Ghouls, goblins, witches and that creepy guy’s house on the corner? That’s all child’s play compared to leaving home on All Hallows’ Eve without life insurance. The risk of a pedestrian being fatally struck by an automobile increases by four times on Halloween, according to a report by AAA Michigan. Now that’s scary stuff!
Halloween’s origins date back over 2,000 years to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain. The Celts celebrated their new year on November 1, a day which marked the beginning of winter and a time of year often associated with death. The Celts believed on the night of October 31, the ghosts of the dead returned to earth. During the celebration, the Celts wore costumes and started huge, sacred bonfires in which they burned crops and sacrificed animals.
Speaking of death, did you know dying in the U.S. is an $11 billion industry, according to Inc.com.? One company, Eternal Reefs of Decatur, GA, will provide the dearly departed with an eternal resting place on the bottom of the ocean floor. Another company, Space Services, Inc. of Houston, TX, has been launching the remains of the deceased into orbit in a tiny capsule for nearly ten years.
So as the bewitching hour draws near, remember to carry flashlights and watch for vehicles while trick-or-treating. Then check out some term life insurance quotes first thing in the morning. The Celts would be so proud.