The witches fly Across the sky, The owls go, 'Who? Who?Who?'
The black cats yowl And green ghosts howl, 'Scary Halloween to
you.' - Nina Willis Walter .
''Tis now the very witching time of night, When churchyards yawn
and hell itself breathes out Contagion to this world.' - William
If a man harbors any sort of fear, it makes him landlord to a ghost.
- Lloyd Douglas
'From ghoulies and ghosties and long leggety beasties and things
that go bump in the night, Good Lord, deliver us!' - Scottish
'Eye of newt, and toe of frog, Wool of bat, and tongue of dog,
Adder's fork, and blind-worm's sting, Lizard's leg, and owlet's wing,
For a charm of powerful trouble, Like a hell-broth boil and bubble.'
- William Shakespeare .
There is nothing funny about Halloween. This sarcastic festival
reflects, rather, an infernal demand for revenge by children on the
adult world. - Jean Baudrillard
Pixie, kobold, elf, and sprite, All are on their rounds tonight;
In the wan moon's silver ray, Thrives their helter-skelter play.
'You wouldn't believe On All Hallow Eve What lots of fun we
can make, With apples to bob, And nuts on the hob, And a
ring-and-thimble cake.' - Carolyn Wells
On Halloween, the parents sent their kids out looking like me.
'Tis the night - the night Of the grave's delight, And the
warlocks are at their play; Ye think that without The wild winds
shout, But no, it is they - it is they. - Arthur Cleveland Coxe
A Creepy Tale from a Vienna Graveyard
Chris Cross, a tourist in Vienna, is going passed Vienna's
Zentralfriedhof graveyard on October 31st. All of a sudden he hears
some music. No one is around, so he starts searching for the source.
Chris finally locates the origin and finds it is coming from a grave with a
headstone that reads: Ludwig van Beethoven, 1770-1827. Then he realizes that
the music is the Ninth Symphony and it is being played backward! Puzzled, he
leaves the graveyard and persuades Tim Burr, a friend, to return with him.
By the time they arrive back at the grave, the music has changed. This
time it is the Seventh Symphony, but like the previous piece, it is being
played backward. Curious, the men agree to consult a music scholar. When
they return with the expert, the Fifth Symphony is playing, again backward.
The expert notices that the symphonies are being played in the reverse order
in which they were composed, the 9th, then the 7th, then the 5th. By
the next day the word has spread and a throng has gathered around the grave.
They are all listening to the Second Symphony being played backward.
Just then the graveyard's caretaker ambles up to the group. Someone in
the crowd asks him if he has an explanation for the music.
"Oh, it's nothing to worry about" says the caretaker. "He's just