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For many Hoosiers, “Halloween” came in November. Here’s a roundup of pictures submitted by Fox 59 viewers.

They are the subject of scary stories, they are even brunt of some jokes, but some say there is a real haunted house right here in Indianapolis.

It’s known as “The Hannah House” located on the south side. It is a house that has been there since the mid 1800s, and stories say, there is still something living inside of it.

The Indy Ghost Hunters have been investigating the house for several years. They say they’ve felt the presence of some kind of spirit on numerous occassions.  Legend has it slaves, during the time of the underground railroad, were in the home and died during a fire. It’s said the bodies were buried in the home, but their spirits live on.  So, it was time to set up for another investigation, and they took us along.

“As you come close to it, you can make it light up, just like I’m doing,” said Bob Newkirk, describing one of the pieces of equipment to the spirits that they use during their investigations.

To be honest, nobody is sure what it was, but FOX 59′s Eric Levy felt some odd feeling while he was with them.

Click on the video above to go along on this investigation.

Many communities have changed their trick-or-treat date to Friday, Nov. 1; check back for updates

Advance: 6-8 PM FRIDAY

Alexandria: 6-8 PM FRIDAY

Anderson: 5-8 PM THURSDAY OR FRIDAY

Avon: 6-9 PM FRIDAY

Bargersville: 6-9 PM FRIDAY

Batesville: 6-8 PM FRIDAY

Beech Grove: 5-9 PM FRIDAY

Bloomington: 5:30-8:30 PM FRIDAY

Brownsburg: 6-9 PM FRIDAY

Camby (Heartland Crossing): 6:30-8 PM FRIDAY

Carmel: 5-8 PM THURSDAY OR FRIDAY (FRIDAY RECOMMENDED)

Carthage: 5-8 PM FRIDAY

Chesterfield: 6-8 PM THURSDAY AND FRIDAY

Clayton: 6-9 PM SATURDAY

Columbus: 5-8 PM FRIDAY

Conner Prairie: 10 AM-5 PM; Haunted Prairie 7-9 PM

Connersville: 5-7 PM FRIDAY

Crawfordsville: 5-8 PM FRIDAY

Cumberland: 5-8:30 PM FRIDAY

Danville: 6-9 PM FRIDAY

Delphi: 6-8:30 PM SATURDAY

Edgewood: 6-8 PM FRIDAY

Edinburgh: 6-8 PM FRIDAY

Fairmount: 6-9 PM FRIDAY

Fishers: 6-8 PM FRIDAY

Fortville – 5-8 PM FRIDAY

Franklin: 6-9 PM FRIDAY

Greencastle: 6-8 PM FRIDAY

Greenfield: 5-8:30 PM FRIDAY

Greenwood: 6-8:30 PM FRIDAY

Holiday World: CLOSED

Hope: 6-8 PM FRIDAY

Indianapolis: 6-8 PM FRIDAY

Jamestown: 6-8:30 PM FRIDAY

Kirklin: 6-8 PM FRIDAY

Knightstown: 6-8 PM FRIDAY

Kokomo: 5:30-7:30 PM THURSDAY AND 4:30-6:30 PM FRIDAY

Lafayette: Before 8 PM

Lapel: 6-8 PM FRIDAY

Lebanon: 6-9 PM SATURDAY

Lawrence: 5:30-8 PM FRIDAY

Madison County (rural/unincorporated communities): 6-9 PM FRIDAY

Marion: 5-8 PM FRIDAY

Martinsville: 6-8:30 PM

McCordsville: 5:30-8:30 PM FRIDAY

Middletown: 6-9 PM FRIDAY

Mooresville: 6:30-8 PM FRIDAY

Muncie: 5-8 PM FRIDAY

Nashville: 6-9 PM FRIDAY

New Castle: 5-8 PM FRIDAY

New Palestine: 5-9 PM FRIDAY

New Whiteland: 6-9 PM FRIDAY

Noblesville: 5:30-8:30 PM FRIDAY

North Vernon: 5-8 PM FRIDAY

Pendleton: 6-9 PM FRIDAY

Pittsboro: 6-8 PM FRIDAY

Plainfield: 6-9 PM FRIDAY

Prince’s Lakes: 6-9 PM FRIDAY

Rushville: 5-9 PM FRIDAY

Seymour: 6-8 PM FRIDAY

Shelbyville: 6-8 PM FRIDAY

Sheridan: 6-9 PM SATURDAY

Southport: 5-8:30 PM FRIDAY

Speedway: 6-8 PM FRIDAY

Spencer: 6-8 PM FRIDAY

Trafalgar: 6-9 PM FRIDAY

Whiteland: 6-9 PM FRIDAY

Whitestown: 6-8:30 PM FRIDAY

Westfield: 5-8 PM FRIDAY

Zionsville: 5:30-8 PM FRIDAY

CARMEL – There will not be many trick-or-treaters on Halloween because communities have pushed back trick-or-treating until tomorrow.

Forecasts predicted severe weather across Central Indiana on Thursday. Community leaders from Avon to Whiteland decided to postpone their Halloween hours by one day. In many of those communities, children will trick-or-treat on Nov. 1 instead.

There are some communities that kept their trick-or-treating hours on Halloween and extended the celebration. For example, Carmel and Anderson will host trick-or-treating hours between 5 p.m. – 8 p.m. on Thursday and Friday. City leaders who live in both of those communities recommend parents wait to take their children trick-or-treat until tomorrow.

David Griffith lives in Carmel. He would like to take his 5-year-old son trick-or-treating tonight, but will monitor the weather.

“We’ll take him out. If we see a lot of lights on and kids running around, (then) we’ll go out there and join them. If it looks kind of bleak and no one (is) out there, (then) we’ll probably stay in ourselves,” Griffith said.

Hamilton County emergency personnel predict their county will receive between 1 to 3 inches of rain and more than  30 mph winds. The county activated its storm team.

“We’ll just keep an eye out on the weather and my wife is kinda staying (up) to date on all that,” Griffith said.

Griffith said he was not 100 percent sure whether he’ll take his son trick-or-treating tonight. He said he is happy that he can wait until tomorrow, too.

“It’s definitely one of those days that you prepare for,” Griffith said.

Despite the weather, the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis encouraged parents to visit them. They extended their haunted house hours to give parents an option to take their children somewhere dry to celebrate Halloween. They said it is a safe place to take them. City officials in Indianapolis followed the trend to delay trick-or-treating until Friday.

“We really (felt) like there (was) a big cry out for people to want to celebrate Halloween on Halloween and that’s why we’re here,” said Vicki Burdick, head witch of the haunted house at the Children’s Museum.

This is the first time in 50 years that the Children’s Museum extended its haunted house hours. Parents and children could visit the haunted house until it closes at 8:30 p.m. It would have normally closed by 3 p.m.

“We really felt an obligation to the community.”

Find trick-or-treat times here.

Can you guess who dressed up as who?  Watch the video to find out!

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The 10th annual Operation Halloween mandatory meeting for Marion County sex offenders is rescheduled for Friday, November 1, 2013 from 6-9 p.m.

Operation Halloween, organized by the Marion Superior Court Probation Department, requires all convicted and registered sex offenders under probation, parole and community corrections orders – living in Marion County who have no-contact orders with children to attend the mandatory meeting.

This year Marion County Superior Court Probation Department will again be partnering with Indiana Department of Correction Parole, Marion County Community Corrections, Federal Probation, and the Marion County Sheriff’s Department Sex and Violent Offender Compliance Unit.

Halloween-related restrictions for convicted, registered sex offenders are determined by individual county law enforcement officials.

From the Children’s Museum:

Due to changes in many community trick-or-treat plans because of expected inclement weather, The Children’s Museum Guild decided to keep the Haunted House open until 8:30 p.m. on Halloween offering children and families a safe and dry place to trick-or-treat.

The house will be decked out for IPL’s Lights-On Hours throughout recommended for children who scare easily. This year’s theme, Time Warp, takes families on an amazing journey back in time to explore five “deadcades” of movies, music, television, and history through a terrifying Time Warp! Tickets are $7 per person and can be purchased online or at the door.

The Haunted House was previously scheduled to be open 10 a.m.–3 p.m. on Halloween. It will now be open 10 a.m.–3 p.m. and 3:30–8:30 p.m., allowing for a shift change between 3 and 3:30 p.m. The rest of the museum will close as scheduled at 5 p.m.  Learn more at the Children Museum’s website.

Simon Property Group has announced that the Mall-O-Ween events at Castleton Square Mall, Greenwood Park Mall, and Washington Square Mall have been postponed until Friday, November 1. Castleton will welcome trick-or-treaters from 4 to 6 p.m., while Greenwood and Washington Square will host trick-or-treaters from 6 to 8 p.m.

This move is in keeping with decisions made by many of our surrounding communities over concerns about severe weather tomorrow evening.

We appreciate you sharing this information with you viewers. Please let me know if you have any further questions.

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.—Three Indianapolis-area malls are offering an alternative to door-to-door trick-or-treating!

The shopping centers are offering hours for children to trick-or-treat at participating retailers for free candy and fun as part of their Malloween event.

Malloween hours are as follows:

  • Castleton Square Mall from 4 to 6 p.m. (6020 East 82nd St. Indianapolis, IN 46250)
  • Washington Square Mall from 6 to 8 p.m. (10202 East Washington St. Indianapolis, IN 46229)
  • Greenwood Park Mall from 6 to 8 p.m. (1251 US Highway 31 North Greenwood, IN 46142)

Halloween is just days away, and that means there’s a lot of candy around!

It’s a big day for the chocolate industry, and according to a new survey, 72 percent of all candy spending this Halloween will be for chocolate.

Two companies are battling for the best chocolate: Hershey and Mars. It appears Americans are sticking to the classics when it comes to buying candy this Halloween.

America’s favorite Halloween candy, according to the survey:

  • Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
  • M&M’s
  • Snickers
  • Hershey’s
  • Kit-Kat

What’s your favorite candy:

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