Take your pick: poisonous lollipops or murder by a Captain Hook impersonator. Each year, Halloween brings with it a few very elaborate urban legends that keep many trickortreaters on their toes.
Nov 07, 2007 Antismoking pills, nail in apple found in kids' Halloween candy Police are warning parents to sift through their children's Halloween candy after one child received Zyban pills as a treat and another was given an apple embedded with a nail.
The Legend of the Poisoned Candy: By far, the most popular Halloween candy urban legend spins the tale of a stranger who laces candy with poison and distributes the goods to innocent children The urban legend comes from an old haunted house somewhere in Pennsylvania. People were invited to the house on Halloween and they were asked to sign waivers to protect the owner from anything Claim: Police have documented cases of people randomly distributing poisoned goodies to children on Halloween.
" Tainted Halloween candy is a contemporary legend, spread by word of mouth, with little to support it, " Best concluded. Like most contemporary (" urban" ) legends, this one has more to reveal about our collective psyche than it does about realworld events. Oct 18, 2017 Watch video 5 Halloween myths and urban legends, debunked. Be wary of these five commonly shared Halloween myths.
Of all the urban legends about poisonlaced Halloween candy, one is true. And 43 years later, the true story of Houston's" Candyman" murder still feels very real for residents who remember the Poisoned candy myths are urban legends about malevolent strangers hiding poisons or sharp objects such as razor blades, needles, or broken glass in candy and distributing the candy in order to harm random children, especially during Halloween trickortreating.
It is Mostly a Myth. Whispers of tainted Halloween candy have lingered for decades, but it is mainly a myth. There is a lovehate relationship with urban legends in