Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Nazca Lines

"Man made? Hmm, I don't think so!"
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.






Nazca Lines

I have mentioned these before and today once again, we are looking at the Nazca Lines; a strange, little creepy and weird artwork in the Peruvian desert. They lay inside a plain between the Inca and Nazca valleys. Across this plain in an area measuring 37 miles long and 1 mile wide is an assortment of perfectly straight lines, many running parallel, others intersecting to form a grand geometric form. In and around the lines there are also trapezoidal zones, strange symbols and pictures of birds and beasts all etched on a giant scale that can only be seen from the air. The forms are so difficult to see from the ground that they were not discovered until the 1930's when a plane flew over the Nazca plateau and saw this gigantic art book. The figures include some 70 animals and plants include a spider, hummingbird, monkey, whale, some kind of being, and a 1000 foot long pelican.

Nazca Spider

The spider just happens to be one of the rarest spiders in the world, so rare that it has only been found in remote and inaccessible parts of the Amazon. How did these primitive people travel so far from their homeland, crossing the formidable barrier of the Andes to catch a specimen? They even duplicated details of the spider’s anatomy, normally visible only under a microscope. The whale and monkey are also out of place in this desert environment. There are 900 forms on the plain. These include straight enormous lines, spirals, triangles, and circles. The longest straight line goes nine miles across the plain. How were they made? Somewhere, someone most likely has a perfectly logical explanation, whereabouts…unknown.

How do you think these got there?


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

MIRROR MIRROR ON THE WALL

"Bloody Mary broke all of mine!"
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.






Mirrors

You know those crazy mirrors in amusement parks, the ones that make you tall and skinny or small and fat? I hate them! And what about the hall of mirrors, or the magic mirror from the movie Snow White , do you find mirrors can be creepy? Do you get freaked out by seeing your reflection in a mirror when the room is dark? If you stare long enough at your reflection it gets all distorted and scary. Remember the game...BLOODY MARY? Can you feel the chills just thinking about it? The scariest thing about mirrors though is the old women who is sometimes looking back at me (usually in the morning.)




DID YOU JUMP?




Monday, April 14, 2014

Laughing Toys



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 of you may think that laughing toys are cute, but we think they are just creepy! Laughing monkeys like the one in the video below gives me goosebumps. Check it out and let me know if you agree.


My posts will be short ones this week as I help prepare for Banzicon. Some of you may remember that this is an annual Anime convention that I help my son organize. Hope you all have a great week! 

Saturday, April 12, 2014

Killer Ticks

"Ancient Little Vampires!"
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.





Killer Ticks 

Just the mention of ticks make my skin crawl! I am not a big fan of bugs or insects but growing up in Minnesota I have picked my fair share of blood sucking creatures from my body. Leeches are disgusting but wood ticks are by far the worst. They are not always so easy to spot as they hide in your hair and feast on your blood. I always knew these little creatures were dangerous and could carry disease but now there are killer ticks on the loose in Japan. Watch this video (which I also find creepy) and learn more, that is if you dare!




Do you have ticks where you live? What kind of bugs or insects creep you out?


Friday, April 11, 2014

Jinxed or cursed

"I think my hair is jinxed"
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.





Jinxed

The term Jinxed means a person or thing that is believed to bring bad luck. One of the most famous bearers of bad luck was Actor James Dean's 1955 Porsche Spyder.

 He had it extensively customized and affectionately called it his "Little Bastard." Apparently, the car was so transparently evil that Sir Alec Guinness, said to Dean over lunch, "If you keep driving that car you will be found dead in it by this time next week." Guinness proved to be right and Dean was killed instantly after his car crashed on September 30, 1955, near Cholame, California.  

The jinx or "curse" didn't stop there; when mechanics tried to repair the wrecked car, it fell on one of them, crushing both his legs. The car's new owner sold the engine and driveshaft to two racers; one lost control, hit a tree and died instantly, the other was injured when his car locked up and rolled over. Two thieves who tried to take pieces of the car were both injured. The car was then donated to a safety exhibit of the California Highway Patrol; the first exhibit caught fire, and the car fell on a student at the second, breaking his hip. It even managed to crush and kill a truck driver who was transporting it. The car has since disappeared, but parts of it are most likely hard at work jinxing whoever comes near it. 

Sounds a bit like Stephen King's book "Christine" doesn't it? "Little Bastard" has been the inspiration for several works of fiction. Processed or "Jinxed" vehicles are definitely creepy. Here is a list of creepy stories with Jinxed or cursed vehicles:

Christine, a 1983 film adaptation
The Car, a 1977 film about a killer car
From a Buick 8 (2002), another novel by Stephen King about a mysterious car
"You Drive", an episode of The Twilight Zone
Route 666, an episode of Supernatural about a possessed truck.
"Black Cadillac", a 2003 film about a car that stalks its victims relentlessly.
"Sally", a 1953 short story by Isaac Asimov.
"Alice", a episode of Star Trek: Voyager about an intelligent shuttlecraft 

Do you know of something or someone that is jinxed? Did you know about "Little Bastard"? Have you seen any of the movies above and do you find them as creepy as we do?

Hope that everyone has a great week-end! Minnie and I will be back tomorrow with the letter K.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Illuminati

"Secret member, who me?"
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.






Illuminati

One of the favorites for conspiracy buffs, the Illuminati refers to various organizations claiming to have links to the original Bavarian Illuminati or similar secret societies that allegedly conspire to control world affairs. This is supposedly done by masterminding events and planting agents in government and corporations to establish a New World Order and gain further political power and influence. 

Favorite Illuminati Symbol: The All-Seeing Eye.  New World Order Currency: The all-seeing-eye on the dollar bill. Below the illuminati pyramid/eye symbol are the words: "Novus Ordo Seclorum," which can be translated as: "A new order of the ages"

The Serpent promised Adam and Eve that their eyes would "be opened" if they ate of the fruit of the tree of knowledge of good and evil. The key word in this passage is eyes, which in Hebrew can be translated "knowledge." Opened can be translated "broadened." What the Serpent promised Adam and Eve was that knowledge would be broadened if they ate of the forbidden fruit.

But the most foreboding aspect of this Scripture emerges from the fact that the Hebrew word for "eyes" is not plural, but singular. What the Serpent actually told Adam and Eve was that their "eye" would be broadened by knowledge.

The "eye" that Scripture wants us to consider is not the physical organ of sight, but the eye of the mind or the soul. This singular "eye" is called the "third eye" of clairvoyance in the Hindu religion, the eye of Osiris in Egypt, and the All-Seeing Eye in Freemasonry. (SOURCE: John Daniel, Scarlet and the Beast , Vol. III, pp. 6-7)

So what do you think, are there secret societies like the Illuminati out there? If so do you think they are plotting for a new world order? Sounds a bit "Nazi" to us and definitely creepy.




Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Houses


All through the month of 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.


"HONEY I"M HOME"

Abandoned Houses
Click on the picture for a slideshow of abandoned places
Whether they are haunted or not, abandoned houses like the one in the picture above are creepy. There is something about the sad tale they tell with their broken windows and neglected surroundings. Do you have an abandoned house nearby and have you ventured inside?