As always, the state’s busiest month of tourism kicked off with the simultaneous lighting of giant Jack O’ Lanterns in Portland and Bangor.
In Portland, the giant pumpkin was lit by Mayor McCheese. By asking the challenger, rather than Governor Paul LePage, to jump start the festivities, Maine’s powerful All Hallows Society made it clear who they hoped to see win the Gubernatorial Election.
The Bangor Jack O’ Lantern, which was carved in the likeness of Jack Skellington, was lit by Stephen King and Maine’s three most powerful Witches (and my dear friends!). My pals became even more beloved when they insisted that everyone who had gathered for the lighting ceremony join them at Three Toads & A Wicked Lady for a drink on the house!
“Mainers are especially grateful to the Otherworldly Beings who choose to haunt our state for the month, making it both the scariest and the coolest place to spend October,” an MTA spokesperson told this Modern Philosopher.
Otherworldly Beings from across the world and the universe, flock to Maine in astounding numbers to take part in the month long celebration of Halloween. “Maine in October is THE place to be if you are an Otherworldly Being,” a group of Vampires from Transylvania told his Modern Philosopher as we enjoyed a drink together after the lighting ceremony.
Things that one can enjoy during the month include: corn mazes, haunted houses, cemetery tours given by the spirits of those buried there, Ghost stories told by actual Ghosts, pumpkin carving contests, broom races, UFO rides, runs with Werewolves, parades, concerts, fireworks, trick or treating, costume contests, displays of Magic by Maine Witches, Zombie tracking, Gargoyle rides and so much more…
The All Hallows Society issued the following statement: Welcome to Maine for the celebration of the Halloween Season. May you be warmed by the glow of love, friendship, and acceptance that will follow you everywhere. You may be an outsider when not in Maine, but here, you are our brothers and sisters. Thank you for celebrating the season with us!
You haven’t really experienced Halloween, Modern Philosophers, until you have spent the month of October in Maine. I will do my best this month to make you feel like you are a part of the festivities, but I really wish you would just come and join the fun.
Wishing you all an early Happy Halloween!