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UFO Sightings in Illinois and Missouri
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UFO Sightings in Illinois and Missouri – Weird YouTube Videos

You ever seen a UFO? Not necessarily an alien spacecraft, but something in the sky you just couldn't explain? Or maybe you did see an alien spacecraft. Who knows? Here are some UFO videos from Illinois and Missouri uploaded to YouTube. Real or not, it's fun to watch them and speculate!

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Joe Raedle, Getty Images

‘Trunk or Treating’ Seems to Be Catching On in America

Like everything else in life, things change over time. Such may be the case with the traditional door to door trick-or-treating in Quincy and America. The popularity of going door to door with your friends on Halloween night has diminished over the years due to concerns about the safety of children. This has led to children trick or treating in the malls or other supervised locations. One of the newest trends on Halloween is what they call “Trunk or Treating”. 

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Key Dates for the 2014 Halloween Season in the Quincy/Hannibal Area

I'm not sure exactly when it happened, but Halloween has gone from being a one night a year event to an entire month-long celebration of parties, candy, horror movies and zombie runs. Not that I'm complaining, I love Halloween, but it can be hard to keep track of everything that's going on. Here is a useful list of dates for this year's Halloween season.

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Horror Movies on Netflix – Recommendations for October

Is there a better time than October to watch scary movies? Even those of us fans that enjoy them year-round seem to particularly like watching horror movies around Halloween. Most of the cable TV channels amp up their horror programming at this time of the year, and Netflix has some pretty decent choices (and a few not-so-decent choices) for streaming

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Corn Maze
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No Swinkey Corn Maze in 2014

Sad news to report. The popular Swinkey Corn Maze will not operate in 2014.

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Fright Fest at Six Flags St. Louis
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Fright Fest Opens October 3 at Six Flags St. Louis

The popular Halloween-themed Fright Fest returns to Six Flags St. Louis beginning October 3. Featuring haunted attractions, scare zones, Halloween shows, kids’ attractions, zombies and scares throughout the park, Fright Fest is described by Six Flags as "the world's largest Halloween party."

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Haunted Hotel in Quincy Illinois
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2014 Haunted Hotel in Quincy

Quincy's Eagles Nest Hotel at 300 South 3rd Street will be having their second annual "Haunted Hotel" this year.

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Kevin Moloney, Getty Images

Shrine of St. Patrick Corn Maze Will Open Weekends in October

The Shrine of St. Patrick will be holding a Corn Maze every weekend in October in St. Patrick, Missouri. The hours each weekend will be from 5 to 9 p.m. on Fridays, noon to 9 p.m. on Saturdays and from noon to 4 p.m. on Sundays.  

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Zombie from 'Sound of Nothing'
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Three Horror Movies With Ties to Quincy, Hannibal and Edina

A couple days ago, I was in the store and noticed that Halloween stuff was already starting to go on display. One of my favorite things at Halloween time is watching all of the scary movies the different television networks schedule. I love horror movies, and I've watched with interest over the last few years as some independent filmmakers have chosen to come to our area and shoot their projects. Here are three horror films with local ties.

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Halloween Parade
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Halloween Parade in Hannibal Will Celebrate its Tenth Anniversary

2014 will mark the tenth anniversary of The Marion County Health Department's Halloween Parade in Hannibal. This year the parade is scheduled for Saturday, October 25. It will begin at 6:30 p.m. The parade route is from Grand Avenue and Broadway to the end of Main Street.

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