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12 Scary Good Halloween Riddles

These spooky Halloween riddles will get you ready for October 31.

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Mystery object

The person who built it sold it. The person who bought it never used it. The person who used it never saw it. What is it?

Answer: A coffin. 

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Shattered glass

The Smith family is a very wealthy family that lives in a big, circular home. One morning, Mr. Smith woke up and found his mirror had been shattered. He knew it was one of his employees who had done it. So he asked them what they were doing in the morning, and he got these replies.

Driver: “I was outside washing the car.”
Maid: “I was dusting the corners of the house.”
Cook: “I was starting to make lunch for later.”
From the replies, he knew who it was. Can you guess who it was?

Answer: The maid. The house was circular; it didn’t have any corners. If you can solve these Halloween riddles, try to answer these detective riddles that only the smartest can get right.

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Son of a surgeon

A man was driving with his son in his car. They got into an accident and were in critical condition. Two ambulances from two different hospitals arrive. The man is taken to one hospital and his son to a different one. The doctor walks into the operating room, looks at the little boy, and says, “I can’t operate on this boy. He is my son.” How can this be?

Answer: The doctor is the boy’s mom. These Halloween riddles are pretty freaky. And so are the true stories behind these popular Halloween traditions.

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Halloween treats

How do you spell candy in 2 letters ?

Answer: C and Y. (C-and-y)

If you want year-round fun for your young ones, test out these head-scratching riddles for kids!

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Feet, eyes, and life

I have no feet to dance, I have no eyes to see, I have no life to live or die but yet I do all three. What am I?

Answer: Fire.

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Night creatures

If you see one flying around, you’d better be careful at night, as some turn into vampires and will give your neck a big bite. What are they?

Answer: Bats. Check out these brain teasers that will leave you stumped.

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Grave men

Two men are walking in a graveyard. The first man walks to a grave. The second man says, “Who is in that grave?” The first man points to the grave and says, “Brothers and sisters I have none. But that man’s father is my father’s son.” Who is in the grave?

Answer: “That man’s father is my father’s son” refers to the speaker. Since he’s pointing to the grave, it means he’s in the grave.

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Hotel confusion

In a hotel, a man was sleeping when he heard a knock on the door. He shifted the blanket and stepped down from the bed. He walked to the door and opened it to find a stranger standing outside. Upon opening the gate, that stranger said, “Pardon me, I must have made a mistake. I thought this was my room.” The stranger then walked the corridor and climbed down the stairs. The man closed the door and immediately called the security. He asked them to arrest that stranger immediately. Why did he ask them to arrest that stranger? What made him suspicious?

Answer: The stranger said that he thought the room was his. If so, he would have had the keys to the room and thus he not have knocked. Don’t miss these famous ghost stories with totally logical explanations

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Growing through the years

I’m tall when I’m young, I’m short when I’m old, and every Halloween, I stand up inside Jack O’Lanterns. What am I?

Answer: A candle. 

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Home spooky home

A zombie, a mummy, and a ghost bought a house. It has all of the usual rooms except for one. What room won’t you find?

Answer: A living room. Check out these skeleton puns to tickle your funny bone!

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All ears

I have hundreds of ears, but I can’t hear a thing. What am I?

Answer: A cornfield.

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Strange noises

This place has hardly any lights, but a lot of creaking floors. There are all kinds of strange noises and some random slamming doors. What is it?

Answer: A haunted house. After you’ve solved all of these Halloween riddles, read about the spookiest urban legends from every state.