Cbs13.com has a helpful page on all things Halloween. Here’s a list of local pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and haunted houses.

However, what really caught my attention was a link to a listing of “actual” haunted places in California and, specifically, Sacramento. Apparently the Crocker Museum and Sacramento Theatre Company have experienced their share of paranormal activity:

The (Sacramento Theatre Company) 50-year-old vaudeville stage is home to a ghost that employees have named Pinky — because of the pinkish aura it manifests. The apparition has been seen on numerous occasions and is even credited with warning electricians of the impending collapse of an overhead lightbar. Several people could have been seriously injured had they not evacuated the area because of Pinky’s ghost. In the last four years, psychics have detected the presence of five other spirits in the building.

Man, doesn’t this sort of thing get you fired up to do some Paranormal Investigating? If it does, you may benefit from an online course or two at Flamel College: Continue reading “Haunted?”

The “Boo” Initiative

Remember chain letters? You know, those letters that were sent to a number of people asking each recipient to send copies with the same request to a specified number of others. These evolved into chain emails pretty much requesting the same thing usually promising some great fortune or misfortune as it were. Well, my friends, it is time to discuss a Halloween tradition in the Arden/Carmichael area known as “boo”-ing.

Boo-ing is, and I quote from myfolsom.com (what the…you say? me, too):

A Boo-Gram is a mysterious note, left on neighbor’s doors in the middle of the day. The note is usually a poem of sorts, and a large “Boo!” decoration for their front door. The decoration serves as a means of communicating to other neighbors that this house has already been “hit”. By Halloween, it is not uncommon to see Boo-Grams lining up and down the street on all the doors in some neighborhoods!

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