One of These Things is Not Like the Other

Happy Halloween! In recognition of this day, let’s review the definitions behind some popular “scary” costumes.

Vampire

A vampire is a corpse supposed, in European folklore, to leave its grave at night to drink the blood of the living by biting their necks with long pointed canine teeth.

Zombie

A zombie is the supernatural power that according to voodoo belief may enter into and reanimate a dead body

Werewolf

A Werewolf (in folklore and superstition) is a human being who has changed into a wolf, or is capable of assuming the form of a wolf, while retaining human intelligence.

Mental Patient

A mental patient is a person with a psychological disorder. They are not found in folklore, superstition, or voodoo. In fact, one in five people in the United States will have a psychological disorder at some point during their lifetime. So if you want to dress as a mental patient for Halloween, please feel free to dress like me.