Most Halloween stories are usually scary…and fictional. How about some amusing true Halloween stories for a change? These real accounts were sent in to Reader’s Digest. LOL!
Playing With Fire
Firefighters are required to wear their full bunker gear on all safety calls, even to advise homeowners of a county ordinance against burning leaves after dark. One Halloween, two fire workers waited on the porch of one such offending household, helmets in hand, until a woman finally opened the door. Promptly dropping a candy bar into each helmet, she remarked, “You boys are a little old for this sort of thing, aren’t you?” and closed the door.
For Halloween, one child wanted to be the The Incredible Hulk. Using food coloring and a washcloth, his hands, face, neck and blond hair were dyed the same green shade of the TV monster. After his bath the next morning, a faint green tint still remained. As he was heading out the door for school, the child handed his mother a note he’d forgotten to give her the day before. The mother quickly opened the note to find, with dismay, that school pictures were going to be taken that day.
Right place, Wrong time
On Halloween night a driver called a road-service dispatch office complaining that he was locked out of his car. The dispatcher forwarded the information to a locksmith, along with one more detail: The car was parked at a nudist colony. Of course, the locksmith arrived in record time. But when he called the dispatch service later to report, he wasn’t amused. “Figures,” he said. “I finally get to go to a nudist colony, and they’re having a costume party!”