Although the Halloween scare stories continue, journalists are starting to recognize the lack of evidence to support this mythical menace.
Our reality is now Fox Mulder, Dale Gribble, Chief Wiggum, and a home movie of a guy getting hit in the groin.
The perpetual scapegoat for unrest
And no, teens aren't popping random pills at "Skittles parties" either.
When absurd ghost stories are passed off as actual journalism
He still implies that strangers with candy are trying to get kids high.
The Drug Free America Foundation claims an imaginary prank "highlights the very real dangers legal marijuana has on children."
Warnings of pot in trick-or-treat bags still have no basis in reality.
Cannabis candy in trick-or-treat bags is "a very real scenario," they warn. It's not.
Halloween is over. Time for the annual Unraveling of the Tampered-Candy Pranks.
The dubious tale of the "Halloween Revolt"
There's no evidence anyone has ever passed off marijuana edibles or Molly tablets as Halloween candy.
What If Someone Crossed the Razor-Blades-in-Halloween-Candy Rumor with the Injecting-Babies-with-AIDS Rumor?
Decoding a Vietnamese urban legend
While media outlets and law enforcement officials warn that pot-infused edibles could end up in kids' treat bags, evidence suggests there's no reason to worry.
The book ban that never was
The creepypasta panic of 2014
Kim Jong-Un did not feed his uncle to 120 dogs. Why did so many people believe he did?