Jul 28, 2014
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What is Ghosting?

The annual Halloween tradition is growing across the area.

What is Ghosting?

Your doorbell rings, you answer it and look around. There's nobody there and you think you've been ding-dong-ditched. Wait, is that a bag? Yes, and it's full of delicious candy and goodies.

Ghosting has been around for more than a decade and is a tradition that has been growing across the MetroWest region. It's been reported to the police at least once already this year in Hollisont, but Patch is here to help you from getting ghouled.

Ghosting is simple and can be fun especially in neighborhoods with a lot of children.

To start, one person fills two bags with candy and a copy of the directions (see attached photo).

That person then secretly leaves each bag on a nearby doorstop where the family gets to enjoy the treats before ghosting two more neighbors.

To make sure you don't get ghosted again be sure to hang a sign on your door or front window saying that you've been ghosted (some call it being booed).

Before you know it the whole neighborhood has been ghosted and you get the spread the game further out around town.

Have you been ghosted before? Did you play the game any differently? Share your stories and tell other readers where ghosting has already been happening.

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