Wednesday, August 15, 2018

An American Werewolf in Wisconsin




An American Werewolf in Wisconsin

The Bray Road Beast roars to life in the first full trailer for new film from Small Town Monsters.

Animal Attack Movies



There are so many sub genres in the horror genre that it can be tough to decide what to watch. Consider a marathon of animal-attack movies. You name the critter, and likely a movie was made. Here's some to consider -

Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Horror Director: Michael Dougherty


Today, I'm covering another horror movie director I have my eyes on. Let's check out Michael Dougherty. I bet you've seen one of his films - 

Moved-Into-A-Haunted-House Horror Movies


The innocent expectation of a new home, a new life, and putting down memories in a safe haven can sometimes go awry. Let's look at movies about people who moved into a home only to find they were not alone - 

Monday, August 13, 2018

Horror Director: William Brent Bell



Upon occasion I see a horror movie that gives me hope. The hope is that there are developing horror movie directors to keep the genre alive. Any of us in our middle years know that rock music seems to have died. We never imagined that happening. Well, there is a fear that horror movies had their heyday, but no more. Let's talk today about "The Boy" and why the director gives me hope.

Struck By Lightning!


It's the time of year for lightning storms. Let's see what they do when they strike -

Sunday, August 12, 2018

Creepy Cemetery Statues


Cemeteries are the most beautiful and peaceful parks and memorials.  A walk among the rows of headstones under the shady trees brings a sense of quiet and introspection. Sometimes, however, cemetery art takes on a sinister tone as weather and aging can make even the happiest sculpture twisted and creepy. Other art, designed to take on gothic and anguished proportions, becomes something quite frightening. Let's look at what can happen to the art when placed in a peaceful cemetery.

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Blog Entry Saturday: Kolchak Versus Charlie's Angels



I grew up with two very divergent influences: "Kolchak: The Night Stalker" and "Charlie's Angels." Both exhibited intelligence, diligence, and bravery, but one was a bit bumbling and a loner, the other was a neat sexy glamour team. And somehow, forever, I've been embracing both.

Friday, August 10, 2018

It's Bonfire Season!


Bonfires and scary tales - what autumn should be made of

Most Unique Halloween Candles!


Autumn, horror and Halloween scents made into candles are one of the first and best ways to get the season in your blood. The scents make you nostalgic for fall like nothing else can! Here's just some very cool ones found on Etsy.

Cursed Locations



Can a location be cursed? 

Technically, a curse is a spell put upon a person (or place) to make bad things happen. If a location has a repeatedly dark history, one might make a case that it had been cursed. Cursed by the fates.

Thursday, August 9, 2018

Review: Spirit Halloween's New Animatronics


Today, we're looking at some of Spirit Halloween's animatronics offerings. 

Can Bigfoot Read Minds?



I was introduced to a research group based on my focus on language/communication and psychic pathways. That's how I started studying the Tall Ones and then quickly went into more arenas like guidelines for habituation and interaction and eventually the search for their ancestors/lineage (Link to those findings). 

As I had some time to focus on any signs of psychic skills, I have some input to share here today - 

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Six-Fingered Giants




Six-fingered giants

Polydactyly is an inherited condition in which a person has extra fingers or toes. It is caused by a dominant allele of a gene. This means it can be passed on by just one parent if they have the disorder.

Roadside Carnival Curiosities


Sideshow "oddities" had real lives and stories behind their oddities. There was a time when seeing something apart from the norm was odd, but today we see in general population from people who wish to set themselves apart - 

Tuesday, August 7, 2018

A Wish For Giants


"A Wish For Giants" is a film that recently caught my eye with a fresh approach to the subject matter.

The Lake That Kills Men


The quiet and beautiful Lake Ronkonkoma in Long Island, New York has long been sought out as a summer getaway from the heat and the city. The lovely lake was formed in a bowl of melting glaciers from 10,000 years ago. It offers beauty and retreat for many. 

Monday, August 6, 2018

40 Top Scuba Destinations in the World


It's the dog days of summer - let's have a look at a recreation that is not only addictive but provides some of the best views in the world. 



Horror Movies That Ruined Our Fun


Some movies have such an impact that they forever color how we see things we took for granted before. Here are some great examples of forever game-changing movies.

Sunday, August 5, 2018

Fall is Coming to the Stores Now!


Fall is showing up in stores. Let's have a look  -

Hollywood Actress Found Mummified


Sometimes, Hollywood is a fickle place. Lots of dreams begin and also die there. A few choice individuals stand out from the crowd and make a name for themselves: Yvette Vickers is one such Hollywood success story.

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Blog Entry Saturday: Movies To Inspire Halloween Longing


It's August and by now I'm well and fully one foot into autumn and another foot creeping toward Halloween. I like to have a weekend where I put on the 5 basic horror movies that I love to watch around Halloween time just to hear the music and see some dark and spooky places. Here's what I am darkening my windows to watch this weekend -

Friday, August 3, 2018

Backyard Bohemian: Romance Her in the Garden


Summer nights are getting just a wee bit shorter. Part of you wants to dive right into autumn darkness, blankets, warm lights, but another part has a daytime heat reality. How about transitioning to the coziness of autumn while enjoying what's left of summer? How about a Bohemian backyard prepared for your lady love? 

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Don Monroe Case Files: Legend of Seven Devils


From our favorite rugged explorer and researcher, Don Monroe, comes a local native legend. The Seven Devils Mountain range in Idaho carries a story that will never make you look at this rugged mountain area the same. It is said, there are giants in them there hills!

Curl Up Under a Blanket: Short Scary Videos


Sometimes the Halloween bug bites early, as early as July! In case you are in the mood for chills and creeps, here's some nonfiction and fiction short films to give you a variety of chillbumps. Grab your blanket and tuck in your toes....

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

A Taste of Autumn in Summer


August is kind of like the February of wintertime. In winter, we are fed up with the cold, the snow, and the colorless surroundings that were once charming at Christmastime. Here we are in the latter half of summertime, pining away for chilly nights, cooler and shorter days. Let's dive into a taste of autumn and how to transition so we can savor the best season of all!

The Domes: Creepy Abandoned Buildings




Local legends are always fun. This one is very scary.

In Casa Grande (just northwest of I-10 meeting I-8, south on Thornton Rd which is a washboard dirt road) there's a place called "The Domes." This conglomeration of weird-shaped buildings was originally built as a semiconductor factory that never opened. What is left is a bunch of very long and Kiva-shaped buildings that are open to the elements. And to transients. 

*Warning: One of the buildings has collapsed. Due to liability and being privately owned, take pictures from afar. 

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Don Monroe Case Files: The Roper


Don was preparing for a trek out in the wilds when something odd happened to this researcher - 

1970s: The Decade Obsessed With Witches and Devils



In the 1970s, Hollywood's new rage was witch-themed and devil-themed movies. They did a horrid job of explaining witches and confusing them with devil worship and sacrifice, as well as possession. Somehow many of these movies came out making the public confused about pentacles and witches as some kind of devil worshippers. It would appear that this trend had a lot more to do with youth's disillusionment with religion, desire to enter into cults and alternative spiritual practices. 

Monday, July 30, 2018

Devil's Hole Caves - What Is Lurking In Them?


Devil's Hole - Death Valley, California

Around the world there are legends of caves and crevices that become named "Devil's Hole" for a myriad of reasons, but all of them are dark ones. Let's explore just some of the Devil's Holes found in the United States.

UFO Crash in the Grand Canyon?


I thought I'd put this out there... I went looking on Google Earth in the Grand Canyon for one thing, but my eyes noticed something strange. If that's a rock, it doesn't belong there. Let me know what you think!







Sunday, July 29, 2018

Blue Orbs: Case of Spiritual Umbilical?


From time to time I get a case that is so genuine and intriguing that I need to share it with the hopes that if others have experienced it, they will come forward. The case of the blue orbs is one such case.

Summertime Campfire Tales


There is something primitively satisfying about a campfire. We like to gather around the warmth and light, warding off the chill and darkness behind us. But what does that darkness hold? That is the age old fear. 


Once the campfire is constructed, it is good to let your group get comfy, satisfied with some drinks and perhaps some s'mores or hot dogs.

You need to get people relaxed, comfortable and unsuspecting before you decide to wind up a tale that will make them afraid to leave the circle.

Saturday, July 28, 2018

Don Monroe Case Files: Two Swamp Area Bigfoot Casts


Dennis Guern and I worked on measuring and examining this hands-foot cast from the US South. We also examined the "white cast" from the same area.

Blog Entry Saturday: The Meaning of Summer



We are well and truly deep into summertime now. As adults, we daydream more, gaze out the window, wish we were at the noisy swimming pool in the community center or digging our toes in some sand with a cold beer in our fist, but here we are at another work day. Let's find the meaning of summer by going back in time - 

Friday, July 27, 2018

Are You a Superhero But Don't Know It?


If you were a superhero, what would your talent be? I think I might go for a healer. Be able to touch people or think about them and create a healthy balance and healing process.

Haunted Hiking Trails

me in the middle, in the Sierras 1985

Day hikes or backpacking, taking to the woods can be a really enjoyable summer activity, but not many people realize there are actually haunted hiking trails. Let's take a look at where you might want to hike this summer if you want double the adventure.

Thursday, July 26, 2018

My Podcast Interview: Bigfoot, Giants, Shadow People


I had a great time on PteroCast podcast talking about Bigfoot, ancient giants, and even shadow people. I hope y'all get a chance to listen to this great show.

LINK TO PTEROCAST SHOW


The Giant of Happy Valley


Native People of the Northwestern United States supposedly carved this figure.

Haunted House: Dealing With a House's History


Houses are sometimes like people or pets, they seem to remember harms done to them. Instead of cowering and being timid; however, they tend to expel bad energy. Let's talk today about how to deal with a home's past negative history.

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Don Monroe Case Files: "Hands Foot" Cast


I was very pleased to see Don Monroe in person at the Payson Book Festival. He brought with him many casts for me to archive, measure, and examine details.

Arizona's Cryptids



Arizona may seem barren to many outsiders, but residents know that the state is extremely diverse in weather, flora and fauna. Some of the southwestern cryptids are quite interesting, as well. And, no, there are no sightings of the fictional Jackalope, although I certainly wish they existed!

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Don Monroe Case Files: Cast of Handprint From "Spirit" Cave


Researcher Don Monroe shared with me an interesting handprint cast. It was from the cave where very odd things have happened (LINK). 

Do You Dare? The Bridgewater Triangle



A lot of my paranormal studies end up crisscrossing each other. You think you are investigating a Bigfoot situation and find UFOs and strange lights in the woods or perhaps you go out in search of ghosts and find there are missing people and creepy cryptids being seen locally. 

Monday, July 23, 2018

Don Monroe Case Files: Bigfoot Footprint Cast


Don Monroe is in the process of letting me archive many significant items he has accrued over the decades of his research around the world. Today, let's have a look at a foot cast taken in the swampy area of Texas. Don Monroe and Don Sherman saw the fellow from 40 feet away the evening before. 

Weirdest Creepiest Places to Visit

"The Thing" roadside attraction in Dragoon, Arizona

Summer comes and you want to enjoy a getaway. Beaches and mountain cabin vacations aside, consider incorporating a few unusual destinations into the road trip and you might just impress your family and give yourself the most crazy memories ever!

There are two great sources to find the oddest and creepiest places in your destination location - Atlas Obscura and Weird US.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

Scariest Cave Finds



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.

Let's have a look at some more infamous haunted caves....


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