Friday, September 30, 2011

A Classic



Image source.

Haunted Lighting



At the JRPortman Etsy shop.

Candles For The Dead



Image by petronellaiz.

The Dyatlov Pass Incident

...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).

Now Playing: Some Autumn Music

From the Iris soundtrack, by James Horner.

Click below:

Photo by Bean.


And some other cues by my favorite film composer:

The Forgotten

The Spitfire Grill

The Horsemen

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Scarecrow-Building Weather

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.

Now Playing: Drone

Wonderful works by Cities Last Broadcast.

Click below for four tracks:

Ghoulish


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

An Imperfect Conflagration

Early one June morning in 1872 I murdered my father--an act which made a deep impression on me at the time.

Ambrose Bierce


Image by misterhalloween.

Text source.

Salted Caramel Mocha

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.



More info.

Left



By Daniel Danger.

tinymediaempire.com

Tachyon Dreams

Maybe he’s anti-God, bringing darkness instead of light.



Tuesday, September 27, 2011

ScareFX 2010




More photos here.

Post Mortem

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.

Click below for more information at Fearnet.com:


Pack Behavior



For sale on Etsy.com, by ChrisandJanesPlace.

Now Playing: God Of The Wires

By Jon Glassett.

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Photo by Bean.

Monday, September 26, 2011

More Weekend Shots



Pumpkin looking out at the front porch (he's sitting on a plant stand and resting on top of two books for a little added height - The Halloween Tree and The October Country [it just seemed right]).

Remains

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.

Now Playing: Beautifully Falling Apart

By the awesome marconi union.

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Paranormal Witness: Producer Interview

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

Stay Off Our Land





Photos by Bean.

Traditional Pumpkin Hollow

Crudedoodle sent me this awesome photo of his new Pumpkin Hollow pumpkin from Primitives by Kathy.

Looks awesome, man!
Thanks a ton!



primitivesbykathy.com

Witchcraft

A new soundscape at The Haunted Gallery blog.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

Angles And Points



Image by dolanh.

Friday Off

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

More Paranormal Witness

The latest episode was beyond scary.
Way beyond.
I don't care if the family was lying, it was still WAY scary.

Click below:

Image source.

A Vast, Ancient Technology

Those who went before me, you know they...
They never
dreamed of anything like this.

Conal Cochran

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Scarecrows, Zombies, And Evil Gnomes







Thanks, Ryan!
These are GREAT.

October Shadows

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.



Click here for more information.

Thanks, Bill!

Grave



Image by jmknapp.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Even More CGI

"I'lllll killllllllllUUUUUUUUUUUUU!!!!!! "
- Dr. Blair


Click below for the new and CGI-loaded trailer for The Thing remake:


Looks like they went George Lucas on it.

Blackstone Theater

At Roger's Gardens.


Monday, September 19, 2011

Reanimation



Image by buckaneerbabe.

Take Me. Come into Me!

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

The Gnome Home Project

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).