What Makes Halloween So Darned Creepy?
What is about the Halloween season that makes your skin crawl, your mind race over time and sleep elude you? Is it the cool, dreary weather that makes mystery and the supernatural seem to lurk around every corner? Perhaps the fact that All hallows Eve is approaching, thinning the veil between the living and the dead, sending our danger radar’s off unbeknownst to ourselves. The constant playing of horror movies might help with this. It’s easy to picture things are lurking about when you’re constantly bombarded with eerie imagery.
For me it’s a combination of the weather making me want to go inside when I’m warm and safe mixed with a fantastic imagination and the possibility of something other. Don’t believe me ask my husband, or some of my friends. I can remember once being convinced I saw a vampire when I was younger. There was nothing wrong about this man per say. He wasn’t dressed in all black, didn’t have on sunglasses in doors, or have off eyes. He had long , blond hair , pale skin , a very attractive build and classic features. Hell he was working in the mall, not very vampire like, I know. Right now you may be shaking your head at the imagination of youth but truth is the evil that emanated from the man stopped me and my friend dead in our track. It was like looking at a picture and knowing something was not right. :Shudders:
He must have felt the weight of our gaze because he looked up. Pale blue eyes as old as time looked at mine and everything in me screamed to leave immediately. Now I’d be the one in the horror movies who gets the hell out of dodge before Ish went down so I listened and we left.
I never saw the “Man” again. I’ve also never felt that fearful about anyone I’ve come into contact and I’m in my early thirties and have worked as a flight attendant.
Was this m an otherworldly and dangerous or just a human out to cause trouble? I suppose I’ll never really know the answer to that but a part of me leans toward the first explanation. Have you ever had a brush with the supernatural you couldn’t shake? What do you think I ran into that day?