Latest Articles on Halloween

The Scariest Haunted Houses in the U.S.

Susan Sermoneta/Flickr Scaring people during Halloween is a huge business in the U.S. America is home to more than 4,000 haunted attractions that rake in over $300 million per year. And while some of these spooky spots are kitschy, others incorporate Hollywood-level techniques to create seriously scary decomposed zombies, disembodied heads, and mutilated body parts.…

The Most Haunted Places in the World

‘Tis the season to start embracing the spooky and supernatural. For some people, us included, there’s just something about being safely scared that we can’t quite resist. Maybe it’s our curiosity about the unknown or just the excitement of a cheap thrill, but we even love reading about haunted places. But what makes a place…

The Most Haunted Hotels in Europe That You Can Stay In

From trick-or-treating and watching gory films to dodging creepy clowns at haunted houses, there are plenty of ways to ring in Halloween. But for those who are looking to up the fear factor even more, we rounded up 10 of the most haunted hotels in Europe that you can spend the night in. These houses…

12 Spooky Spots to Visit This Halloween Season

It’s October and you know what that means — Halloween is approaching. With the holiday on the horizon, we are reminded of scary American legends, gruesome histories, thrilling horror films, ghost stories, and hair-raising events like haunted houses and hayrides. For the avid traveler and Halloween lover, we’ve put together a list of some of…

Here’s What Happens When You Dare to Stay in a Haunted Hotel…

Through the peephole… We here at Oyster.com have regaled our readers with countless stories on the paranormal, including the world’s most haunted hotels, the best spots to meet famous ghosts, and spooky bars frequented by the undead — basically, if it’s haunted, we’ve probably covered it. We’ve even shared one reader’s first-hand experience at a…

The 13 Most Haunted Hotels in the World

From disembodied voices to ghostly apparitions, we’ve heard many spooky details from hotel guests who have visited notoriously haunted hotels. While we haven’t had any paranormal run-ins at these spots ourselves, staff and guests have allegedly had eerie encounters that would certainly have us sleeping with one eye open. So if trick-or-treating or costume parties…

8 NYC Spots Where You’ll Get Haunted By Famous Ghosts

Photo by Esteban Chiner, Flickr It shouldn’t come as a surprise that New York City, a city that can trace its colonial roots back to the earlier part of the 1600s, is brimming with unparalleled history. NYC is a spot that has held numerous meetings of the minds, thrown countless parties, put on probably millions…

Do You Believe in Black Magic? 5 Superstitions from around the World

Halloween’s approach has us all worked up; we’re easily spooked these days, whether it be the result of an unexpected tap on the shoulder or an accidental crossing of paths with a black cat. A real belief in superstitions such as these can be particularly hard on us globetrotters; as we encounter various cultures around…

The 6 Most Haunted Towns in the U.S. for a Spooky Visit This Halloween

It’s that time of the year again! Time for ghosts and ghouls, witches and zombies, bobbing for apples and seasonal coffee beverages — in seasonal cups! Thanks, Starbucks. That’s right, we’re already just around the corner from Halloween. Every town or city has it’s own way of celebrating the spooky night, from family-friendly parades to…

10 U.S. Hotels Hosting Awesome Halloween Events

Photo Courtesy of hanna horwarth via Flickr. Trick-or-treating may be reserved for kids, but that doesn’t mean adults can’t have some fun on Halloween, too. Haunted houses, elaborate costume contests, and masquerade balls are all fun ways to celebrate the spooky holiday. Many hotels are also fans of the ghoulish day (or at least know…