January 18, 2019

Paranormal Dangers at Halloween

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Scary tricker or treaters weilding fake axes may not be the only danger on Halloween

It’s just 35 days until Halloween’s upon us again, dark passengers. Traditionally, this is a holiday where we think paranormal activity is at a yearly low. I mean, we dress up to scare away the ghosts and ghouls, right?

Candy awesomeness is just an added bonus…

Unfortunately, Halloween can be a holiday filled with danger when it comes to the paranormal. No, this isn’t because paranormal creatures don’t like us dressing up like them; it’s because people go looking for paranormal phenomena on Halloween. Instead of finding spiked EMF readings or the rumored razor blade candy apples, they often find trouble of a different variety of trouble.

Christian Halloween Dangers

It starts every fall, just like the changing of the leaves. Even if you don’t participate in the Christian faith, you’re bound to hear the question posed: Should Christians celebrate Halloween?

Give it another month and you’ll start hearing the question of whether Christians should celebrate Christmas because of the all the Pagan rituals that were absorbed into it when December 25th was assigned as the birth of Christ…

Personally, I’m not going to pretend I have all – or any – of the answers when it comes to this question. According to ministry founder Kimberly Daniels, Halloween is full of very real dangers; dangers that put the salvation of your soul in jeopardy. For example, Halloween:

  • encourages people to mingle with demons
  • is the antithesis of a holiday – wherein the word actually means “holy day”
  • is a day in celebration of Satan and the Satanic Trinity
  • opens the door to demonic harassment.

Although none of those points are particularly new to the argument against Halloween, Daniels does offer a tidbit about the dangers of Halloween I’ve never heard. She claims that witches pray over all Halloween candy to create an opening into the lives of everyone who eats it. In fact, even the church fall festivals are still riddled with evil because demons don’t respect church grounds.

Is all that really true? *shrugs* That’s really up to each of you to decide. I’ll say that I’ve never seen any hard evidence to support evil prayers going on at the Brach’s candy factory, so I suppose it could be true.

Elvis could also be living in my closet. Prove I’m lying, I dare you!

Halloween Dangers from the Paranormal

Halloween’s danger to your immortal soul really falls into the supernatural realm though, not necessarily paranormal. Are there any real, tangible dangers from the paranormal on Halloween? Yes and no. I haven’t found any evidence to support a higher incidence of paranormal phenomena or manifestations on Halloween. That said, the paranormal is definitely an issue on October 31 of every year.

Why? The stupidity and carelessness of people knows no bounds.

Basically, Halloween is the one day when people who couldn’t care less about ghosts and magic the other 364 days choose to dabble with the paranormal. Is that really dangerous? Without question!

Here’s the problem: People who have no experience with the paranormal have no business ghost hunting or holding seances. Watching a few episodes of ‘Paranormal State’ or seeing Whoopi Goldberg play a medium in ‘Ghost’ doesn’t make anyone an expert. While I’m certainly no expert on the subject, I knew enough to conduct my first two paranormal investigations with a group of experienced investigators.

And I think I definitely know better than to try contacting the dead on my own.

It’s true that I don’t hold many of the traditional Christian beliefs, but that doesn’t mean I disagree on all points. Regardless of what your religious beliefs might be, dabbling in the paranormal can open doors you may wish stayed closed. Once you chat it up with spirits on Halloween, do you really think they’ll never come back to visit? Time in its current form is a construct of our existence, meaning a ghost may not realize you’re only cool being pals on Halloween.

Of course, you may not even be talking to the spirit you think you’re talking to anyway. If Aunt Edna’s not available during your Halloween seance, you just might get a spirit with malevolent intentions who doesn’t mind being called the wrong name to gain entry to our realm.

Don’t misunderstand, I’m not necessarily saying you can’t go on a haunted house ghost hunt or hold a seance on Halloween. What I am saying is that if you’re going to participate in either of these activities, don’t do them by yourself and don’t simply call your friend who has a lot of candles to come help you. Dabbling with the paranormal isn’t a good idea, but if you insist on doing so on Halloween, make sure you do so with experienced paranormal practitioners. There’s always a risk when you participate in paranormal activities, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take some precautions.

So, dark passengers, what Halloween festivities do you plan to participate in this year? Or will you avoid Halloween activities altogether because of the risk of paranormal dangers?

Me? I’ll probably spend the holiday as I do every year…with a bowl of candy by the front door on the wrong night. In Suburbia, does anyone really know which night the kiddos plan to show up for Trick or Treating fun?


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Jen Whitten is a paranormal researcher and writer, specializing in psychic development, Empaths, modern day vampirism and dealing with entities. She regularly discusses the paranormal realm, as well as the dark inner workings of the mind.


  1. Shakespeare says:

    I do the candy thing, too (though if my husband didn’t have his say, I’d give out something besides candy–pencils, games, etc.).

    All someone has to do is see a few episodes of Ghost Hunters to know not to dabble. On one episode, the owner of a house admitted he’d brought in a ouija board to the house, and the two head investigators shook their heads and said, “Man, you don’t want to do that.”

    On the other hand, the contention that witches pray over the candy is utter nonsense. I know two many Wiccans to believe that to be true. Witches have no more ties to the devil or to evil spirits than the average person. They do, however, recognize their ties to nature far more than average. I just don’t find that to be scary (or dangerous).

    Fascinating post! Gave me a lot to think about.

    • Jen Whitten says:

      You know, I almost went into the Ouiji board thing, but then I thought that was really better saved for a later post. I’ve got WAY too much to talk about on that one.

      I agree that people should know better if they’ve watched any of the ghost hunting shows, but I don’t think that necessarily means they do. On my first paranormal investigation, we ran into a group of high schoolers (it was at a public park said to be haunted). Not only were they running around trying to antagonize spirits, they told us about how one of them had serious activity going on in their house, so they brought in a Ouiji board and didn’t understand why things seemed worse now. Like I said, I can’t underestimate the lack of common sense people have when it comes to the paranormal.

      I’m with you on the evil candy thing. I’ve known many Wiccans and Pagans and I can’t see any of them doing Satan’s dirty work,primary because they don’t acknowledge his existence (neither do I, really), and also because they’re just too good of people to do that. Maybe she was using the term witch to mean practitioners of black magic in the service of Satan? It would be a misnomer, but would make a bit more sense…even though the Christian ministers I’ve known believe that all Wiccans and Pagans are misguided souls serving Satan through their rituals without fully understanding it. (Also not what I believe).

      And I can’t say I really buy into the conspiracy theory that all candy manufacturers are out to steal our souls. Our money, sure, but I believe trading health-ruining goodies for profit as being Satanic in nature is probably debatable, not an absolute fact. ;)