INFOGRAPHIC: The Darker Sides of Halloween
Ahhh, Halloween. It's almost here. This is the time of year when excited children run around their neighborhoods dressed up as pirates, superheros, ghosts and witches shouting, "Trick or Treat" - gathering candy and other treats as they go door to door. It's also a time for visiting a local haunted house, decorating homes with eerie looking Halloween decorations and of course attending one or more costume parties. Halloween costumes are everywhere! It's all terrific fun for young and old alike. A tradition that millions of people look forward to each year. And indeed, for 99.99% of the population Halloween is good, clean fun. Sadly, there is a darker side to Halloween which is not so nice. Here's an infographic that takes a look as some of the darker sides of Halloween in history. Let's hope that for Halloween 2011, calmer minds and cooler tempers prevail so everyone has a 'Happy Halloween'!