When I was just a ragamuffin, my pappy used to love scaring the wits out of me with ghost stories around the fireplace. He told me tales of cemeteries he'd been to that made strange sounds, an overnight stay in a tavern that he swore was haunted, and a ship that disappeared during the revolutionary war. Sometimes he'd even make swooping shadows on the walls with his hands--it was enough to keep me too frightened to fall asleep until the sun showed itself! Ghost tales are as old as America itself, and America is a pretty haunted place. Why, you can see for yourself over at the Huffington Post, who recently compiled this list of America's Most Haunted Places. From Alcatraz in San Francisco, CA to the Lizzie Borden House in Fall River, MA, there's no shortage of ghoulish legends in the history of this country. And to keep you company while you spin spooky tales over the fire, why not take along my Original Popcorn Popper to keep your spellbound audience company? Have a happy and safe Halloween, folks!