The 20 Coolest Halloween House Decorations You’ve Ever Seen

Halloween originated as a Celtic festival in Ireland, distinguishing the change of seasons…and the belief that dead spirits roam the earth during the cold, dark winter. When the Irish emigrated to other nations, namely America, they carried this tradition not in their bags, but as part of their heritage. By the 1900s, Halloween became a celebration of fright and the grotesque, and in the mid 20th century, deathly decorations began adorning houses…much like you’ll see here. The true and terrifying story that accompanies the images takes place in a southern mansion that is not pictured.

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