It has been called many names: Lamswool, All Hallow’s Eve, Snap-Apple Night, Samhain, Halloween. It’s a night of mischief, bonfires, carved pumpkins, sweets, and costumes. It’s when ghosts are said to wander among the living, and according to numerous Santa Barbarans, our town is no exception. So, we decided to address those dearly departed who just won’t leave. Read on for tales of the beyond from Central Coast Paranormal Investigators, a discussion of the devil from retired UCSB professor and author Jeffery Russell, and eerie encounters from Independent readers. Boo!