Whispered words are gentle breaks in the quiet of the evening until howling spirits, shrieking goblins, and spooky creatures haunting the neighborhood interrupt the peaceful moments. People peek through the curtains looking to see if they are confused or if Halloween is here. No children playing, running, or laughing behind masks are anywhere in sight. Heads pull back, curtains drawn tight against the unseen spooks to keep them outside. In the light of day, the neighbors cautiously open front doors looking for signs of havoc. However, the only news one person whispers to the next tells of the Alms family disappearance.