Top 10 Vampire Destinations September 23, 2013Posted by admin in Cemeteries, Paranormal Entertainment.
If you have a thirst for vampire tourism, there are countless undead spots worldwide to sink your teeth into — we’ve dug up the top 10 vampire destinations to get your spook on.
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Blood Splatter Cupcake Recipe September 21, 2013Posted by admin in Paranormal Entertainment.
Treat (or trick?) your friends at your Halloween gatherings with this clever “blood splatter” cupcake recipe from Polish the Stars.
Recipe at the Source!
Remains of 9 people found on Oregon Zoo grounds September 15, 2013Posted by admin in Cemeteries, News.
Read full details of this grisly discovery at the Source.
The Art Of Scaring Children: A Tokyo Museum Turns Haunted House September 10, 2013Posted by admin in News, Paranormal Entertainment.
Haven’t you always thought that the Mona Lisa was a little creepy, her hesitant grin a little too knowing? What about the grimacing cherubs that populate Dutch Golden Age portraiture? Or worse, Caravaggio’s chiaroscuro nightmares? Tokyo-based Torafu Architects has collected such works with the potential to spook for a Haunted Play House installation at the Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MOT).
The project, conceived for the museum’s annual summer children’s exhibition, drops an austere cubic volume in the center of a gallery. The walls are lined with re-creations of famous portraits, including by Vermeer and Arcimboldo, that the architects deemed more than a little unnerving. The effect, says Torafu principal Minaho Sakane, turns the gallery into “a spooky hall of portraits.”
As one walks around the installation, especially if that one is a child, the museumgoer progressively gets the feeling that things are slightly off. The surprised expression worn by Caravaggio’s Boy Bitten by a Lizard as he recoils from the bloodthirsty reptile appears a bit too lively. The disturbing rictus worn by the young girl in Judith Leyster’s A Boy and a Girl with a Cat and an Eel oscillates. And did the van Eyck just wink?
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Land near prison now free to flourish September 10, 2013Posted by admin in Uncategorized.
PHILADELPHIA — Fifteen years ago, the sidewalks around Eastern State Penitentiary were uneven, with weeds growing between the cracks. The sliver of land between the concrete and the former prison’s stone walls was in even worse shape.
The soil “had pieces of rebar sticking out of the ground, lots of trash, and a lot of leaves. . . . It was just a mess,” said Heidi Siegel, president of the Friends of Eastern State Penitentiary Park.
What’s more, parts of the land had been used as an informal dog run.
At 11 a.m. Tuesday, thanks to hours of work by volunteers and money from the city, the Friends of Eastern State, and others, a patch of land along Corinthian Avenue from Brown Street to Fairmount Avenue will be dedicated as the city’s latest community project: Corinthian Gardens, a collection of individual plots, grassy areas, picnic benches, and a stone path.
Although largely in its infant stage – the individual plots have not been seeded, for example – residents are excited about the possibilities.
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Family talks about their haunted Ogden home September 10, 2013Posted by admin in Uncategorized.
Strange things sometimes happen in the Ogden home of PJ and Lydia Gravis.
A few months ago, in the middle of the night, a door slammed shut for no apparent reason. Another time, a lamp fell over and broke — again for no apparent reason. And while the couple was working on the house one day, the vacuum turned on by itself.
Then, there was the motion-sensor incident.
The couple installed a motion sensor in their bedroom closet, intended to trigger the light when someone enters the closet. They found it takes quite a bit of movement to make it work.
“One night we’d just gone to bed and I look and see, under the closet door, the light goes on. Then it goes off, then a few minutes later it comes on,” Lydia said.
It did it for about three hours, at random intervals.
About a year ago, Lydia’s parents spent the night.
“The next morning, my dad said, ‘Lyd, were you doing dishes at 2 in the morning? Were you walking up and down the stairs?’ ” Lydia Gravis said.
You guessed it — she wasn’t.
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Damage done by Superstorm Sandy has shut down the Bayville Haunted House. The popular attraction will be closed for the first time.
LI Haunted House Shut Down this Season Due to Superstorm Sandy Damages
We’re getting close to the one year anniversary of the east coast getting hit with the destructive wrath of Superstorm Sandy. Despite being a year removed, remnants of her damage are still being felt. One of those places still effected by Sandy is a popular haunted house which has been an attraction for children, teens, and adults, for the last two decades.
Since the early 1990’s, the Bayville Firehouse’s Haunted House has been a staple to that community but damages done by Sandy has forced it to shut down. Props from the local haunted house attraction stored in a basement were irreparably destroyed by water damage when it flooded last year.
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