Up comes the scarecrow
- Scarecrows are a person-like figure that has been used for centuries to scare away crows and other mauranding pests that invade a farmers field.
- You take old clothes, stuff them with hay or other material, tie that clothes together and add a neck with face. You next attached them to a pole or stake, with the arms extended and stationed in the middle of your field or garden.
- The purpose is to create a man-like figure that appears to be tending and working the garden – somone who is on the watch for crows and other birds that may raid a garden for food.
- Some communities may have limited events; other may be more restrictive. But for most, a neighborhood gathering or other in-the-home event may allow you to get dressed up for the occassion.
- Do they work? Perhaps, but not very good. Birds eventually catch on.
- Most likely scarecrows were decorative items and in some instances, used to ward off evil that may impact the seasonal harvest and health of the family.
- INFO: 30 Spectacular Facts About Scarecrows
INFO: Things you did not know about the scarecrow
- IMAGES: scarecrows in the field
INFO: 10 Scarecrows for the 21st-Century Farmer
What happened to the scarecrow
Now for Halloweeen – what happened to the scarecrow?
It was standing over in the field during the late afternoon. But during the moon-lit night, you notice that the scarecrow was gone but returned again in the early morning.
- The same occurance happened the next night and every night thereafter. Someone might be playing a trick; so you decide to investigate the reoccuing event by spending the night in the field next to the scarecrow – bad decision:
Was it a witch:
there are tales of witches who concoct spells that make the scarecrow to come alive to do the witches nefarious deeds:
- STORY: the horrifying scarecrow
YOUTUBE: something wrong with the scarecrow
- SHOP: witch scarecrows
Was it Halloween:
Halloween is the time when the dead come back from life – it is also the time when scarecrows experience life for the first time:
- STORY: the scarecrow
YOUTUBE: Harold The Scarecrow – Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark
- SHOP: scarry scarecrows
Was it aliens:
you can find stories where aliens from unkown places took the scarecrow to examine life-form on earth:
- MOVIE: aliens vs acarecrows vs zombies
YOUTUBE: the cornfield
- IMAGES: scary scarecrows
Was it something else:
it could be that other forces unknown that bring the scarecrow to life – either for good or for evil The question is what you believe
- STORY: The Farmer’s Scarecrow
YOUTUBE: 3 Chilling SCARECROW Horror Stories
- CAMEFIRE: watch out for scarecrow guarding his field
So the next time you come across a scarecrow in a field, ask yourself, is that scarecrow really there to keep the crows away or is it there for something else? You may never know. Happy Halloween!
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