Is it a dummy... or is it real?
When I was a kid, one Halloween I dressed up like a scarecrow and sat on our porch as a lifeless dummy so I could come to life and scare kids.
Recently, a mailman in Denver was fooled in a similar way.
When the mailman delivered mail to a home a few days after Halloween, he had to step around a fake body placed on the porch steps.
Except that, as he discovered later, the body was not fake - it was actually the corpse of the man who lived at the home and died on his own steps.
Said the United States Postal Service:
"We do know the carrier delivered mail to the house that day, and he remembered seeing something he thought was related to Halloween... When the carrier learned that was not the case, he was shocked and extremely upset."Denver mailman mistakes corpse for Halloween decoration, Denver Post>>