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Individuals have traditionally been fascinated with the Halloween and haunted stories. This fascination dates back to the beginning of the civilization. The idea of hell and heaven illustrates our eagerness to relate to the supernatural and to events that are beyond the realms of science and nature. Each October, western globe celebrates the Celtic festival of the Halloween where people lit bonfires, wear scary costumes and makeup, and make merry late in the evening. Even the Hollywood does not lag behind, and every fall there is a major release of a film based on the Halloween. People like to be terrorized, and Hollywood capitalizes on this sentiment, to scare and entertain individuals at the same time.

In many cultures, there is a month in the calendar when the time is considered to be opportune for the spirits and the ghosts to make a visit to the earth and the individuals. There are indeed times when the thin veil between the real and the surreal breaks down and there are many ghost stories that appear to be much more real than real. Autumn is one time when it is believed to be the ripe time for the ghosts and the spirits to go to the real globe.

There have been many haunted stories that have become immortal in the minds of people. These stories are not necessarily involved with gruesome incidents like murders and suicides, or violent and tragic accidents. In many of these stories, ghosts or spirits have been seen to be like a guiding star and they are seen to be behaving in a manner contrary to what we have been led to believe about ghosts and spirits. In reality, in many of the stories about ghosts, they are not shown as physically present. They do not interfere in the lives of the mortals and are there to show them the correct path.

These ghost stories are very exciting to listen to, but the place where such characters lived becomes much more famous in due course of time and these places are then called haunted houses. There are many haunted houses and mansions, which are visited by thousands of people out of sheer curiosity.


People are interested in haunted stories as they provide something more that is missing in real life, like the supernatural and some mythical powers that people do not witness in daily life. These stories become a component of folklore in due course of time.

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