"Trick or treat!" they shouted as the door opened by the exuberance of their earnest knocking. Giggling excitedly, the children rushed forward in search of the tasty treats Mrs. Murphy always gave out each and every Hallow’s Eve. What they encountered, instead, was something so terrifying, so grotesque, that they were stopped dead in their tracks. Struck dumb by their fright they slowly tried to back out the front door. There was no escape. No one knows what horror these kids witnessed and the unexplained disappearance of Mrs. Murphy and nine neighborhood children remains a complete mystery to this day.
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