Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because of the scary parts. When I was younger, it was because I could dress up and be anything I wanted. And I had a fondness for "bobbing for apples". Now, I am into the spooky and creepy. Binghamton is feeding my craving for it this year.

If you want to get in the holiday spirit with real...well, spirits, there are haunted locations here.  There is the Roberson Museum, Phelps Mansion, Binghamton Inebriate Asylum and I suspect on the site of the 1913 Binghamton Clothing Company Fire. Did you  know that there are two local groups that investigate haunting that you can hook up with? Binghamton Area Paranormal Society and Binghamton Paranormal Investigation Research Society.

If you don't want to get that real, but you want to freaked out, there is always the Haunted Halls of Horror at the Southern Tier Independence Center. In its 4th year, this is expansive and will scare your pants off.You could also take the Spirits of Binghamton's Past walking tour. It's a way to learn about the City's history with a ghostly twist.

Then, our addition to this ghostly fun, the Halloween parade! Dress up, bring the family (and pet) and join us downtown on October 26th. We have a few different ways for you to be a part of it. And we want you to!

Halloween is one of those holidays that you jump right into. Toss on a costume, it can be as easy as a sheet, and join in the fun. How many chances do we get as adults to cut loose? Not many, but this is one.