Tuesday, October 31, 2017
I have been very blessed to know some amazing bloggers, but one who was very dear to my heart was my good friend, John Wolfe. He ran the blog Season of Shadows and embodied all things vintage and true Halloween. He would begin early in the year designing elaborate home haunts and sharing on video how he went about designing them. He did lots of volunteer work and was always available for anyone. He sought to understand the spiritual and the other side. In fact, as he was dying, he said he would contact me through EVPs. And, he asked me to write his memorial which I did and he read it and approved of it before his passing at much too early an age in his 30s. Each Halloween, I will post his memorial here. Halloween is his season, his paradise, and I miss him something awful every October. I'd like to share him with you now -
Monday, October 30, 2017
Ah, trick-or-treating in the 70s. What a magical time. Parents left us to run like vagabonds and gypsies through the neighborhoods brandishing pillowcases, and for the few good-doer nerds, Unicef boxes. Mass produced costumes were more common than the old-fashioned handmade stuff and everyone wanted the latest plastic mask. School had us wearing our costumes and parading the halls without any kind of "politically correct" protocol other than Women Women would be sent to the office for a sweater to wear over their provocative costume.
So many scary movies, so many scare scenes. But, some of these amazing captures have everything working from them in the tension, atmosphere, suspense department and stick with us long after viewing. Here's my top 10 most scary scenes list from horror movies (old and new combined).
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Hollow Earth concept is one that was born out of some musings in the past about whether the earth might contain pockets of life we don't know about on the surface, or perhaps an entire world within. There are legends of this from around the world which makes it an interesting subject to study.
Saturday, October 28, 2017
Friday, October 27, 2017
Sketch of the Stonish giants
The Stonish giants were a supposed ancient tribe of the wilderness that was giant and rolled in mud to make a crackling skin over their bodies. They went to war with the original nations and were driven back to the wilderness.
Thursday, October 26, 2017
Making a scarecrow head is a really cheap, really fun way to spend an autumn day. Here's how I made this "Croweater" fellow above. I used the same technique to make this "Skater Punk" (with a mohawk and safety pin in his eyebrow) scarecrow too.
Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Tuesday, October 24, 2017
The 1970s ushered in a whole new love for the paranormal for the first time since the early 20th century spiritualists' movement. It also was a bleak decade showing that progress wasn't always pretty and sometimes downright evil. This inspired a decade of horror entertainment, serial killers, and the disillusionment of church, educational and governmental institutions.
If you were a "child of the 70s," who are you today was very much determined by the events of that decade and their influences. I hope to show you why and take you on a trip into the dark past....
Monday, October 23, 2017
Sunday, October 22, 2017
(Food of the Gods - 1976)
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 -
Saturday, October 21, 2017
As our team honed its focus on experimentation and away from house calls, we para geeks are geared up to share our vast knowledge and our experiments, how they are laid out, as well as reviewing the results with the public to allow others to test these parameters too.
Friday, October 20, 2017
October 31st is noted as All Hallow's Eve or Halloween. It's believed Christians took this festival concept right from pagan origins of the Celtic Samhain celebration. There is much debate on how this holiday began, but it has become a most popular time for children to get candy and adults to put on costumes and watch scary movies. The basics are the same; scary decorations, costumes, parties, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, Jack O'Lanterns, apple bobbing, trick or treating, and horror themes. America has done Halloween up more than any other country, celebrating it full force with horror movie marathons to Haunted Attractions and huge parties.
There is, however, a much darker side to Halloween - like the tainted candy fears.
Thursday, October 19, 2017
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Buffalo Ranch fries (Tolmachoff Farms, Glendale, AZ)
My weekend began Thursday night. I pulled out the flashlight and began to have all kinds of childhood fun and got myself in the playful mood for a Halloween-filled weekend. See Sunday's post about flashlight fun. Then, I headed to my best friend's across town to spend two days and two nights of crazy October fun.
Monday, October 16, 2017
You roll over in bed and force your eyes open, only to read the blurry red lights of the digital clock “3:15.”
Sunday, October 15, 2017
Saturday, October 14, 2017
There's nothing quite as sinister as a ship adrift at sea with no crew, or one that washed ashore and became part of the landscape. Some ships had horrifying finds inside, others simply drifted with no backstory as to how it got there. Let's have a look at some chilling finds adrift -
Friday, October 13, 2017
You might remember the first time you saw "Friday the 13th." I'm old enough that I saw it in the theater when it came out. I remember the creepy sounds were making me tense up in my seat. I even hid behind my hands a few times, not sure how the people were going to be killed. I had a low threshold for machete slicing.
at 12:00:00 AM
Thursday, October 12, 2017
It's a great month to discuss a ghost town as epic as the Halloween Season. Bannack, Montana has a reputation in its past and in its present....
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
You can hear me tonight at 11 pm EST/10 pm CST/8 pm PST on Wacky World of the Spaz talking about paranormal subjects and some of the Scooby Doo aspects involved in debunking.
Here's the interview -
BIO: Sharon Day was raised in Virginia, born in 1962. Her father, Stanley Day, was the designer of the Program for Alcoholic Recovery for the government. Her mother was an historian and art teacher. Sharon runs the popular paranormal blog, Ghost Hunting Theories, and author of many books. Sharon is a psychic who does radio appearances to discuss subjects of the unexplained. She works with NewLink Publishing, releasing her series of paranormal romance books, “SEEK Team Adventure.” She is in a writer and producer in pre-production of a psychological thriller based on one of her works.
Monday, October 9, 2017
When a new installment of "Halloween" was announced slated to release Halloween 2018, people went bonkers with excitement for a few reasons: One is that Jamie Lee Curtis would be involved and the other was that John Carpenter would make the score for the movie. Now, casting is being talked about.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
8 pm EST/7 pm CST/5 pm PST I will be on Episode 30 of Death the Show. I am ready to discuss all things paranormal.
I've been diligently working to get the first book out with NewLink Publishing (they are looking for authors, check them out). I will be releasing a paranormal romance series of books - the SEEK Adventure Team series.
The first book will be "Ghost of a Chance." What I love about this paranormal romance series is that in the backdrop of investigating the paranormal and all the terrors it can involve, a relationship evolves between two members of the team. The series includes real-life incidents to make this as real and educational as possible for readers to learn things they never knew about the subjects.
Book two will be "Tall, Dark and Hairy" involving Bigfoot investigating. This series is a real passion of mine and it's exactly the kind of books I wanted to read, so I decided, why not just write what we need out there in the book world?
Expect release early 2018.
I hope you join us for the show tonight!
800 stone statues - Mutsuo Furukawa Park, Japan
Stone effigies of people, characters, and religious icons are found all over the world for tens of thousands of years. Some of these, however, take on a sinister quality or unsettling feel. Let's have a look at some of those -
Saturday, October 7, 2017
Sometimes, you gotta ask yourself
Am I ready?
I can't see a damned thing! Does it end?
And if you still plunge into the abyss after asking that,
you only have your instincts to get you out.
It isn't the tunnel you are waiting for answers from.
Autumn time brings with it reflection after the busy season, turning inward, tucking in, hibernating, nurturing, and family. It is a time to look at things in a new light.
We can't know how the dead are connected to the living. That we call them "dead" seems such an oxymoron. They are truly more alive, more present than we can even imagine. Upon my father's near-death experience he told me "that was the real world, this one is fake!"
Friday, October 6, 2017
Sanders Mound, Texas
There appear to be some inconsistencies in what the government-directed Bureau of American Ethnology/Smithsonian reported about the Native People of America and what they actually know. Much of it seems to be orchestrated, but for what end? Let's look over some evidence and discuss the possibilities.