Happy Halloween ASCII Text Art

There’s something special about Halloween. It’s not the trick or treating, the spooky art work, the crafty and crazy costumes or the chocolate and candy gluttony. It’s a little of each of those but mainly, it’s magic. Halloween isn’t a simple, family holiday. It’s not a Christian tradition, Halloween has older roots. I think the reason Halloween is still just a bit scary is the fact that it is a holiday based on older things, mysterious to us now.

Haunted Houses in ASCII Text Art for Halloween

Not Quite the Typical Haunted House

I’m an urban explorer. I believe (firmly) in the “Take only photos, leave only footprints” method of exploring. If you look for photographs of old houses online you will find lots of them. Most people looking at the photos will be looking for something spooky, creepy and haunting. They seem to want to find ghosts.

I’ve never had a ghostly or haunted experience while exploring an abandoned house here in Ontario. I don’t doubt those who say they have. But, my experience is different. Maybe it’s in the way I approach the whole thing. I’m not looking for a scare or a mystery or a thrill. I just love the old places for what they are. I like the history and the construction and the way it all weathers through time. I am genuinely sad when one of the houses/ places I have explored is vandalized or demolished.

Of all the Halloween creations traditionally drawn or otherwise crafted, I like the Witches and haunted houses best. I think the houses are easier to make in ASCII Art. There are great examples of haunted houses here. Maybe you will feel yourself inspired to create an ASCII art haunted house after seeing these.

Witches in ASCII Text Art for Halloween

Halloween Witches Just Want to Have Fun!

There are always Witch hats when you look for Halloween costumes, especially at the secondhand and thrift stores. Every woman and girl I know has been a Witch for Halloween, or wanted to be one. Of course, there are Witches all year round and they call the event Samhain, not Halloween.

However, Halloween Witches can be just for fun. A Witch for the Day!