Halloween is a holiday that is celebrated on the night of October 31. It is believed that on this night, ghosts and witches come out to haunt people. People dress up in costumes to scare them away. They also decorate their houses with spooky decorations. Many people believe that Halloween is derived from the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. This was a festival to mark the end of the harvest season and the beginning of winter. The Celts believed that on this night, the spirits of the dead came back to haunt the living. To ward them off, they would dress up in costumes and light bonfires. Today, Halloween is celebrated all over the world. In some countries, such as the United States, Canada, Ireland, and Britain, people celebrate it by dressing up in costumes and going trick-or-treating. In others, such as Mexico and France, people celebrate it by having parties where they dress up in costumes and eat food that is associated with death, such as skulls and bones. No matter how it is celebrated, Halloween is a holiday that is enjoyed by people of all ages.

Do you love Halloween? Cracked sure do! It's a favorite holiday of the year. But even if you're not a huge fan of the spooky season, we guarantee you'll find these crazy facts about Halloween absolutely bonkers. From candy to costumes, there's always something intriguing about this holiday. So sit back, relax, and get ready to have your mind blown by some seriously wacky Halloween trivia!

Community based trick-or-treating was a response to Halloween becoming too violent. During the Great Depression, Halloween mischief stopped being good natured pranks and often devolved into vandalism, physical assaults and sporadic acts of violence. CRACKED.COM

Source: History 

One woman in 1964 made special treat bags full of ant poison, steel wool, and dog biscuits for kids she deemed too old'' to be trick-or-treating. ANT BUTTONS REG.U.S. PATENT OFFICE KILL ANTS and ROACHES DESTROYS WHOLE COLONIES OF ANTS IN THEIR NESTS Kills. Hies. The Original BUTTONS 4 Many ANT Bottle GOOD KILL HOUSEKEEPING Insects: Cap. POISON Mice REGULDRAT.ORE Insecticide 25 HARRIS PRODUCTS CO_Inc P.O.ROX 4. MIAMI BEACH. FLA She claimed the goodies, wrapped in tinfoil, were just a joke, but authorities weren't laughing and had her committed. CRACKED.COM

Source: NY Times

The U.S. put a man to death in 1984 for poisoning his own 8 year old son with cyanide-laced Pixie Stix. No one saw him put the poison in the candy, but he did take out a hefty life-insurance policy on the boy prior to his death. CRACKED.COM

Source: History

An 8-year-old girl, wearing a black costume, was shot by her cousin after being mistaken for a giant skunk. She survived, but the cousin was in deep trouble since you can't just go firing off into a residential neighborhood. To address the offense, the police chief met with the district attorney of... Beaver County. Oh, come on! CRACKED.COM

Source: ABC

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