Wednesday, October 31, 2018
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 -
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
As we are hours away from Halloween, I thought I'd make some fun memes. What if a romantic comedy was actually a horror movie? - ENJOY, my dearies!
Have a safe and spooky Halloween, all!
at 3:42:00 PM
The moon this time of year is exquisite in the autumn sky. Sometimes, it looks like a movie prop being raised for the coming scene, the one where darkness blots out the landscape and everything turns blue under its bright cast. To get in the mood for Halloween, I thought I'd do a post sharing some of the legends, myths and realities of the magnificent moon -
Monday, October 29, 2018
Tonight is my final gig for the month of October, co hosting with Shawn Whittington on his Vegas Supernatural show on KCOR Radio.
Our special guest is Alyne Pustanio, author, occultist and paranormalist. This is going to be a dream Halloween episode!
8 pm EST/7 pm CST/5 pm PST KCOR Radio.
What an amazing month! Be sure to check KCOR Radio's archives for the other Monday episode this month. We had some amazing guests for Halloween month!
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Sunday, October 28, 2018
Saturday, October 27, 2018
Friday, October 26, 2018
It's that time of the year! I'm going to share some holiday ghostie fun!
Ghost cocktail: 2 parts vodka, 1 part heavy cream, 1 part vanilla simple syrup - shake with ice and strain. Add 2 parts club soda. Take marshmallows and mix green, red and blue food coloring and dip a toothpick into it and make faces on the marshmallows and float. (I used mini marshmallows and flattened them with my thumb)
Cheesecloth ghosts: cheesecloth, drinking glasses, balloons, black paint, elmer's glue, plastic spoons.
Put just a puff of breath into a round balloon so it's no bigger than the size of your fist. Tie it off. Set it on top of an empty drinking glass or wine glass. Cover with saran wrap. Dip cheesecloth into a mix of Elmer's glue and water and lightly wring out. Drape it over the balloon/glass. Remember that the ghost when it hardens in a few hours will stand on the hem, so spread the hem around it to make a nice base. If you want to make arms, like the one ghost above, stick a plastic spoon handle into the glass under the balloon and drape fabric over it.
In a few hours when it's firmly dry, paint on the eyes and mouth.
Thursday, October 25, 2018
Back in the summer of 2009, I decided to choose 50 places that are commonly reported haunted, all across the US. I took those 50 places and looked for common features. Then, I started the agonizing part of making sense of all that I found. From this, I created a first version of a haunted formula that took 5 aspects and checked the sites to find out how many of the features they possessed to give it a haunted score. I thought that knowing the features most commonly found, I could identify potentially haunted locations by giving them a rating before even going to check them out. I am going to share the findings of that study below and then discuss some other features that have come to light since then -
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Aye, I'm a pirate-loving freak!
The summer of 2014, my best friend Julie and I went chasing some pirate spirits in the woods near the shore in Virginia, a legend of a band of pirates who buried treasure in the woods near the water and then took to their ship in the 1600s and died when it sank. Their ghosts and a lantern are seen in the woods and the sounds of digging according to local reports. There is also a report there of a pirate ship at full sail with organs playing as it cruises by and up the shoreline and into the woods!
You know you want it. You've had enough heat and humidity and are glad to be releasing the kids back to school. 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!
This bark candy is perfect for movie watching. Take a cookie sheet and lay wax paper down on it. Now, spread out some pretzels, marshmallows, nuts, candy corn, dried fruit, whatever you want! Melt white or semi-sweet chocolate and add some vanilla or peanut butter, and spread atop of the items. Put cookie sheet in fridge until firm. Then break into bark pieces and put in a container.