Ding Dong Darkness Time

DDD11: Devil's Night and Other Halloween Hijinks

October 26, 2022 Allison Dickson
Ding Dong Darkness Time
DDD11: Devil's Night and Other Halloween Hijinks
Show Notes

Halloween is a time of great traditions. Most are wholesome, but some are destructive. The concept of Mischief Nights, usually preceding Halloween by a day or two, go back to the late 1700s in England, but they eventually popped up in the United States. And in Detroit in particular, things got particularly fiery for a number of years until the city banded together for the power of good.

In this short episode, Allison talks about the now thankfully defunct custom of Devil's Night in Detroit, as well as how such phenomena came to be associated with Halloween in the first place. It wasn't always this way. 

Additionally, Allison wraps things up by talking about several other eerie or macabre historical events that have happened on or just before All Hallow's Eve.

Additional Info:

Devil's Night: https://www.crimemuseum.org/crime-library/organized-crime/devils-night/

Devil's Night Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devil%27s_Night

Strange Events on Halloween: https://www.insider.com/strange-things-happened-on-halloween

Woman Finds S.O.S. from China in Halloween Decorations: https://nypost.com/2021/02/13/us-mom-found-sos-in-decorationsand-exposed-chinas-camps/

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Show Credits:
Graphics -- Nathaniel Dickson: http://ndickson.com
Music -- Spencer Morelock, Ken Dickson

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