb”. Much more poetry can be found at Public-Domain-Poetry.com.

Music:

Nocturne by Ekho

“Quinn’s Song: A New Man” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“The Pyre” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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Oct 07 2017

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The Mystery of Roanoke Island

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Back before there was a United States, one of the early settlements was Roanoke Island. It didn’t go well. But what happened to the people? Justin in California suggested this on the Halloween Haunt Facebook page. I give you Halloween news on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt. If you would like to give to the Haunt, scroll down TheHalloweenHaunt.com and look to the left. Thank you. That’s also where you’ll find every episode.

Wikipedia has a wealth of knowledge about Roanoke Island, John White, Virginia Dare, and much more. National Geographic looks into evidence that we’ve found evidence of the colony.

Music:

“Edge of Night” by Sam Haynes from “Something Wicked–Halloween and Horror Music for Halloween 2016”

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Oct 04 2017

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Been listening and a huge fan since day 1! We need the Haunter like the Autumn needs candy corn.

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By Daisyann1 - Oct 05 2019
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This podcast is one of my favorite parts of October! Ready for 2019 episode!!!