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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2 months ago

This is good!

Stephen Lyford
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2 months ago

At least those cops have a sense of humor.

Billy the kid
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2 months ago

The male copper looks disappointed though

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Hooked
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2 months ago

I love his smirk face

Jordan Speed Marwin
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2 months ago

Hey this is me!! IG: @campjordancscs

Joelle Brown
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2 months ago

Thank God it wasn't a black man

Ashlie Libel
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2 months ago

Black men know better than to play like this.. They're falsely accused enough

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Jordan Speed Marwin
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2 months ago

Hey this is me! IG: @campjordancscs

ZACHARY HARROD
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2 months ago

i would fall for it to

Victoria
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2 months ago

So proud of himself :D

Jim Ellington
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2 months ago

A guy is mugging for the camera with one dummy in his yard. How is this #1?

𝕁𝕒𝕓𝕒𝕞𝕚 𝕐𝕦𝕞𝕖𝕜𝕠
2 months ago

Woah, Now that looks real😅✋

MH3
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2 months ago

Way to go - hide the body in plain site

Billy the kid
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2 months ago

Yep. Thats a wrap.

German Rottweiler#16
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2 months ago

I love this one

Obi Wan Kenobi
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2 months ago

Wish my decorations would call the police

Dawn Ours
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4 days ago

awww he's so Happy *chuckle

Eleven-Stranger Things Fan
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1 week ago

cool

Mildred Thompson
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1 week ago

WOW!

ink_sans_girl
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1 month ago

0o0o0p

Th3_G4m1ng_B0y
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2 months ago

Is that Oompaville?

Annelle Eye
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2 months ago

OH GOSH

Karen Loftus
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2 months ago

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Aidan Garza
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2 months ago

I don't know what to think...

Aidan Garza
Community Member
2 months ago

Uhhh

Aidan Garza
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2 months ago

I'm new here!

Aidan Garza
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2 months ago

Hello!

Aidan Garza
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2 months ago

I don't know what to think... by the way, i'm new to this site!

Among Us
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2 months ago

Can you not spam? This isn't a site for multiple comments

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Aidan Garza
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2 months ago

What the...

Biana Vacker
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1 month ago

Sorry, not all of us are like orange there.. have a nice day!!! (and a fun time on the website!!)

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Henry Cotton
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2 months ago

lol

Don Flynn
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2 months ago (edited)

Wow and great work. Looks very real. Too many skittles 🤣

PotterAvatarDoctorWho
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2 months ago

That’s really cool

23AClark
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2 months ago

He's so proud! 😁

Kim Beck
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2 months ago

HaHaHaHaHaHa

Journey Alvarado
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2 months ago

hes so proud

Elaine Mattingly
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2 months ago

Bravo!

Liz-ard
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2 months ago

Well the policemen seams amused rather then p***ed and both guns and handcuffs are still put away so I think he’s cleared for party.

Todd Hollfelder
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2 months ago

Got me with this one!!

Remi
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2 months ago (edited)

I love it. Cute guy taking the pic 😊

Denise
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2 months ago

But really, Is your wife in there?

Johanne Trudeau
Community Member
2 months ago

Awesome!!!

Brenda Johnson
Community Member
2 months ago

;'p[09 What a hoot, he is my kind of neighbor.

Marlys Hughes
Community Member
2 months ago

OMG....our neighborhood would freak out! Lol

Debby Bright
Community Member
2 months ago

Haha...very creative!

Vivianne De La Garza
Community Member
2 months ago

I AM SCARED DO NOT OOF ME

Sam T Godfrey
Community Member
2 months ago

How does he hold his camera up like that with handcuffs on?

Sally Spelbring
Community Member
2 months ago

ROTFLMAO

Emma McInerney
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2 months ago

what the heck dude you waiting for a command RUN1

Catherine Stiteler
Community Member
2 months ago

Ha ha, I love how proud of himself the " artist " looks !!

Catherine Stiteler
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2 months ago

ha ha, I love how proud of himself the " artist" looks !!

Laura Johnston
Community Member
2 months ago

Lol, he's so proud!

Lionelle Grosdemanche-dien
Community Member
2 months ago

Hilarious

Patty Leaton
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2 months ago

dead

Sebastian Potter
Community Member
2 months ago

ok this is my nabore

Blue
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2 months ago

What idiot called the cops. Like a murderer is going to leave the dead wrapped body in full view on their front lawn.

Imtiredandiwannagotobed
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1 month ago

Yeah, decomp smells AWFUL, you’d know if it was real

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JenJen
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2 months ago

He’s so cute!

Full Name
Community Member
2 months ago

That s**t eating grin is fantastic.

Lu
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2 months ago (edited)

Nowadays, you can never be too sure. That moustache sure looks shifty!

Rannveig Ess
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2 months ago

..of course it's Texas....

Arran Walker
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2 months ago

I’m in Texas, and yeah. We like to get spooky. 🤣

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Kinga Złotkowska
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2 months ago (edited)

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As for me this definitely went to far on many levels. First of all I don't understand what's so funny in staging butchered people.

Obi Wan Kenobi
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2 months ago

It's called spooky for a reason bro

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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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2 months 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!"

#3

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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2 months 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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2 months 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.

#5

Fake Fire Got People Calling 911

Fake Fire Got People Calling 911

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Tiari
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2 months ago

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

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#6

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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months ago

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

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#11

Halloween Decor Gore

Halloween Decor Gore

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Kinga Złotkowska
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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months 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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2 months ago

I think this person actually needs professional help.

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