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6            Tuesday, October 31st 2017 is Halloween!





         Halloween Trivia Facts &                       drinks the blood of animals – usually chickens
                                                        and goats?                                                 Roswell
                         Tidbits                        A: El Chupacabras

                                                        Q: True or false. Vampire Bats were named
                                                        after vampires.                                               in the
        As you prepare for trick or treaters, scary
                                                        A: True
        costumes and lots of hair raising fun, brush up
                                                        Q: Bobby “Boris” Pickett composed this
        on your Halloween trivia. Tossing a few little
                                                        holiday hit in 1962. What is the name of the       21st Century
        known facts out to your Halloween party guests
        will really get them in the Halloween spirit!   song?
        Here are some fun Halloween facts you can       A: The Moster Mash
        share with your friends and family members. Or  Q: Mary Shelly published this Gothic novel
                                                        when she was only 21. The novel was
        use it to create a fun and festive Halloween
                                                        published in 1818 and is considered to be one
        trivia game.
                                                        of the first examples of science fiction.
               Still looking for the right invites for your
                                                        A: Frankenstein, or The Modern Prometheus
        Halloween celebration? Check out our spooky
                                                        Q: What is the supernatural condition called
        Halloween greeting cards and Halloween party
                                                        whereby a human transforms into a wolf?
        invitations. Create a super spooky customized
        Halloween card or invite for your friends and   A: Lycanthropy
        family! They will love it!                      Q: This creature is believed to inhabits forests,
                                                        mainly in the Pacific Northwest region of
                                                        North America. What its name?
        Halloween Facts
                                                        A: Bigfoot or Sasquatch
                                                        Q: True or false. The Muppet vampire Count
         •  In the United States, the first citywide
                                                        von Count from Sesame Street, is based on
            celebration was in  Anoka, Minnesota in
                                                        actual vampire myth.
            1921.
                                                        A: True. One way to supposedly deter a
         •  More than 93% of children, under the age of
                                                        vampire is to throw seeds (usually mustard)
            12, will go out trick-or-treating.
                                                        outside a door or place fishing net outside a
         •  Orange and black are Halloween colors
                                                        window. Vampires are compelled to count the
            because orange is associated with the Fall
                                                        seeds or the holes in the net, delaying them
            harvest and black is associated with
                                                        until the sun comes up.[]
         •  Bobbing for apples is thought to have
            originated from the roman harvest festival
            that honors Pamona, the goddess of fruit
            trees.
         •  Over $1.5 billion is spent on costumes each
            year and more than $2.5 billion on other
                                                                                                         For nearly 30 years, Kevin Randle has
            Halloween paraphernalia
         •  Halloween is the 2nd most commercially                                                       been investigating the case of the UFO
            successful holiday, with Christmas being the                                                 crash near Roswell, New Mexico. He
            first.                                                                                       has interviewed hundreds of people
         •  About 50% of adults dress up for                                                             who claim knowledge of the event,
            Halloween, while 67% take part in the                                                        been through boxes of documents,
            activities, such as parties, decorating the               NEW FROM                           stood on the first crash site, and
            house, and trick-or-treating with their              ROB McCONNELL
            children.                                                                                    provided information to dozens of
         •  86% of Americans decorate their house for                                                    others who asked for it. Now, he has
            Halloween.                                                                                   reviewed all those audio and
         •  Over 10% of pet owners dress their pets in                                                   videotaped interviews, examined
            Halloween costumes.
                                                                                                         hundreds of files that relate to the
         •  The first Halloween card was made in the                                                     crash, and has returned to Roswell in
            early 1920’s.  These days, over 28 million
                                                                                                         an attempt to put all that information
            Halloween cards are sent each year. U.S.
            consumers spend about $50 million on                                                         into a proper perspective. In Roswell in
            Halloween greetings.                                                                         the 21st Century he has taken a
         •  Halloween candy sales average about $2                                                       dispassionate reevaluation of all that
            billion annually in the United States and it is
                                                                                                         material collected by so many people
            the largest candy-purchasing holiday.
         •  90% of parents admit to sneaking goodies                                                     over so many years and has provided a
                                                                                                         new look at what happened. This is a
            from their kids’ Halloween trick-or-treat
            bags.                                                                                        book that clears away all the clutter that
         •  More than 35 million pounds of candy corn                                                    has masked the truth for so long, strips
            will be produced this year. That equates to                                                  away the various lies that surrounded
            nearly 9 billion pieces – enough to circle the                                               the case, exposed the  Air Force
            moon nearly 4 times if laid end-to-end.
                                                                                                         attempts at cover up and found a core
                                                                                                         of solid information that tells us all
        Halloween  Trivia Monsters and
                                                                                                         where the case stands today.
        Ghouls – Questions
                                                            The Ultimate Book of Trivia
        Q: Which monstrous hurricane did the media                   and Fact*oids!                          ROSWELL IN THE 21ST
        dub as “Frankenstorm”?                                                                                         CENTURY
        A: Hurricane Sandy                                        Order your copy at
        Q: What is the name of the supernatural                                                                      is available at
        creature, in Latin American folklore, that              www.robmcconnell.ca                               www.amazon.com
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