Peterborough Hallowe'en Houses 2016 Edition

1064 High Street

1064 High Street

Looks like people are already getting their houses ready for the upcoming spooky season. Some are even getting into the social aspect of it such as St. Mary's House of Horror.

Email us your photos of your scary set-up and we'll add them to this post.

—post & photos by Evan Holt

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472 Parnell Street

472 Parnell Street

Scarier Than Anything You Could Put Out On Hallowe'en

Maybe the secret is to put out your Hallowe'en decorations a month in advance to amp up the scary factor?

We spotted this guy in town above.

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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Burglar King: Here's A Guy Wearing A Crown & Cape Stealing A Muskoka Chair Off A Porch In Peterborough


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Morrow's Hollow Might Be The Spookiest House In Peterborough

Peterborough, meet Morrow's Hollow. This is really S-C-A-R-Y stuff. Homeowners, well done. Way to bring it with the Halloween. Take a look below. (If you have seen creepier in Peterborough, email us or tweet us your pics.)

Photo by Evan Holt

Photo by Evan Holt

Oh, and also check out this excellent pirate ship on Shirley Avenue.

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Look At This Scary New "Meat Shop" On McGill Street


Drive by the new "Meat Shop" on McGill Street (you'll know it when you see it), where they offer Hallowe'en scares to passers-by. Check out the menu of daily specials "Fresh from the butcher's block".


Spotted a scary house here in town? Let us know!

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Evan Holt]

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A Woman Has Created A Facebook Page To Suggest Delaying Trick-or-Treating Until This Friday In Peterborough

A Peterborough woman named Kimberley MacDougall has created a Facebook page suggesting that trick-or-treating be delayed until this Friday due to Hurricane Sandy's possible effects here. The page does have its supporters but others totally disagree. Tell us your thoughts below.

[Postpone Peterborough Trick-or-Treating Facebook page]

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Here's A Peterborough House On Morrow Street Tripped Out For Halloween


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Here's A Safety Guide From Police For Halloween Night In The Patch

Halloween Safety Tips:
On Monday, October 31, officers will be out on foot, bicycles and vehicles conducting extra patrols on residential streets, in parks, plazas and schools, in an effort to reduce Halloween-related crime. By working together and following some easy safety tips we can ensure Halloween is fun for kids of all ages.

Before Halloween:
• Plan costumes that are bright and reflective. Make sure that shoes fit well and that costumes are short enough to prevent tripping

• Add reflective tape to costumes and trick-or-treat bags for greater visibility

• Because masks can limit vision, consider using non-toxic make-up instead

• Purchase costumes and accessories that are flame resistant

• Use flashlights with fresh batteries for all children and their escorts. This is also a good time to replace the batteries in home smoke detectors • Eliminate tripping hazards on your property

• Feed your children a good, healthy meal before they go out. This will discourage them from filling up on Halloween treats that have not yet been checked

During Trick or Treating:
• A parent or responsible adult should always accompany young children on their rounds

• Parents should know the route that older children are going to take

• Stay in a group, walk slowly and communicate where you are going

• Remain on well-lit streets and always use sidewalks

• Never cut across yards. You may trip on shrubs

• Obey all traffic and pedestrian laws. Do not assume that drivers can see you

• If no sidewalk is available, walk facing traffic and as far from traffic as possible

• Remove masks before crossing a street

• Never enter a stranger’s home or car for a treat

• Do not eat treats unless checked by an adult you trust

After Trick or Treating:
• Sort and check children’s candy upon their arrival home. Although tampering is rare, throw away any suspicious or unwrapped items.

Driving On Halloween Night: Be alert and watch for children on streets, alleys, crosswalks and driveways. Slow down while driving through residential areas, and be aware of the increased number of children walking in neighbourhoods. This is an exciting time for children and the potential for kids to dart out into traffic is heightened. Be extremely careful backing out of driveways and parking lots.

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Spooky Reads From Local Author Ian Rogers

Just in time for Halloween, local writer Ian Rogers has a special deal on his supernatural mystery novels.

Rogers, who was profiled a couple years back in The Peterborough Examiner for his scary works spanning over 50 short stories, also has a Halloween short story, "Vogo", slated to appear online on Biff Bam Pop! this weekend.

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What Are You Dressing Up As For Halloween?

[Contributed by PtboCanada's Julie Morris, @cupcakeJu]

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