Monday, August 31, 2015

Kolchak Cold Cases Week: First week of September on Ghosts Hunting Theories

From the style of our favorite 1970s para-reporter, the first week of September is going to be chock full of Kolchak-like cases of the unexplained, in a Halloween-creepy mood and flavor. Some might be video, some might be written, some might be both, but each day will bring some new suspenseful unsolved case in the para-realm.... 

Tomorrow will be an installment of The Urban Sasquatch journal and then the first Kolchak Cold Case....

Unexplained Creatures Found!

Looks creepy, eh? This one was explained. It was found to be a newborn baboon, killed by a bite through the skull which is not unusual in that group of animals to have infanticide.

The African troll (above) video made its way around the internet. According to the hunters' story, they shot one and chased it into a lair where there were more they had to do battle with. 

This creature (above) was found in Russia on the beach. It has skin with hair or fur. It was not an alligator, fish or crocodile. It was taken away by Russian special services. What it was? Still not reported.

This critter (above) was found in San Antonio, called a chupacabra, one of the odd hairless, hopping, bizarre looking dog-like creatures being discovered fairly often in the south.

In 1954 in England a "monster" was found that came to be called the Canvey Island Monster. "The 1953 specimen was described as being 76cm (2.4ft) long with thick reddish brown skin, bulging eyes and gills. It was also described as having hind legs with five-toed horseshoe-shaped feet with concave arches – which appeared to be suited for bipedal locomotion – but no forelimbs. Its remains were cremated after a cursory inspection by zoologists who said that it posed no danger to the public. The 1954 specimen was described as being similar to the first but much larger, being 120cm (3.9 ft) long and weighing approximately 11.3kg (25lb). It was sufficiently fresh for its eyes, nostrils and teeth to be studied though no official explanation was given at the time as to what it was or what happened to the carcass."

In 2008, something washed ashore in near Montauk, NY that came to be known as the "Montauk Monster."  Many believed it was the result of animal experiments on Plum Island nearby where the government did animal testing. Ultimately, a naturalist pointed out that it very much did appear to be a raccoon without  its fur and decomposing.

The Brooklyn Bridge Monster of 2012 (above) was thought to be related to the Montauk Monster.  It washed up under the Brooklyn Bridge. This one was explained by one "expert" as a dog that washed ashore, its hair having slipped of its body and being bloated. Doesn't explain the claw or beak.

What I don't understand is why no one ever picks up these things and take them to a vet or someone?

This 30-foot creature washed up on the shores in New Zealand (above). This was thought to probably be an Orca whale.

The Panama Monster is an interesting story. In 2009, the creature was found by some teenage boys near a cave where they felt threatened and hit it with sticks and stones and killed it. Some saw the photo and called it a hairless sloth. Supposedly, a sample from it showed that it was a brown-haired sloth.

Interestingly, most all these "monsters" washed ashore. What the water does to fur and skin, bloating the body, decaying away jaws and such, leaves something that barely resembles the original form. Still, within all these pictures above; I have to wonder which one might truly be unexplainable?

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Creepy Fog

Sure, thunder and lightning are in-your-face unsettling and snow is bleak and colorless, but nothing quite unsettles a person more than fog rolling in, eating up the landscape, one acre at a time.

The 1980 movie "The Fog," was a classic. There is something about the sea and fog engulfing ships and eating up the streets and buildings, masking the comings and goings of vengeful specters that creates terrr! It doesn't get better than that for creep factor.

Fog is a complex atmospheric phenomenon. It is a visible mass consisting of cloud water droplets or ice crystals suspended in the air at or near the Earth's surface. Fog can be considered a type of low-lying cloud, and is heavily influenced by nearby bodies of water, topography, wind conditions, and even human activities. In turn, fog has affected many human activities, such as shipping and transport, warfare, and culture.

Chile's Fray Jorge National Park has trees that eat and drink their needs from the fog. This area gets less than 6 inches of rain a year and the trees have learned to take advantage of the fog.

(Hit PLAY above and listen while reading)

We had a summer home on the Chesapeake when I was a kid and the sound of the foghorn was lonely and yet so reassuring, like a distant rumble of thunder as a storm leaves. 

Fog is also dangerous. It is one of the top reasons for car pile ups and it's easy to see why. It confused depth perception, speed at which you are going, and differentiating if others are moving or stationary. You do not see other vehicles until you are upon them.

There is a time when fog can be related to the paranormal. When I was growing up (described in my book Growing Up With Ghosts), we experienced in one room in our house, a tendril of odorless fog-like smoke. I say fog-like because it was very thick and white, not grayish or wispy like a cigarette. It had no smell and no heat associated with it. It would rise up from the table or an object and then just stop being, as if it just fell apart at the same time. 

The fog-smoke never gave a particular odd feeling and did not come along with other occurrences, but it did happen right over the spot where during the Civil War, they tended the dying. In fact, the wood floors under it were stained dark from that long-ago blood.

There's a reason Halloween stores carry fog machines. They are certainly a big hit this time of year. And some people know how to make it even more powerful and awesome. Adding colored lights make it even more haunting in greens or blues.

Some of us have done the old-fashioned fog for Halloween party effects - 

Fog. She has mystery and moods. You can't ignore her. She takes away your view and makes you feel like an island. She licks your cheeks with her wet chilly kiss. And, she is dangerous and beautiful all at once - 

In Maryland, they have a haunted attraction called Legends of the Fog. It looks like exactly the kind of attraction I dream of. They offer Sinister Circus, Haunted Hayride, Cornstalker, and Carsins Manor. 

The 5 foggiest places in North America are:
1. Grand Banks, Newfoundland (also foggiest in the world).
2. Point Reyes, California.
3. Cape Disappointment, Washington.
4. San Francisco, California.
5. Mistake Island, Maine.

Want more? Try this Creepypasta story FOG

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Shots of Awe: Motivational YouTube Channels

There are, upon occasion, YouTube channels I become addicted to. I click the gear in the upper right once I subscribe and "get updates" to my email so I can know when they post something new. Shots of Awe is one such channel. 

Jason Silva does a most amazing job of imparting motivation, perspective shift, and philosophy with passion and energy, edited with music and gorgeous photographs and locations to truly put you in "awe." 

Jason Silva is a motivational speaker who calls himself a philosopher, futurist, and media artist. He is also the host of National Geographic's "Brain Games" show. He manages to pack a punch in just a few minutes' time. This is something I have long wanted to see for the use of YouTube, that instead of long verbose videos, something that can capture your eye and your mind and spirit within maybe just 3 minutes' time, the span of time you might watch something on your phone in a waiting room or on your work computer during a coffee break. Warning: What he packs is a concentrated punch!

On days when I need my gumption, I will put a bunch of the Shots of Awe videos in my queue just so I can turn on my TV and Roku and watch the YouTube History and run the videos back to back in the background while I am getting my work done for the day. The music, his hypnotic voice with a punch of gumption, and the beautiful settings distract me just enough to keep the inspiration alive and make me focus better on my tasks. 

I have plenty of YouTube channels I subscribe to for motivation, insight, and sometimes just for companionship and fun. Here's just some more of them I watch regularly.

Happy Healthy Vegan 
Daily Motivation
CGP Grey (learning)
ET the Hip Hop Preacher
Tony Robbins

Sweet Midnight: Fun Horror Fashions

I am lucky enough to follow some amazing artists on Facebook and one that I've been following caught my eye for her high energy, beautiful artistry, and love for horror in the most darling of ways. Renee Harper really has impressed me and when I see an artist with a craft, I just want to let others know. 

Renee owns the fashion design company, "Sweet Midnight" that makes fun and campy, tongue-in-cheek and nostalgic horror clothing and accessories. She artistic, fun, brilliant, and high-energy. I have yet to see anything she does that isn't creatively and stylistically brilliant! 

Classic Monster Skater Skirt $34.99

Hitchhiking Ghost Dress $44.99

Shrunken Head Dress $44.99

After Monsterpalooza, Renee tells me that her adorable jewelry (it is to die for!) is going up on her Etsy shop. In the mean time, join Sweet Midnight on Facebook and if you see jewelry displayed that you like, let her know. They are for sale. This expansion of the business is an exciting one!

This September 18-20, Sweet Midnight will be at Son of Monsterpalooza in Burbank, California. It's a great time to see this artistic, energetic and enthusiastic woman. 

Friday, August 28, 2015

Two Of My Books Highly Recommended

Growing Up With Ghosts is my award-winning 5-star rated nonfiction book (Paperback) (Kindle). It is on Amazon in paperback and on Kindle. It can be purchased in paperback on most online sellers too. 

I shared the unsettling accounts of my and my family’s experiences at the 250-year-old house we called home in Northern Virginia. The actively haunted estate had been used as a field hospital during the Civil War and left a lingering residue of haunting activity, apparitions, voices, object movement, and more. To me, growing up there since I was a baby, the phenomena seemed quite normal and natural. It honed my desire to understand how and why hauntings occur and led me as an adult into the field of paranormal investigation.

Here's just one of the many 5-star reviews:

Truth really is stranger than fiction. And this book surely ranks among the highest for strange but true stories. She chronicles her childhood from her earliest memories of her experiences with ghosts in a house she and her family occupied in Northern Virginia in the 1960's and 70's.

Most people who've had experiences with ghosts in fleeting moments often have trouble processing what they've seen because maybe they understand too well what "normal" is supposed to be. But Sharon Day grew up with a different definition of normal, and took it and ran with it. She was a child, not traumatized at all by her experiences, but molded and shaped by the wonder all around her during those years.

In her book, she takes you through the strange journey of her day to day life of this quirky, often bewildering, but only sometimes scary world of spirits and unusual events that unfolded as she grew up in the 250-year-old house with her four siblings.
Growing Up With Ghosts offers a clear picture into what has shaped and molded the author of the popular blog, Ghost Hunting Theories, and what drives her to find answers in her paranormal research to this day. Growing Up With Ghosts is a great tribute to that and well worth the read for ghosts lovers or anyone else looking for entertaining reading. I highly recommend it. It won't disappoint.

Vacationing With Ghosts is my 5-star rated nonfiction book (paperback) (Kindle) in paperback on Amazon and Kindle ebook, as well as in paperback online at most online bookstores. 

Vacationing With Ghosts is my account of my childhood summer home and the haunted local area, told from the point of view of me as a psychic child in the 1960s and 1970s. This nostalgic look at Mobjack Bay and the quiet inlet where my family’s summer home was located is both a beautiful accounting of a magical time and place, and also an insightful view into how a psychically sensitive child deals with an ever-changing landscape of spectral comings and goings. From stories of pirate ghosts and blue orbs of floating lights in the graveyard to the lonely female ghost screaming on The Bay, I transport the reader with me to dark and misty inlets, unsolved mysteries, quirks of nature and other realms using the very insights I utilize today on my popular blog site, Ghost Hunting Theories.

Here's just one of the many 5-star reviews - 

A nostalgic look at the paranormal and family which, among my family, can be a little paranormal. Day follows up "Growing Up With Ghosts" with a return to her old family home. The family anecdotes are delightful and the book concludes with favorite family recipes. Having said that, the meat of the book is the paranormal. I highly recommend it and give it 5 stars out of 5.


I admit that I often forget to remind my readers that I have numerous books online. In fact, you can go to my author page on Amazon and find them all HERE.

Getting in the Halloween Mood With All Your Senses

You know you do it. Come, admit it. You anticipate Halloween the minute September is about to roll around. You are anticipating fall. You want the shorter days, the cooler nights, the pumpkin patches, and the harvest moon. In fact, Julie Ferguson and I did a whole chapter in our book, "Paranormal Geeks" just about Halloween and what it means to our people with lots of our tribe of para geeks chiming in on the most hallowed of holidays.

Let's take this bit by bit - how you can introduce little tastes of the coming season into your end of summer routine. 


It's time to consider switching over to more autumnal types of scents for yourself and your home. Think in terms of scented candles, pot pourri, body fragrance, air freshener, and bath oil. Consider scents like rosemary, pine, cedar, cinnamon, cloves, ginger, and chocolate. I buy a bottle of grain alcohol or vodka and put it into a spray bottle with an essential oil mix with autumn smells. I shake it up and use it as an air freshener. It works amazingly! 

How about Candlecopia's autumn-scented soy candle? The scent of a walk in the woods with fallen leaves, pine and berries? 

Try some cinnamon and pumpkin body lotion?

Autumn wreath-scented air spray

Autumn cologne spray


Transylvania by Nox Arcana personifies Halloween with howling and sounds of the night in a moody music that is ideal for a background setting.

Horror background sounds for Halloween - 

Horror movie themes - 


How about a plush throw blanket?

Cuddle something Halloweenie? 

Halloween pillow - 


The right creepy items around you and you are in the mood 24/7.

How about a window peeper?

A candelabra is always a welcome ambiance enhancer.

A creepy wall portrait is a must - 


The most immediate way to get in the mood for Halloween is to indulge in the sweet tastes of the season. There are tons of pumpkin products on the shelf, but also think of red hot cinnamon, apple, pear, chocolate, candy corn taste, and caramel. 

For taste and visual, consider getting some interesting odd jars and filling them with candy corn and placing on a shelf - 

Pumpkin Spice Creamer for your coffee - 

Autumn tea in a cup - 

An assortment of nostalgic candy - 


How hardcore are you for Halloween? How about the entire movie collection???

Nostalgia? It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown -

Hocus Pocus - fantastic Halloween delight - 

Trick R' Treat is another great one based on Halloween night with lots of atmosphere -

October 16th, "Tales of Halloween" made by a group of the best names in horror and containing 10 tales looks pretty damn promising -

I put my Halloween up in my home. I hope everyone is getting the mood. The season goes so fast! 

-Also, check out my ghost mirrors and scarecrow head on my Etsy shop - Madam Curio

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Reiki: What Did the Ancients Know?

I admit I don't consider myself a New Ager, per se. I am not easily swayed by claims of alkaline water and magnets in bracelets and the like, but I am a huge advocate of permaculture, sustainability, organic growing, and healthy living.

I came across a very simple and very nicely presented video teaching the basics of Reiki and how it works and demonstrating. It is very impressive and Randolph Shipin did an excellent job. In fact, you can find him at these two sites and I encourage you to go give them a check.

The concept of Reiki is healing through the use of channeled energy. Although it certainly has its skeptics and the use of the word "energy" with a flair of generality is used often in New Age practices, there is something to be said about two people focusing on a person's balance and health, healing and belief. 

Stress is the worst antagonizing force on our bodies and the opposite of stress is peace. Any time a person who believes is met with a person who proclaims to heal, a sense of peace occurs. These effects and perspective change can help a person to go through their day feeling aligned, protected, and healing. That counters stress and its oxidizing effects.

So, whether you believe a person can heal or not, any focus of centering, meditation and relaxation is hugely beneficial. Many believe that Reiki has healed them of emotional and physical issues. If it works, does it matter why? Some don't understand how aspirin works and yet it does. 

Reiki isn't the only way to seek some healing; massage, meditation, prayer, sweat lodges, vigorous exercise, petting a dog, watching a sunset, all these things evoke the healing. The key is taking time each and every day to have that centering and perspective shift so you can go out and handle more life.

Spirit Halloween Animatronics: What is Right? What is Wrong?

Cerberus $179.99

It's getting close to that amazing time of the year. At Christmastime, kiddies rush to mall Santas, but in autumn, us para geeks and horror freaks rush to Spirit Halloween shops wherever they pop up. There is nothing more gleeful than wandering the aisles, considering costumes and accessories, hearing the sounds of howls and moans, dark corners, gothic headstones, and more. 

The concept of a holiday store is a great one - some of us shop for year-round decorating for our homes and clothing for date night there. We're pretty hardcore. 

Who doesn't want to wear these hose year round?

Spirit Halloween sometimes misses out on some amazing opportunities. Imagine having a barista with pumpkin topped hot drinks and cookies with candy corn in them and a place to sit among the horrors? 

Imagine having animatronics that are painted more realistic and that are manageable sizes and don't just scream and jump? Sometimes they hit the mark, most of the time, they annoy.

This one (above) is a nice addition to a cemetery. It is 5'5" tall and nicely colored.

And then there's Pennywise the Clown...

Pennywise $199.99

Pennywise was not scary as a full figure. Pennywise was scary in the storm drain. (Once again, poorly executed makeup - that is not Pennywise!)

A Pennywise head in a storm drain that sits atop a table or windowsill, with a firm string and balloon floating above it and him motion activated to growl in that husky voice that they float down there....

Animated Mannequin $169.99

The look and concept are great! Love this one! Until it begins the audio. Great creaking mechanical sounds. And then there's a hokey voice! No voice please! Something the inventors aren't considering is the use at parties or in a home during the season. If this had no voice, but made creaky sounds, it'd be a blast piece of atmosphere. But that voice! You just want to shut it off!

Some animatronics are purely a one-shot deal. The jumping spider is fine at the front door to scare the little kiddies. 

Always keep these things under consideration when choosing animatronics:

Does it tell an interesting story just by looks alone? 

When it's not in motion, does is still disturb? 

Does it fit into the space in which you would use it? 

Will it annoy you sound-wise if it plays all night?

Do you have space to store it or is it interesting enough to have it up all year in your home and not get sick of it? 

When you were in the store, did that device seem to have people flocking around it in wonder? 

How stable is it to use? Will it tip over in a wind or off a table top where you want to display it?  

What kind of power does it run on? 

Don't forget to go to the store locator to see when and where your local stores are opening.

Also, check out Spirit Halloween's YouTube Channel to see the animatronics in action.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Chiller Channel's First Original Show "Slasher"



Chiller’s First Original Series Starts Production in Sudbury, Parry Sound and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario, Canada

TORONTO – July 28, 2015 – Chiller today announced casting and start of production for Slasher, an eight episode, one-hour psychological thriller series from Shaftesbury (also airing on Super Channel in Canada).Slasher, Chiller’s first-ever original series, will be filmed in Sudbury, Parry Sound and Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario until October 2015, with an eye towards a 2016 premiere.

“As the television destination for horror fans, Chiller is always seeking ways to expand its brand and reach more new viewers, so we’re thrilled to be launching our first-ever original scripted series, Slasher, which joins our slate of original movies,” said Dave Howe, President, Syfy and Chiller. “Smartly written and suspenseful, this compelling anthology aligns perfectly with the network’s growing slate.”

Katie McGrath (Jurassic World, Dracula, Merlin) stars as Sarah Bennett, a young woman who returns to the small town where she was born, only to find herself the centerpiece in a series of horrifying copycat murders based on the widely known, grisly killings of her parents. As the murders escalate, long-buried secrets are revealed, making everyone around her a suspect…or a victim. Sarah finds herself questioning everything and everyone around her, including her husband Dylan (Brandon Jay McLaren, Graceland, The Killing), her grandmother Brenda Merritt (Wendy Crewson, Saving Hope, Revenge), family friend Cam Henry (Steve Byers, The Man in the High Castle) and the town’s police chief, Iain Vaughn (Dean McDermott, Ecstasy, CSI).

“With Slasher, I wanted to tell a modern-day monster story – but instead of a mythological creature, the “monster” in our series is all too human,” said Aaron Martin, creator, writer and executive producer, Slasher. “The series is a fusion of some of my favorite thriller genres – the classic slasher film, the contemporary murder mystery and the timeless works of my favorite crime writer, Agatha Christie.”

Additional cast include Mary Walsh (This Hour Has 22 Minutes), Enuka Okuma (Rookie Blue), Erin Karpluk(Being Erica), Patrick Garrow (Hannibal, Bitten), Christopher Jacot (Degrassi: The Next Generation), Mayko Nguyen (Defiance, Cracked), Rob Stewart (Killjoys, Suits), Hannah Endicott-Douglas (Casino Jack), Shawn Ahmed (MsLabelled, Paranormal Investigators), Jessica Sipos (Dark Matter), Jefferson Brown (Rookie Blue,Degrassi: The Next Generation), Mark Ghanimé (Helix), Dylan Taylor (The Lizzie Borden Chronicles, Covert Affairs), Booth Savage (Mr. D.), Victoria Snow (Cra$h & Burn), Sabrina Grdevich (Skins) and Rainbow Sun Francks (The Listener).

Developed and produced by Shaftesbury in association with Super Channel and Chiller, Slasher is written and created by Aaron Martin (Killjoys, Being Erica) and directed by Craig David Wallace (Todd and the Book of Pure Evil). Aaron Martin, Christina Jennings and Scott Garvie are executive producers. Casting by Stephanie Gorin. Content Media Corporation is the distributor. Slasher is funded with the participation of the COGECO Program Development Fund.

Bigfoot Feet

What is a Bigfoot foot like? Well, we can make some very basic assumptions. For one, since they go barefoot, the souls must be very keratinized and tough. 

These feet (above) belong to an indigenous person who has never worn shoes. Without boxing the feet into shoes at a young age and throughout life, the foot has splayed wide in the upper foot. This makes balancing the weight over the ground easier. 

The foot also must be flexible to conform to stepping on stones, limbs, and other. This limber foot is likely to create a most interesting print compared to us high-arched humans in hard-soled shoes. Imagine a stiff sole atop a pile of pebbles pushing off-making contact with just the edges of the pebbles that meet the hard flat sole. Now, imagine pushing off of pebbles with a pliable foot in which every surface of the exposed rocks meets the foot. The large area surface of the foot and rock combo for push off is a different process to the tiny surface area of the sole meeting the sharp points of rocks only. It would also develop a very bulky leg and hip musculature.

The big toe is splayed away from the other toes. This is once again for balance and weight distribution and also to help the foot conform to all the shapes on the ground with an almost gripping quality. As well, you will find a life-long barefoot is going to develop a tough callused protrusion in the ball of the foot from that very conforming of the foot to what it steps upon.

Karl Sup and I put together a hypothesis on Bigfoot locomotion that involves a horizontally dynamic foot versus a vertically dynamic one like we have. Our foot pushes off on the ball of the foot, a fragile way to step for a being who ways several times our weight a much more musculature. But, a horizontally dynamic foot allows the foot to slide and shift with walking, distributing an taking the load of the heavy weight and also creating a non-bobbing head which is indicative of true Bigfoot video captures. Think in terms of speed skater or cross-country skier.

The paper on our theory is HERE.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

The Urban Sasquatch Journal: Enticing With Food and Curiosity

This is the reporting by a Bigfoot researcher of an ongoing study in the Southern part of the United States in a very large park area near homes and urban setting.

- Prior Installments - 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

Journal Volume 2, Visit 

Today's conditions at 5:10 p.m.: 101 degrees, sunny, hot , and high clouds.

I arrived at the parking area at 5:10 p.m. I met a couple from Brooklyn, NY. They are very interested in 'BF'. We had a conversation for approx. 40 minutes. They could only hike so far with me on the trail. The lady is being treated for cancer at a local cancer center. They had to turn back. I reached the bridge at 6 p.m. I was on site until approximately 7:15 p.m.

I did a few measurements today. The 2nd bucket that is now above the balls corral measures 6'-1.5" from the ground to opening. 'Dead camera' #1 looking at the green Frisbee tree is approximately 31' away from the North. 'Dead camera's #2 and #3 are located approximately 19' away from bucket tree #1. #2 viewing from the North and #3 viewing from the South. 'Dead camera' #4 is looking towards the balls corral & bucket #2, 29' away from the Southeast.

There are 17 photos from this visit. the photos plus explanations follow:

#1. thru #3. All 3 show bucket #1 with the rock further into the bucket and the 6" galvanized nail on the cord removed from the bucket and now hanging.

#4. thru #6. The wood piece that had been left on top of the tire formation on the yellow tire has been moved onto the ground on the south side of the arrow, rocks and tires formation. The wood piece is pointing to the south west or possibly towards the deer corn pile location.

#7. and #8. I put down more deer corn in the same spot.

#9. The wood piece can be seen just to the right side of the blue ground tire.

#10. The green Frisbee with the 2 rocks and quarter still at the corner of the Frisbee.

#11. I added a rock next to the wood piece on the ground. It's blurry.

#12. Food gift items for both buckets.

#13. Bucket #1 with the rock and food items in the bucket.

#14. Bucket #2 with the rock and food items in the bucket.

#15. At the green Frisbee, I added 2 sweet treats and put the 2 rocks, the quarter and a green berry on top.

#16. At the concrete pipes, in the top pipe, I keep a small backpack for storage. I have trash bags. something has pulled part of a trash bag thru a hole in the pack. ?????

#17. Another photo of the pack in the pipe. The first photo I took a few visits back was to let me know if the backpack was opened by the zipper. This happened at one of those visits. The back pack zippers had been opened and I did not do it.

This completes the field report for visit #17 Sunday July 26, 2015. Report e-mailed on Saturday August 8, 2015 7:58 p.m.