Happy Halloween! You may know today as a day adults and children go trick or treating, eat sweets and watch horror films.

But the marking of Halloween actually goes back thousands of years and started with the Celts.

Known as Samhain, it was believed to be a time where to veil between the living world and the dead became blurred.

That allowed spirits to come across to the living world.

Fast forward to 2020 and Halloween is still associated with ghosts, spirits and everything ghoulish.

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Psychic medium who speaks to ghosts debunks ‘spooky’ myths about Halloween

But Chris Riley, the UK’s best-loved psychic, believes it's no more ghostly than any other day of the week.

Chris, who says he has been connecting with spirits since he was a young boy, says Halloween doesn’t have any more spirit activity than other days of the year.

He explained to Daily Star Online: "I don’t believe that Halloween makes any difference when connecting with our loved ones.

"Our connections to those who have passed will remain strong on any day, they don’t just pop up on the October 31 to tell us they love us, we can access them all year round."

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Halloween is usually associated with ghosts and spirits

However, he does believe birthdays and anniversaries “make a difference when connecting to loved ones as these are naturally days we would feel closer towards that significant person”.

But if you are planning on trying to connect with spirits this year, Chris has a warning for you.

He said: "It is important to be careful when practising anything paranormal on Halloween and when connecting with the Other Side.

"If you do decide to delve into the Spirit World you should ensure that you are supported by professionals, just in case of any negative energy coming forward at that time."

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The tradition of Halloween comes from Samhain, marking summer's end

But if you do it in the right way, Chris believes connecting with spirits can be a very rewarding experience.

He added: "Just like there is good and bad in life, there is good and bad when it comes to the Spirit World, but as a Medium, my intention is to help and heal others through delivering positive and uplifting messages from passed loved ones.

"I have never been aware or had a negative entity or spirit connect with me when helping my clients."

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