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42 – The Legendary Halloween Episode

We actually do some research this time so we can get to the bottom of Halloween urban legends like kids poisoned by candy and scary decorations that are all too real.  

Resources for Poisoned Candy

You can read more about the disappearance of Charley Ross here and the “Candy Man Killer” here. Be careful eating candy you didn’t buy yourself!

Resources for Real Decorations

Here’s a few Snopes articles for you, because what is a conversation about urban legends without that? This one is about Halloween hangings and this one is about all those “decorations” that were later discovered to be a bit too realistic. Here’s the surprisingly long wikipedia entry on the life and times of Elmer McCurdy and his picture is below:

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