Friday, June 23, 2017

Growing Up in a Civil War Hospital

1860s - post Civil War

My upbringing in a Civil War hospital in Northern Virginia changed the course of my life. I lived in the big scary house on the hill, known to be haunted, and I was never going to be able to feel quite like the other kids who grew up in tract housing with modern furnishings. Mine was a Munsters existence in a bedroom community of Washington, D.C.

Desert-Themed Suspense and Horror Movies


You think it's hot out there? Imagine the vast desert? It's all about survival. And, it makes a bleak and amazing backdrop to some awesome suspense and horror movies. 


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Bigfoot Researcher Karl Sup on Radio Tomorrow Morning!


Be sure to mark it for tomorrow morning - Karl Sup will be on the Fletcher Long "Long Version With Fletcher Long" show talking about Bigfoot. 

Many of you have read his well-received series on here "Long Island Bigfoot" and the present one he's doing, "Chicago Bigfoot: ChiSquatch." His post on Bigfoot eyes (LINK) and witness reports (LINK)

Readers have been responding very positively to Karl's methods of research, his sharing of details and recording of evidence are remarkably real-time/real-life feeling, as he takes us on the journeys with him.

The show is at this link THE LONG VERSION WITH FLETCHER LONG at 10 am EST/9 am Central/7 am Pacific.



Haunted Caves and Cave Horrors!



Caves are more than the sites of mines and ancient hieroglyphs, the burial places of giants, and homes for bats. They can also be haunted. And, why not? In desperate times, caves were utilized for sanctuary and sometimes standoffs and, given the geology, they seem like ideal vessels in a feng shui sort of way, to retain and hold a kind of amplified haunting that is held captive in a cul-du-sac formation. I am utterly fascinated with the haunted cave phenomena. I cannot think of a better spirit vessel.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

One of the Best UrbEX sites on YouTube


My readers know how passionate I am about urban exploration. I grew up with a mother who was an historian uncovering the history of our historic estate, Aspen Grove, and I rambled around the grounds with a metal detector digging up artifacts. The exploration and chronicling of abandoned sites that might go extinct to demolition or decay is a big passion of mine. Many sites I've documented were destroyed soon after. 

Lurking around dark forbidden places with reminders of its prior use is the activity we refer to commonly as UrbEx or urban exploration. 

I'm going to showcase one of several channels on You Tube that I follow. It is called RnK All Day. When you subscribe, be sure to click on the bell-shape - you can get email notices every time they upload a new video. 

Earth Oddities, Hollow Earth and Burrowing Giants!


Our planet carries some pretty weird secrets and a lot of speculation revolving around the mysteries unsolved. Some of these wonders include spectacular lights, theories of a hollow earth, and a giant race underground. Let's look into some of these amazing concepts - 

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Just How Tall Were Those Ancient Giants?



Take your hand and hold your jaw as if you're saying "hmmm" and thinking.  Now, imagine another jaw that is so big it easily surroundings it.. Hold your fingers a couple inches away from you jaw. Now you're getting the picture. Take it further. Imagine an entire skull fits over your entire head like a water bucket. And that's just the inside size of their skull. Now, we're talking ancient giant size!



Monday, June 19, 2017

Sex and the Single Ghost Hunter: Dating Ideas For Para Geeks


It's been a long time since I've done one in this series on GHT. I figured I'd give a shout out to all the single para geeks with a new installment concerning ideas for what to do on a date if you're dating another para-geek.

Chillbumps: Childhood Terrors Relived!


Chillbumps, Heebie Jeebies, Creepy Willies, whatever you called that scared mechanism as a kid, it effectively had our attention. How many of us pulled our toes back under the cover or a sheet over our heads when we felt we weren't alone at night? 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

"Inpatient" Coming to Playstation By Makers of "Until Dawn"


Are any of these game developers single, because I'm in love with Supermassive Games

The Hungarian Suicide Song: Gloomy Sunday



A song released in 1932 in Hungary by Rezs┼Ĺ Seress could have been a popular tune, but it became rather infamous for a completely unintended relationship as being a song that inspired suicides.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Towns No One Wanted: Potosi Venezuela


In the case of Potosi, Venezuela, the government decided to evacuate the town and flood it. It made for a lot of heartbreak, and also some unusual sights.

Friday, June 16, 2017

Best Horror Movies To See in the Summertime


"Jaws" is perhaps the quintessential summer horror fare. Anyone who watched it in the mid 70s when it came out knows what I mean when I say "we never look at the ocean the same." I personally run a 4th of July marathon of "Jaws" and eat homemade crab cake each year.


The Towns No One Wanted: Chaiten, Chile


Sometimes, nature decides where you should live and not you. Such was the case in Chaiten, Chile where a volcano erupting caused the town to be evacuated in 2008.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Bigfoot Hair Styling




MK Davis did an amazing job of illuminating Patty's mane of hair from the Patterson Film. We can see a plait down her back and what looks like a smaller braid at the temple.

I take notes from speaking with many eyewitnesses who describe that Bigfoot hair among clans seems to be uniform. One habituator might report the ones on their property have Mohawk looking do's and another might tell of a Three Stooges' Moe bowl cut.

The Towns No One Wanted: Desert Center, California


Some people with money and a vision feel compelled to set up a town in an ideal location where perhaps travelers could stop on long-distance drives. But, such was the case for the Bates Motel and when the new highway opened, they were nothing more than a forgotten side street. The town of Desert Center, California was born with a vision from one man, a dreamer in a desert that offered little hope.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Hosting a Frozen Party: Arctic in the Summer


Sherbet, sprite, blue-raspberry Kool Aid and white grape juice

We wait all winter for summer and then we curse it's arrival. Most of us love snow until after Christmas and then we just endure. But, here it is, the hot season again and time to dream of pale blue tones and floating blocks of ice. I'm going to share some ways to enjoy some "icy" themes for a "frozen" or "polar" party.

The Towns No One Wanted: Centralia, Pennsylvania


Some towns are boomtowns that fall apart after the rush, but some unlucky towns have a catastrophe that bars anyone from entering pretty much indefinitely. Centralia, Pennsylvania is one such unlucky town.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Para-Themed Fun Coloring Book!


I am truly blessed to know some amazing creative minds and artists. In the case of this new coloring book by Joe Blevins "Atomic Weiner Dog and Friends: Coloring Book 1," I have a friend with unlimited creativity and talent.

The Urban Sasquatch Journal: End of a Year, Start To Another



This is the reporting by a Bigfoot researcher of an ongoing study in the Southern part of the United States in a very large park area near homes and urban setting.

LINK TO PRIOR INSTALLMENTS STARTING WITH #1


Monday, June 12, 2017

Towns No One Wanted: Johnsonville, Connecticut


What was once a mill town in Connecticut until the mid 1900s, Johnsonville was bought out by an eccentric very wealthy man. The town changed hands and yet remained empty the past 20 years. After many different entities owning it, it would seem to be the quintessential town no one wanted.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The Towns No One Wanted: Kolmanskop, Namibia


This week, I'm covering towns that people walked away from for a variety of reasons including pollution, dying industry, and Mother Nature. 

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Towns No One Wanted Week



Starting tomorrow on the blog - "Towns No One Wanted Week." Expect me to explore towns that were abandoned for a wide variety of reasons. You will get to hear about their history and see how they appear today. 

Mannequin Horror Movies



Most folks are uncomfortable with baby dolls. They are facsimiles of something that should be cute, but they come across as just sinister. Now, take the human-like form and make it life-sized and it can really make you look over your shoulder. Mannequins have had lots of uses, let's have a look at some and then look at some horror movies that captured their weird soulless imitative qualities.

Friday, June 9, 2017

Serial Killers Inspiring 1970s and 1980s Slasher Genre



(Zodiac Killer - still unsolved mystery)
The 1970s gave us lots of serial killers to spark the slasher genre at the end of the decade into the 80s.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

World War I Monsters Reported By Military



The UB-85 German U-Boat from World War I claimed they were under attack by a sea monster in one of the most unusual modern day cases of unexplained sinkings.


Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Movies Based in Abandoned towns and Real Abandoned Towns


Abandoned towns - a delicious subject for curiosity and fear. There were lots of movies based on abandoned towns and scenarios, as well as actual towns in real life - I'm sharing some of the best -

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

The Urban Sasquatch Journal: Smelly Trail



This is the reporting by a Bigfoot researcher of an ongoing study in the Southern part of the United States in a very large park area near homes and urban setting.

LINK TO PRIOR INSTALLMENTS STARTING WITH #1


Monday, June 5, 2017

Siberian Lake with Humanoids, Dogman and UFOs!


I first started reading about Baikal Lake Monster in Russia and found myself falling down a rabbit hole. Forget about Bermuda Triangle, that's kids' stuff. This lake is seriously troubled with a very long history of terrifying mystery! 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Abandoned Mansions


Abandoned buildings are amazing things to explore and photograph, but there is something quite tragic when one comes across abandoned mansions. The fall from grace is even further when one considers their once grand style. Let's take a look at some amazing finds - 

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Solar Kits For Preppers, Rural Properties, Homes and More!


I'm very lucky to work in a line of business that allows me to meet innovative business owners and a wide variety of some of the hardest-working people in America. 

At TJ's Rig Iron, we are representing an innovative company that sells affordable solar kits and makes it super easy to transition. Their uses are many including power to gates at ranches, oil leases, agricultural, cabins, homes, businesses, and prepper homesteads. 

As I know I have a wide variety of readers on here, I thought I'd share in case you're looking for solar power. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

What Your Favorite Horror Movies Say About You



Horror movies really come down to three categories. We could push it and say suspense/thriller and SciFi can also be horror, but let’s just talk straight-out horror genre—found on the aisle at the video store. Take a look at your collection and see which type you seem to have the most of:


Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Mystery of the Blue Light Lady


Hays, Kansas; an idyllic slice of America, but like most of the country's land, it has seen some tragedies. One of those involves a woman named Elizabeth Polly who has come to be referred to as the "Blue Light Lady."

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

The Urban Sasquatch Journal: Clyde is Down Again



This is the reporting by a Bigfoot researcher of an ongoing study in the Southern part of the United States in a very large park area near homes and urban setting.

LINK TO PRIOR INSTALLMENTS STARTING WITH #1

Monday, May 29, 2017

Discussing the Face of Bigfoot


"Adahy" painted by me 2014

What do we know of the face of Bigfoot? There have been some impressive glimpses, such as the miraculously sharp vision elucidated from the PG Film by MK Davis - 

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Desert-Dwelling Bigfoot: Death Valley and Borrego Springs


There are few crueler deserts than Death Valley, California. It is not a place anyone could fathom a Bigfoot setting up housekeeping, yet giants have been associated with this region for thousands of years in Native Legends and a reported find of giant remains in caves. Upon occasion, a bare print is found in the hard-packed desert floor that confuses the mind of the viewer. How is it possible?

Saturday, May 27, 2017

7 Epic Fail Survival Tactics During A Zombie Apocalypse



- This is a guest post by Mike at Mikes Gear Reviews - 

Krokodil Chronicles



Supporting indie artists is a huge part of my life and I really want to share the indie movie Krokodil Chronicle's Indie Gogo page because I'd like to see this film made. This group is really talented and itching to bring us what we want - 

Friday, May 26, 2017

Thursday, May 25, 2017

1970s and 1980s Scream Queens


The 70s and 80s were the most amazing decades for horror movies. The scream became the primary focus of these terrifying films and the female leads put in the position to scream did a damn fine job. Let's look at some familiar actresses and their work in those decades.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Creepy Mummified Body Parts Found!


There was a drink tradition that began in 1973 in Dawson City in the Klondike area of Canada called a "Sourtoe." A human toe that was dehydrated in salt was added to a drink as a garnishment.

Miserable cocktails aside, mummified body parts have been found and some of them have been so unusual as to seem impossible!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

The Urban Sasquatch Journal: Tattered and Scattered




This is the reporting by a Bigfoot researcher of an ongoing study in the Southern part of the United States in a very large park area near homes and urban setting.

LINK TO PRIOR INSTALLMENTS STARTING WITH #1

Monday, May 22, 2017

Spirit Energy: How To Recognize It and Use It


"Energy can neither be created nor destroyed; rather, it transforms from one form to another. For instance, chemical energy can be converted to kinetic energy in the explosion of a stick of dynamite."

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Cemetery Safety Bells, Morbid Death Mementos and Superstitions


(funeral memento - above - with woven hair of the dead included)


Giving up our dead is never an easy task and it doesn't matter what region of the world or what era you grew up in, it's full of rituals and also many superstitions. Let's have a look at how we have handled death - 

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Halloween Trends 2017: My Advice For Designers/Manufacturers


It may seem early to be considering 2017's Halloween trends, but it is not only a season of anticipation, it is also one that can take months of planning, whether it's a yard haunt, a party, or costume gathering. Let's see where 2017 is headed -

Friday, May 19, 2017

Monsters in the Deepest Ocean!


The ocean takes up the majority of the surface on our world and yet so little of what is in it is known to us. Upon occasion, we come across some real mysteries, tantalizing glimpses that make us wonder. For a long time, the giant squid (above) was a legend until it was finally filmed underwater. What other legends might tell us what is in the sea?

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Real-Life Goblins?


Art by Luis Carrasco (LINK)

I often note in my research how local and native legends repeat themes, whether it's encountering giants or great floods. Another running theme among all cultures are a group of "wee ones" who are small, mischeivous and sometimes playful. Often times, these beings are called "goblins." And, often times people report seeing them today.


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