* "Phasmophobia" is the fear of ghosts.
* A cup of candy corn has fewer calories than a cup of raisins.
* It's illegal to sell a haunted house in New York without informing the buyer.
* Eighty-two percent of children take part in Halloween festivities, as do 67% of adults.
* The first jack-o'-lanterns were made of turnips.
* "Samhainophobia" is the morbid fear of Halloween.
* Halloween is the biggest holiday of the year when it comes to candy sales—estimated at $1.93 billion. One quarter of all the candy sold each year is purchased between September 15 and November 10.
* The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed 1,469 pounds. It was weighed in on October 1, 2005 at the Pennsylvania Giant Pumpkin Growers Weigh-Off.
* The Scots believed in "Samhanach," a goblin who came out only on Halloween and stole children.
* Halloween costume sales are estimated at $1.5 billion.
* Eighty percent of kids say their favorite Halloween candy is either chocolate or gum.
* Pumpkins are fruits, not vegetables.
* Fifty-one percent of all American adults believe in ghosts.
* Americans consume about 20 million pounds of candy corn each year.
* According to studies, the smell of pumpkin pie is the most arousing to women, followed by lavender, cucumbers, baby powder and Good & Plenty candy.
* Americans spend about $50 million on Halloween greetings.
* Ninety-nine percent of pumpkins sold in the U.S. are used to make jack-o'-lanterns.
* The average U.S. household spends $44 on Halloween candy.
* October 30 is National Candy Corn Day.