Lock your doors tonight to keep out the serial killers!
Well, lock your doors every night. I think it’s a little naive to assume serial killers only come on Halloween.
It’s a well known fact that the paranormal realm is hyperactive on Halloween night. This means it’s the optimal time to go ghost-catching. You DO know what ghost-catching is, right?
I don’t mean trying to raise your dead great-grandparents or Jackie Robinson or whoever the hell you’d most like to raise from the dead. That’s a seance. Ghost-catching is when you find a spirit out there of some amazing story idea…and you CHANNEL IT.
The best way to go ghost-catching is to take a nice walk in the chilly fall air (at night, because right now it’s weirdly hot during the day), in a place that’s not super familiar to you. If you’re south campus, go to north campus, and vice versa. You may be surprised by what you find.
You may find…yourself.
No, I’m kidding. It takes a lot more than walk at night to find yourself. I assume. But you may find a nice ghost. It might hit you when you’re walking around…maybe like a brick wall. Or maybe like a little breeze that speaks of something you have to eke out piece by piece.
But the most important thing about Halloween is to have fun and eat a lot of candy. And to remember you’re not alone, because there’s a man with an axe right behind you. And he’s a vampire on the weekends.