The legend of Cropsey hails from Staten Island. Supposedly he was an escaped mental patient who hid out in the abandoned mental institution. He would supposedly come out of hiding long enough to steal children. A couple of locals were so affected by a missing girl in the area that they were compelled to make a documentary to see if this legend was a cautionary tale, or perhaps very real.
This is not yet on DVD, but it is the top of my “must get's.”
ALSO--Tonight on SyFy...
Yahoo! SyFy's cool new show "Face Off" starts tonight.
SyFy is also running a very cool Face-Off contest with sweet prizes!
Both look intriguing.ReplyDelete
Looks very promising! Also, I'll have to check out the new SyFy show!ReplyDelete
I'll be watching face offReplyDelete
Yeah, I'm totally all shivers about Cropsey. We had a similar urban legend where I grew up of Bunnyman.ReplyDelete
Definitely not missing the show! Wow!
Cool. Mental patients are really good subjects for the show. Very entertaining.ReplyDelete
You know, Echo, I spent a lot of time in mental hospitals as a kid, visiting my older sister. I remember most people being so doped up they were pretty out of it. Back then, they just gave them electroshock and thorazine (early 70s).ReplyDelete
I spent some time in mental hospital being an adult, and in spite i was doped it was quite aware of the surroundings and people around me. Very interesting experience.ReplyDelete
It's definitely enlightening. My sister had over 100 ECT treatments and she had no memory of her life before going in there at 17. It was sad because we were all strangers to her and she had no childhood memories. My father finally pulled her out, disgusted by the whole system. She ended up just fine. I think remembering what it was like locked away made her gather some coping skills and overcome it. I've been helping out folks with depression/anxiety disorders for 20 years now and I know how much a change in mind changes the brain's very chemistry. It was a bad thing to happen, but every bad thing gives you something, even if it's strength and determination.
Yeah, it helped, I aquired memories beyond my childhood. The definition of sanity is now questionable to me tough.ReplyDelete
It always amazes me how authorities want to categorize everything as normal or abnormal whether it's your body mass index (an equation that makes no sense to athletes because it does not take into account muscle mass) or whether someone is manic or depressed. Some people, by their very personality, are not as lively and animated as others and some like me are spastic and energetic. We are all different types of human experience. There is no normal. And, if one did become "normal" by all standards, they would essentially become invisible. The key to all mental health is that you cannot have an emotion with having a thought first. It's what you tell yourself about things that makes your emotions. If you say "I can't handle it," you fall apart. I look at my life to tell me it'll be okay. When my father died when I was 16, I thought I would never be happy again, never ever be loved again. But, since his death, the best times and happiest times of my life occurred and I was loved, so I know if you sit things out, they change. Life is never stagnant. It ebbs and flows like the ocean. If you lay on the beach long enough, the tide comes in, sweetie.
I got this list of disorders from RR's site. It'd be funny if it wasn't tragic.ReplyDelete
I used to run a self-help group for people suffering anxiety disorders. I have sponsored folks for 20 years but I do not know if I ever found someone with all of those disorders. Now, I'm challenged. :-)
Never heard of Cropsey.ReplyDelete
Hum, I will have to catch this show, it looks good. I did catch the Cropsey documentary and it was creepy and interesting, a must see.ReplyDelete
I finally had a chance to watch Cropsey and it was a bit of a let down for me. Yes it was creepy but I guess I was hoping to learn a little more about the legend aspect.ReplyDelete
Netflix has Cropsey. I thought it was okay, but not really scary.ReplyDelete