Spike Jones wrote:
> on an unrelated: we have heard the halloween horror stories of
> razor blades in apples, poisoned or drugged candy, etc, which
> have all the earmarks of urban legends. does anyone here know
> of a proven case, that can be pinned to a name, a place, a time,
> when poisoned/drugged/bladed treats were given to
> children at halloween? a friend says a foaf knew of such a
> case, but i now think it is 100% urban legend... spike
I did an AltaVista on "urban legends" as a point of departure. I
recall seeing a very professional site last year, but couldn't find it.
However, I did find
and followed its "halloween" link.
The legend is essentially false, but a father did kill his own kid with poisoned candy on Halloween, attempting to make it look like somebody else did it, probably to collect the insurance.