Halloween Ghost Post

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Halloween ghost cutouts from two pumpkins

Hey, Halloween is here! It’s a festival about horror and thrillers, ghosts and spirits, and full of entertainment and excitement!!

I’m neither a Christian nor an American, but I’m gripped in the frightening fever of Halloween. 🙂

It’s a popular festive event in the U.S., not to mention that it is highly commercialized. Of course, it’s also celebrated in the places of its origin in Europe and elsewhere in the world.

Halloween is all fun and freaky too! But how many of you know about its roots or the reason why people celebrate it?

Before I proceed, I’d like to ask you a personal question – do you believe in an afterlife? I don’t mean rebirth here, but do you think there’s life after death?

I know that nobody really has an answer – though some people do claim to have visions or even visits to the other worlds.

But if you do believe in the afterlife, then you also accept the existence of ghosts and spirits, which Halloween is all about.

Did you know that Halloween started as a ritual to ward off the evil ghosts? That’s right! You’re supposed to guise and don a mask so the bad spirits do not recognize you.

One more question – have you had a paranormal experience? Do you believe a house can be haunted by evil spirits?

Don’t ask me because after watching all those horror movies, everything appears to be haunted to me!

Okay, maybe you knew all this. But I’ve some more information for you in this short and special infographic post at Aha! NOW.

Yes, you’re right – this is a first of its kind on my blog; the shortest post ever and the first infographic too! That’s good for a change, isn’t it? Or is it horrifying for you to see me write such a short post! 🙂

Coming back to Halloween, do you know the origin of Halloween and the real story behind it?

No, no. Don’t get me wrong! I’m not here to teach you a lesson in history.

If you want to know how Halloween started and how it got its name, you can read the information here that really enlightened me and cleared some of my misconceptions.

Most religions believe in life after death, and also that some people become ghosts or spirits after they die. They are said to be good or bad depending on where they come from or how they lived their life.

They can come from or go to heaven and hell, which again is the popular concept in almost every religion around the world. Do you believe in it too?

I know it all depends on your religious and spiritual beliefs or non-beliefs, and most of you don’t think that deeply and just celebrate Halloween for the sake of having fun. Isn’t that so?

So, here’s some fun for you – don’t tell me that you got booed reading and viewing it! 😉

 

Halloween Inforgraphic

 

Aren’t those stats surprising? I need to remember when I had my last paranormal experience – I think I’ll call it better-than-normal experience when I visited my friend Carolyn’s Halloween Pinterest Board. 🙂

Vampires, ghosts, werewolves, and zombies – I bet you’ll see a lot many of them in a few days to come. Good that you know more about them beforehand, right?

And most importantly, please do check up to see if there are any signs of your house being haunted!

I’m getting a strange feeling and I’m getting outta here – you wait and shout out your fears or paranormal experiences in the comments below before you go.

Boooo…

“There is something haunting in the light of the moon; it has all the dispassionateness of a disembodied soul, and something of its inconceivable mystery.” ~ Joseph Conrad

 



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  1. Ahsanul Karim

    November 4, 2016 at 5:55 pm

    Hello Harleena,

    Here is my wish on Halloween:

    May this Halloween be special for you with a lot of creepy and scary moments. Have lots of fun and toffees. Happy Halloween 🙂

  2. Hema Unnoop

    November 1, 2015 at 2:20 am

    Hello Harleena,

    I didn’t take it seriously when you mentioned ‘short post’. Short post at Aha Now?? That’s impossible.

    It was for real. Don’t worry I’m not horrified just scared to death;) haha!

    I have to admit long or short you’re too good. You have managed to give us quality even with a short post. WOW!

    Coming to the post. Do I believe in after life? I have never seriously considered it. Never had paranormal experiences either. The 71% who did is not comforting at all.

    I have never had those experiences but I watched a few ghost/scary movies that were based on real life stories. My husband likes to watch them and he tells me….Don’t worry: it’s just a movie. It isn’t real. Oh, except when it is.That’s scary right?? And it gets me thinking if ghosts are for real??

    Nevertheless, Halloween seems to be fun for kids and adults here in Australia. I have to admit though that some dress ups are so realistic, it gives me the creeps. My neighbour dresses up as a witch every year. She takes her dressing and makeup seriously. I usually stay away from her on this day. But kids come knocking on her door and she gives out those loud, high pitched laughs which is enough to scare me;)

    Thank you for this short but informative post:)
    Wish you a wonderful Sunday and great start to the week:)

  3. Nataly Auger

    October 31, 2015 at 11:57 am

    Hi Harleena,

    Halloween is as much commercialized in Canada as in the United States. One thing that I find sad is that the candies are not safe anymore because of all the dangerous things that some people put inside. Another scary part is that it’s not as safe as before for children to go trick or treating on Halloween.

    I was never someone who liked getting dressed up, and I don’t even decorate my house. I used to when the kids were young, but nobody comes trick or treating in our street because there are very few children in my neighborhood, so there’s no point in decorating.

    I had many ghostly encounters and I lived in several haunted houses. In fact, my husband and I often joked about the fact that the previous owner of our house, who is dead for many years, moves things around when we don’t find something. I also often hear water running at night. My dog doesn’t growl or anything so I know it’s not a nasty ghost.

    Thanks for sharing this cool infographic with us, my friend! I was surprised to see that only 34% truly believe in haunted houses. Happy Halloween! 🙂




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Halloween Ghost Post

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