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WJLA, October 04, 2012

PHOTOS: Halloween images and origins

Witches, black cats, bats and monsters – all of these things scream Halloween! But why? Brush up on your haunted history skills as you click through the holiday’s most iconic images.

 

Witches

Folklore states that witches gathered on October 31st to celebrate the changing of the seasons. They flew on broomsticks, stirred cauldrons and cast nasty spells as they celebrated All Hallows’ Eve.

(Photo: “Witch Flying On Broom Vector” ©2012 by Vectorportal via Creative Commons/WJLA) of fullscreen mode

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