Trick or Treating under a blue moon this Halloween

Fright night with scary masks with local children (big and small) trick or treating with masks on.

 

SCARY monsters and spooky houses appeared all across the Myall Coast last Saturday 31 October, with many locals celebrating Halloween, under a spooky full blue moon.

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Local astronomer, Stephen McMahon, updated locals about the moon, stating, “The blue moon on October 31 was the first full moon on Halloween in 76 years. According to information from NASA, the last time a full moon fell on Halloween was in 1944.

“A blue moon is when two full moons fall in the same month. The tradition of Halloween dates back 200 years to an ancient Celtic festival when it was believed that the ghosts of the dead returned to earth.”

There were lots of ghosts and monsters creeping between Halloween houses seeking trick or treaters (small and big kids alike), knocking on the doors of horror houses lit up for the evening.

Corina Dennis, has been transforming her Tea Garden’s home into a house of horror since August, telling NOTA, ”I just love Halloween and the excitement for all the children. I love giving them all their treats and making people happy.”

NSW Health supported a safe scary day with COVID-smart advice issued online.

 

By Sandra MURRAY

 

Corina Dennis was a very frightful nun for all day and has been bedecking her home to be super scary since August.

 

Local pets almost got in on trick or treating.

 

Homes transformed into houses of horror for Halloween, scary shot by Iain McShane.

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