I think we have a winner - best Halloween story

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I think we have a winner - best Halloween story

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Yes, it's grim...but it's gonna be hard to beat for Halloween news.

October 27, 2005
Hanging Mistaken for Halloween Decoration
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Filed at 5:06 p.m. ET

FREDERICA, Del. (AP) -- The apparent suicide of a woman found hanging from a tree went unreported for hours because passers-by thought the body was a Halloween decoration, authorities said.

The 42-year-old woman used rope to hang herself across the street from some homes on a moderately busy road late Tuesday or early Wednesday, state police said.

The body, suspended about 15 feet above the ground, could be easily seen from passing vehicles.

State police spokesman Cpl. Jeff Oldham and neighbors said people noticed the body at breakfast time Wednesday but dismissed it as a holiday prank. Authorities were called to the scene more than three hours later.

''They thought it was a Halloween decoration,'' Fay Glanden, wife of Mayor William Glanden, told The (Wilmington) News Journal.

''It looked like something somebody would have rigged up,'' she said.
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makes this one seem kinda wimpy

Police: Man Re - Enacts 'Halloween' Scene

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Filed at 9:44 p.m. ET

ROGERS, Ark. (AP) -- Police say something bad was bound to happen when a butcher knife, the movie ''Halloween'' and a group of drinking men came together at a Rogers motel room.

John Hetzel, 40, was charged with aggravated assault and second-degree battery after attacking a man who checked on him at his motel room after a night of drinking, police spokesman Cpl. Kelley Cradduck said.

Cradduck said the victim had gone to the motel Tuesday night to check on Hetzel after they had been drinking at a bar. Hetzel and his roommate were watching the horror movie ''Halloween'' and, when the man knocked, Hetzel opened the door and slashed away with a butcher knife, Cradduck said.

The man, whose name was unavailable, raised his right arm to ward off the blows and was stabbed in the hand.

Cradduck said police they had trouble interviewing Hetzel because he was drunk, but the spokesman said Hetzel told officers that he should have killed the victim.

Police said they could upgrade the charge to attempted murder.

Cradduck said Hetzel has served time in a Nevada prison for attempted murder and kidnapping.
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No, I don't think you can beat that first story. It's just the right kind of bizarre for Halloween, and technically speaking there is no victim involved so it's almost guilt-free.
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contestant #3. Black cape and helmet

Calif. Police: Teen Kills Man, Girl, Self

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Filed at 6:36 p.m. ET

ALISO VIEJO, Calif. (AP) -- A 19-year-old in a black cape and helmet went on a shooting rampage Saturday in an upscale Southern California neighborhood, killing a man and his daughter before committing suicide, authorities said.

The teen shot a 45-year-old man and his 21-year-old daughter to death in their home, said Orange County Sheriff's Department spokesman Jim Amormino. A 20-year-old son escaped after hearing shots.

The shooter, whose identity wasn't released, then walked across the street and fired into another house. A person inside suffered cuts from broken glass, Amormino said.

Another neighbor heard the commotion, came outside and was confronted by the teen, who tried to fire his weapon. When it misfired, the shooter went back to his own house -- less than 100 yards away -- and committed suicide, Amormino said.

The motive was unknown. Police said there was no known link between the teen and his victims.

The victims' names were withheld pending family notification.

Aliso Viejo is a small, affluent community near Laguna Beach.
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Pastor electrocuted while performing baptism

WACO, Texas (AP) -- A pastor performing a baptism was electrocuted inside his church Sunday morning when he adjusted a nearby microphone while standing in water, a church employee said.

The Rev. Kyle Lake, 33, was stepping into the baptistery as he reached out for the microphone, which produced an electric shock, said University Baptist Church community pastor Ben Dudley.

Water in a baptistery usually reaches above the waist, said Byron Weathersbee, interim university chaplain at Baylor University.

Lake was pronounced dead at Hillcrest Baptist Medical Center, nursing supervisor Pat Mahl said. The woman being baptized apparently had not stepped into the water and was not seriously injured.
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GHOULISH AND DARK OUT

It is the Holy Spirit Who provides us the best shield against evil, and to see the symbolism of evil is only to look around us.

While much of Halloween is just for fun, there is a sinister underside, and in some cases -- with some costumes, with some rituals -- its energy makes a direct connection.

But Halloween is not the only brush with darkness. We are surrounded by evil every day of the year, and on every holiday, but we find refuge in the Holy Spirit.

This is not just Sunday jargon. It is a fact: the Holy Spirit is our surest defense against the devil and can swath our bodies in real protection.

It is the Holy Spirit Who also shows us where the real the presence of evil is, that we may avoid it. When we ask for Him, He comes.

And that's what we need to do:

With fervor ask the Holy Spirit to descend on our homes, our families, and our communities in this era of both hope and darkness. Come, Holy Spirit. Come, Holy Spirit.

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Foxtrot wrote:http://www.spiritdaily.com/familyattacksfeedback.htm

GHOULISH AND DARK OUT

It is the Holy Spirit Who provides us the best shield against evil, and to see the symbolism of evil is only to look around us.
See you in Hell.
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Foxtrot wrote:http://www.spiritdaily.com/familyattacksfeedback.htm

With fervor ask the Holy Spirit to descend on our homes, our families, and our communities in this era of both hope and darkness. Come, Holy Spirit. Come, Holy Spirit.

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and finally...

Woman in Witch Costume Robs Wash. Bank
By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Filed at 6:41 a.m. ET

OLYMPIA, Wash. (AP) -- A woman dressed as a witch robbed a bank and vanished in the smoke of an exploding security dye pack, then apparently reappeared in street clothes and held up another bank, police said.

The Halloween holdups were less than an hour apart at bank branches in Olympia and neighboring Lacey, authorities said.

The first robbery was reported when a woman wearing a shiny purple witch hat, cloak and long blond wig handed the teller a note indicating she had a weapon and demanding cash, Lacey police Lt. Phil Comstock said.

As the woman ran from the bank, the dye pack exploded and she dropped the money and her hat, authorities said.

Olympia police later received a silent alarm from a bank branch where witnesses said a woman handed the teller a note and escaped with an undisclosed amount of money.

Investigators were comparing images from surveillance cameras, but from witness descriptions ''it looks like the same lady,'' Detective Samuel Costello said.
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