Here are historical takes on the meaning of Halloween, Halloween witches, and how this night has evolved to the celebration it is today. Do you make Halloween part of your paranormal experience? What do you do to celebrate on October 31st? Do you believe in the paranormal, the possibility of ghosts and hauntings? Do you believe in the superstitions surrounding black cats?
In many parts of the United States, no adoptions are allowed during the month of October based on the history of the poor cats being used in Satanic rituals on October 31st. I lived in Miami, Florida from 1998-2005 and the police department actually had a Voodoo Squadthat routinely had incidents with people involved in these activities. Animals were killed for such practices. Halloween is definitely not just about candy!
A medieval myth tells us that Satan turned himself into a cat when meeting with with witches. Today, black cats are not always viewed as bad luck. In Ireland, Scotland and England, if a black cat crosses your path, it’s considered good luck. I’m glad that the line of thinking has changed in some parts of the world!
There are many symbols related to Halloween and they include:
True Horror On Halloween
Timothy O’Bryan Poisoning 1974
One of the longest lasting Halloween urban legends is the story of candy tampered with in some way, such as the horror stories about razor blades in treats or spider eggs put in bubble gum.
While most of these reports are not true, there was a true case that shocked the nation and it occurred in Deer Park Texas. This is the real Candy Man story.
After trick-or-treating, 8 year old Timothy O’Bryan chose a Pixy Stix to eat before he went to bed for the night. Timothy had been out with his sister and several other children under the supervision of their father. After eating the candy, Ronald started to have convulsions and was rushed to the area hospital. Ronald died an agonizing death.
The monster turned out to be Timothy’s own father, Ronald O’Bryan. He was in a tremendous amount of debt so, his plan was to take out insurance policies on his children and then murder them. Pure evil. The murder was committed by lacing their candy with cyanide. Convicted of First Degree murder O’Bryan was executed by lethal injection ten years later. People who stood waiting for the execution were heard shouting “Happy Halloween!”