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 […]

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 […]

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 venues:  L.A. Haunted Hayride, SoCal’s #1 Halloween attraction

Chilly greetings, spookyfriends!  It’s mid-April, and except for a mild Passover/Easter weekend, you couldn’t tell it was spring in some places for much of the month.  The northern U.S. experienced more of the Polar Vortex early this year as Mother Nature dumped a bunch of snow on the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic over the last 3-1/2 […]

Spooky investigations at Joliet’s Rialto Square Theatre

Hey, spookypals:  don’t miss this one!  Our fave Chicago blog, The Curious Traveler’s Guide to Route 66 in Metro Chicago aka CuriousTraveler66.com, just posted about a paranormal tour at the restored downtown Joliet, IL movie palace and performing arts theater, the Rialto Square Theatre on Chicago Street.  It seems that there was a paranormal investigation […]

Spooky venues: L.A.’s haunted Griffith Park

Hello again, spookyfriends!  Warming up to that shift in the Polar Vortex yet?  Naaah, we didn’t think so.  Stick with the hot beverages and down booties, etc.; this won’t be over for a while yet. We thought we’d give you a better reason for the shivers, one that might keep you warmer: a column about […]