“The good news is there is no evidence to suggest there is fentanyl being laced into Halloween candy. The bad news is that middle and high schoolers can purchase pills through social media, friends or family.”
“So some friends and I drove up there for a little spooky fun, and I turned the car off.”
“About 3:30 a.m., I suddenly awoke. My two cats were sitting on the floor, staring right above me.”
“As we approached the curve at the cemetery on the hill at the Baptist church, imagine my surprise …”
“After that night, many times we would be sitting in the same room and suddenly smell a waft of perfume, as if someone just walked by.”
“After seven months on a mountain, a lot of the forest’s sounds become normal. Not this night.”
“Fifty years ago, when I was a teenager, two carloads of us went up to the Zealandia Mansion to see the legendary ghost.”
In October 1918, in the midst of a worldwide influenza pandemic, Asheville residents opted to wear medical masks as opposed to Halloween costumes.
COVID-19 may have derailed some Halloween plans, but the pandemic also inspired one local family to take their holiday decorations to the next level.
Xpress photographer Cindy Kunst spent a night on the prowl for the spookiest Halloween decoration displays in West Asheville and Canton neighborhoods. Be warned: Cobwebs and disembodied, blood-covered limbs lie ahead!
Under Gov. Roy Cooper’s new executive order, bars, movie theaters, small outdoor entertainment venues, conference centers and amusement parks can operate at 30% of capacity or 100 seated guests, whichever is less.
Today we associate Halloween with costumes, candy and jack-o’-lanterns. But at the start of the 20th century holiday customs were quite different. The supernatural remained a component, but a large emphasis was on romance.
In 1898, residents were spooked by an unusual glow inside a vacant house. A few years later, another resident offered the local paper insight on how to deter ghosts from haunting homes.
With Halloween proper falling mid-week, the opportunities to celebrate span several days leading up to and following the quintessential autumnal observance.
In previous years, the city’s temporary use permit, which is required to shut down Vermont Avenue, cost the event’s organizers $100. This year, the price jumped to $500.
Black Death ice cream, Corpse Reviver cocktails and chocolate sugar skulls are just a few of the Halloween goodies on the menu around Asheville.
Halloween falls midweek this year, which means while many ghoulish entertainments will take place the preceding weekend, there are still some events to look forward to on Halloween night itself.
The Bad Seed induces a disturbing, psychological message for the ages. If a child can be manipulative and clever enough to get away with murder — what will happen when they become an adult in a position of power and authority?
“I took my teenage autistic son trick-or-treating in West Asheville, off Haywood Road, and was so outraged by these jerks who dress and talk like hippies, who were bullying and judging kids.”
Xpress joins paranormal investigator Joshua P. Warren and company as they delve into mysterious rumors of secret tunnels hidden beneath the Asheville Masonic Temple.