“Entrance and Exit” by Algernon Blackwood

Another chilling story…this time from an author suggested by Amy on Facebook…. More stories at TheHalloweenHaunt.com. Make sure you join us on Facebook,on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt, and Google+.

Read along with me at AlgernonBlackwood.org.

Music:

“Day of Chaos,” “Colorless Aura,” and “Ghost Story” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Keep on Strolling” by Tony Longworth from “Dead In Love original soundtrack”
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“Edge of Night” by Sam Haynes from “Something Wicked–Halloween and Horror Music for Halloween 2016”

“Land of the Dead” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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“A Wireless Message” by Ambrose Bierce

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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About “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow” by Washington Irving

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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“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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“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 Girl at the Underpass

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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“John Mortonson’s Funeral” by Ambrose Bierce

We return to the lovely, twisted mind of Ambrose Bierce for a little vignette. If you have a story to tell, join me on our Google+ page, our Facebook page and on Twitter @HalloweenHaunt. You can also tell your story and find many more at HalloweenHaunt.wordpress.com.

You’ll find a Google Book of The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce,Volume III: Can Such Things Be? where you can read along with me and find many other worthy tales.

Some of the music:

“Wounded” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

“Night Break” by Kevin Macleod (incompetech.com)

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