Friday, August 18, 2017

The Zone of Silence

Areas of radio silence are odd and sometimes unexplained. There is an area of the Chihuahuan Desert in Mexico referred to as the Zone of Silence. What is going on there?

Cemeteries At Night

Anyone who has sneaked into a cemetery at night knows that is a thing of terror and equally as much a thing of exquisite beauty. Even in daytime, cemeteries are like memorial parks, still and contemplative, well-manicured and unhurried. But, at night, they become a strange black and white world in which the headstones are the only thing visible in the dimmest of moonlight. In fact, cemeteries real character comes out at night.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Horror in the Clouds by Scott Shoyer

I have been following Scott Shoyer's amazing horror review site, Anything Horror for many years. He is a most talented author and also extremely knowledgeable about the horror genre. I'm excited to share his latest release - 

Horror Movies With an Autumn Feel

You know you want it. You've had enough heat and humidity and are glad to be releasing the kids back to school soon. Now, you're getting that nesting instinct to make soups and chili, sip hot cocoa, watch the leaves turn, and get creeped out by the Halloween season. So, go for it! Get your spook on with autumn-themed horror movies! 

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Designing Creepy Gardens

I am more obsessed with the outside of the home than the inside and I also love gothic atmosphere. There are a lot of wonderful ways to add creepiness, mystery, magic and frights to a garden.

What Unexplained Mass Lurks Beneath Antarctica?

An anomaly in Antarctica seen on satellite imagery has many wondering if there was a possible mass extinction type of impact crater long ago. Others, however, are speculating about Hollow Earth, Nazi bases, Alien bases, and more.

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Upcoming Horror/SciFi/Fantasy Movies Fall 2017

As we come into fall's horror season and into the late fall's favorite movie release time after Thanksgiving, let's start to review what's coming up at the theater for horror/scifi/fantasy fans.

Abandoned Alaska

Some of the most abandoned places in the world are mining towns that tapped out the resources and moved on, towns hit by natural disasters, and ones in the most extreme climates. Here are some examples of what Alaska has left behind, beautiful and sometimes quite mysterious!

Monday, August 14, 2017

Testing a Potential Portal

We have yet to prove that portals (doorways to other parallel worlds) exist, but by coming up with testing methods for potential portal areas, we might be learning more about their existence.

How To Make a Haunted Mirror

With a cheap secondhand store picture frame, some acrylic paints, white glue and looking glass spray paint, a haunted mirror can be yours. And, the possibilities are endless. 

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Halloween-Themed Beers

It's not Halloween yet, but that doesn't stop smart bottlers from imagining what we want. They are being released for the season, so gather up yours - 

How To Make Ghosts Of All Kinds

Most of us Halloween lovers can't get enough of ghosts and graveyards. Let's talk about how to make these haunting figures of all kinds - 

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Fire Lookout Towers

Fire tower lookouts were built in the early 1900s and workers or volunteers manned them to keep an eye on any potential fire outbreaks following camping season and electrical storms.  They are lovely solitary buildings that create a romantic notion of being in a bird's nest away from the hustle and bustle, king of the forest.

Ancient Giant-Sized Axes and Hammers Baffle Researchers!

Source:  Apparently, these are the largest stone tools yet found and there have been many huge ones around the world. Who wielded these, do you suppose? 

These ones (above) were found in a lake bed in Botswana from between 10,000 to 250,000 years ago!

Friday, August 11, 2017

Halloween Party Themes That Are Super Cheap!

In 2009, I had a post-apocalyptic graveyard theme for a Halloween party. It was very cheap to put together and very effective. You don't have to spend a lot for a Halloween party, as the idea is to make it as dark and rugged as possible which means repurposing junk. 

Where the Giants Lived: Evidence of Their Presence

We talk of ancient giants a lot, but some want more proof that such a race of humans existed in our past.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Healing With Colors

One thing I know about new-age healing is that belief has an amazing power. People who believe in prayer, believe in crystals, belief in hands-on healers, release their own chemicals in their bodies to do that which they seek. Some people can use meditation, others aggressive exercise, and for some, sex. However you find your healing, if there is belief-there is response.

Mummies of Guanajuato

During a cholera outbreak in 1833 in Mexico, many bodies were interred underground in an air-tight catacomb. When families couldn't pay taxes, they were disinterred and placed in a building where many of them mummified.  The building was turned into a museum called El Museo De Las Mamios (Mummy Museum).

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Funny Commercials With Monsters

We love our monsters and there's nothing better than commercials that show the love. Here's just some of the best of the monster-related humorous commercials  - 

An Excellent Romanian-Based Unexplained Channel

I am always pleased to make readers aware of smart sources of information. I recently met someone who runs a YouTube channel from Romania including all the strange and unexplained things. I was very impressed.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Where to Shop For Halloween

There are the usual places like Party City and Spirit Halloween to shop for Halloween items, but I like to get things that are unique, individual, and sometimes so damn pretty, you use them year-round if you're a horror/Victorian Era freak like me.  In fact, I suspect that any of these shops you would want to buy from year-round.

The Urban Sasquatch Journal: Extremely Blatant Interactions!

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.


Monday, August 7, 2017

Snow-Themed Horror Movies To Get Your Chill On!

It's HOT and most of us are growing weary of it, so let's escape a bit with some horror and scenes of chilly snowy places. I'm going to share a long list of snow-involved horror movies for your chilling pleasure.

America's Zombie Neighborhoods: Abandoned Housing Developments

America was founded in the 1950s as the subdivision maker of the world. Whole neighborhoods with quaint-named streets and tract housing went up all over the country during the boom. Highways were being built at an amazing rate, infrastructure was the boom industry. Then, decades later, as recession hit, shopping malls closed and even whole subdivisions went under before they were event inhabited.

Sunday, August 6, 2017

Pirate Ghosts

Aye, I'm a pirate-loving freak! This summer has me in a super pirate-themed frenzy. In fact, I once chased a legend of pirate spirits in the woods of a Virginia Shore. 

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Blue Lights in Cemeteries

In my book "Vacationing With Ghosts," I showed some interesting encounters with soft balls of blue light that danced around the cemetery across the road from our summer home. At one point, I went in the daytime to figure out where they came from when something whizzed past my ear with a buzz and static charge that made my hair stand up.

Steampunk Kings: Jules Verne and HG Wells

Steampunk today is a fashion statement and to some a lifestyle that incorporates the elements of Victorian Era technology, steam engine and the budding genre of science fiction. For those who love Steampunk, there are a lot of idols to emulate. Here are two "fathers" of the genre. 

Friday, August 4, 2017

Why Are Homemade Vintage Masks So Scary?

We tend to be greatly unsettled by photographs of vintage Halloween and the handmade nondescript masks. Why is that? It seems to be something inherent in us to need to see details of faces.

Are You Brave Enough To Sleep Here?

A contest was offering you a delightful tour of the French catacombs, dinner, a scary storytelling time, and then they leave you there to sleep....

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Area 52: The OTHER Secret Research?

As if Area 51 in the Nevada Desert hadn't caused enough hubbub and controversy, there is a new supposed location gathering interest, as well. It is said to be underground and vast. And they are calling it "Area 52." 

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

The Ultimate Bonfire Experience

Bonfires and scary tales - what autumn should be made of. It may be August, but the heat has us beat. Let's escape for a moment into bonfires and nighttime rituals - 


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