Haunted Classroom






Remember when movies like these were so scary?




And we thought all bats sucked blood?


In a Dark Dark Wood


In a dark, dark wood there was a dark, dark house;
And in the dark, dark house there was a dark, dark room;
And in the dark, dark room there was a dark, dark cupboard;
And in the dark, dark cupboard there was a dark, dark shelf;
And on the dark, dark shelf there was a dark, dark box;

And in the dark, dark box there was a....ghost!




       Some Halloween Trivia and Fun Facts

Because of the unknown, Halloween is the one of the most captivating holidays, often celebrated by both adults and children. The element of surprise makes it fun and unpredictable. Enlighten yourself with Halloween trivia and fun facts to enjoy the holiday even more.  




Halloween Holiday Trivia

  • Orange and black are Halloween colors because orange is associated with the Fall harvest and black is associated with darkness and death.
  • Jack o’ Lanterns originated in Ireland where people placed candles in hollowed-out turnips to keep away spirits and ghosts on the Samhain holiday.
  • Pumpkins also come in white, blue and green. Great for unique monster carvings!
  • Halloween was brought to North America by immigrants from Europe who would celebrate the harvest around a bonfire, share ghost stories, sing, dance and tell fortunes.
  • Tootsie Rolls were the first wrapped penny candy in America.
  • The ancient Celts thought that spirits and ghosts roamed the countryside on Halloween night. They began wearing masks and costumes to avoid being recognized as human.
  • Halloween candy sales average about 2 billion dollars annually in the United States.
  • Chocolate candy bars top the list as the most popular candy for trick-or-treaters with Snickers #1.
  • Halloween is the 2nd most commercially successful holiday, with Christmas being the first.
  • Bobbing for apples is thought to have originated from the roman harvest festival that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit trees.
  • Black cats were once believed to be witch's familiars who protected their powers.


Monster Trivia & Folklore

  • Signs of a werewolf are a unibrow, hair palms, tattoos, and a long middle finger.
  • Vampires are mythical beings who defy death by sucking the blood of humans.
  • In 1962, the Count Dracula Society was founded.
  • To this day, there are vampire clubs and societies with people claiming to be real vampires.
  • There really are so-called vampire bats, but they're not from Transylvania. They live in Central and South America and feed on the blood of cattle, horses and birds.
  • Many people still believe that gargoyles were created by medieval architects and stone carvers to ward off evil spirits.


Creepy Snippets

  • If you see a spider on Halloween, it is the spirit of a loved one watching over you.
  • Worldwide, bats are vital natural enemies of night-flying insects.
  • The common little brown bat of North America has the longest life span for a mammal it's size, with a life span averaging 32 years.
  • In about 1 in 4 autopsies, a major disease is discovered that was previously undetected.  
Halloween Movie Details
  • 'Halloween" was made in only 21 days in 1978 on a very limited budget.
  • The movie was shot in the Spring and used fake autumn leaves.
  • The mask used by Michael Meyers in the movie "Halloween" was actually William Shatner's mask painted white.
  • The character Laurie Strode, played by Jamie Lee Curtis was named after John Carpenter's first girlfriend.
  • While the setting for the story is in Illinois, the license plates on the vehicles have California plates.
  • Halloween is on October 31st, the last day of the Celtic calendar. It was originally a pagan holiday, honoring the dead. Holloween was referred to as All Hallows Eve and dates back to over 2000 years ago.




Q: How can you enter a haunted house?
A: With a skeleton key.

Q: How can you fatten up a ghost?
A: With ghoulash and spooketti.

Q: What is a ghost's favorite ride?
A: A roller ghoster.

Q: How can a witch tell the time?
A: By using a witch watch.

Q: What is bigger than a monster but lighter than a bird?
A: A monster's shadow.

Q: What would you get if you crossed a ghost with a black bird?
A: A scare-crow.

Q. How do you mend a broken Jack-o-lantern?
A. With a pumpkin patch!

One Halloween a trick-or-treater came to my door dressed as "Rocky", in boxing gloves and satin shorts. Soon after I gave him some goodies, he returned for more.

"Aren't you the same 'Rocky' who left my doorstep several minutes ago?" I asked. "Yes" he replied, "but now I'm the sequel. I'll be back three more times tonight, too."

Q. Why are black cats such good singers?
A. They're very meeewsical.

Q. What do birds give out on Halloween?
A. Tweets.

Q. What do little trees say on Halloween?
A. Twig or treat.

 Q. Why do witches wear name tags?
A. So, they would know which witch is which!

Q. What's black, white, orange, and waddles?
A. A penguin with a jack-o-lantern.

Q. Why didn't the skeleton dance at the Halloween party?
A. It had no body to dance with.

Q. What is a witch's favorite subject in school?
A. Spelling!

Q. Why wasn't there any food left after the monster party?
A. Because everyone was a goblin!

Q. What would you do if a witch, an alien, Count Dracula and Frankenstein were at your door?
A. Hope it was Halloween.

Q. Who did the ghost go with to the Halloween party?
A. With No-Body!

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