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Get Creeped Out! 20 Spooky Facts for Halloween

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These Halloweenish-sounding towns really exist:

Spiderweb, South Carolina
Goblintown, Virginia
Bat Cave, North Carolina
Scary, West Virginia



Frankenstein, Missouri
Dead Man’s Crossing, Indiana
Tombstone, Arizona
Black Cat, Arkansas



Screamersville, Virginia
Pumpkin, Texas
Bloody Corners, Ohio


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Cherise Udell

Cherise Udell is a mom, clean air advocate, anthropologist and feline aficionado with the nomadic habit of taking spontaneous sojourns to unusual destinations. Before her adventures in motherhood, she was an intrepid Amazon jungle guide equipped with a pair of sturdy wellingtons and a 24-inch machete, as well as a volunteer at a rainforest animal rescue center.


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10:35AM PDT on Apr 14, 2015

I didn't know that some lizards have green blood; you learn something every day at Care2.

8:59PM PDT on Oct 22, 2014

Don't like spiders, don't know if i believe in Vampires, not afraid of being buried alive.
Like Stephen King, Horror movies, Haunted Houses.
Happy Halloween to all.

1:59PM PST on Nov 16, 2013

now that Halloween is over can we put this post away for a year and next year have a different, less weird, picture as the header....please and thanks.....

8:43AM PST on Nov 16, 2013

awesome facts! love it

4:06PM PST on Nov 5, 2013


10:09AM PDT on Oct 31, 2013

Great factoids for tonight`s halloween party!

6:14AM PDT on Oct 28, 2013

I wanna live in Goblintown!

2:35PM PDT on Oct 26, 2013

Here are a couple more.

The 19th century French actress Sarah Bernhart actually did sleep in a coffin regularly. As a child she was sickly and not expected to live to adulthood, so she asked her mother for a coffin so she could 'practice' being dead. If she felt particularly close to someone, that person might receive a photograph of Sarah in her coffin. In the 1890s' she also had a rather glorious bat-shaped hat that she wore often.

Once upon a time it was common to have portraits painted of the recently dead. Often it was the only existing image of the person in question. As photography became available, the practice continued in a new format for some decades. Queen Victoria is known to have had an extensive collection of these photos.

6:09PM PDT on Oct 25, 2013

Coming soon - a new post I wrote about people who swear they are REAL VAMPIRES. Included will be recipes by and for vampires. Spoiler alert - they contain a lot of blood.

8:03PM PDT on Oct 24, 2013

@ Lisa - Just curious...why would you daughter love to sleep in a coffin?!

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