Did you know?
- Frankenstein Castle really exists in Germany and 300 years ago there was a scientist of sorts who lived there. He was rumored to have dug up bodies to perform experiments on them. The tale says that a local cleric also warned his parish that this scientist had brought a monster to life with lightning.
- During the 16th century in France, there were numerous reports of werewolf attacks with many being accused and put on trial. Reports of this legendary human to wolf shapeshifters plagued Europe during the Middle Ages much as the tales of witches did.
- In the years between 1500 and 1600, over 80,000 people were put on trial as witches in Europe.
- In Ancient Celtic Tradition, dressing up as ghouls allowed townsfolk to escape being noticed by real spirits walking the streets.
- Centuries ago town folk displayed Jack O Lanterns at their homes to ward off evil spirits.
- The largest pumpkin grown weighed 2624.6 lbs.
- It is believed that Ireland was the birthplace of Halloween with Celtic traditions going back thousands of years. It was first mentioned in North America in 1927.
- Legend has it that if a person were to wear their clothes inside out and walk backward on Halloween they will see a witch.
- What do you get if you divide the circumference of a Jack o Lantern by its diameter? ans: Pumpkin π