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We’ve been Ghosted ! in Williamsburg Virginia

A new Halloween “prank” is spreading cheer through the Williamsburg, Virginia area in the run-up to Friday’s big night. It’s called ghosting, and most new Williamsburg residents have never heard of it. I have to say when we first moved here it was quite a thrill for our then very young children to experience.

Ghosting is a way to secretly send Halloween treats to family, friends, and neighbors. Once you have been Ghosted you should spread the Halloween fun by passing it along to others. 

First laugh and enjoy the fun! Think of some family and friends that would enjoy getting Ghosted. Assemble some treats and goodies to bring along and leave with a “Ghosting Letter” which contains a poem and instructions for continued Ghosting. The idea is to secretly surprise your friends with some Halloween fun!

When you least expect it  the doorbell will ring. You won’t find anyone at the door. What you will find is a  package of Halloween-themed treats, a black and white picture of a ghost and a poem informing you that you have been ghosted. 

The origins of ghosting are unclear. 

Here are instructions and the ” Ghosting Letter” for you to start the tradition in your neighborhood.  Print out the letter below or make up your own, gather a bag of treats,  Then put them all in a little treat bag or basket and leave them on someone’s front steps – don’t let them see you!

Here is the Ghosting Letter:

 

 

 

The Phantom Ghost has come to town,
To leave you some goodies, I see you have found.
If you do not wish a curse to fall,
Continue this greeting, this Phantom’s call.

First, post this Phantom where it can be seen,
And leave it there until Halloween.
This will scare other Phantoms who may visit.
Be sure to participate, you don’t want to miss it!

Second, make two treats & two copies of this Ghost with a grin
Deliver them to two neighbors where this Phantom hasn’t been
Don’t let them see you, be sneaky, no doubt …
And make sure they put their Phantom Ghost out!

Next, you have only one day to act, so be quick!
Leave it at doors where the Phantom hasn’t hit.
Deliver at dark when there isn’t much light…
Ring the doorbell and run, and stay out of sight!!

And last, but not least, come join in the season.
Don’t worry, be happy, you need no good reason.
This is all in good fun and we are just trying to say…
HAPPY HALLOWEEN AND HAVE A GREAT DAY

Williamsburg Va., Halloween Haunted Forest Toano

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Saturday, October 25, 2008 6-9:30pm

Upper County Park, Toano VA • Free parking at Toano Middle School

Journey through the Haunted  Forest

 $1/person or half price in costume

 If you dare, venture out after dark to experience a walk through the Haunted Forest  (One of James City Counties signature family events.)  for the fun, for the fright, for the things that go bump in the night – there are lots of horrific sights and sounds in the woods! Children 6 and younger, along with their parents, will especially enjoy Goblinville with its moonwalks, playground equipment and pumpkin patch hayride which travels through a maze of pumpkin faces and Nursery Rhyme Characters! Goblinville is also home to Frankenstein’s Birthday Party which features a variety of hands-on arts and crafts activities and games, as well as our Fall Festive Family Area where the scarecrow stuffing class takes place at 6:30pm ($17/scarecrow).

Also look for the return of the Costume Contest! Pumpkin Bowling, arts and crafts, games and ghouls together create a night of frightful family fun! Teens, put your dancin’ shoes on for Dracula’s Dance Party featuring a DJ, dance floor, variety of hand-on activities, a gross guess, games and more!

After being watched and chased by unknown creatures in the Haunted Forest, you’ll be hungry so visit our concessions and munch on something to eat. Better to munch than be munched! Don’t forget your camera!

Here is a map to Toano Middle School where you can catch a shuttle to the event.