Welcome to Atlas Obscura's Most Haunting Halloween Ever

We love October, a time of chills and thrills that builds all month to that spookiest of days, Halloween. Join us as we explore the wonder and weirdness afoot, from ancient monsters to very modern ways of studying fear itself.

Tales of Terror: Ghost lights, cursed ships, haunted mirrors, and more. Don't read alone.

An Extra-Creepy Atlas: Create your own Road Trip of the Damned with these unsettling Places you can visit IRL (in this life or the next).

You Are Fearless. You Have Scrolled Deep Into the Atlas Obscura Crypt.

Venture even deeper into the shadows for more spine-tingling Stories, positively paranormal Places, and other spooky surprises.

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Still hungry for more mischief and mayhem?

Satisfy your appetite for all things Halloween, from tasty treats to unsolved mysteries, with these classics from years past.

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