Fewer images scream “Happy Halloween” quite like the image of a witch on a broomstick. Starting in October (and sometimes even earlier), witches and their trust broomsticks show up everywhere, from your local bookstore to your favorite coffee shop. You’re familiar with the trope, but have you ever wondered where this trope originated?
Few Halloween-themed structures compare to the famous Hocus Pocus cottage, which housed the legendary Sanderson Sisters. Luckily, Airbnb is offering guests a chance to stay at a recreated version of this intriguing little house.
If you love clowns and quirky motels, The Clown Motel in Tonopah, Nevada, has got you covered. If you suffer from coulrophobia, you better steer clear.
Halloween is fast approaching, and scary movie buffs are rushing to squeeze in a viewing of all their favorites before the spooky season ends. If you’re looking to take your Halloween activities to the next level, why not book a stay at the original house from the classic horror movie SCREAM, which is now available as an Airbnb?
Hell, Michigan, that is. That’s right, nestled deep in the southern region of the “Great Lakes State,” in Livingston County, lies an unincorporated community called Hell. With no defined boundaries or population statistics, Hell (as it appears on maps) is difficult to take seriously as a place name. But don’t tell that to the locals, especially the self-proclaimed Mayor of Hell, John Colone, who keeps his town’s reputation alive by indulging visitors with terrifying tableaus and horror stories.
Halloween is one of the most popular days of the year – when revelers dress up in clever costumes and gorge themselves on candy and delicious fall treats. It is not just another modern holiday, however. It can be traced back over 2,000 years to a supernatural Celtic festival called “Samhain.”
When people think of jack-o’-lanterns, they usually think of bright orange pumpkins, lit by candles that shine out of cleverly carved faces. It may come as a surprise that the term “jack-o’-lantern” was first used to describe people.
At the fork of the Ohio and Big Sandy rivers in Kenova, West Virginia, former mayor Ric Griffith and his small army of volunteers spend three weeks every year designing, scooping and carving 3,000 pumpkins. After the carving is done, the volunteers decorate the front of Griffith’s Beech Street house and yard with pumpkins of all shapes and sizes.