The Spooktacular History of Halloween
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Bats and Spiders
Bats and spiders were also thought to be witches' and ghosts' "familiars." Folklore claims that if a bat was seen flying around a house three times, someone inside was going to die. And if a bat flew into your house on Halloween, it meant that a ghost had let it in, and the house was haunted.
As the story goes, too, if a spider falls into a candle-lit lamp and is consumed by the flame, a witch is nearby!
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