Creepy Halloween Tales & Traditions

BY: HISTORY.COM EDITORS (HISTORY CHANNEL) 10/30/2019

Halloween’s focus on horror and make believe has spawned creepy legends, ghost stories—and hoaxes.

On Halloween, people shed reality for a day and mark the holiday with costumes, decorations and parties. Creepy legends and characters have evolved based on real, terrifying events. And a Halloween tradition of confronting the dead has led to legions of ghost stories—and hoaxes.

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