Friday, March 30, 2012

Now Playing: Safe House

Really great score by a favorite composer - Ramin Djawadi (Fright Night, Clash of the Titans, Iron Man).

Click below for a track:

Halloween Party Of The Century

...if I win that huge lottery.

Tiki Skulls

Image by slaughterhousevixen.

Trophy Skulls

Begging For Candy

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Forest House

Image source.

Fatherford Quarry

Image by MWolstenholme.

Revisiting Deadwoods

So many amazing props and images.
Would LOVE to do a walk through of this Haunt by Pam of Labyrinth Creations.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

The Von Hinton Haunt

Farewell, Tolerance

In a bizarre case of political correctness run wild, educrats have banned references to “dinosaurs,” “birthdays,” “Halloween” and dozens of other topics on city-issued tests.
That’s because they fear such topics “could evoke unpleasant emotions in the students.”
Dinosaurs, for example, call to mind evolution, which might upset fundamentalists; birthdays aren’t celebrated by Jehovah’s Witnesses; and Halloween suggests paganism.

Read the article here.

Monday, March 26, 2012

A Different Place

The trees group themselves differently; they draw closer together, as if in fear. The very silence has another quality than the silence of the day. And it is full of half-heard whispers - whispers that startle - ghosts of sounds long dead. There are living sounds, too, such as are never heard under other conditions: notes of strange night-birds, the cries of small animals in sudden encounters with stealthy foes or in their dreams, a rustling in the dead leaves - it may be the leap of a wood-rat, it may be the footfall of a panther. What caused the breaking of that twig? - what the low, alarmed twittering in that bushful of birds? There are sounds without a name, forms without substance, translations in space of objects which have not been seen to move, movements wherein nothing is observed to change its place. Ah, children of the sunlight and the gaslight, how little you know of the world in which you live!
Ambrose Bierce

Sunday, March 25, 2012

The Enfield Poltergeist

"I'm not a Heaven man."

We spent the morning watching this paranormal awesomeness. Well-produced and very objective documentary on the Enfield Poltergeist event.

I put the seven parts into a playlist for ease of viewing.

Click below:

Friday, March 23, 2012

Monsters And Moors

The amazing art of Simon Pemberton.

Now Playing: Spiraal Phase I-III

This track always reminds me of the tail end of Halloween night. When the packs of kids have mostly gone and the only ones you see are older kids, teens, walking quickly down the center of the street, maybe on the way to a party.

And this track always seemed to be playing on my mix.

Click below to listen to this gem by Raison D'Etre:

Begging For Candy


Image by Lynca-Shatu.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Witch's Cottage

Image by AngiNelson.

Weather As A Force Multiplier

In 2025, US aerospace forces can “own the weather” by capitalizing on emerging technologies and focusing development of those technologies to war-fighting applications. Such a capability offers the war fighter tools to shape the battlespace in ways never before possible. It provides opportunities to impact operations across the full spectrum of conflict and is pertinent to all possible futures. The purpose of this paper is to outline a strategy for the use of a future weather-modification system to achieve military objectives rather than to provide a detailed technical road map.

That story yesterday reminded me of the infamous Weather as a Force Multiplier: Owning the Weather in 2025 military document.

Click here to read it.

Click here for more on that ground-rumbling story.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Mysterious Booms And Trembles

Police, residents and experts are baffled by the source of mysterious booms and shaking that have been plaguing the town of Clintonville, Wis., for the past three days, and have caused some residents to flee.

...Tobin says it does appear the sounds are either coming from the surface of the ground or just underneath the surface. He says that he is just as confused and intrigued as anyone as to what exactly is causing the sounds, and adds that there are other instruments that could be put out in the region where the sounds are to record noise in the air, and also ground vibrations at a higher frequency.

More information here.


Some really great work here by Chris Beg.

Slender Man

Image by Snook-8.


Image by Popolyakova.

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Ritualistic Mortuary Cannibalism.

The word kuru means "shaking death" in the Fore language, and describes the characteristic symptoms of the disease. Because it affects mainly the cerebellum, a part of the brain involved in the co-ordination of movement, the first symptoms to manifest themselves in those infected with the disease would typically be an unsteady gait and tremors. As the disease progresses, victims become unable to stand or eat, and eventually die between 6-12 months after the symptoms first appear.

Whispers In The Park

More images here.