Candy laced with something bad? Clorox painted on those candy apples? Pedophiles just waiting for kids to ring that doorbell. Those are some of the things we are told to fear at Halloween.

News outlets will run scary stories about all the dangers kids face on Halloween. But the research shows that none of those scary things actually happen, on the spookiest night of the year.

But the truth of the matter is that all of the stories you hear are based on urban legends.

Those most dangerous thing we have to worry about on Halloween is kids getting hit by cars. That is the one thing that actually does increase. If we really wanted to protect out kids on that one night out of the year we would simply place more crossing guards at intersections.

This is all according to research done by Lenore Skenazy, author of the book Free Range Kids. She explains in the video, above.