Spooky Visit: 2019 Los Angeles Haunted Hayride. Midnight Falls

The Los Angeles Haunted Hayride is a favorite place of Spooky Things Online to visit during the Halloween season. We’ve done previous posts about our 2014 visit and our 2018 one. The 2018 one has the history behind it and information on founder Melissa Carbone. So what’s new at the 2019 experience? Alot. And alot […]

Halloween Expert/Author Lisa Morton Answers Spooky All Hallows Eve Questions

Lisa Morton knows Halloween. She’s a renowned go-to Halloween historian and expert. Lisa is the author of numerous books on Halloween, including this narrative history she recommends to our readers: “Trick or Treat: A History of Halloween.”    Her work has been described by the American Library Association’s Readers’ Advisory Guide to Horror as “consistently dark, unsettling, and frightening.” How […]

It’s About Spooky Time: “The Time Machine” 2002: Under-Appreciated Then And Now

With the Halloween season right around the corner, with the date of this post being Sept. 2, to quote Dan Aykroyd in 1982’s “Twilight Zone: The Movie,” do you want to see something really scary? (BTW, “Twilight Zone: The Movie” best parts are  Dan Aykroyd’s character at the beginning for a few minutes, at at […]

Los Angeles Haunted Hayride at purportedly Haunted Griffith Park: And Read About founder Melissa Carbone

In the parlance of the Halloween trade, it would be better to say Melissa Carbone didn’t have a dream as much as a nightmare: scare the heck out of people in an old-fashion Fall Harvest/Halloween kind of way. The former LA-based Clear Channel Media executive, who was their youngest general sales manager ever, always loved […]

Guest Post: Haunting Legends of Fairmont’s Banff Springs Hotel In Canada

Back in October of 2017, we sent out a post called “A Spooky Call To Action: Share Your Experiences With Us.” One person answered our call. That’s ok, we remained hopeful. The person was our our good friend of the blog, Joseph D. Kubal.  He’s the co-creator of the sensational Curious Traveler Route 66 blog. Today, we […]

Gail O’Grady and Reginald VelJohnson Share Their Celebrity Ghost Stories

As we gear up into the October Halloween season, we’ve got some Spooky ghost stories for you. As we’ve shared before, some of Spooky Things Online’s most popular posts have been regarding the TV show “Celebrity Ghost Stories.” We liked the show lot, which ran from 2009 to 2014, not because of the celebrity aspect […]

Spooky: Who Was Morgan Robertson And Did He Predict the Titanic tragedy, Pearl Harbor and the A-bomb long before they happened?

For Morgan Robertson, the future was now. “Now” for him was his lifespan, 1861-1915. I’m no expert on seers, but writer Morgan Robertson’s seeming predictions of the Titanic’s tragic sinking, 14 years beforehand, and the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, 27 years in advance, seem straightforward.  His writings were pretty specific with respect to the Titanic tragedy, […]

Haunted Hotels: NBA Playoffs Scarier For Some Teams

Facing off in the NBA playoffs against teams with great players like Lebron James, Kevin Durant, James Harden, Steph Curry, etc. is scary in and of itself for their opponents. But for teams traveling to Milwaukee to play the Bucks, like the Boston Celtics are doing, or the Utah Jazz going to Oklahoma City to […]

Guest Post: Chicago’s Peabody Tomb Legend

Back in October, we sent out a post called “A Spooky Call To Action: Share Your Experiences With Us.”  Recently, our good friend of the blog, Joseph D. Kubal, answered that call. He’s the co-creator of the sensational Curious Traveler Route 66 blog. Joe said the reason he wrote the story was because it is a […]