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Top 10 Halloween Myths: True or False??

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Ms. Gagnier

on 30 October 2013

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Top 10 Halloween Myths: True or False??
Hanging victims at halloween attractions are actually dead?
Sometimes True: This myth originated in 1990 when a teenager in chicago pretended to hang from the gallowes for a scary halloween hayride and actually humg himself.
Another accidental hanging occured in the same month in Charlotte NC when a boy hung himself during a halloween party, and during 2001when another teenager in michigan attempted the same gallows trick.
Child molesters attack in droves on Halloween
False: due to the fact that there are an increase amount of parents out on the streets as well as the fact that many states have laws forbiding convicted sex offenders from opening the door for trick-or-treaters on Halloween.
Vampires exist and hunt victims actively on Halloween?
False: according to the university of central Floriday, vampires cant exist. if a vampire drinks blood from a victim, that person also becomes a vampire. Assuming that vampires existed int he year 1600. With this the human population would have become vampires within 2.5 years.
Cult groups hunt for black cats to sacrifice on Halloween?
False- Black cats were used in ritual sacrifices during medieval times. There are no statistics to back up this fear of ritualized feline sacrifice.
Many animal shelters halt all black cat adoptions around halloween out of a misplaced fear of this myth.
Many Children have been injured by razor blades or needles hidden in candy?

False: Less than 80 cases have been reported since 1959 and only 10 of them resulted in a minor injury.
In 2000 a 49 year-old man from minneapolis was charved with intent to cause death, harm or illness by placing needles into snickers bars and handing them out to children
Halloween originally marked then end of harvest?
True: This day marked the end of summer and was the harvest and the biginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death.
The Catholic church once tried to replace Halloween with a religious holiday?
True. In the seventh century, Pope Boniface IV designated November 1 All Saints' Day, a time to honor saints and martyrs. It is widely believed today that the pope was attempting to replace the Celtic festival of the dead with a related, but church-sanctioned holiday.

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