7 Creepy Museum Treasures That Will Give You the Halloween Shivers

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

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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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