Post
Experience Project iOS Android Apps | Download EP for your Mobile Device

I Remember When Halloween Was Safe

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 83 People

    Kind Of Blame Myself For Letting Halloween Get Bad

    When I was a kid between 5 and 14 Halloween was safe and fun. When I turned 15 -  I started hearing aren’t you a little big to be trick or treating and stories of razor blades in apples and poison in candy. When I turned 16 I decided it would be my last year trick or treating...
    Nanoose Nanoose 51-55, M Aug 18, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Halloween / Safe

    Halloween was never safe when trick or treating.  Now a days, it may be better cause there's more services then before.
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr 36-40, F 1 Response Aug 18, 2011

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Draging the Bag

    I'm sure there are still "safe" towns to send your kids out to  trick or treat..However and sadly it can be dangerous for the innocent. I love the times we ran home from school, hogged down supper and AT LAST..put on the  beloved costume! ...
    wiseowl wiseowl 61-65, F 3 Responses Sep 11, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Safe and Then Very Scary.......

    There was a time when the sweet lady  in the house down from ours use to make the most amazing homemade treats I was so spoiled to Halloween and the last few years of trick or treating she had to stop because parents refused to go to the house because of various stories...
    BeTheBestMe BeTheBestMe 36-40, F Dec 9, 2008

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Trick Or Treaters Are Sick

    I find the whole idea completely abhorrent. A stupid American tradition that's moved over to the UK. From my understanding trick or treaters should only call on houses with a lantern in the window, these thugs don't adhere to that tradition though. I have them knocking until 10 o...
    Chamelion28 Chamelion28 26-30 1 Response May 3, 2012

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Sort Of................

    Going back A LOT of years.......... I remember when mom would watch me from the balcony of our home when I went trick or treating. Of course I also remember when it changed & she started taking me herself, holding my hand the whole time..... It was a scary time, a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 16, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    In the 70's I Guess

    But in the 80's my mom would freak out about what I got in my bag. "That apple might have a razor blade in it!" "someone might kidnap you and take you in their house!" Yep.
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 31, 2009

    Your Response

    Cancel

    At One Time, It Was

    When I was still young enough to go "trick or treat" we didn't need to haul our parents around with us, nor were my parents afraid to let us go together after dark. People weren't afraid to open their doors on Halloween night, and kids were home at a decent hour, before curfew...
    MaryJanine MaryJanine 56-60, F 2 Responses Jun 25, 2013

    Your Response

    Cancel

    Related Experiences

    This was my mobile phone .....
    expressomarkie expressomarkie 46-50, M 1 Response May 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Lol this is exactly how it went down when I was younger. My mom would go ham on my *** with a Wooden spoon or her belt or this one time she came at me with picture frame (yes a...
    sancjo88 sancjo88 26-30, M 3 Responses May 15

    Your Response

    Cancel
    A question for you guys who remembers pooping themselfs when you was a kid and how did you do it did you stand there? Did you squat what position was you in when you was having the...
    Mushypanties12 Mushypanties12 18-21, M 3 Responses May 6

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Who remembers having a actual accident when you was a kid? And how did it feel and what did your parents say about it where and when did it happen how long did you stay in your...
    Mushypanties12 Mushypanties12 18-21, M 2 Responses May 4

    Your Response

    Cancel
    This is the story of one experience. In my freshman year of high school there was this really nice guy who sat next to me in English class. We talked sometimes and it felt like...
    awaywego4 awaywego4 26-30, F 7 Responses Apr 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was in grades 7-8 I was bullied. When it started I was going for football tryouts. I was kind of chunky at the time. I wasn't working out at the moment. It started with this...
    Rockyroad23 Rockyroad23 18-21, M 3 Responses May 9

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I feel like as a result of my own molestation i was very sexually curious when i was young. I played doctor with a neighbor boy. We'd hide in closets while our mom's visited...
    dkmol dkmol 26-30, F 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was a kid I got the hand, belt, sandal, or whatever else was available. My dad grew up in a foster home and they beat him. So that's how he saw to discipline us. I would...
    notyourgirl notyourgirl 36-40, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    After a few months of chasing me around and basically trying to win my heart I started dating a wonderful man who then moved me to Europe to live with him and meet his family. I...
    LAlove7 LAlove7 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was about 10 I was at home in bed with a virus and my gran was looking after me. Her daughter my aunt came to see her and heard I was in bed so she came upstairs to say...
    peefun2528 peefun2528 56-60, M 8 Responses Apr 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I used to pretend to be pregnant when I was a boy, (stuffed the doll under my shirt), then gave birth to that doll and pretended thats my real baby. Lolll i know I have a pretty...
    FreakingLlamas FreakingLlamas 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 30

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was 10 my parents decided to take a vacation to Disneyland one summer. We wanted to ride 20,000 leagues under the sea, but my mom didn't want to at all. My Dad exclaimed...
    jbm1984 jbm1984 31-35, F 1 Response May 1

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was a child, I loved going out and playing with other kids my own age. I enjoyed playing different sports, sledding down a hill of snow, and swimming and water skiing.
    oldermaturewife oldermaturewife 46-50, F 10 Responses May 5

    Your Response

    Cancel
    When I was 11 or so, me and my friend built this awsome bunker in the forest, it took us nearly half year. Lots of hard axe work. After it was done we made bow and arrows. We gave...
    Magdalenka Magdalenka 26-30, F 6 Responses 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    so when I was little we had some family over and my brother was being smart mouth my dad had enough of it and took the paddle and sent him to his room me and my aunt were sitting...
    jjwattttt jjwattttt 56-60, F 5 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The luckiest thing ever; I was outside gathering plant samples to look at under my microscope (I was 8) when my mom came out to say hi. We both hear the rattle of a rattlesnake...
    BlossomTheMeganium BlossomTheMeganium 26-30, M 1 Response May 2

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was a sophomore in high school. School was in session at the time. I can't remember what class I was in but when it happened The teachers brought tv's into every classroom so We...
    jamielove7777 jamielove7777 26-30, F Apr 29

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The neighbour next-door Mrs. Potts often babysat a 6 year old girl a named Stephanie. Mrs. Potts was jovial her tummy jiggled while laughing never trust a smiley person I've always...
    Kickingnscreaming Kickingnscreaming 56-60, M 4 Responses May 7

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was in kindergarten and our teacher went outside to make a phone call and looked very worried. She came back in and made us go outside. Going outside usually meant it was recess...
    cawnbread cawnbread 18-21, F 1 Response 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    On 911 I was in my classroom. In New York City. the school was kind of close to the world trade and I remember the principal ran in and said turn on the TV planes crashed into the...
    SirBradTheGreat SirBradTheGreat 26-30, M 1 Response 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    It was the worst moment of my life seeing myself publicised on a website wearing nothing but a girls thong. It was a feeling of horror , shock and humiliation. All i kept thinking...
    ryanwearsthongs ryanwearsthongs 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was 7 years old, alone, sad, and I had to grow up much quicker than most kids. I smiled to the world & cried the moment I was alone. I'm now 21 and I can clearly see that this...
    higherminded higherminded 18-21, F Apr 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    The good thing is hopefully I do not remember them as they are embarrassing. However on one occasion I had to be physically restrained and did try to take my own life however I...
    sroonaka616 sroonaka616 18-21 May 3

    Your Response

    Cancel
    How my heart broke, and was never repairs until the day I met my soulmate who helped me see life, love and I opened up my broken heart and let him come in and fix the damage.
    higherminded higherminded 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I used to be able to turn to MTV and let it run, video after video. It was my wake up ritual for school.
    sahmmama sahmmama 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 28

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Last summer I was fit and skinny and looked great in these work out clothes, the pants were even a bit loose! Not anymore... My belly has taken over
    missimo missimo 26-30, F 3 Responses May 11

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was at home sick. My mom was a dispatcher and she got 5 calls from in the tower. She came home crying. Apparently one collapsed she was talking to them. She said the women in the...
    takethat69 takethat69 26-30, F 3 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was in Boston at school sept 11 2001 a admin was talking to the seniors that's where I first learned about it I was worried about my uncle who lived in north nj at the time an...
    peoplesmart peoplesmart 31-35, M 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    Just moved into an apartment with a girlfriend. Didn't have a bed yet. Sleeping on the couch. Woke up hung over, turned on the tv and saw the towers burning. For some reason I...
    prowierd prowierd 31-35, M 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was only a year old but as I was told I was with my foster mom at the time and that morning I said goodbye to her for that last time I wonder what could have been
    Kellyfoster2000 Kellyfoster2000 13-15, F 2 Responses a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    lets see...headin to gym i believe and I was in 5th grade.
    DML2451 DML2451 22-25, M 1 Response a week ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    I was at PE and my then boyfriend grabbed me and friends and said yall have got to see what's on tv . We spent the rest of the day praying and watching the news.
    Cat052314 Cat052314 26-30, F 6 days ago

    Your Response

    Cancel
    He was my mother's (now ex) boyfriend's son. He was babysitting me while our parents were on a date. I wasn't sure what was happening at the time, but when I discovered what had...
    bumblebeechild bumblebeechild 13-15, F 2 Responses May 18

    Your Response

    Cancel