In our household, Halloween is the favored holiday -- yet nearly every year, some crisis impairs our festivities. This year was no exception. We were going to spend the night driving around to check out Maryland's spooky spots, of which there are many. In particular, we wanted to seek out the state's fabled paranormal superstar, Goatman.
If you don't know Goatman, think of the Celtic god Cernunnos. Or maybe Pan. Now put a freakin' ax
in his hand.
Alas, a financial crisis hit, and we can spend not one dime on frivolity. So now we will stay home, hand out corn sugar confections to rugrats, and laugh at paranormal documentaries.
We especially like the ones where the team of ghostbusters goes out to investigate some scary historic spot -- and never, ever find anything supernatural. Ever
. And the folks at home spend the entire show trying to figure who is sleeping with whom on the ghostbusting team.
I was also going to post an arty video of graveyard markers in Baltimore. We have some very elaborate tombstones out here. You'll see the video when it's done.