Hello! Thanks for visiting my website and sharing my interest in horrific fun. This project is not to be taken seriously….. just a fun, humorous review of scary/mysterious places and attractions in the Philadelphia, PA area. This time of year, much of the site is devoted to Halloween-themed events such as haunted houses and hayrides. Beyond the month of October, once Halloween is done, I will attempt to visit as many weird and spooky sites as I can. The adventure will continue year-round.
For now, Halloween is right around the corner and it goes without saying that this is prime haunting season. For me, the month of October carries some inexplicable mystique about it, which I first sensed at childhood. The first time I laid eyes on a cheap skeleton and ghost cutout in a neighbor’s window, it excited me like nothing else. How wonderful! A full month of the year is dedicated to scary and creepy stuff which suddenly I enjoyed for no known reason! After seeing the neighbor’s decorations, I immediately went to work and created my own ghost/skeleton cutouts out of regular paper and scissors, then promptly taped them up in our storm door glass window. How proud I was to see my hand-made decorations competing with the neighbor’s! No sooner did I turn around to go watch tv while my decorations stared menacingly into the neighborhood, did my mom rip them off the window and dispose of them in the trash. As I stared into the deep abyss which was our 30 gallon garbage can, observing how my once proud cutouts were mingling with discarded spaghetti sauce, eggshells, cans, etc, I knew deep down they could not have remained in the window. Halloween was not my mom’s thing, nor was it for anyone else in my family. I was destined only to be a Halloween observer for the duration of time in my parent’s house. My interest would be there, growing stronger every year, but participation would have to wait until I was out of the house.
Fast forward 30 years or so. Halloween became, and continues to be my favorite holiday. The month of October gives us all a license to ghoulishly decorate our homes, watch horror movies, dress in any costume we wish and for the younger folks, load up on candy/junk food. I know very little else about the holiday and do not claim to be some kind of expert at all. I just know that I have a weird obsession with it. I referred to it earlier as a “mystique”. The remainder of the year I will be visiting mysterious locations, buildings, restaurants and hotels. Be sure to keep checking in to see what I find.