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?
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 -
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.
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!
(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 -
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 -
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?
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.
Life-long explorer, adventurer and researcher, Don Monroe, has a million stories to tell, only he's been on the road nonstop, busy hiking the back country in dozens of countries, climbing the highest peaks and crawling in the deepest caves to understand this natural world we live in. He has hunted, tracked, trapped, cast footprints, talked to Native people, continued several-decade long ongoing research projects, devoured tons of research books, and ultimately sought answers about every aspect of nature and all the mysteries within. During those travels, he came across many unusual things. What I am presenting now is one of them -
I am beginning a series of posts ongoing on GHT concerning the viability of Bigfoot in the desert. I expect to also be trekking to some locations to show the environments and what they have to offer to share the feasibility that Bigfoot can live anywhere. I begin the series today with the case of the Horizon City, Texas Bigfoot sightings.
The 1950s are so beloved because, like the 1980s, they were a boom time for the country's economy, the middle class, and expansion and growth in America, not to mention fashion and the arts! With the pounding away at new stretches of highway, family car trip vacations, tourist attractions and more in a Nuclear Age, it seemed anything was possible. And the movies reflected a general sense of fear of irradiation and the "Commies" mixed with changing roles of females, as well as teenagers acquiring cars and freedoms. Let's have a look at the lineup of fantastic thrillers and science fiction that flooded the theaters in the very original 1950s -
Hopi legend tells that the current earth is the Fourth World to be inhabited by Tawa's creations. The story essentially states that in each previous world, the people, though originally happy, became disobedient and lived contrary to Tawa's plan; they engaged in sexual promiscuity, fought one another and would not live in harmony. Thus, the most obedient were led (usually by Spider Woman) to the next higher world, with physical changes occurring both in the people in the course of their journey, and in the environment of the next world.
Fata Morgana is a complex superior mirage. In this instance, in the horizon a narrow band seen can separate an image, casting what looks like another image superior to the original object. In the image above it appears as if the ship is in the air. Below, the image shows a repeat of it up in the air. Sometimes, the image can be inverted. This occurs when rays of light are bent when they pass through layers that are different temperatures.
Coelacanth thought to be extinct 65,000,000 has been found in the waters off the coast of East Africa
Many creatures thought to be extinct were found to still exist. The world is a large place and those that survive, know how to carve out their own niche. Let's have a look at some that were found and some that might still be here awaiting finding.
In 1920, Rosalia Lombardo died of the flu in Italy. Her father was grief stricken. The 2-year-old was embalmed by special means and placed in a display case in Palermo's Capuchin Catacombs where she remains flawless. This was an intentional mummy, but what about accidental mummy finds where a person died and remained in conditions that preserved them?
The 1970s and 1980s were horror movie lovers' heaven! There were movies about nature turning on man because of pollution, witches, devil worshippers, killers, insanity, revenge, demons, families moving into haunted houses, beasts attacking, and teens being slashed.
You might have missed some of the more obscure ones in the offering -
Isla de las Munecas or "Island of the Dolls" (popularly coined "Doll Island") is a thing of horror for many. Why would an island filled with dolls for decades, laid to waste by the elements and neglect, be terrifying? Well, let me introduce you to its most unsettling beginnings.
There are well known reports of Bigfoot wandering the American Northwest, the Sierras, the Rockies, the Mississippi River corridor and even Florida and the Northeast, but there are Bigfoot reported in deserts too. The assumptions that hair-covered humans would not live there is wrong. We know they are resistant to cold, why not heat? And, if Native Americans could live in such conditions, then surely these denizens of the wild could, too.