7 Creepy Museum Treasures That Will Give You the Halloween Shivers

Posted Oct 18th 2013 08:30 AMUpdated Oct 21st 2013 01:47 PM



Even with the lights on, the real stories behind some of the objects locked in the back rooms of museums can be chilling and spine-tingling as the haunted houses communities trick out as Halloween terror havens. Especially the body parts, tombstones, glass coffin, disturbing doll and some other items I profile in my new book: "Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can't or Won't Show You." Grab a flashlight and some Halloween candy, and we'll go for a tour.

Harriet Baskas is the author of seven books, including "Hidden Treasures: What Museums Can't or Won't Show You." She also writes the Stuck at the Airport blog. Follow her on Twitter at @hbaskas.

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I've seen an Old Sparky, but it was at the Moundsville Penitentiary in West Virginia. It's right on the Ohio River, so I hope these aren't being confused.

October 27 2013 at 3:38 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Insurance Hunter

These are some really cool and creepy halloween museum treasures. It would be really interesting to see these up close and in person. The doll is particularly creepy.

October 19 2013 at 8:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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