Scrying (also called crystal gazing, crystal seeing, seeing, or peeping) is the ancient act of divination for the purpose of clairvoyance. It is usually achieved by concentrating on or staring at an object having a shiny surface until a vision appears.
A formerly widespread tradition held that young women, gazing into a mirror in a darkened room (often on Halloween) could catch a glimpse of their future husband’s face in the mirror or a skull personifying Death, if their fate was to die before they married.
Visit Occult World: Scrying to learn more about this ancient art of divination, including how to do it yourself.
A blue moon on Halloween—prepare for messages from your ancestors and to catch glimpses of ghostly spirits running amok on this very fateful night!
Getting to see Garfield’s Halloween Adventure the week before Halloween night was always a highlight for me growing up in the 1980s.
For a straightforward, scary piece of Halloween décor, take a red candle and melt it over top of a white one so the red wax runs down like blood.
Glue cheesecloth onto foam mannequin heads (available at wig shops) and hang them from the ceiling. Spook them up with a fan on low speed.
Find many more great Halloween décor ideas at homedit: 20 Super Scary Halloween Decorations.
What a wonderful Baba Yaga costume on this trick-or-treater from a Halloween in the 1920s.
Find more great and spooky Halloween costumes at 14 vintage Halloween costumes that will make your skin crawl.
They gave him the cold shoulder.
I love the simplicity of this Halloween craft. All you need are some white paper cups and a black marker, which are easy enough to get at a dollar store. Turn the cups upside down, draw goofy ghost faces and—voilà!
Visit Non-Toy Gifts to learn how to add glowing noses to these spooky cuties.
A spooky image from a Halloween episode of The Real Ghostbusters that introduces the ghastly villain Samhain.