Some will tell you stories of how they broke in and explored these “haunted” buildings. Others will call them liars, claiming no one would live to tell if they’d crossed that threshold. Stories that creep up on the Halloween theme tell of ghosts in a local restaurant that was once a funeral home, or of the coffins (empty, so they say) that slipped off of a boat and washed up on the shores of Fidalgo Island. You might hear of “upside-down” trees near the cemetery, in the overgrown yard of its former owner. You may hear of the Woodbury murder over 100 years ago, when a local lawyer stepped in front of a bullet meant for Anacortes American editor Douglass Allmond. And you probably didn’t know that retired Anacortes American publisher Wallie Funk started an underground newspaper while an A.H.S. student called the Ghost Sheet, initially advocating for more dances at the high school and promising to question authority and its questioners.