Halloween was originally called All Hallows' Eve which means the evening before All Saints' Day. "Hallow" is an Old English word for "saint". This was shortened to Hallowe'en and finally to Halloween.
  Halloween falls on a
Monday this year,
October 31st, 2016
  Stanley Hotel, Colorado
  Alcatraz, California
  Queen Mary Hotel, California
  Lemp Mansion, Mississippi
  Dudleytown, New England
  Hotel San Carlos, Arizona
  Myrtles Plantation, Louisiana
  Congress Plaza Hotel, Illinois
  Huguenot Cemetery, Florida

 Rub a little vaseline or cooking oil on any openings you cut on your pumpkin to keep it fresh and slow the wilting factor.

 One thing a lot of people forget is to angle the cut when slicing the top hole, this will keep your lid from falling in!

 Place a small bowl of water in your pumpkin and add some dry ice for a creepy, foggy effect!

 Want to scare your neighbors? Curse them with the "Halloween Phantom!"
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Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. It's slowly losing it's popularity due to the attitudes of people, and the "political correctness" of the whole event. This site is dedicated to the Halloween we knew as kids, and the kid in all of us. You know the ones, we used pillowcases for treat bags, and we tried to trick or treat until we turned 15. We dressed up as the scariest, the creepiest, the ugliest things our mom would get us. My mom used to sew all our costumes as youngsters, 4 kids. She had a Singer sewing machine, some simplicity patterns, and lots of love. Those are the memories that will stay with me, walking with my siblings, filling my bag with candy, and getting a few scares from the dark house on the corner.

So here's to you fellow trick or treater! May your bag always be full, and your nights be filled with moonlight, a few clouds, and dimly lit homes that make you glad you brought a friend with you!

-Happy Halloween!