Friday, August 18, 2017
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
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
Tuesday, August 15, 2017
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
Sunday, August 13, 2017
Saturday, August 12, 2017
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.
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
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.
Thursday, August 10, 2017
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.
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
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
Victorian Trading Company (above)
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.
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, August 7, 2017
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
Saturday, August 5, 2017
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 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.