Friday, September 30, 2011

A Classic

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Haunted Lighting

At the JRPortman Etsy shop.

Candles For The Dead

Image by petronellaiz.

The Dyatlov Pass Incident 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

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.

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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.

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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.


By Daniel Danger.

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.

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Pack Behavior

For sale on, by ChrisandJanesPlace.

Monday, September 26, 2011

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


A new soundscape at The Haunted Gallery blog.

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Friday, September 23, 2011

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:

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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!


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


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. 

Gnomes have awesome homes (though I'm thinking dog-sized spiders would be a downer).

Friday, September 16, 2011

Paranormal Witness: Episode II

Another great episode of my new favorite show.

Click below for part one:

TV Spot: The Thing

One October Night

A spooky dedication by J.P. at The Haunted Gallery blog.

Click below:

Image by Lauren Powell-Smothers.

Thanks, Jesse.
That was truly awesome.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Trick 'R Treat Photo Album

Can't wait for Halloween? Neither can we. In anticipation of our favorite holiday, FEARnet's creating a brand new Trick ‘r Treat promo spot and we want you to be in it! Dust off the old photo album, send us pics or video of yourself as a kid dressed up for Halloween, and your image could appear alongside Michael Dougherty's devious little Sam.

Click below:

I'm totally going to dig out an old photo...maybe the Salt and Pepper one..

The Cooling

It seems that cooler air is finally being forecasted.
It's coming in on the back of a windy storm.
Classy way to arrive.

Hopefully it stays clear through Halloween.

Image by sparth.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Trick 'R Treat: Back To School - Behind The Scenes

Very cool to see Mike Dougherty's house used as Sam's Halloween nest. And super awesome to see his witch jars and my zombie in this fearnet production video.

Click below:

Thanks, Chad, for the heads up!


If you're brave enough
to go out into the orchard,
on a night of a harvest moon...
a night as still as death...
you can still hear my mother's body,
swinging in the trees.

Leslie Vernon

Image by PantherGirl012.