as halloween approaches and the nights get cooler--and darker, i think--a part of me, something deep inside of me actually calls out for horror stories and scary movies and i begin to look forward to a long winter filled with books of terror and the unexplained. this season just does it to me.
i've mentioned before a few of the places i frequent on the net to check up on all things paranormal and cryptozoological; sure, i'm looking for all the latest news to possibly use and/or incorporate into the ever-growing perhapanauts mythos.
but mostly, i'm just looking to be scared.
one of my favorites, as i've posted before, is paranormal at about.com. they have a section there called "your true stories" and, while occassionally one or two of them smack of attention-seeking, completely-made-up, most of them translate an honest belief in whatever phenomenon or occurance the writer may have experienced.
"your true stories"
for readers, by readers.
most of them are short and to the point.
you can check 'em out here...
but here's one for you to check out right here.
Red Eyes, Hairy Feet
This happened in February, 2006, a few days before Valentine's Day. I was getting ready for the swing shift as a security guard at a motel. I was living at my mom's place on a small reservation outside Albuquerque with my brother, who was there with his wife and three kids.
I remember it was 9:15 p.m. and I had just had my breakfast. It was dark and a moonless night. I lay down on my mom's couch to rest for a little while because my shift started at 11:00. At about this time, I guess my brother (who was staying in the very back room of the house) sent my nephew ,Tre (6 years old), to his car that was parked a couple of feet away from my parents' rear door. He was supposed to get a bottle of juice.
While I lay on the couch, I heard him screaming like he was getting beat on. I got up and his dad came in holding his hand. He was shaking like crazy, almost like he had hypothermia. My mom talked to him and asked him what was wrong. He then told us of a "thing" that watched him from the fence line and then came after him. He said it was as tall as him (4 feet) and had red glowing eyes, gray hairy feet, long claws and a snout like a dog's.
At first I didn't believe him. His dad and I walked around the fence line and couldn't find anything. I didn't think anything about it until lately when I began to see footprints around my parents' windows that looked kind of human, but had claw marks.
also in my recent travels, i found this photo that someone did up of the jersey devil. a model/statue of some constrution, obviously, but still, it would take my breath away if i saw it perched on an embankment overlooking the little lane that i take jake for his walk on everyday.
no reason why i was looking up the jersey devil...
got any "your true tales" of your own...?
send 'em in.
here are the answers to the
"five for friday"
1. what did these three characters have in common?
a. niles' wife
b. norm's wife
c. rhoda's doorman
never appeared on camera
2. what were their names?
a. meris crane
b. vera peterson
3. what do these three characters have in common?
a. sam malone
b. abby lockhart
c. jack shepherd
they are all alcoholics.
4, who play(ed) them?
a. ted danson
b. maura tierney
c. matthew fox
a. what was the name of the man who filmed the classic and controversial bluff creek bigfoot footage?
b. what is mel waters (in)famous for?
mel's hole--an, apparently, bottomless pit located in the state of washington.
c. paula m called it 'the dump creature', but what was the name given to the strange creatures which appeared out of the ground to taunt french soldiers in north vietnam in the early 1950's?
d. who wrote " the mothman prophesies"?
john a. keel
e. who played him in the movie?
smell ya later!