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Spooky scenes from the neighborhoods

Residents get into the Halloween spirit

On this most ghoulish of holidays, residents of Palo Alto's neighborhoods got into the spirit of Halloween in a variety of creative ways.

Witches were found along Coleridge Avenue, where one was ready to take off on her broomstick and another found herself stuck upside down at a front yard.

A life-sized jack-o'-scarecrow was welcoming people to a straw-bale maze over at Waverley street, not far from cobwebs draping tall bushes on Webster Street.

A orange and black spider took over the roof of a home on Addison Avenue and skeletons draped in white have popped up in University South.

Select "see more photos" to view more images from our stroll down numerous streets in search of the scary and whimsical manifestations by residents who showed off their tricks to treat our eyes.

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