well, the stories are just rolling in for our very first perhapanauts scary story contest so we should be properly spooked out between now and halloween! there are some creepy ones, some funny, ones, and a couple that are just plain strange! while most are true story, this-happened-to-me tales, i've got a couple fictional entries, so if you've got a story to tell, use this long weekend to type it up and send it in!
this story was sent to us mid-summer when i first mentioned the idea of the contest by our pal, matt taggert, of the awesome
on-line comics review show, ONE SHOT PRESENTS (check out their latest episode at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnAB0rcDttY )
Back in my high school days I worked for a local DJ as his roadie, I'd set up gear and occasionally run lights at high school dances. One night we went to a High School in Byron Wyoming. It's a pretty nice little school and I knew some of the students who went there so it promised to be a good night. After setting everything up and getting the dance underway I told the DJ that I had to go pee (this was actually towards the end of the dance that I had to go pee, but you get the idea) He told me where it was and at this point it was around 11:00 at night. The school was obviously shut down for the dance so all the lights were off, but there were enough windows and moonlight that you could get around, plus I had my flashlight. So I walked down this long hall to where the bathroom was. The hall ended with a wall and no doors, just the bathroom on the left side. As I was walking into the bathroom I thought I heard someone walking behind me, I turned around to see who it was, but there was nothing. I thought it was weird, but went to the bathroom. When I got out of the bathroom I again heard what sounded like someone walking right next to me, and it sounded like they had a large set of keys with them, the kind a janitor would have. I shined my flashlight around to see if there was anyone, but as before I was alone. It really creeped me out so I just ran down the hall and rejoined the dance. Didn't think much of it till about two weeks later, me and a bunch of my friends were out in a field telling ghost stories, and I brought up that I had a pretty creepy experience at Byron School. Before I could even tell the story, my friend Caley said "Oh Byron School, isn't that the school haunted by a dead janitor?" I about puked since I hadn't told the story to anyone. Anyways, kinda long, but like I said, 100% true.
the contest is ON!
send in your entry/spooky, creepy, or scary story to me at
just a reminder---
craig and i will be guests at the
SCREAMING TIKI COMICON in niles, ohio
on october 17, 18, and 19
where we will sit in the freakin' BATMOBILE!!!
come on down and see us and get in on all the perhapanaut-y goodness!
here's some trivia
"five for friday!"
halloween/addams family edition
1. john astin, who played gomez addams, was married to which duplicitous tv sitcom actress?
2. who played lurch?
3. what were the names of the children?
4. what was the little girls' doll's name and what unusual feature did she boast?
5. who played cousin it?
keep them stories comin'!
smell ya later!