Magazine sneak peek

In this Special Halloween Issue of National Geographic Kids, meet two “ghosts of the sea.” These captive beluga whales got a brand-new home in the ocean, thanks to marine conservationists who helped safely move them to a sanctuary. Then bust a few bat myths to learn the truth about these flying mammals and why they get a bad rap. Next, do the monster mash and check out the origin stories of mythical beasts to see how they became legends. Plus, take a peek at three pieces of technology in a ghost hunter’s toolkit, then decide for yourself if they work. Finally, see the results of our latest Whatcha Think? polls to find out which pop-culture ghost Nat Geo Kids readers most want to hang out with and what's best about Halloween

Other stories in this month's issue:

•  Amazing Animals: See adorable photos of pets wearing costumes.
•  Weird But True: Check out fun facts you can share with your friends.
•  Guinness World Records: Read about a supersize T. rex, a fountain of chocolate, and the heaviest jack-o'-lantern.
• 30 Cool Things: Discover creepy facts that will make you shiver.
• Bet You Didn't Know: Learn seven gag-worthy truths to gross you out.

Get these stories and more in the October issue, on sale September 8.
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Hungry bats chow down and bop to the beat in this catchy music video from National Geographic and Parry Gripp.