Lizzie Borden

Poor Lizzie Borden is still thought of as a parent murderer…but was she? And are there any ghosts in her story? What about yours? HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com. Twitter @HalloweenHaunt. And Facebook. Thank you, Tim and Kayleigh, for the suggestion.

TruTV has a detailed history.

PrairieGhosts.com tells the story as well.

There is a virtual museum dedicated to Lizzie Andrew Borden.

Wikipedia‘s article is here.

The University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law goes into the trial in-depth.

Want to stay in the Borden family house? You can.

Background:

“Sound of the Fury” by Erik Scott Johnston

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That Horrifying House in Amityville, NY

How could so much happen in one house in a lovely hamlet on Long Island, NY? Some houses have all the luck. Learn both scary stories, which are terrifyingly true in the latest episode. More is always at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com. And join us on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt and on Facebook.

Amityvillefaq.com will tell you all about the murders and the haunting.

The Amityville Murders have an “official” website. I wonder who certified it? It does have a lot of information.

Wikipedia has information about the book The Amityville Horror, as well as Ronald DeFeo, Jr., the convicted killer of his family.

Background:

“Dopplerette” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Tomb of Terror!” by Hollywood Haunts from “Halloween Demons And Vampires”  (INTROSOUND)
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“Right Behind You” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“The House of Leaves” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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

“Noise Attack” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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Lon Chaney

One of the original, and still one of the biggest and best, horror actors in the cinema was the Man of a Thousand Faces, Lon Chaney. Learn the story of his emotional life, and then comment on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, on Facebook, and on HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com.

The official LonChaney.com covers both famous Chaneys, run by a current Chaney.

PBS’s American Masters page has a profile of Mr. Chaney.

IMDb will tell you much about his life and his cinematic works.

Learn more about Mr. Chaney from Wikipedia.com.

The unofficial LonChaney.org has many more links.

Background music:

Toccata” by Vampire Division (from Soundclick.com)

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Death, a.k.a. The Grim Reaper

We look at one of my favorite subjects, the persona of Death, as seen through the ages and around the world. How do you see Death? Inform us on Facebook, on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and on HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com. And thank you to Christine in Denmark, for making the suggestion on Facebook.

Wikipedia tells us about the personification of Death. Oh, and the metal band.

Oddly enough, HowStuffWorks.com has some good information on Death.

Regular folks weigh in on the Grim Reaper on the Urban Dictionary.

Oops, I forgot to mention the Marvel Comics villain The Grim Reaper. When you see him, you’ll understand why.

The Uncyclopedia has a completely bogus biography of The Grim Reaper.

Some background music:

Grammophone Taps” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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History of the Ouija Board

The Ouija board is fun to play with, but can you really summon the passed-on with a toy? Find out how old Ouija is, and where it came from. Following up on the classic Ouija Board Story. Tell us your favorite Ouija story at HallowenHaunt.wordpress.com.

If you want to learn more about Ouija:

Wikipedia.org has a pretty good summary.

The Museum of Talking Boards also tells you much about your favorite connection with the dead.

If you’re interested in purchasing a Ouija, or one of many other “talking boards” available, click here.

Music:

Gargoyle” by Sean Timms (from GarageBand.com)

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Halloween, A Quick History

Why do we celebrate such a creepy holiday as Halloween? Why at the end of October? These and other fascinating questions will be answered….

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