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 […]

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 […]

Halloween Spooky Primer: Whether You Are Going Out or Staying Home

Ok, let’s get to it, as today is Halloween. Spooky History: We have you covered with our Old World origins of The Spooky Holiday Trifecta, Oct. 31 – Nov. 2  Want To Get Out On Halloween? Haunted Houses.com  helps you find both Halloween Haunted Houses in your area, and real Haunted Houses plus Ghost Tours. (It can take […]

Haunted Places Throughout The Entire United States: A Spooky Primer

Halloween is said to be the time when the veil between the living and the dead is at its thinnest.  So, what better time to explore Haunted places around the United States? Here at Spooky Things Online, we’d like to present you, for your Halloween frightening  pleasure, a veritable smorgasbord of haunted places throughout the […]

Haunted Houses: 15 Supposedly Real Ones To Visit and Investigate

Are you a ghost hunter? A paranormal investigator? Would you like to be? Here’s a recent MSN.com article titled “The Scariest Haunted Houses in the US and the Stories Behind Them”  And get this, many are open for “business,” meaning you can tour them. Some you can even stay in, for a “price.” Did you […]

Spooky tales:  Origins of the Headless Horseman

Whoa:  it turns out the fictional Ichabod Crane wasn’t the first poor schmuck to encounter the Headless Horseman and that author Washington Irving may have been inspired by older tales of same.  Who’d have thunk it?  Our WordPress and Twitter pal across the pond Ed Mooney, photographer and chronicler of Gaelic folklore, has a recent […]