Halloween is a holiday celebrated on the night of October 31 & has its origins in the ancient Celtic festival known as Samhain that marks the end of the Celtic new year.
The festival of Samhain is a celebration of the end of the harvest season in Gaelic culture. Ancient Gaels believed that on October 31, the boundaries between the worlds of the living and the dead overlapped and the deceased would come back to life and cause havoc such as sickness or damaged crops.
The festival would frequently involve bonfires. It is believed that the fires attracted insects to the area which attracted bats to the area. These are additional attributes of the history of Halloween.
Masks and consumes were worn in an attempt to mimic the evil spirits or appease them.
Then the Christians thought it would make a great holiday, so they borrowed most of its elements and was officially made a festival holiday by Pope Gregory IV in 840 AD – All Hallows Ween.
If you gotta give the Christians one thing, its that they know how to make holidays.
A man walks into an emergency room in Bellingham, Washington without his right arm, explaining to police later where they could find it near his shack in the woods. Here is a photo of his home made guillotine.
At the camp, police found a homemade guillotine and the man’s right arm.
The man was airlifted to Harborview Medical Center. His arm was also transported so that doctors could attempt to reattach it.
Police said the man entered the clinic in the 300 block of Birchwood Avenue with the severe injury, where employees called police.
This carving was created in NYC by utilizing a 1,693lb pumpkin for the Zombies (Zombkins) that are crawling out of the new Worlds Record pumpkin that weighed a whopping 1,818.5lbs. It took Ray Villafane about 15 hours to carve. Click on his name to see more cool carvings.