The month of October is full of candy, festivities, offensive Halloween costumes, and a ton of poorly executed Halloween tricks. Unfortunately, not all of the holiday happenings are all that safe and as kids grow out of trick or treating, they seem to prefer replacing it with an illegal Halloween activity or two.
The tradition of “Mischief Night” got its start in the United States back in the 1930s, perhaps as a way to relieve some of the pressure caused by the Great Depression. Children would set off alarms, break windows, and even start fires - in fact, by 1984, there were over 800 fires in Detroit in the three days leading up to Halloween.
Not too much has changed when it comes to Halloween being considered a time for shenanigans. Thankfully, fires aren’t as trendy as they once were, but the holiday is still a nuisance for police who start getting called out the second too realistic Halloween decorations start making their way outside. This list contains some common Halloween tricks that may get you into some real trouble.
Creepy Clown Pranks and CostumesVideo: YouTube
Scaring People in CarsVideo: YouTube
Dressing Up in Black Face
Hanging Yourself (or Others)
Ouija Board Sessions
Galavanting Through Graveyards