Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Wishing Everyone A Very Scary Solstice

Today is the Winter Solstice, the shortest day of the year and the first day of Winter.

Wishing Everyone A Very Scary Solstice!


Saturday, December 11, 2010

Carol Of The Old Ones

Death To The World

It's getting to be that time of year again. I'll be busting out re-posts of my fave Lovecraft solstice hymns. Here's a favorite of mine called, "Death To The World".



If by chance you don't know who Cthulhu is, then click HERE for more info about our beloved dark lord who will one day consume the human race.

Friday, December 3, 2010

Strigoi

Strigoi are the vampires of Romanian folklore.

Appearance: Undead corpses or else living people often having red hair and blue eyes

Lore: There are two types of strigoi, the living and the undead. The living version of strigoi are more closer to the concept of witches than vampires and possess supernatural powers. These living strigoi often have red hair and blue eyes and may have been born with a caul, or membrane over the head. An interesting difference between a normal human being a living strigoi is that living strigoi are believed to have two hearts. When a living strigoi dies he or she is more likely to become the undead variety of strigoi. The undead version of strigoi are people who were either living strigoi that died or people who led sinful lives, committed suicide, or who died untimely deaths such as through murder. Other superstitions include undead strigoi being created when animals, especially cats, jump over a corpse. When strigoi attack humans they are more likely to attack spouses and family first before moving on to strangers. (This may indicate the belief in strigoi is based on diseases or plagues being spread in the family first, and then to the outer community.) Both living and undead strigoi feed of of human victims, either by draining their victim's blood or life-force. If an undead strigoi manages to elude detection and destruction by human hunters then after seven years it will transform into a being that looks completely like a normal, living person who can walk around by day.

Powers: Strigoi have the ability to shape-shift and can transform into any number of animals. Strigoi use this ability in order to gain access to their victims as well a to escape human hunters. Strigoi possess the power of invisibility and possess incredible strength. Living strigoi are witches who possess supernatural powers which include the power to leave their bodies in spirit-form and travel in search of victims.

Protection Against Strigoi: The standard protective means against vampires work against strigoi. Garlic, salt, holy water, crucifixes, and holy relics, can be effective. Additional measures are used to keep the undead strigoi in their graves, such as piercing the corpse with needles or spikes. The most traditional way of destroying an undead strigoi include staking the heart and burning of the body. When the body is burned one must be extremely vigilant for the demonic creature will shape-shift into all manner of creatures and insects. If but one of these creatures manages to survive then the strigoi will eventually return.

Trivia: Strigoi ultimately descend from the ancient Roman strix, a vampiric and bird-like witch.



Strigoi

Strigoi - Vampire Of Romania

Strigoi (2009) Trailer



I want to see this movie so bad!

Dead Rising



This above clip is the introduction of the game, Dead Rising. To view a walk through of the game that when viewed appears more like a movie, click HERE.

Call Of Cthulhu: Dark Corners Of The Earth



This is a great walk through of the game that when viewed is more like a movie. The above clip is the introduction.

To view the entire walk through of Call Of Cthulhu: Dark Corners Of The Earth, click HERE.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Princess Ronkonkoma

Princess Ronkonkoma was believed to be daughter of a local Secatogue chief on modern Long Island, NY.

Appearance: Human female, usually rising out of the waters of Lake Ronkonkoma or else seen walking on water. To view a mural of Princess Ronkonkoma, click HERE.

Lore: According to legend, Princess Ronkonkoma fell in love with a man her father forbid her from seeing. The identity of the man varies but usually he is either described as a Native American from a neighboring tribe or as a European settler.

Princess Ronkonkoma would sneak away and watch the man until the day came when the man realized he was not alone and caught her spying on him. Instead of being angry, the man fell in love with the princess.

The pair did not communicate face-to-face out of fear of Ronkonkoma's father. Instead, the princess would write love notes on tree bark and float them across the Lake Ronkonkoma to her beloved. After 7 years of exchanging love messages in this fashion, Princess Ronkonkoma became despondent and killed herself by either stabbing herself in her heart after seeing her beloved from a distance or else by drowning herself. As she was dying she pronounced a curse on the lake. Every year her spirit will return to claim the life of a man via drowning for the injustice that she felt was inflicted upon her. According to legend, once a year Princess Ronkonkoma returns from death and rises from the waters of Lake Ronkonkoma to take the life of a young man.

Powers: As a ghost or spirit, Princess Ronkonkoma is believed to possess supernatural abilities.

Defense Against Princess Ronkonkoma: The only sure way to avoid becoming Princess Ronkonkoma's next victim is to avoid swimming in the lake. However, if you are a young man and decide to swim anyway, please flee at the first glimpse of a beautiful Native American princess rising out of the waters and/or walking on the surface of the waters. She may be beautiful and seductive, but she is lethal.

Trivia: According to legend, Lake Ronkonkoma is bottomless.

Weird U.S. - Princess Ronkonkoma


Lake Ronkonkoma


Princess Ronkonkoma

Lake Ronkonkoma, NY, Indian Princess Scary Urban Legends, Myths and Curse in Sayville History

Lake Ronkonkoma on Long Island and It's Haunted Curse

Man Claims Ghosts Made Him Kill His Girlfriend

The trial for a man who killed his girlfriend because of ghost peer-pressure started yesterday.

Murder Trial Begins For Man Who Claimed Ghosts Made Him Kill

Elvira's Movie Macabre: Sarah Impalin'

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Former Chief Of Fraud Investigations For NJ Claims Captured Thermal Footage Of Bigfoot

Mike Greene, a former chief of fraud investigation in New Jersey, claims he captured Bigfoot on a thermal imaging camera. Greene used a candy bar left on a tree stump to reportedly lure the beast.

N.C. Man Lures Bigfoot with Candy

Man Kills Brother For Being 'Walking Dead'

A man shot and killed his brother whom me claims had previously begged him to kill him. The deceased was depressed over the passing of his mother and was described as being a 'walking zombie'.

Shot man 'was like zombie'

Anne Rice Doesn't Like 'Twilight', Likes 'TrueBlood' Though

Anne Rice isn't a fan of the vampires portrayed in the Twilight books/films.

Anne Rice Calls 'Twilight Saga' A 'Failure Of The Imagination'

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Center For Homicide Research Debunks 'Smiley Face Killers' Theory & Startling New Info On Related Case

The Center for Homicide Research has produced a paper debunking the Smiley Face Killers theory. You can read the paper HERE.

Meanwhile, in the case of the death of Gregory Hart, a man who disappeared after a night drinking at a local bar and whose body was discovered in a river, new information has surfaced which reveals a huge discrepancy over the state of Hart's cell phone. According to the police, data was not able to be retrieved from the phone because it was submerged in water. The phone was reportedly returned to the family in 5 pieces. According to expert, the phone had not been submerged and the information contained within it was easily retrieved. The family is considering pursuing a legal case against the police dept.

Family cites new evidence in man’s death

Bentwaters/Rendlesham Forest UFO Incident Solved?

Don't bet on it. There's been a few debunkers active recently who have focused on the famous Bentwaters/Rendlesham Forest UFO incident that occurred around Christmas in 1980. Everything from the misidentification of a nearby lighthouse to planets and meteors have been invoked to provide conventional explanations for the events. The majority of these explanations fail under close scrutiny.

Rendlesham Revealed: New evidence in UFO mystery

Bullied, Bisexual Teen Witch Had Freedom Of Speech Violated, Forced To Attend Alternative School

The 16-year old was forced to attend an alternative school for writing an anti-bullying statement.

Student says school violated freedom of speech

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Conjuring Everybody Wonderful Wishes For A Hauntingly Horrific Halloween!

Haxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages (1922)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0013257/

Trick R' Treat (2007)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0862856/

The Craft (1996)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115963/

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A Disney Halloween

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Disney's Halloween Treat (1982)

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It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060550/

True Horror With Anthony Head - Witches

Anthony Head takes the viewer on a journey through the past to the present in search of the history of witches.

To watch the documentary, click HERE.

Haunted London Underground

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Buffy For Halloween

A few of my favorite 'Buffy' episodes for the holiday...

The Witch


Halloween


Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered


Fear Itself

Halloween And The Goddess

An exploration of the Goddess archetype of the past and of her worship in modern Wicca.

Halloween: Paganism Celebrates The Forgotten Divine Feminine

Halloween In Britain

How Halloween has made a come-back to the British isles.

Hallowe'en: no place for fun in a festival of fear

Samhain In Modern Times

How the ancient Celtic festival is celebrated today, from the people who celebrate it.

Spirituality and the Earth: Ancient festival of Samhain still celebrated in multiple ways

What Wiccans Do On Halloween

How witches actually celebrate Halloween is likely far different than most would expect.

So what does a witch do on Halloween?

Intro To Wicca

Star Kenney is interviewed on the Wiccan faith.

An introduction to the world of Wicca

'Practical Magic' Series Coming To ABC

The new series will air on the ABC Magic channel, though I heard it would be on ABC Family.

ABC planning 'Practical Magic' TV series

Movie Based On Famous Historical 'Witch' Isobel Gowdie In The Works

The famous Scottish 'witch' has inspired a new upcoming movie.

The Scottish witch who’s heading for Hollywood

Wiccan Family Contacts Police After Seeing Halloween Display

The mother and daughter duo went to the police after seeing a Halloween display of witches being burnt at the stake.

Local pagans offended by witch-burning display in Canandaigua

I can't stress this enough. Wiccans get upset about this sort of thing because they have accepted ahistorical beliefs concerning an unbroken line of "Wicca" extending down through history into modern times. The people burnt or hanged as witches in the middle ages were not Pagans. They were Christians. Seeing a Halloween display of a witch being burnt at the stake or hanged should be no more offensive to Wiccans as seeing a display featuring bloody Jason Vorhees or Freddy Krueger.

Brittish Police Officers Given Handbook On How To Treat Witches, Atheists, & Other Minorities

The handbook explains a little about minority beliefs and gives good advice on not touching a witch's "book of shadows" or athame (ceremonial daggar).

Police given advice on witches and pagans

A Trip To Dracula's Castle

Ever thought of visiting the home of the immortal count?

Staking out Dracula's castle in Romania

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Unsolved Mysteries - Resurrection Mary

Ture Horror With Anthony Head - Werewolves

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Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063350/

Merseyside Ghosts

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Police Patrol Cemetery To Keep Ghost Hunters Out

Local police are vamping up their patrol of Union Cemetery, mostly to keep out ghost hunters who may stray into the graveyard at night this time of year in the hopes of catching a glimpse of "the white lady", a local ghost said to haunt the place.

Ghost Hunters Told: Stay out of Cemetery

College Course Features Vampires

Dr. Grinnell at Wofford College injects vampires and the undead into her Humanities 101 curriculum.

Wofford Humanities Class Features Study of Vampires in Literature and Films

Vampire Sex Offender Captured

A sex offender who claims to be a vampire was recently captured after he reportedly violated his probation and moved without informing his probation officer. The vampire reportedly hissed at the officers while he was being arrested.

Sex offender claims he is a vampire

Grace Sherwood The Witch

The strange tale of Virginia's only convicted 'witch'.

Bewitching myth: PSJ woman recounts relative's brush with witch trial

Friday, October 29, 2010

Unsolved Mysteries - Black Hope Curse

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The Haunted History Of Halloween (1997)

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True Horror With Anthony Head - Vampires

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Woman Is First Descendant Of Both A 'Witch' And Her Persecutor

Amanda Gilbert made history simply by being born. Gilbert is a descendant of both Rebecca Nurse, a woman hanged for being a witch, and Rev. John Hale, Nurse's accuser.

Utah woman first descendant of both a witch and a persecutor (With Video)

See also, Rebecca Nurse

'Ghosthunter' Author Claims Encounter With Real Vampire

The encounter reportedly happened near Lochmaben Castle, a place were it is said that local complain of strange mutilated animal cases.

Ghosthunter claims he saw a vampire in Lochmaben

Wiccans Upset About Beer Label

Certain Wiccans are upset because a beer label features a 'witch' being burnt at the stake.

Beer Distributor's Witch Label Brews Contempt Among Wiccans

Personally, I don't find anything wrong with the label. I understand the concern over mysogony though. Many Wiccans subscribe to false pseudo-version of history in which the 'witches' that were persecuted in the past were fellow pagans and Wiccans. This just isn't so. The witch hunts of the middle ages were examples of christian-on-christian hate crimes.

People Becoming More Superstitious?

A Discovery News article that suggests that superstitious beliefs are becoming more common.

Superstitious Beliefs Getting More Common

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Unsolved Mysteries - Voice From The Grave

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Vampire Secrets (2006)

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Witch's Night Out (1978)

I loved this cartoon as a child!


Watch Witch's Night Out in Family  |  View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com

Ghosts Of California

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The Truth Behind Zombies

Could the rabies virus mutate and create a 'zombie' style plague found in many movies? This is one of the reported topics discussed in the new National Geographic Channel documentary, The Truth Behind Zombies, airing Saturday, October 30.

The Truth Behind Zombies - National Geographic Channel - Saturday, October 30

Exposing The Myth Of Halloween Poisonings

A good article denouncing the urban legends of poisoned candy passed to little trick-or-treaters. Just as with the notions of 'witches' and 'satanists' sacrificing black cats at Halloween, the notion of poisoned Halloween candy is mostly myth. Both urban legends were spawned during the 'satanic panic' hysteria of the late 1970s through the mid 1990s in which believers were also opposed to the celebration of Halloween.

Poisoned Halloween Candy: Trick, Treat or Myth?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Unsolved Mysteries - Comedy Store Ghosts

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In Search Of... Salem Witches

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American Paranormal - Haunted Prison

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Halloween On T.V. Tonight

The Real Story Of Halloween - The History Channel 7PM CST & 11PM CST

Be On The Lookout For Zombies Tomorrow

In honor of the premiere of "The Walking Dead" series on Halloween night, AMC will stage zombie attacks in several major cities tomorrow.

Watch out for zombies tomorrow during your morning commute

Kanye West Denies Being Part Of The Illuminati

West claimed rumors of him being part of the "illuminati" to be ignorant. West also seemed to be confused as to actually what the illuminati were.

Kanye West, as well as other performers, have long since been rumored to have been part of the illuminati and NWO, who believer claim fund their music in exchange for the inclusion of occult symbols and lyrics.

Kanye West: What's The Illuminati?

Zecharia Sitchin Passed Away

The famed author who theorized that the Sumerian texts referred to aliens called the Annunaki who came to earth and created the human species, passed away on October 9, 2010.

Sitchin seemed to have been popular with people who subscribed to alternative views of history though mainstream science considered his theories to be pseudoscience and pseudohistory.

Zecharia Sitchin - The Sumerian Origins Of Humans Part 1


Zecharia Sitchin - The Sumerian Origins Of Humans Part 2


http://www.sitchin.com/

Woman Drove Months With Corpse In Front Passenger Seat

A California woman was busted having a corpse riding in the front passenger seat of her car. The woman claims the corpse is that of a homeless woman she allowed to sleep in her car but who later died of unknown reasons. The woman doesn't seem to have a good explanation for why she drove around with a corpse in her car for what experts have estimated was anywhere from 3-10 months.

Police: Woman Drove Around With Mummified Body for Months

Monday, October 25, 2010

Interview With A Ghost Hunter

Joe Kosczuk of Westmoreland Paranormal Investigations is interviewed regarding his work.

MONDAY Q&A: Investigator takes spirited approach to ghost hunting

Germans Upset Over "Shoot To Kill" Order For Mysterious Cat

A 'shoot to kill' order has been given for a phantom black cat spotted near Berlin. Some people are quite upset.

German animal lovers angry at shoot-to-kill for "big black cat"

Halloween Book Recommendation

The fourth and last book I will recommend this Halloween season is eerie book on the history of Halloween and of our fascination with the holiday. I read it a few years back and it's a good read.

Death Makes a Holiday: A Cultural History of Halloween by David J. Skal

Unsolved Mysteries - Ghost Writer

Night Visitors

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Zombie Survival Guide: Starting Your Car

Caring Spirits In Wales

Not all ghosts or spirits are bad or scary. Some are friendly and even show they care, like the spirits in the following article.

The friendly ghosts who protect us!

Misunderstood Mediums

A Salem Psychic/Medium shares her opinions on why she believes people with her abilities are misunderstood.

My View: Mediums Are Much Misunderstood

New Book Documents The Lives Of Those Banished From Their Villages In West Africa For Being 'Witches'

Calling someone a witch in many parts of Africa is a serious accusation. To do so could bring physical abuse, banishment, or even death by murder upon such unfortunate people.

Author Karen Palmer documents the lives of those unfortunate enough to have been accused of being witches in her latest book.

Spellbound: Inside West Africa's Witch Camps by Karen Palmer

'Twilight' Book Burning

Are Werewolves Real?

An MSNBC.com article questioning the existence of werewolves.

Forget Team Jacob. Are there real life werewolves?

Paranormal Wisconsin

Tales of ghosts, hauntings, poltergeists, and even the Mineral Point Vampire abound in Wisconsin.

The Ghost In Your Backyard

Australian Witches Using Magic To End Taxation

The belief is that combining their energies they can receive a tax break from the Australian government.

Witches hope spells will end taxing time

'Buffy' Coming To CHILLER

Buffy the Vampire Slayer will soon air on the CHILLER channel. The airings will kick off with a Buffy marathon on November 7. Another marathon is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day.

'Buffy' Coming To CHILLER

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Book Recommendation

It's called, Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night by Nicholas Rogers. It's a fascination piece on the history of Halloween. I've read it and love the fact that it's written for a more mature audience. This isn't a book that say a child would be interested in. Instead, the book is geared to adults and is a scholarly journey through the history of the holiday.

Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night by Nicholas Rogers

Good Halloween Scare

Unsolved Mysteries - Queen Mary Ghosts

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