Thursday, April 24, 2014

UFO'S

"Is there anybody out there?"
All through the month of April, Minnie will help me explore the people, places and things that WE call creepy, strange and downright weird. To be honest, Minnie finds almost everything creepy and strange so having the entire alphabet at our disposal is going to be a challenge. You might find what we discover delightful, or you may agree with us. Please share your opinions either way. Have fun road-tripping the Alphabet by visiting others doing the challenge as well. To find out more on the A-Z blogging challenge follow the link.






Unidentified Flying Object...UFO...This could mean many things but the first that comes to mind is flying saucer...ALIENS! The idea of a life form more intelligent then our own is scary. Does such a being exist and if so for what reason would they want to visit us "Earthlings?" Books, movies and television have explored UFO'S and Alien invasion extensively. War of the Worlds, X-Files, Under the Dome, Signs, Contact, just to mention a few off the top of my head.Do you have a favorite?I believe that it is a reasonable conclusion that there are other advanced civilizations out there among the stars. Why not? Our galaxy is a new one in the vast space of the universe. Still I find UFO'S and aliens very scary indeed. How about you?

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

TARANTULA

"Big and hairy can be scary""
All through the month of April, Minnie will help me explore the people, places and things that WE call creepy, strange and downright weird. To be honest, Minnie finds almost everything creepy and strange so having the entire alphabet at our disposal is going to be a challenge. You might find what we discover delightful, or you may agree with us. Please share your opinions either way. Have fun road-tripping the Alphabet by visiting others doing the challenge as well. To find out more on the A-Z blogging challenge follow the link.






Some people keep these spiders as pets. Although I do not have a phobia of spiders both Minnie and I find them creepy, especially the big hairy ones such as shown in the video below. Do you have any strange kind of pet like a big hairy spider, a rat or a snake? Just too creepy for me!


Tuesday, April 22, 2014

SATAN

"The devil made me do it"
All through the month of April, Minnie will help me explore the people, places and things that WE call creepy, strange and downright weird. To be honest, Minnie finds almost everything creepy and strange so having the entire alphabet at our disposal is going to be a challenge. You might find what we discover delightful, or you may agree with us. Please share your opinions either way. Have fun road-tripping the Alphabet by visiting others doing the challenge as well. To find out more on the A-Z blogging challenge follow the link.






Religion has always fascinated me. I was raised a Lutheran, had no objection turning Catholic in order to please my first husband and his family, and I have researched several other religions including the alternative ones such as Wicca. Religion is a touchy subject and one that has created war more than once. I believe that all positive effects have a negative counterpart. Ying and Yang, an order to the universe and with that said all good must have its counterpart. If you believe in the hero, there must be a villain. If you believe in God there must be a Devil….SATAN.

666 is the mark of Satan, it is also the root number of which represents man, the number 9. Nine is a strange number of which I have written about before. So what is it that I find creepy, strange and weird? If there is a God then there is a Devil. Satan has many names, is one of those names man? Are we really God’s creatures or are we Satan’s? Are we the hero or the villain in the story of the universe? Adam…Eve…Serpent…Apple… Sometimes I wonder if we are all just pawns in an elaborate game between God and Satan. If you believe in one don’t you have to believe in the other? Satan scares me, but then so does God.


Do you have any comments? 

Monday, April 21, 2014

RATS

"You dirty rat!"
All through the month of April, Minnie will help me explore the people, places and things that WE call creepy, strange and downright weird. To be honest, Minnie finds almost everything creepy and strange so having the entire alphabet at our disposal is going to be a challenge. You might find what we discover delightful, or you may agree with us. Please share your opinions either way. Have fun road-tripping the Alphabet by visiting others doing the challenge as well. To find out more on the A-Z blogging challenge follow the link.







There are rats in my brain. They are pretty creepy, strange, and very weird! You are probably wondering how they got there, right? Rats are scavengers and they seem to have found their way into my brain, nesting comfortably and scavenging for thoughts on how to cope with these past few days. My thoughts have turned into rats. Therefore, rats in my brain. Unless you love rats it is a terrible thought isn't? No I am not crazy….Not yet.

My mother was born in the year of the rat and it is my thoughts of her that occupy my brain. I am scavenging for answers that must be made once she comes home from the hospital. This Easter she fell once again on her way from the bathroom to her bed. Lucky for her I was home from work and close by. After a few strange sounds from her bedroom, I checked on her and then found myself rescuing her from the floor. She could not breathe, she was in pain and had no idea how she ended up on the floor. An ambulance drove her away in the middle of the night with a broken rib, a broken vertebrae and a rapid pulse. Now she has developed pneumonia as well.


She cannot take care of herself anymore and the rats in my brain are scavenging for another solution to the one that seems to be the most clear, constant care in a nursing home. I know she needs more help than I can give her, so why does that make me feel like I am rating her out?

Sorry I have not getting around to all my friends. Between my crazy work schedule, Banzaicon and my mother...the RATS have been keeping me busy. I promise to catch up with all of you soon!
I hope YOUR week is void of RATS!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Queen Mary-The Grey Ghost

"You can't keep an old lady down!"
All through the month of April, Minnie will help me explore the people, places and things that WE call creepy, strange and downright weird. To be honest, Minnie finds almost everything creepy and strange so having the entire alphabet at our disposal is going to be a challenge. You might find what we discover delightful, or you may agree with us. Please share your opinions either way. Have fun road-tripping the Alphabet by visiting others doing the challenge as well. To find out more on the A-Z blogging challenge follow the link.







Queen Mary Haunting's


No one loves a good ghost story or haunting as much as Minnie and Queen Mary is a favorite. The luxury liner and World War II transport ship Queen Mary is one of the most haunted places of modern time in America. Queen Mary sailed on her maiden voyage on 27 May 1936 and with the outbreak of World War II, she was converted into a troopship and carried Allied soldiers for the duration of the war. During the war she was named "The Grey Ghost" because of the color she was painted to make her stealthy in war-time waters. Following the war, Queen Mary was refitted once again for passenger service. The ships Queen Mary and Queen Elisabeth dominated the transatlantic passenger transportation market until the dawn of the jet age in the late 1950's. By the mid-1960's the ship was aging and though still among the most popular transatlantic liners, was operating at a loss and finally in 1967 she retired. The ship left Southampton for the last time on 31 October 1967 and sailed to the port of Long Beach, California, United States, where she remains permanently moored and now serves as a tourist attraction featuring restaurants, a museum, and hotel.

In her time, the Queen Mary carried sailors, soldiers, stowaways and wealthy vacationers. It is not surprising she saw her own share of deaths. In fact, there are so many hauntings that some parts of the ship are now barred from the public. But for the para-normally curious there are still haunted tours of the cabins and halls that housed death. During her over 70-year history, the Queen Mary has 49 reported deaths, so there are plenty of potential spirits to haunt her hallways. Reported hauntings include a young crewman in the engine room, swimmers in the first-class pool, a man in black, and a woman in blue. The in-house psychic, Peter James, claims that he has communicated with over 150 separate ghosts on the ship. James gives bi-monthly ghost tours of the ship and claims to have made contact with many different ghosts. 

Can't get to the Queen Mary to see the ghosts, here is a link to some images from the Queen Mary GhostCam. 

Are the ghosts real? I don’t know, but I sure do love a good ghost story. Have you ever been on a ghost tour, seen a ghost? Do tell!

Hope everyone enjoys their Easter Sunday! Lucky me gets to work...OK, maybe not so lucky. Care to share your plans?


Friday, April 18, 2014

Pakistani Cannibals

"Guess who's for dinner tonight?"
All through the month of April, Minnie will help me explore the people, places and things that WE call creepy, strange and downright weird. To be honest, Minnie finds almost everything creepy and strange so having the entire alphabet at our disposal is going to be a challenge. You might find what we discover delightful, or you may agree with us. Please share your opinions either way. Have fun road-tripping the Alphabet by visiting others doing the challenge as well. To find out more on the A-Z blogging challenge follow the link.







Strange, weird, creepy and downright disturbing! A boys head was dug up at the home of Pakistani cannibals who had dug up more than 100 corpses from a local grave sight to snack on.


These two convicted cannibals Arif Ali, 35, and his brother Mohammad Farman Ali, 30 have been rearrested in Pakistan after a young boy's head was discovered in their home. The gruesome discovery of a three-year-old's head was made in the house of Mohammad. The pair had previously served two years in jail for cannibalism. Imagine that! Only two years in jail if you eat your dead neighbor. At the time of their release local police said the two men had dug up more than 100 corpses from the local graveyard and eaten them. Arif and Farman have now been rearrested as an investigation gets underway in to the grim discovery at his house.  Police officers investigated  after residents complained of a bad smell coming from the brothers' home. That is one NASTY kitchen!

Thursday, April 17, 2014

OMENS AND SUPERSTITIONS

All through the month of April, Minnie will help me explore the people, places and things that WE call creepy, strange and downright weird. To be honest, Minnie finds almost everything creepy and strange so having the entire alphabet at our disposal is going to be a challenge. You might find what we discover delightful, or you may agree with us. Please share your opinions either way. Have fun road-tripping the Alphabet by visiting others doing the challenge as well. To find out more on the A-Z blogging challenge follow the link.

Have you seen the movie "Omen"? Damien is one creepy and scary kid, is he not? Here is a list of some Omens and Superstitions.



Death Omens

A picture that falls off the wall for no reason (especially if the glass cracks)
Clocks that stop
A mirror that breaks while still on the wall
A bird pecking at a window
Seeing the apparition of a living person (doppelganger)
Dogs howling at an open door
An owl seen during the daytime
A single crow or raven perched on the house
A healthy plant that withers and dies for no reason
Dreaming of falling (you will die in your sleep)

Death Superstitions

If a dog howls at an open door of a home, its owner will die soon
If you hang a person’s picture backwards, they will have misfortune for the rest of their lives
If thirteen people sit down at dinner, the first one to leave will die within a year
If a single match lights three cigarettes, the owner of one of the cigarettes will die
Turn around or cover all the mirrors in the house or the spirit cannot leave
If you do not turn over the tables or chairs a coffin rested on, the next person to use them will die
Carrying a corpse over a field will make the field barren

Bad Luck Superstitions

Black cats
The number 13
Killing a sparrow (they supposedly carry the souls of the dead)
Picking up a penny with the tails face up
Walking under ladders
Spilling salt
Opening an umbrella inside
Stepping on the sidewalk cracks
Refusing to kiss under the mistletoe
Giving or gifting someone an empty wallet
Friday the 13th
Changing the name of a ship or boat
Wearing an opal if you were not born in October
Breaking a mirror (7 years of bad luck)

Even though my rational mind tells me not to believe in this, I still find myself avoiding cracks in the pavement and walking on ladders. What about you?