Spook-tacular Halloween Fun Facts!

Wow your friends and family this Halloween with these spook-tacular Halloween Fun Facts!
Where does the term “jack o’lantern” come from?

The term “jack o’lantern” originates from an Irish folktale about a cheap man named “Stingy Jack” who made a deal with the devil.


Where is the world’s longest haunted house?

The Haunted Cave in Lewisburg, Ohio, is a whopping 3,564 feet long and located 80 feet underground!

How many pounds of candy corn are produced each year?

A whopping 35 million pounds of candy corn is made every year—amounting to about 9 billion pieces.


What was candy corn originally called?

Chicken Feed

What was the original title for Disney’s Hocus Pocus?

Hocus Pocus was initially called Halloween House—and it was more horror than comedy.

Why are black cats associated with Halloween (and bad luck)?

The Puritans associated black cats with witchcraft, leading to the onyx-colored felines’ association with Halloween. In many other cultures, black cats are actually signs of good luck and are revered!

Why did people start dressing up in Halloween costumes?

Many Europeans, including the Celtics, dressed in costumes to repel spirits that they believed came back to Earth on what we now know as Halloween.

What famous magician died on Halloween?

Harry Houdini

When is Halloween thought to have originated?

4000 B.C.

What was used before pumpkins to make jack o’lanterns?

The Irish, who started the tradition, first used potatoes and turnips for jack o’lanterns before finding that pumpkins were actually much easier to carve. In England, large beets were sometimes used.

Who sang the original “Monster Mash?”

Bobby Pickett

What was Count Dracula’s original name in the Bram Stoker classic?

Count Wampyr

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