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Have You Been In Situations That Scared Or Otherwise Affected You During Halloween?
Have you been in situations that scared or otherwise affected you during Halloween? When I ask this, it can range from the run-of-the-mill tactics that people might do to cause them to jump a few inches off the ground, get spooked from noises they aren't used to hearing, or react differently after seeing something that just doesn't belong. Such happens with those who go out Trick-or-Treating or during other Halloween events. But people might be affected in other or serious ways such as things that really aren't supposed to happen and/or bring lasting effects. Going broke buying candy to hand out do other people doesn't count. I'll give you a personal example of mine.
Something that "otherwise" affected me happened during one of my college years. The university had a "haunted house" in an old building of theirs that wasn't used very often. A group of students had volunteered to put everything together so that it would look like a haunted house. Most of the various rooms, or sections that the tours were taken through looked dark, dim, creepy and forlorn.
At one room, everything changed. An innumerable number of lights began to flash rapidly and the people running the "haunted house" moved slowly around like evil spirits might. But the flashing lights began to have an effect upon me, something that was terribly wrong. I have epilepsy and the blinking lights caused me to go into a petit mal seizure. I was conscious, I could see and hear everything, but I had trouble speaking, thinking, or moving. I just stood there as the other people in the tour walked away. Finally, somewone who was running the "haunted house" noticed me, took me by the arm and gently lead me to the nearest exit. Once outside, he sat me down on the nearest patch of grass and left. After about 10 minutes, my head was clear again and I was able to return to my dorm room.
Have you been in situations that have scared or otherwise affected you during Halloween? They can be from the past or from the present day. Please discuss.
Meanwhile, have a safe and happy Halloween.
Last edited by powerhouse; 11-03-09 at 01:50 AM.