Old World origins of The Spooky Holiday Trifecta, Oct. 31 – Nov. 2

It’s like a haunted long weekend:  Halloween (October 31), All Saints’ Day (November 1), and All Souls’ Day (November 2), better known to those of Hispanic extraction as the Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos; more on that in our next post).  This triduum or three-day holy observance was established in the 8th […]

spooky lights ... an invasion?

War of the Worlds: Worth Listening To

As we’ve mentioned on our About The Blog page, we’re trying to get to the roots of traditional All Hallows Eve celebrations and stick pretty close to that.  For us, aliens don’t really fit.  However, given the program’s tie-in to Halloween, Orson Welles’s infamous War of the Worlds broadcast on Oct. 30th, 1938 is an […]

Spooky articles for you

As Halloween bears down on us, here’s some articles you might have missed over the last year from yahoo.com: America’s Five Most Haunted Hotels http://travel.yahoo.com/p-interests-40782813 Haunted L.A. hospital being converted into senior living home http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/haunted-l-hospital-being-converted-senior-living-home-192911064.html Sen. Rob Portman’s haunted hotel http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/ticket/one-night-rob-portman-haunted-hotel-091122664.html