Peel away the skin and muscle, and the human hand becomes the perfect prop for a haunted house. I don’t really understand why skeletons are scary. We all have them inside of us—in fact, we can’t function without them. While they symbolize death, they can also serve as clues to life. They can help solve crimes, identify people who have passed, and give us a peek into the state of our planet long ago. So scream if you must, but I am a fan of the skeleton.