The Halloween tradition originated with the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain, when people used to light bonfires and wear costumes to ward off ghosts. So I guess nothing says 'Happy Halloween!' like something that scares you to death and makes you forget the world is celebrating in the first place.

Bored Panda decided to pay tribute to those who go above and beyond to create the right atmosphere for this spooky occasion. Whether it's an extremely gory massacre scene or a subtle, half-buried body bag, these Halloween displays were so next-level, some people thought there actually was something wrong and called the police to investigate. Continue scrolling and enjoy!

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When You Go "Too Far" With The Halloween Decorations

When You Go "Too Far" With The Halloween Decorations

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BoredDragon
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3 weeks ago

This is good!

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Texas resident Steven Novak is one of the people who went all out for Halloween this year. In his yard, one dummy lies with his head pulverized, one lies with a scale where his or her head used to be, and a few more lie in bloodied trash bags fallen off a wheelbarrow. All the while, in the window of the house, a zombie horde attempts to break out.

"I'm most proud of the wheelbarrow tipped over by the street full of Hefty bags, looking like a failed attempt to dispose of the dismembered bodies in the middle of the night," Novak told Dallas Observer. "A kid walked by and asked me what happened to them; I said they ate too many Skittles."

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Life-Size Michael Myers House

Life-Size Michael Myers House

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Shelp
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3 weeks ago

How much are some people ready to spend just for one day in the year?!

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Novak's decorations have brought the police to his house multiple times. "Neighbors told me cop cars were in front of my house a lot during the day," he explained. "I was only home twice to receive them. They told met hey thought it was cool and that they were only there because they were required to reply to complaints from the sergeant."

"They were in formation at the door and when I opened it they asked me if it was all mine. I asked, 'You mean the blood and the bodies? Yeah, that’s me.'"

"Honestly, though, I think I could’ve used more. [My plans] were way worse on paper. Next year though!"

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Now That Is How You Do Halloween Right. This Guy Got The Cops Called On Him Several Times In Dallas

Now That Is How You Do Halloween Right. This Guy Got The Cops Called On Him Several Times In Dallas

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Shelp
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3 weeks ago

To be fair, this is really awful

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Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago, mostly in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom, and northern France. They celebrated their new year on November 1.

This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead got blurred.

In addition to causing trouble and damaging crops, Celts thought that the presence of the otherworldly spirits made it easier for the Celtic priests to predict the future. Considering the Celts were entirely dependent on the volatile natural world, these prophecies must've been really comforting in the face of a long, dark winter.

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Woke Up This Morning To 6 Cops, A Fire Truck, And An Ambulance At My Door Because A Passing Car Was Concerned About The One Halloween Decoration I Neglected To Take Down

Woke Up This Morning To 6 Cops, A Fire Truck, And An Ambulance At My Door Because A Passing Car Was Concerned About The One Halloween Decoration I Neglected To Take Down

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mysty
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3 weeks ago

i want to commend you for that detail around the limbs

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To commemorate the event, the priests built huge sacred bonfires, where everyone would gather to burn crops and animals as sacrifices to the deities. During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes, typically made of animal heads and skins, and attempted to tell each other's fortunes.

Who knows, Maybe Novak has some Celtic blood? Either way, his display sure looks like a modern version of the old celebration.

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Fake Fire Got People Calling 911

Fake Fire Got People Calling 911

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Tiari
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3 weeks ago

This one is really cool and a bit different from all the dead bodies...

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Deadly Halloween Tableau Too Realistic For Some. Neighbours Called 911

Deadly Halloween Tableau Too Realistic For Some. Neighbours Called 911

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gibsonpic
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3 weeks ago

Yikes that's realistic!!!!

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#7

Neighbors Subtle Halloween Decor

Neighbors Subtle Halloween Decor

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Eva the Egg
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3 weeks ago

even better their house looks quite plain and isolated

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#8

Terrifying And Realistic Halloween Decorations

Terrifying And Realistic Halloween Decorations

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Zophra
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3 weeks ago

I'd be pissed if I had small kids and that was my neighbor.

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#9

Fake Car Crash

Fake Car Crash

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Zophra
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3 weeks ago

Maybe people need to just put a sign out next to some of these saying "Happy Halloween" so people know what to think.

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#10

Crime Scene

Crime Scene

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Fan-tastic panda
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3 weeks ago

Don't be shy, make the photo less visible.

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Halloween Decor Gore

Halloween Decor Gore

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Kinga Złotkowska
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3 weeks ago

But why?

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#12

Dead Body Hanging From Roof

Dead Body Hanging From Roof

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Johnny Rodriguez
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3 weeks ago

OMG!! Watch out for the shark!!

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#13

Body Bags Hanging From A Tree

Body Bags Hanging From A Tree

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Red
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3 weeks ago

Idk man this tree kinda sus..

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#14

Suspended Dead Man

Suspended Dead Man

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Lord Mysticlaw
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3 weeks ago

At least this one makes it clear that it's Halloween decorations

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#15

Creepy Clown Hanging The Whole Family

Creepy Clown Hanging The Whole Family

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Charley
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3 weeks ago

Sinister?

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#16

When Halloween Decorations Go Too Far

When Halloween Decorations Go Too Far

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Serial pacifist
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3 weeks ago

I think this person actually needs professional help.

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