This guy spooked me for a second! I was absentmindedly walking up to the sidewalk in front of this house after parking my car, fiddling with my purse to put my car key in, and out of the corner of my eye I felt I saw someone coming out of this house. Not unusual, of course, until I looked up and registered the hollow eye sockets. For a second it looked like the skeleton moved as its gown was swaying in the morning breeze. Phew! I’ve had my Halloween fright!

It’s a stormy cold evening here in Chicago, so I salute all those who will be out trick-or-treating, braving not only the nasty weather but also these spooky house decorations.