Apparently, things are only haunted in the final weeks of October. Before that, creepy cornfields full of chainsaw-wielding zombies are just good patriotic Americans trying to weather the recession with hard work and creative eating habits.
But since we are now officially past the halfway mark in October, it's time to start thinking about all manner of creeptacular topics.
And in case you need a primer, this episode from season one of The Travel Channel's Ghost Adventures, exploring the Old Idaho Penitentiary in all its "haunted" glory, is as good a place to start as any.
And if after watching that, you want to see this fortress of the damned for yourself, you can check out the third annual Frightened Felons event Friday, Oct. 26, and Saturday, Oct. 27, from 7-11 p.m.