Monday, September 24, 2018
NBC's newest drama "Manifest," after a turbulent, but routine flight from Jamaica to NYC, the passengers and crew discover the world has aged five years, yet no time has passed for them, and soon a deeper mystery unfolds. Curtiss stars as flight passenger 'Radd,' a leading musician from the Jamaican Philharmonic who must deal with the consequences of being absent for 5 years, which includes being re-introduced to his son who was just 13 years-old when he disappeared and is now a young adult at the age of 18. In the series, Curtiss' son is portrayed by his actual real-life son, Curtiss Cook Jr., and includes deeply emotional and intense scenes between the father and son team.
Sunday, September 23, 2018
Ten years ago I started Ghost Hunting Theories and I named it this because my idea at the time was to share all mysteries or "ghosts" of the universe and all kinds of new ways of looking at them, to make people curious, to question, to participate in finding answers. I didn't now at the time what I was really embarking on -
Saturday, September 22, 2018
Friday, September 21, 2018
I am so pleased to say that the late Bobbie Short's book, her decades of research and notes has been edited and being published for the public to appreciate free.
Thursday, September 20, 2018
A contest was offering a delightful tour of the French catacombs, dinner, a scary storytelling time, and then they leave you there to sleep....
You might have slept in a spooky place before, perhaps a seedy motel in a bad part of town, an arguing couple's home, a really old historic inn, but there are some places that would definitely not be sleep-friendly for most folks.
Wednesday, September 19, 2018
For those of us who love Halloween, it's not just a holiday, it's a season! That's why I wrote the book Adult Halloween: Taking Back the Season!
If you are nostalgic for childhood Halloween, get into the season and want to take it up a notch, wish you could just claim that time of year for yourself and not just the kiddies, then this book is an ideal read.
I cover everything from how to have Halloween in your everyday life, from your home and fashion, entertainment choices and collectibles.
I take the reader through ways to adult your Halloween:
Horrifying Halloween (much more hardcore horror)
Nostalgic/Traditional Halloween (50s/60s/70s, traditional autumn Halloween themes).
Gothic Halloween (for a classy adult take)
Sexy Halloween (definitely naughty adult!).
There is a section just for horror movie genre types for a 3-movie marathon using drink and food pairings for you guests. Themes include -
There is also a huge section of resources from where to shop for items to best Halloween horror movies, Facebook pages that support your love of Halloween, and YouTube channels to subscribe to.
When you are done with the book, I suspect you are going to refer to it often. I offer a lot of great concepts on how to adult your Halloween from activities and decorations to parties and games.
I've had a blast writing this one and am in the editing process right now. Expect it out this July and I will definitely let my readers know the minute it's up on Kindle!
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*This is a guest post by Oscar*
The best thing about being in a relationship is getting to spend some quality time with your better half. Whether you’ve been together for ages or are a new couple, there is no better opportunity to do this than going out on a date. It is even more exciting when the date is something unusual that both of you will remember. So, instead of the conventional movie and picnic dates, why don’t you try an adrenaline-filled outdoor escapade in a spooky location? In this article, I will present you the best haunted locations you can take your date to for an adventurous and hair-raising romantic experience. And if you’d like to make sure to record everything so you can all watch the footage on another date, then make sure you bring a decent ghost hunting camera with you.
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Tuesday, September 18, 2018
Researcher Don Monroe asked me to evaluate a cast from Honey Island, Louisiana 1972. When I saw it, I remembered a photo I was given a 3-toed print (above). I am trying to find out who sent me this pic so I can know how many decades apart and distance because this cast is, well, very similar to the Honey Island one -
Monday, September 17, 2018
Tonight I am hosting Vegas Supernatural on KCOR Radio. The special guest is Bigfoot Researcher, Karl Sup. You might have read his Long Island Sasquatch and ChiSquatch, as well as witness reports, paper on Bigfoot eyes and Bigfoot locomotion here on GHT!
8 pm EST/7 PM CST/5 PM PST KCOR RADIO
HERE IS THE ARCHIVED EPISODE - LINK (lots of Bigfoot vocals)
Don't forget I will be co-hosting with Shawn Whittington every Monday in October with special guests with dark subjects - perfect for Halloween month!
Ancient giant footprints....
The Carson City ancient foot trackway dates around 50,000 years old and showed what appeared to be giant human footprints.
During sandstone quarrying operations in the late 1870's on the grounds of Nevada State Prison, in Carson City, a variety of animal tracks were found, including those of mammoth, bison, horse, deer, wolf, birds, as well as some large oblong tracks of uncertain origin. In 1882, sheriff W. J. Hanks of Storey County brought the find to the attention of H. W. Harkness of the California Academy of Sciences in San Francisco. Harkness identified the track beds as late Pliocene in age (approx. 2 million years old) and interpreted the problematic tracks as giant human footprints (Davis, 1912). Other geologists identified the prints as being near the Pliocene-Quaternary border, which would place them at about 1.6 million years by conventional geology, although Stock (1936) implied an age of only 50,000 years.
The prints in question were approximately 18 to 21 inches long and 8 to 9 inches wide. Though bearing a superficial resemblance to human prints, the tracks lacked obvious digit impressions and normal heel-ball-arch bottom contours typically found in human prints--features that Harkness explained by suggesting the giant trackmaker might have worn sandals. However, besides the enormous size and lack of distinct human features, the tracks also showed an unusual gait pattern, with a wide trackway gauge of 18 to 19 inches but very short average pace length (for the size of the prints) of only about 2 and a half feet.
This was said to be a giant sloth's print but here's a photo (below) of a giant sloth's print....
Considering these sandals (below) were found in Lovelock Cave, our culprit would appear to be a large human walking around Lake Lohontan about 50,000 years ago.
Today marks Cassandra Peterson's (aka "Elvira) birthday. It is also my birthday today.
Both of us love horror, have a sassy sense of humor and red hair. Perhaps there is something about being born on this day that brings up a darker tongue-in-cheek aspect.
Her life has been more interesting than anyone would know including being a showgirl/dancer, a lead singer in rock bands in Europe, even briefly dating Elvis, and then moving into acting, and eventually landing the unique and greatly-loved role as "Elvira," hostess to horror movies.
Happy birthday, Cassandra! You are beloved for daring to take on the world in many original roles, the most beloved of which is Elvira -
Sunday, September 16, 2018
(Scarecrow by Pumpkinrot one of the greatest Halloween artisans I know. I get my Halloween cards from him every year and he makes a new scarecrow to commemorate each All Hallow's Eve)
When I was a child, I was obsessed with scarecrows. I wasn't sure they were effective. It seemed the crows like to use them to rest upon. But, those silent sentinels of country gardens were things of nightmares; a human-like figure crucified against the setting sun between rows of bright green corn stalks....
Saturday, September 15, 2018
I love Halloween. I live for it. I've even written a book about it "Adult Halloween: Taking Back the Season!" Let me share some of my favorite things to do throughout this season (I consider the "season" August 1-November 1)
Friday, September 14, 2018
As a disclaimer, I never review books anymore because my life is so hectic and I am also trying to get a recent manuscript in to my publisher. But, I was sent an offer to get a free copy of this book, The Spookiest Campfire Stories by S.E. Schlosser, illustration work by Paul G. Hoffman and I could not resist taking them up on the offer!
There I am (above) walking the wooden plank toward the boulders you climb down to get into the Apache Death Cave. I showed up there on my Route 66 trek, exploring the ghost town of Two Guns, Arizona, when a sweet man named Jerry said, "hey, I can take you into the cave."
Thursday, September 13, 2018
In 10 days, Ghost Hunting Theories is celebrating its 10th anniversary!
Because of this special occasion, I've decided to run a giveaway, name to be drawn on the anniversary -
If you want to be included as an entry (Continental United States), please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and put "GIVEAWAY" in the subject line. One entry per person. Please send the email by midnight EST September 23, 2018 - winner announced that day.
The prize? Well since I do a lot of advocating of folks having their own adventures, exploring, going out into the field...
Humvee Vest with mesh and numerous pockets for storing all your equipment, keys, cameras, batteries, etc. It also has clips for attaching items with carabiners. Can choose black, khaki/tan, or olive color and choose the size.
Once again, I'd love to thank all the readers, some of whom have been reading GHT since its inception. If you want to learn more about how it all started - here's some videos made in 2010 explaining it....
Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Sunday, September 9, 2018
There are people who see cemeteries as taboo or bad energy and they avoid them at all costs, maybe even hold their breath as they drive by them. Then, there are people who embrace the memorials that they are, the quiet parts, the gentle beauty, the eternal resting spot. Somewhere in between, there is humor - as there is in life, so there is in death.