Monday, November 29, 2021

The Shot

There's always that one shot that sums it all up and captures what the Haunter intended for their display.

The below is totally that shot.

More Photos From The Season

The York Park Haunting

These are some top-of-the-line Wire Ghosts.

I've always loved this effect, but have never seen them made so well nor so detailed ('nor' haha).

The Banshee

How oft has the Banshee cried,
How oft has death untied
Bright links that Glory wove,
Sweet bonds entwined by Love!
Peace to each manly soul that sleepeth;
Rest to each faithful eye that weepeth;
Long may the fair and brave
Sigh o'er the hero's grave.

We're fallen upon gloomy days!
Star after star decays,
Every bright name, that shed
Light o'er the land, is fled.
Dark falls the tear of him who mourneth
Lost joy, or hope that ne'er returneth;
But brightly flows the tear,
Wept o'er a hero's bier.

Quenched are our beacon lights--
Thou, of the Hundred Fights!
Thou, on whose burning tongue
Truth, peace, and freedom hung!
Both mute,--but long as valor shineth,
Or Mercy's soul at war repineth,
So long shall Erin's pride
Tell how they lived and died.

Sir Thomas Moore

Now Playing: Electric Grounds

By ProtoU.

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Hill House Halloween

No one gave a thought to the older worlds of space as sources of human danger, or thought of them only to dismiss the idea of life upon them as impossible or improbable. 

-The War of the Worlds

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Sunday, November 28, 2021

I Hiked Back For More Photos

Now Playing: The Beauty Of Miserable Souls

By Letum.

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Toad's Barrows

I always heard the tales about Toad's Barrows, but figured they were just some kind of ghost story.  Well, today, deep in the woods on an early morning walk, I think I found them.  At first the markers blended in with the trees and leaves, but then I noticed they were all around me, and spreading off into the distance, deeper into the woods.  I got out of there pretty fast.  And only got this one photo.

Halloween 2021: SAMHAIN (Or A Tale Of Two Cameras)

Old camera on the left...

Been using a very old Sony digital camera since 2011 to photograph my Haunt.  This year I took two sets of photos using two different cameras, and I went with the photos from the new one due to the detail and colors I was seeing.

My old camera tends to be a bit on the dark side, and the new one a tad on the bright side (despite making setting adjustments or photo edits).  Reality lies somewhere in the middle.

But I wanted to share the photos from my old camera below.  I think they came out pretty neat and definitely captured some of how it really felt to be there on Halloween night.  

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Haunt Video 2021: Samhain

The below is the product of free editing software that came with the laptop (and old age). 

The video is as bare bones as you can get.
But it gives you a taste of what it was like on Halloween night...

October's Haunt

More images here.

The Works Of Brandon Hardy

This guy is pretty amazing.

Click below for one of his many tutorials.

Now Playing: Ethereal

By Xerxes the Dark.

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Willow Cove Scarecrow

Love this photo (and scarecrow).

Now Playing: Welcome

By Pylot.

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Friday, November 26, 2021

Documentary: My Family Ghost Story

Was looking for paranormal documentaries a while back and found this gem (that was everything BUT a paranormal documentary).  Amazing film (and amazingly heart-breaking).  

Click below and you'll see what I mean...