Archive for October, 2006

Friday Night Vampire Dance Party – Special (non-Friday) Halloween Edition

Somehow this seemed to be a perfect way to bring this Halloween to a close: Oingo Boingo’s Dead Man’s Party.


Cryptomundo presents Loren’s Top 50 Cryptids.

A particularly nasty ghost

Paranormal investigators look into a dangerous haunting:

“In a regular haunting, people normally don’t get hurt,” LaChance said. “In a demonic situation or an extreme haunting you come across things that you won’t ever forget.”

According to LaChance, the haunting began after he rented a home in Union for his three children and himself.

“I was the last person in the world who would believe in haunting or the possibility of something or someone being demonic-controlled,” LaChance said. “However, I lived through it. It went after my children, me and the tenants who moved into the house after we left.”

LaChance said during his time in dealing with the Union house, he sought out advice from Lorraine Warren. Warren investigated the Amityville haunting after George and Kathy Lutz fled from the Long Island home.

“She advised me to get a priest to do a blessing of the house,” LaChance said. “Unfortunately I think the priest was a little disturbed by the house and did not get the job done in places that really needed the blessing done in.”

Builder sees strange sights in night sky

From The Ipswich Evening Star (appropriately):

A 34-year-old builder is today convinced he can’t have been the only one to spot three strange objects in the morning sky.

Marcus Normanton, of St Neots, was working on St Frances tower, in Franciscan Way, when he noticed something odd in the skies above.

He said: “It was about 6.40am-ish. I was watching a jet go over on its way into Stansted. I happened to look up again and I saw two small objects tracking to the right of it.
“They cris-crossed and shot straight up into the air.”

Strange enough already you may think, but Mr Normanton, who admits to being rather unnerved by the experience, saw still more.

He said: “A second later I saw a larger object following them and this time I could hear the noise it made. It was like a orange glow colour and it was quite bright.”

Later in the article, Mr. Normanton is quoted as having not been drinking in the evening. While UFO reports are one thing, I find that hard to believe after seeing so many episodes of the East Enders, Life On Mars, and countless Sherlock Holmes episodes where British workmen spend every evening in their local pub.

Candy corn cookies

From the fine folks of Betty Crocker:

1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) Betty Crocker® sugar cookie mix
1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
1 egg
Orange paste food color
2 oz semisweet chocolate, melted, cooled

1. Line 8×4-inch loaf pan with waxed paper, extending paper over sides of pan. In medium bowl, stir cookie mix, butter and egg until soft dough forms.
2. On work surface, place 3/4 cup dough. Knead desired amount of food color into dough until color is uniform. Press dough evenly in bottom of pan.
3. Divide remaining dough in half. Gently press one half of remaining dough into pan on top of orange dough. On work surface, knead chocolate into remaining dough until color is uniform. Press over plain dough in pan, pressing gently to edge of pan. Refrigerate 1 1/2 to 2 hours or until firm.
4. Heat oven to 375°F. Remove dough from pan. Cut crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. Cut each slice into 5 wedges. On ungreased cookie sheet, place wedges 1 inch apart.
5. Bake 7 to 9 minutes or until cookies are set and edges are very light golden brown. Cool 1 minute; remove from cookie sheet. Cool completely. Store in tightly covered container.

Sometimes I post items to send a message to Ms. Carnacki.

Reverend Murknight’s Ghastly Ghosts

Halloween keeps getting better and better this season. Check out Cav’s tribute to Halloween records of the past.

Hat tip to Cavan in the comments.


For your late-night listening pleasure: Vampyre Lullabye

Definitely worth a listen (mp3) – by Piet Masone, one of the members of Reverend Glasseye.

31 days of Halloween

Senses Working Overtime has an absolutely fantastic collection of horror music and radio dramas to listen to as we celebrate the Halloween season. (And here at The Mystery of the Haunted Vampire every season is Halloween season.)

The history of Halloween

The History Channel’s web site has an excellent page with schedules of upcoming shows, facts, recipes and videoclips dedicated to Halloween. Well worth checking out.


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