Tuesday, October 31, 2017

The Pineal Gland Ghost Experiment

There is a lesser known experiment in the field of science that had a most unusual outcome - the paranormal.

Halloween Memorial: John Wolfe

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 -

Monday, October 30, 2017

Retro 1970s Halloween

Ah, trick-or-treating in the 70s. What a magical time. Parents left us to run like vagabonds and gypsies through the neighborhoods brandishing pillowcases, and for the few good-doer nerds, Unicef boxes. Mass produced costumes were more common than the old-fashioned handmade stuff and everyone wanted the latest plastic mask. School had us wearing our costumes and parading the halls without any kind of "politically correct" protocol other than Women Women would be sent to the office for a sweater to wear over their provocative costume.

The Top 10 Most Terrifying Scenes in Horror Movies

So many scary movies, so many scare scenes. But, some of these amazing captures have everything working from them in the tension, atmosphere, suspense department and stick with us long after viewing. Here's my top 10 most scary scenes list from horror movies (old and new combined).

Sunday, October 29, 2017

The Entrances to Hollow Earth


Hollow Earth concept is one that was born out of some musings in the past about whether the earth might contain pockets of life we don't know about on the surface, or perhaps an entire world within. There are legends of this from around the world which makes it an interesting subject to study.

Saturday, October 28, 2017

The Halloween House

In Gilbert, Arizona, a fantastic Halloween extravaganza occurs nightly at the Halloween House on Melody Lane.

Haunted Lakes

Haunted lakes are a chilling scenario. Sure, haunted houses, haunted railroad tracks, haunted forests, but haunted lakes can add a pallor over any fishing trip or summer getaway. Why would a lake be haunted? Well, let's look at some that claim to be - 

Friday, October 27, 2017

The Stonish Giants

Sketch of the Stonish giants

The Stonish giants were a supposed ancient tribe of the wilderness that was giant and rolled in mud to make a crackling skin over their bodies. They went to war with the original nations and were driven back to the wilderness.

Terrifying Locals: When Your Neighbors Are Scary

Come on, admit it, it scares you to think of running into weird locals in some backwater roadway or small town, maybe a stretch of the desert while driving alone....

Thursday, October 26, 2017

How To Make a Cheap and Scary Scarecrow Head

Making a scarecrow head is a really cheap, really fun way to spend an autumn day. Here's how I made this "Croweater" fellow above. I used the same technique to make this "Skater Punk" (with a mohawk and safety pin in his eyebrow) scarecrow too.

Studying a Potential UFO

While out in nature enjoying herself outdoors, a woman saw something odd in the sky and took a photo. This photo has become an interesting conundrum. 

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Unexplained Mummy

"Unknown Man E" was discovered in 1881 and what a mystery this find brought - 

Classic Horror: "The Birds"

This 1963 Alfred Hitchcock thriller has had a lingering effect on everyone who has seen it. It was loosely based on a Daphen de Maurier story. The premise? What happens if birds start going insane for no apparent reason?

Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Funniest Pet Costumes

You know it's irresistible. You dress up yourself, you dress up the kiddies, but some of us can't help looking at our pet as a potential Halloween prop. Here's some of the more hilarious ones - 

Children of the 70s: The Dark Decade That Made Us Quirky

The 1970s ushered in a whole new love for the paranormal for the first time since the early 20th century spiritualists' movement.  It also was a bleak decade showing that progress wasn't always pretty and sometimes downright evil. This inspired a decade of horror entertainment, serial killers, and the disillusionment of church, educational and governmental institutions.

If you were a "child of the 70s," who are you today was very much determined by the events of that decade and their influences. I hope to show you why and take you on a trip into the dark past....

Monday, October 23, 2017

Cannibal Jack O' Lanterns

I like to think of Jack O'Lanterns as the original ankle biters, so perhaps having a sidewalk lined with them chewing on pieces of someone's costume parts might make for a scary and graphic reminder to watch it around them! 

The Dark Secrets of Girls' Slumber Parties

It's all about tickling each other, pillow fights and teaching each other how to french, right? Guys, PJ parties for gals usually took a rather dark turn. Here's just some of the games you might have found at them (had you been allowed)

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Obscure Horror Movies of the 70s and 80s

(Food of the Gods - 1976)

The 1970s and 1980s were horror movie lovers' heaven! There were movies about nature turning on man because of pollution, witches, devil worshippers, killers, insanity, revenge, demons, families moving into haunted houses, beasts attacking, and teens being slashed. 

You might have missed some of the more obscure ones in the offering - 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Creating A Dark Autumnal Atmosphere

Even before the days started getting shorter, the craving for cooler weather, chimney smoke, scary movies, and Halloween planning took hold for many of us who live for Autumn.

My Paranormal Investigation Team's Site

As our team honed its focus on experimentation and away from house calls, we para geeks are geared up to share our vast knowledge and our experiments, how they are laid out, as well as reviewing the results with the public to allow others to test these parameters too. 

Friday, October 20, 2017

Halloween Candy Tampering

October 31st is noted as All Hallow's Eve or Halloween. It's believed Christians took this festival concept right from pagan origins of the Celtic Samhain celebration. There is much debate on how this holiday began, but it has become a most popular time for children to get candy and adults to put on costumes and watch scary movies. The basics are the same; scary decorations, costumes, parties, corn mazes, pumpkin patches, Jack O'Lanterns, apple bobbing, trick or treating, and horror themes. America has done Halloween up more than any other country, celebrating it full force with horror movie marathons to Haunted Attractions and huge parties.

There is, however, a much darker side to Halloween - like the tainted candy fears.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Great Horror Short Films

It's that time of year where we replay all our favorite horror films, but what's out there in shorts to enjoy this season? Here's some good ones - 

Vintage: How To Age a Mannequin Head

I wanted to make a simple cheap mannequin head into something vintage that looked like it had been left outdoors in the elements and aged over time. In my mind, this was a 1950s style head that had seen decades of neglect.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Custom Coffins

It may seem like a waste to spend a lot of money on a custom coffin to be buried in, but some folks want to go into eternity with a symbol. For some, it might be nerdy or even a hobby, perhaps an obsession. Let's have a look at how it all began. 

Did These Scare You As A Kid?

Country Bear Jamboree - any animatronics that looked real

Being a kid is hard enough, trying to master tying shoes, riding bikes, and bullies in school, but some things grabbed hold of our fears. See if any of these frightened you - 

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

What To Do This Halloween Season

Buffalo Ranch fries (Tolmachoff Farms, Glendale, AZ)

My weekend began Thursday night. I pulled out the flashlight and began to have all kinds of childhood fun and got myself in the playful mood for a Halloween-filled weekend. See Sunday's post about flashlight fun. Then, I headed to my best friend's across town to spend two days and two nights of crazy October fun.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017

Flashlight Fun: Be a Kid Again!

Remember holding flashlight up to your hand? Spend an October month with a flashlight and find some magic again.

What Are Shadow People?

Shadow people, a phenomenon reported more in the past several decades than prior times. What is up with that? 

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Halloween Ball and Fundraiser!

You know you want to go to a Halloween Ball, but what if you could also help with a worthy fundraiser too?

Abandoned Ships and Scary Finds!

There's nothing quite as sinister as a ship adrift at sea with no crew, or one that washed ashore and became part of the landscape. Some ships had horrifying finds inside, others simply drifted with no backstory as to how it got there. Let's have a look at some chilling finds adrift - 

Friday, October 13, 2017

Halloween Party Props - Cheap and Easy!

Some cheap acrylic paints, styrofoam balls, fishing line, fabrics, and 3" thick styrofoam blocks and you're ready to go for Halloween! 

Friday the 13th Movie Series Trivia

You might remember the first time you saw "Friday the 13th." I'm old enough that I saw it in the theater when it came out. I remember the creepy sounds were making me tense up in my seat. I even hid behind my hands a few times, not sure how the people were going to be killed. I had a low threshold for machete slicing.

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Abandoned Farmhouses

Abandoned farmhouses are one of thousands of types of abandoned buildings, but there is something so nostalgic about them. 

Bannack Montana: Huge Intact Ghost Town With Ghosts!

It's a great month to discuss a ghost town as epic as the Halloween Season. Bannack, Montana has a reputation in its past and in its present....

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Schnepf Farms Pumpkin and Chili Festival

My best friend Julie and I have not missed one year of Schnepf Farms' Pumpkin and Chili Party in Queen Creek, Arizona each year since 2010. It is a pilgrimage we love even more each year.

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

I'm on the Radio Tonight!

You can hear me tonight at 11 pm EST/10 pm CST/8 pm PST on Wacky World of the Spaz talking about paranormal subjects and some of the Scooby Doo aspects involved in debunking. 

Here's the interview - 

BIO: Sharon Day was raised in Virginia, born in 1962. Her father, Stanley Day, was the designer of the Program for Alcoholic Recovery for the government. Her mother was an historian and art teacher. Sharon runs the popular paranormal blog, Ghost Hunting Theories, and author of many books. Sharon is a psychic who does radio appearances to discuss subjects of the unexplained. She works with NewLink Publishing, releasing her series of paranormal romance books, “SEEK Team Adventure.” She is in a writer and producer in pre-production of a psychological thriller based on one of her works.

How To Take Spooky Pictures

Scary is easy to find. It presents itself with light and dark, odd angles, and looming images taken from below. A nest of bare branches becomes something sinister - a portal to the macabre.  A dead tree and a storm sky takes on an ominous tone - 

Monday, October 9, 2017

Casting For New Halloween Movie?

When a new installment of "Halloween" was announced slated to release Halloween 2018, people went bonkers with excitement for a few reasons: One is that Jamie Lee Curtis would be involved and the other was that John Carpenter would make the score for the movie. Now, casting is being talked about.

Haunted Bridges and Haunted Tunnels

Tunnels and bridges aren't just ways to get somewhere, but they are riddled with dark histories. Let's take an extensive look at the troublesome tunnels first - 

Sunday, October 8, 2017

I'm on the Radio Tonight!

8 pm EST/7 pm CST/5 pm PST I will be on Episode 30 of Death the Show. I am ready to discuss all things paranormal. 

I've been diligently working to get the first book out with NewLink Publishing (they are looking for authors, check them out). I will be releasing a paranormal romance series of books - the SEEK Adventure Team series. 

The first book will be "Ghost of a Chance." What I love about this paranormal romance series is that in the backdrop of investigating the paranormal and all the terrors it can involve, a relationship evolves between two members of the team. The series includes real-life incidents to make this as real and educational as possible for readers to learn things they never knew about the subjects. 

Book two will be "Tall, Dark and Hairy" involving Bigfoot investigating. This series is a real passion of mine and it's exactly the kind of books I wanted to read, so I decided, why not just write what we need out there in the book world? 

Expect release early 2018.

I hope you join us for the show tonight! 

Creepiest Statues

800 stone statues - Mutsuo Furukawa Park, Japan

Stone effigies of people, characters, and religious icons are found all over the world for tens of thousands of years. Some of these, however, take on a sinister quality or unsettling feel. Let's have a look at some of those - 

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Bits of Wisdom and Insight From Abandoned Places

Sometimes, you gotta ask yourself 
Am I ready? 
I can't see a damned thing! Does it end? 
And if you still plunge into the abyss after asking that, 
you only have your instincts to get you out. 
It isn't the tunnel you are waiting for answers from. 
It's you. 
(Sharon Day) 

Autumn time brings with it reflection after the busy season, turning inward, tucking in, hibernating, nurturing, and family. It is a time to look at things in a new light.

The Relationship of the Dead to the Living

We can't know how the dead are connected to the living. That we call them "dead" seems such an oxymoron. They are truly more alive, more present than we can even imagine. Upon my father's near-death experience he told me "that was the real world, this one is fake!"

Friday, October 6, 2017

Halloween Pranks

Halloween is a favorite time to creep people out with unexpected pranks and hints at horror. Some pranks fall flat, like the severed body in the garage door (neighbors are weird about that kind of thing), but some pranks are just a pure delight. Let's look at some - 

Is the American Government Rewriting Archaeological History?

Sanders Mound, Texas 

There appear to be some inconsistencies in what the government-directed Bureau of American Ethnology/Smithsonian reported about the Native People of America and what they actually know. Much of it seems to be orchestrated, but for what end? Let's look over some evidence and discuss the possibilities. 

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Scariest Plants!

Chinese Fleeceflower 
(using a mold)

Plants are gorgeous, colorful, exciting, even tasty, but sometimes they take on very odd looks. Here are some of the scariest plants for this season's horror-loving fans -