Friday, September 30, 2011
...an event that resulted in the deaths of nine ski hikers in the northern Ural mountains on the night of February 2, 1959.
Six of the group members died of hypothermia and three of fatal injuries.
There were no indications of other people nearby apart from the nine travelers on Kholat Syakhl, nor anyone in the surrounding areas.
The tent had been ripped open from within.
The victims had died 6 to 8 hours after their last meal.
Traces from the camp showed that all group members left the camp of their own accord, on foot.
To dispel the theory of an attack by the indigenous Mansi people, Dr. Boris Vozrozhdenny stated that the fatal injuries of the three bodies could not have been caused by another human being, "because the force of the blows had been too strong and no soft tissue had been damaged".
Forensic radiation tests had shown high doses of radioactive contamination on the clothes of a few victims.
The final verdict was that the group members all died because of a "compelling unknown force". The inquest ceased officially in May 1959 due to the "absence of a guilty party". The files were sent to a secret archive, and the photocopies of the case became available only in the 1990s, with some parts missing.
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And click here to see it on Ancient Aliens (at the 10:22 mark).
Thursday, September 29, 2011
This humid Summer loaded with heavy rains and crazy amounts of mosquitoes might just be giving up the ghost.
Farewell Summer. I hated you dearly.
Tonight: Clear to partly cloudy. Low 57F. Winds SW at 5 to 10 mph.
Tomorrow: Generally sunny despite a few afternoon clouds. High around 70F. Winds SW at 10 to 20 mph.
Tomorrow night: Generally fair. Low 51F. Winds W at 5 to 10 mph.
Saturday: Few showers. Highs in the upper 50s and lows in the mid 40s.
Sunday: Partly cloudy. Highs in the mid 50s and lows in the mid 40s.
Monday: Sunshine. Highs in the mid 60s and lows in the low 50s.
Wednesday, September 28, 2011
We've been digging on this new Autumn offering from Starbucks.
I hate to admit it, but I think I dig it more than the Pumpkin Spice Latte.
Espresso and steamed milk, blended with mocha sauce and toffee nut flavored syrup. Topped with sweetened whipped cream, caramel sauce and a mixture of turbinado sugar and sea salt.
Tuesday, September 27, 2011
Been watching Mick Garris' Post Mortem on Fearnet OnDemand.
Really digging it too.
My personal favorites have been his interviews with Wes Craven, Robert Englund, Frank Darabont, and Rick Baker.
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Monday, September 26, 2011
They followed the stone wall past the remains of an orchard. The trees in their ordered rows gnarled and black and the fallen limbs thick on the ground. He stopped and looked across the fields. Wind in the east. The soft ash moving in the furrows. Stopping. Moving again. He'd seen it all before. Shapes of dried blood in the stubble grass and gray coils of viscera where the slain had been field-dressed and hauled away. The wall beyond held a frieze of human heads, all faced alike, dried and caved with their taut grins and shrunken eyes.
The Road, Cormac McCarthy
Photo (Fuji Instax) by Bean.
Episode six, which we’re editing at the moment, is a story of demonic possession and it’s absolutely extraordinary. Again, on the face value you think, “My goodness, this can’t be true,” except in this case it’s corroborated by six people including the chief of police of the town in which it happened. It really is an incredibly creepy, extraordinary story of demonic possession, so you’d better look out for that one.
One of our stories, the Trumbull UFO Chase, tells how a 911 dispatch office in Ohio was completely inundated with calls from the townspeople seeing bright lights in the sky. A number of police officers then wound up chasing this unidentified flying object around the county. That entire incident was recorded over the Trumbull County police dispatch 911 records offices, so that type of archival, factual basis features very heavily in our show. Likewise, if photographs have been taken of poltergeist activity we make sure that those are cut into the films to give it that extra layer of credibility.
We have a really broad range of stories. Some are real rollercoaster rides and shock-a-minute like “The Haunting of Mansfield Mansion,” which I think is probably the scariest of all of the stories. Others are supernatural tear jerkers like “Haunted Highway,” and some are really just kind of overwhelmingly fascinating, such as the “Trumbull County UFO Chase.”
Full Interview Here.
Sunday, September 25, 2011
Friday, September 23, 2011
Found these incredible mugs at Barnes and Noble.
...and this iron owl at a Fall Craft Show at a local old brownstone church for $7.99
And this AWESOME Halloween candy at HomeGoods.
I'd say that this year's award for best Halloween offerings definitely goes to HomeGoods. Target wasn't even worthy of photos this year. Really disappointing.
Thursday, September 22, 2011
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Got an email from the insanely talented Bill Basso letting me know about the upcoming October Shadows art show. It's going to be inside a mausoleum built in the 19th century, in Altadena, CA.
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Tuesday, September 20, 2011
Monday, September 19, 2011
Well, there I was so awfully dead in that electric chair. I didn't like it. Would you? It's upsetting. There was still so much killing to do, and there I was, in the void, without a body. But then along came - well - my friend. You know. One of them. Those others over there. The cruel ones... the Master. He thought my work should continue. But in this body. This body in particular, in fact. Let's call it revenge.
The Gemini Killer
Image by Aza Raskin.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Finally got around to a little project I mentioned a while back.
Placing a gnome door at the base of a tree in an area where a pedestrian will see it. Ultimately I'll place one where it won't be easy for a person to investigate, like on the side of a road near a traffic light, so the driver or passenger will see it briefly as they pass.
Bean found the perfect tree along the side of a trail in Bucks County, PA yesterday.
Gnomes have awesome homes (though I'm thinking dog-sized spiders would be a downer).