Halloween in Japan

Travel with the Halloween Haunt to Japan and see how they celebrate. Tell us your Japanese Halloween experiences at TheHalloweenHaunt.com. Also join us on Twitter @HalloweenHauntGoogle+ and on Facebook.

Learn more from a personal view of Halloween in Japan from JapanFinds.com, another from Tofugu.com, and from TheStar.com.my

Music:

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

“Final Count” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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Gargoyles

Kort on Twitter (@Vosboss00) wanted to know the history of those scary guardians of skyscrapers, and so did I.   Join the social media craze with the Halloween Haunt on FacebookGoogle+ and Twitter @HalloweenHaunt. All of the episodes are at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.

Wikipedia has much information, as does AuthenticIreland.com

Music:

“Requiem” by Roger Subirana (from SoundClick.com)

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“One Summer Night” by Ambrose Bierce

Don’t let the season mentioned in the title fool you; this is no beach romp. You’ll find more stories and poems at TheHalloweenHaunt.com.  If you’d like more Halloween, join me on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt , Google+ and Facebook.

One note–I edited the story a bit, to remove what I felt were unflattering ethnic stereotypes.

Read the original story.

Music:

“Industrial Music Box,” “Dopplerette” and “Moonlight Hall” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Retreat Down the Long Haul” by euphoreador (from MacJams.com)

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Poltergeists

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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The Highgate Vampire

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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“The Haunted Oak” by Paul Laurence Dunbar

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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The Houghton Mansion

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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