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People Really Can't Believe It': Inside the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze of 2015


"It's something you really have to see to believe.

Thirty Miles North on the Hudson River, far from the glittering lights of of New York City, a new spectacle illuminates the autumn nights.

On the grounds of an ancient manor, not far from the setting of the Legend of Sleepy Hollow, a group called the Historic Hudson Valley ignites an annual array of thousands of intricately carved pumpkins for the month of October and part of November.

Step Inside the Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze:

Predictably, 130,000 people were expected to arrive from around the world to see the The Great Jack O'Lantern Blaze this year.

Rob Schweitzer, who is the director of marketing and public relations for the Historic Hudson Valley, argues there is little it like in the world.

“People really can't believe it when they are here for the first time," Schweitzer told TheBlaze. "No matter what they have heard from folks, no matter what they've seen on online or in the newspapers, it's something you really have to see to believe. Its an all senses experience.”

This year, there are more than 7,000 pumpkins on display. That number does't include those that must be replaced after facing destruction from foul weather or the natural order of decomposition on warm nights.

More information on the event is available here.

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