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Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins

Before all of the cavity-inducing candy, comes the pumpkin -- pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin pie. There's no limit to the delicious pumpkin recipes worth indulging in this time of year. 960 1280

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Candy Apples

Candy Apples

Rather than bobbing for apples, we prefer to indulge in the caramel-covered candy kind. For the real thing try Chicago's Affy Tapple, developed by Mrs. Edna Kastrup in 1948. 960 1280

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Starbursts

Starbursts

Lovers of the soft taffy confection today may be surprised to learn that the candy was originally called Opal Fruits in the UK. 960 1280

Christina Castro, flickr  

Halloween Peeps

Halloween Peeps

Think peeps are just for spring? Think again. Pop into a Peeps & Company store in the Mall of America, MN, or National Harbor, MD, to pick up some orange-and-black marshmallow goodness. 960 1280

Crystal, flickr  

Fun Size

Fun Size

These smaller 2-bite bars remain fun, because -- just like Lays chips -- we "betcha can't eat just one." 960 1280

terren in Virginia, flickr  

M&M's

M&M's

You've probably heard that the candy shell on your M&M's keeps them from melting (making them popular with soldiers during WWII), but do you know who they were named after? The 2 “M”s stand for Forrest Mars, Sr., and Bruce Murrie of Hershey's, who created the candies in 1941. 960 1280

Owen Parrish, flickr  

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds

Wait! Stop! Don't throw out the seeds with the rest of the gunk after carving your jack-o-lantern. Toasted pumpkin seeds are seriously underrated and healthy Halloween snack. 960 1280

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Candy Corn

Candy Corn

Philadelphia-based Wunderlee Candy Company's George Renninger invented Candy Corn in the 1880s, and the sugary "kernels" have become a Halloween staple. 960 1280

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Tootsie Rolls

Tootsie Rolls

This classic candy was invented in New York City in 1896 by Leo Hirschfeld, who named the treat after his daughter, Clara "Tootsie" Hirschfeld. It was later joined by the Tootsie Pop in 1931 and the chewy-candy manufacturer is now based in Chicago. 960 1280

Windell Oskay, flickr  

Candy Corn Oreos

Candy Corn Oreos

Oreo released this limited-edition flavor with a lot of fanfare, but the so-sweet-it-hurts cookie has gotten mixed reviews. Candy corn fans, maybe it's better with milk? 960 1280

theimpulsivebuy, flickr  

Kit Kat

Kit Kat

Beloved by trick-or-treaters and adults alike, did you know that the chocolate-covered wafer bar traces its roots back to a Kit Kat club in 17th-century London? 960 1280

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Pixy Stix

Pixy Stix

Pixy Stix were originally manufactured by the Sunline Company in 1952 in St. Louis. The powdered-candy straws come in fun flavors like Maui Punch and Shelly Belly. 960 1280

Dave Woodward, flickr  

Boothill Cemetery

Boothill Cemetery

Boothill Cemetery, and the entire town of Tombstone, AZ, is considered to be one of the most haunted places in the US. Tombstone is the town where the infamous O.K. Corral gunfight happened, between the Clantons, the Earps and Doc Holliday. Three members of the Clanton gang were killed, but apparently their spirits, along with a few outlaws buried in the cemetery, are still seen roaming the around the graveyard, hoping to avenge their death. 960 1280

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St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

St. Louis Cemetery No. 1

Locals, visitors and paranormal investigators believe St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 is the most haunted cemetery in the world. Many ghosts haunt this famous graveyard in New Orleans, including Voodoo Queen Marie Laveau. Because most of the city is submerged in water, the dead are buried on top of the ground. Some visitors have heard eerie screams from inside the tombs and have been eyewitnesses to the ghosts of animals, including cats and dogs. Take a picture here and a strange orb or ghost may make an appearance in your photo. 960 1280

Cliff, Flickr  

Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery

Highgate Cemetery in London is perhaps one of the most actively haunted cemeteries in the UK. With 50,000 graves on site, it’s not a surprise why ghosts still roam this spooky spot and its underground catacombs. Ghost stories about the cemetery include tales of vampires who some claim drain the blood from dead animals found in the graveyard. And rumors continue to spread about seeing an imp-like creature, a ghostly bicycle rider and a mysterious man in a top hat. 960 1280

Loretahur, Flickr  

Salem Cemetery

Salem Cemetery

Locals, who visit Salem Cemetery in Hendrysberg, OH, have seen the ghost of Louiza Fox, the first murdered citizen of Kirkwood Township. She has been seen crying at her grave and at the site of her murder. Hounds from hell are believed to roam and growl their way through this cemetery. Some people believe the ghost dogs exist to keep ghosts from escaping. 960 1280

Leslie Johnson, Flickr  

Bachelors Grove Cemetery

Bachelors Grove Cemetery

Located in Midlothian, IL, Bachelors Grove Cemetery is rumored to be the scariest haunted cemetery in the Chicago area. This area was once a dumping ground for Chicago gangsters during the 1920s. For a number of years, witnesses have claimed to see ghosts and a phantom car that disappears along the turnpike near the graveyard. Not even daylight is safe. Violent cries of a small child are often heard in the evening. 960 1280

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Gettysburg Cemetery

Gettysburg Cemetery

Phantom figures in both Union and Confederate uniforms still pace Gettysburg’s battlefield and cemetery -- the site of one of the deadliest battles in American history. A man, seen wearing a black hat with a star, often tries to converse with tourists and pose with families for photos. For the ultimate haunted experience, stay at the Farnsworth House Inn, where Confederate snipers hid during the battle and their ghosts still roam today. 960 1280

Britt Reints, Flickr  

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Hollywood Forever Cemetery

Most people know LA’s Hollywood Forever Cemetery as the burial place for Hollywood legends, including Rudoph Valentino, Douglas Fairbanks, Nelson Eddy, Norma Talmadge, Victor Fleming, Darla Hood and James Garner. Previously known as Hollywood Memorial Park, the ghosts of Virginia Rappe, Clifton Webb and a lady in black is usually scene lurking around Valentino’s crypt. 960 1280

Alan Light, Flickr  

Père Lachaise Cemetery

Père Lachaise Cemetery

Père Lachaise Cemetery has 300,000 graves, making it the largest cemetery in Paris. Opened in 1804, it’s a beautiful place for visitors to take a stroll along the cobblestone paths to see the gravesites of Napoleonic-era generals, famous composers and other luminaries, including author Oscar Wilde and Doors lead singer, Jim Morrison. Visitors to the cemetery have even claimed to see Morrison’s ghost loitering around his grave. 960 1280

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Westminster Burial Ground

Westminster Burial Ground

In Baltimore, MD, Western Burial Ground is where the remains of famous people reside, including Edgar Allan Poe, Francis Scott Key, US President James Buchanan and soldiers from the Revolutionary War and the War of 1812. The catacombs under Westminster Hall have been the source of many ghostly tales. One old ghost story refers to a skull of a murdered minister that screams all day and night. Rumors are that the skull was bound and gagged in a block of cement, but apparently that hasn’t stopped the blood-curdling screams. 960 1280

Natalie Maynor, Wikimedia Commons  

Chase Vault

Chase Vault

If you’re near Christ Church, Barbados, we suggest you check out the Chase Vault, best known for a widespread legend of mysterious moving coffins. According to the creepy tale, each time the heavily-sealed vault was opened in the early 19th century for the burial of a family member -- all of the lead coffins had changed position. Visit the infamous gravesite and determine if the tale is fact or fiction. 960 1280

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Resurrection Cemetery

Resurrection Cemetery

On the way to the Chicago’s Resurrection Cemetery, don’t be surprised to see a phantom hitchhiker named Bloody Mary, who asks for a ride to the graveyard, but mysteriously vanishes into thin air. Travelers may spot Thomas Milners and his sister Marlene on the side of the road covered in blood. The two were struck and killed by a car in 1959 while going home from a family burial. And if that’s not bizarre enough, locals and visitors have claimed that they saw a vampire bride searching for her head in the cemetery. So be prepared for a few extraordinary paranormal experiences here. 960 1280

Ross Griff, Flickr  

Bloody Lane Trail, Maryland

Bloody Lane Trail, Maryland

This 1.5-mile trail in Antietam National Battlefield was the site of one of the deadliest Civil War battles in 1862. As a result, visitors report seeing ghostly soldiers both day and night. Many soldiers are buried around Burnside’s Bridge, and phenomena include witnessing balls of blue light, hearing drumming, gunfire and battlefield songs and smelling gunpowder. 960 1280

  

Chilnualna Falls Trail, California

Chilnualna Falls Trail, California

Yosemite National Park is home to some of the country’s most beautiful (and deadly) hiking paths. The Mist Trail is more popular for its two gushing waterfalls, but the Chilnualna Falls Trail is more haunted (and boasts three waterfalls). The difficult 8.4-mile loop passes Grouse Lake, where, according to Awahnechee tribal legend, the cries of a young boy who drowned in the lake can still be heard, and anyone who jumps into the lake looking for the boy will also drown. 960 1280

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Chilnualna Falls Trail, California

Chilnualna Falls Trail, California

The other American Indian legend awaits at the highest waterfall, where an evil spirit named Pohono pushes those who get too close over the 240-foot edge. (It goes without saying, but never walk too close to the edge of a waterfall in the first place for safety reasons.) 960 1280

Photographer: Jeff Cleveland  

Long Path, New York

Long Path, New York

It’s not the easiest to find, but follow the Long Path to Thiells in Rockland County and it will eventually pass Letchworth Village Cemetery, a sprawling plot with hundreds of T-shaped markers instead of tombstones. The markers bear numbers, not names, and serves as the final resting place for residents of Letchworth Village, a nearby mental institution built in 1911 for the “epileptic and feeble-minded.” The asylum housed mostly children, who lived in overcrowded conditions and were subjected to clinical drug trials—most notoriously an experimental polio vaccine. Patients were also victims of abuse and extreme neglect, which was documented by ABC News in the ‘70s.
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Long Path, New York

Long Path, New York

Letchworth shut down in 1996 and has since fallen into ruin, although many buildings, including the hospital wing, are still intact. Trespassing is illegal, but Ghost Adventures was able to film an episode here. The crew documented being pushed, spotting an unexplained shadow, and hearing threatening voices, among other eerie encounters. 960 1280

Doug Schneider Photography  

Transept Trail, Utah

Transept Trail, Utah

The three-mile Transept Trail in the Grand Canyon’s North Rim is one of the best-known haunted paths, since stories of the Wailing Woman are well documented by hikers. She’s often seen at night wearing a white dress with blue flowers, bemoaning, according to local lore, her husband and son who died in a hiking accident. 960 1280

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Ghost House Trail, Tennessee

Ghost House Trail, Tennessee

This part of the remote Appalachians in Big Ridge State Park is known for a witch hanging and a American Indian scalping. The former may or may not have happened, but there’s a plaque commemorating the latter along nearby Indian Rock Trail. However, the 1.2-mile Ghost House Trail is even spookier and earned its name for the onetime house of the Hutchinson family, where daughter Mary died of tuberculosis in the 1800s. Neighbors reported hearing cries and seeing ghosts in the house even after the family no longer lived there. While Mary doesn’t show up on the trail today, her dog does, and many people have reported hearing a phantom dog running and panting. 960 1280

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Iron Goat Trail, Washington

Iron Goat Trail, Washington

The Iron Goat Trail in Stevens Pass in the Cascades was the site of one of the worst railroad accidents in U.S. history. In 1910 an avalanche knocked two trains off the tracks while they were snowed in at the Wellington depot, killing almost 100 people. After the accident the Great Northern Railroad abandoned the tracks and built new routes and tunnels. The abandoned tunnels and snowsheds still exist on the trail, and hikers share tales of hearing voices, screams and sounds around the crash site of Tye Creek in the (now ghost town) of Wellington. However, hikers aren’t allowed on the trail at night, and under no circumstances should anyone enter the tunnels, which are all in danger of collapse—if they haven’t already. 960 1280

Connie Coleman  

Norton Creek Trail, North Carolina

Norton Creek Trail, North Carolina

While the Appalachian Trail in the Great Smoky Mountains is the most famous, and has its own share of creepy tales, the Norton Creek Trail is more notorious. Two legends are strongly associated with it: The first revolves around a settler killed by American Indians while searching for his lost daughter. On the plus side, he’s considered a benevolent spirit who helps guide lost hikers out of the woods. The other ghost isn’t so friendly. Cherokee legend warns about a witchy spirit aptly named Spearfinger, who lures children into the woods and eats their livers with her razor sharp finger. Oh, and did we mention that there’s a large number of cemeteries near Fontana Lake, which is also along Norton Creek Trail? 960 1280

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Batona Trail, New Jersey

Batona Trail, New Jersey

The 50-mile long Batona Trail runs through the Pine Barrens in rural New Jersey, home to the legendary Jersey Devil. Folklore dates back to the 1700s, when Mrs. Leeds, upon learning she was pregnant with her 13th child, cursed it by wishing it were the devil. 960 1280

Happy Trails Photography by CJMcKendry  

Batona Trail, New Jersey

Batona Trail, New Jersey

The curse (supposedly) came true, and shortly after giving birth, the devil child killed Mrs. Leeds and flew into the neighboring swampland, where it’s been terrorizing Pine Barren locals ever since. The creature is often depicted as having a kangaroo-esque body, goat-like head, cloven hooves, dragon wings, horns and a tail. Claims of Jersey Devil sightings persist to this day, from people hearing its screeching cries to campers claiming it attacked their tents at night. 960 1280

Bob Krist  

Warm Springs Canyon Road, California

Warm Springs Canyon Road, California

This extreme 16-mile hike in Death Valley National Park is not for the faint of heart, and not just because of extremely hot temperatures and abandoned homes along the route. Despite the pleasant-sounding name, Warm Springs Canyon Road leads to Barker Ranch—the former hideout of the infamous Manson Family. Charles Manson and his followers lived at the ranch for a period of time in the late ‘60s while on the run following the tragic Los Angeles murders of Sharon Tate and six others. 960 1280

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Warm Springs Canyon Road, California

Warm Springs Canyon Road, California

Manson and company was eventually captured at Barker, where he purportedly killed more people, although the bodies have never been found. A fire destroyed Barker Ranch in 2009, so now only the shell remains. Hikers who are brave enough are allowed to camp on the grounds, and some reported hearing screams, the feeling of being watched and smelling decomposing bodies. 960 1280

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Violet City Lantern Tour and Heritage Walk, Kentucky

Violet City Lantern Tour and Heritage Walk, Kentucky

Mammoth Cave National Park offers numerous tours that touch upon its haunted past, including the three-mile Violet City Lantern hike through some of the oldest parts of the cave. Be warned the tour is a challenging one. Those up for it will discover a part of the cave once used as a hospital for tuberculosis patients in the 1800s. Then owner Dr. John Croghan believed in the cave’s healing powers, and built 11 huts for patients. Unfortunately, several patients died in the cave, forcing Dr. Croghan to abandon the experiment. A few huts remain, along with the Corpse Rock, a stone slab where bodies were temporarily placed before being carried out of the caves. Guides and visitors have claimed to hear ghostly coughing in that section. 960 1280

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Violet City Lantern Tour and Heritage Walk, Kentucky

Violet City Lantern Tour and Heritage Walk, Kentucky

The Heritage Walk treks to Old Guide Cemetery, now home to the patients who died in the cave, as well as former slaves who served as cave guides in the 1800s, most notably Stephen Bishop. Bishop is considered the best known guide due to his extensive cavern knowledge and for discovering new sections. His ghost is among the ones that are believed to haunt the underground world, and stories of being grabbed or pushed are manifold, as are plentiful accounts of spotting slave guide apparitions. 960 1280

Zack Frank  

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