Quite possibly my favorite month.
There's just something about the autumn hues and crisp sunsets;
the bone-chilling ghost stories and preparation of costumes...
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Here are my top five favorite beliefs of the holiday:
5. One Halloween superstition derives from an old English tale. It cautions that you should never look at your shadow in the moonlight on the eve of Halloween or you will be the next to haunt a graveyard. (Yikes!)
4. If you see a spider on Halloween, it is believed to be the spirit of a loved one watching over you. (Try not to stomp on it.)
3. A Gaelic Halloween superstition suggests that all souls in Purgatory are released for 48 hours on All Hallows Eve. (This easily explains all of the haunted sightings reported this time of year.)
2. Masks and costumes became a sort of camouflage for humans on Halloween and are supposedly used to confuse the spirits of the dead who roam the earth on this night. (Especially those sexy little numbers like French Maids and Sassy Devils.)
1. The time of year when the veil between the worlds of the living and the dead is at its thinnest. (Nothing to joke about here.)