Edited by David Schmader

Forget woodsy witches, genius cannibals, and chainsaw-wielding freaks in hockey masks. In 2001, Halloween horror comes in forms that are far more mundane... like envelopes laced with fine white powder. Or airplanes flying suspiciously close to tall buildings. Or the most mundane monster of all: nothing, non-being, complete annihilation.

This year, The Stranger offers readers the real scary stories--tales of terrifying heights, piss-inducing flights, and a little something called smallpox.

Happy Halloween.

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