I wonder if someday anthropologists will look at old halloween artifacts and conclude that we were superstitious and fearful. They'll probably think we took this stuff seriously! After all, we tend to look back at people who lived long ago and fail to consider that they had a sense of humor.
I took the above picture in front of a discount store using my old Nikon camera. My newer Canon camera is in the shop. I first noticed it failing when it was just over 3 months old, too late to return it to Crutchfield's. The zoom was erratic, failing to return to normal after I used it to zoom in on something. Unfortunately this did not show in the viewfinder, so I lost a number of photo opportunities. Here's an example.