Spooky Stories for Halloween: Part 1

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With Halloween coming up, we thought that some good spooky stories would be in order. These are some of the ones that I particularly enjoyed, as retold by S.E. Scholosser, author of the Spooky book series. They would be particularly chilling if read aloud in a group setting. Enjoy!

The Handshake

Beautiful Polly can have any guy in town that she wants. But she’s picky, and none of the local boys will do. Then George Dean comes home, and Polly is plain smitten. They get engaged and everything is going well. Then George meets Helene at the local pool hall…

The Jersey Devil and the Hat

One day Charlie goes ice-fishing in his new hat. He’s out fishing on the ice with his pole when suddenly the Jersey Devil swoops down and ruins his day…

Yellow Ribbon

Young Jane always wears a yellow ribbon around her neck, and her friend Johnny can’t figure out why. He asks her about it, but she never gives a straight answer. Johnny shrugs it off because he likes Jane too much. Then he asks her to marry him, and she says yes…

You Can’t Get Out

Late one night the town drunk is stumbling his way home. He ends up in the church graveyard and hears someone faintly calling his name. Suddenly, he falls into an open grave…

Hatchet Man

A killer is on the loose in Bloomington, and no woman is safe. One night a college sophomore and her roommate go to a bar together to relax. The sophomore forgets about the Hatchet Man and leaves the bar to walk back to the dorm alone. When she finds herself in a dark alley, the sophomore suddenly remembers the danger…

Don’t Turn on the Light

It’s late, and she knows that she will be up most of the night studying for tomorrow’s final exam. She leaves her roommate Jenna to go study in the basement. Around two o’clock, she realizes that she forgot one of her textbooks upstairs. When she enters their dorm room, she is greeted by a strange smell…

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