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Spookiest Halloween Ghost Decoration | What Did Aiden See That Night?

Updated on September 15, 2014
Spooky ghostly decorations.
Spooky ghostly decorations. | Source

Ghostly Halloween Decorations

When it comes to Halloween decorations, ghosts to me are an important element. I love the spooky aspect of this autumn holiday. Ever since I was a kid I have been intrigued by ghosts and other paranormal or supernatural beings. I loved reading ghost stories when I was a kid (I still do) although I would get a little scared. So, naturally Halloween is my favorite holiday.

Some folks prefer the gory stuff like bloody severed limbs, dangling heads and the likes, but not me as those symbolize violence. You can still be spooked without seeing blood or body parts. So, I'd rather stick with ghostly Halloween decorations.

The spookiest Halloween ghost decoration - The night Aiden went trick-or-treating

spooky Halloween night
spooky Halloween night

Aiden's Dracula Costume

Rubie's Transylvanian Vampire Costume
Rubie's Transylvanian Vampire Costume

I love how elegant and classy this costume looks!


* White shirt with black and red vest (attached)

* Black cape with red lining and stand-up collar

* Gold-colored medallion with inset red gem

* Elastic waist black pants


The night is dark and chilly, and a bit misty although there's a full moon out. As I stand in my front porch I hear an owl hooting as if summoning the creatures of darkness to come out and feast. The rustle of falling leaves, and swaying tendrils of Spanish moss (sometimes called ghost moss) on trees add to the eeriness of the night.

Then I hear a howling sound. Is that a wolf? It can't be. There are no wolves around here. Well, at least to the best of my knowledge. So it must be the wind blowing through the bare tree branches.

I would rather step back in and sit by the fireplace watching a spooky movie or curl up in my warm bed reading a ghost story book.

But... this is Halloween night, and I have to go out trick-or-treating in my brand new Count Dracula costume. Besides, my friends are probably waiting in front of their house where we agreed to meet. So I gather all my courage and walk down the road.

Spanish moss picture

Spanish moss (ghost moss) - prevalent in The South
Spanish moss (ghost moss) - prevalent in The South

Shadows of a thousand years rise again unseen,

Voices whisper in the trees, "Tonight is Halloween!"

~Dexter Kozen

Halloween Ghost Decoration

Halloween Ghost Front Yard Decoration Light Up LED
Halloween Ghost Front Yard Decoration Light Up LED

Was it something like this that I saw behind that big tree? Unlike this one though, there was no LED lights. But this looks spooky enough to scare trick-or-treaters!

* 41 inch tall

* LED lights change colors


Most of the houses on my street are decorated for Halloween. I enjoy looking at Jack o-Lanterns and other creepy decorations. I kind of like the inflated smiley ghosts too for they look cute. But I don't see any trick-or-treaters around which is rather unusual, and I start to wonder why.

As I continue walking I approach an old house with all the lights out. I don't see any carved pumpkins or bright lawn decorations there. I start guessing that the people are probably out of town, out partying, or maybe they just don't celebrate Halloween and don't want kids to knock on their door.

But wait... what is that behind the big tree? I see a white shrouded figure standing still. Or is it hanging from one of the tree branches? It's dark and misty, so I can't really tell. One thing for sure, the figure is quite tall; taller than me, in fact. So, they do decorate for Halloween after all, huh? But... what if it wasn't a decoration? What if it was... a real ghost? The thought makes me shudder, and I don't really want to find out what that thing really is, so I run quickly past the house.

Barefoot Boy's Pirate Costume

Halloween Concepts Children's Costumes Pirate King - Child's Medium
Halloween Concepts Children's Costumes Pirate King - Child's Medium

This pirate costume is similar to what my best friend Jonathan was wearing.


Soon I hear kids laughing, and I can see my friends in the distance as they call out my name. Whew, what a relief!

"Hey Aiden, we've been waiting for you. What took you so long?"

"Sorry guys, I had to make sure I look my best in this Count Dracula costume," I reply.

"Ha ha ha, you're so vain," says Jonathan who is wearing a pirate costume sans shoes! (we are best buddies known in the neighborhood as the barefoot boys) "I thought you were going to dress as Jungle Boy so we could go trick-or-treating barefooted together."

"Yeah, well... uh... it's a bit too cold to go out barefoot tonight. Besides, I have been wanting to dress as my favorite vampire!"

"Ha! It's not too cold for me, but whatever! Let's go before it REALLY gets cold!"

Now should I tell them about what I saw in front of that old house? Nah... they will probably laugh at me for being such a wuss! Maybe I'll check it out tomorrow morning when it's bright just to satisfy my curiosity as to whether that spooky thing is a ghostly Halloween decoration or...

A house is never still in darkness to those who listen intently; there is a whispering in distant chambers, an unearthly hand presses the snib of the window, the latch rises. Ghosts were created when the first man awoke in the night.

~J.M. Barrie

Life-size Animated Halloween Ghost Decoration

This will definitely freak me out even if I know it's just a decoration!

EVIL ENTITY LIFESIZE Haunted House 70in Halloween Prop Animated Ghost Zombie MR-124198
EVIL ENTITY LIFESIZE Haunted House 70in Halloween Prop Animated Ghost Zombie MR-124198

"I will find you... don't look back... leave!"

And you better heed his warning!


Scary Grandma Halloween Yard Decoration

Talk about scaring trick-or-treaters, this one certainly will! The scary face and spooky laugh of this grandma will probably haunt them long after Halloween is over.

Heading back home

My friends and I had fun trick-or-treating that night. We got tons of candies and other Halloween goodies. Some of the scary decorations did spook us out. We spent some time at Jonathan's house afterwards as his parents had a few treats for us.

Time flies when you're having fun. Now it's time to head home. I wish someone, preferably an adult, would walk with me or better yet, drive me home. But I'm too embarrassed to ask. So I just tell myself, everything will be ok.

I decide to take a different route, though. It's longer but I just don't want to pass by that old house with the creepy looking whatever in the front yard.

Meanwhile the night has grown colder, and the wind keeps blowing. I'm shivering as I walk briskly home.

Home sweet home

I feel it's taking me forever to reach home. When will I ever get there? I'm really anxious to get into my warm cozy bed.

I breathe a sigh of relief as I climb the stairs to the front porch, and it's well past 10pm. I hear that owl again, but this time I'm not afraid. I feel like he's welcoming me back home. I smile and say, "Good night Mr. Owl!" as I open the front door.

Mom is sitting in the living room enjoying a cup of hot apple cider that she made earlier. She's a little shocked to see me shivering.

"Oh my goodness! You should have worn a sweater!" she scolds.

"But mom, a sweater would look silly with my Dracula costume!"

"Well, I hope you won't catch yet another cold before it's even winter. But I'm glad that for once you didn't get your feet dirty going out!"

I just giggle and walk to my room.

As soon as I sit down I take off my shoes and socks. Aaah, it feels great to be in bare feet again! I hang my Count Dracula outfit carefully in the closet.

Then I pick up one of my favorite ghost story books and jump into bed intending to read another chapter before going to sleep. Hey, Halloween is not quite over yet! But I am so tired that I fall asleep after reading just a few sentences.

I loved ghost stories, creaky staircases, stormy nights. If it guaranteed nightmares I read it by flashlight, after midnight.

~Lisa Gardner

Was it a ghostly Halloween decoration? - Or was it something else?

spooky old house
spooky old house

Today right after school I decide to check out that old house since I didn't have the time to do it in the morning. It's a balmy autumn afternoon in the South. The sun is shining brightly and the air is crisp. There is nothing to be afraid of, really.

I change into my favorite attire (t-shirt, shorts, and bare feet) and walk out towards that old house which is a few blocks away. Yes, it looks old and a bit spooky even in the bright sunny day. The yard is unkept and colorful leaves blanket the lawn. There is a dusty old wooden bench with some cobweb in the front porch. I wonder if anyone is living there.

I look around for Halloween decorations but there isn't any. There is that big tree but I see no object behind it or hanging from it. Did they take down that ghostly Halloween decoration already? Yes, Halloween is over but many people leave their decorations up for a few more days.

A raven swoops over the house and perches on one of the tree branches. Then it turns its head toward me and croaks. Suddenly I feel cold air blowing, and I'm having goosebumps. So, I quickly run back home.

What was it that I saw the previous night? Was it a spooky ghost Halloween yard decoration or dare I say... a real ghost? Or perhaps my mind and eyes were playing tricks on me in that misty Halloween night? I guess it will remain a mystery.

One need not be a chamber to be haunted;

One need not be a house;

The brain has corridors surpassing

Material place.

~Emily Dickinson

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      anonymous 3 years ago

      I appericiate you

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      halloweenprops 4 years ago

      Nice story. I like spooky decorations for Halloween.

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      Earnlat 4 years ago

      Nice job. Our mind will play games with us!!