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Haunted houses: Got ghosts? A little daily exorcise should help – Telegraph   1 comment

Annesley Hall. A Grade II listed building and ...

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Haunted houses: Got ghosts? A little daily exorcise should help – Telegraph.

via Haunted houses: Got ghosts? A little daily exorcise should help – Telegraph.

he scene is a dark basement in an 18th-century town house, built on the site of an ancient monastery, within the walls of Berwick-upon-Tweed.

A couple is busy doing routine DIY tasks, when suddenly they put down their tools. A cacophony of banging is coming from upstairs. And that’s strange, because there’s no one else living in the house.

Halloween Costume Pictures: Spooky Styles a Century Ago   1 comment

College students dressed up for Halloween.

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Halloween Costume Pictures: Spooky Styles a Century Ago.

Possibly conjuring a witch, sorcerer, or clown, one woman’s 1910 Halloween costume (pictured) has several possible meanings, according to Bannatyne.

The star and moon icons, for instance, may reflect a fascination with mysticism and magic, which have been connected to the “spooky aura” of Halloween for centuries, Bannatyne said. (Related: “Ritual Cat Sacrifices a Halloween Myth, Experts Say.”)

“Many of the first Halloween costumes reflected people’s interest in the exotic, such as other cultures,” she said. “You often find Egyptian-inspired costumes, for example, because of the mystic association with ancient Egypt.”

Likewise, she added, this costume’s celestial symbols could represent night—”the domain of Halloween.”

Posted October 30, 2010 by dmacc502 in entertainment, History, photography, Uncategorized

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