Monday, December 18, 2017

Death Masks and Postmortem Photos

Death masks

Wax or plaster forms made of a newly deceased person's face for memory. Cultures have many different uses of them over time from mummification to ceremonial use, but today they are most often for memorial.

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Stones, Gems and Crystals: Their Effects

Rocks, gems and crystals have long been used for healing but some might not understand how, why, or the effects on our health, hauntings, and the earth.

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Relive Your Childhood Feelings of Wonder and Friendship

Friendships made in youth were based upon what "could be," "dreams," "whims," "opportunities," and figuring out the world together. Sometimes, we wanted to grow up too fast, dreaming of cars and careers and living on our own, and other times we were happy with age-appropriate milestones like adolescence, periods, and first kiss. 

This is the season to rediscover that - 

Friday, December 15, 2017

Snow Extremes: Cannibalism

Humans have an amazing desire to stay alive. We overcome living in the most extreme conditions. No more extreme condition is worse than being stranded in the snow. Here are a few cases from the past that make us wonder what we would do in such a situation....

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Amazingly Embalmed Bodies!

Rosalia Lombardo, born in 1918 in Palermo, Italy only made it to the age of two, died of pneumonia in an era without antibiotics and tragic losses such as this were common. Her father, in his immense grief, approached an embalmer for help in preserving his little girl forever. The embalmer used methods that were unknown, but the results were so stunning that, to this day, her body is just magically alive looking. Hers was one of the last bodies added to the Capuchin Catacombs. 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

Killer Snowmen!

Tis the season to make snowmen. Horror lovers and those who hate the snow might enjoy making menacing snowmen. I personally love the ones staring into people's windows....

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Gnome For the Holidays

Lawn gnomes are cheerful and yet...creepy. They are garden dwarfs whose origin was in 19th Century Germany. Even though they are best known as happy little garden statues that are protectors of our prize begonias and daisies, they are also considered the object of pranking or "gnoming" someone.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Chandler Arizona Does Christmas!

Some neighborhoods know how to take Christmas and make a magical wonderland for families to feel the traditions and children to stare and point in wonder. The 2600 block of Upland Drive in Chandler, AZ knows just how to do that in the biggest and best way possible!

Snow-Themed and Christmas-Themed Horror Movies

You thought horror season was over with Halloween? Oh no! If the visiting relatives descending upon you in tight quarters isn't enough, there are some excellent icy, snowy horror movies and Christmas-themed ones that give chills and thrills. Get your blanket and your hot cocoa with Kahlua and curl up!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Alaska's Pyramid?

When we think of the great state of Alaska, we think about snow and streams with enormous salmon, great bears, and rising peaks. One thing that would not come to mind is an ancient pyramid. So, why are there claims that one exists there?


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