The Mystery of the Haunted Vampire ~ Tales of supernatural horrors

Happy birthday, HPL

Happy birthday to H.P. Lovecraft. This day should be a national holiday.

3,000-year-old Frankenstein monsters discovered

Our ancestors lived lives straight out of nightmares:

In a “eureka” moment worthy of Dr. Frankenstein, scientists have discovered that two 3,000-year-old Scottish “bog bodies” are actually made from the remains of six people.

According to new isotopic dating and DNA experiments, the mummies—a male and a female—were assembled from various body parts, although the purpose of the gruesome composites is likely lost to history.

700-year-old vampire skeleton unearthed

For the sake of all that is holy, I hope they don’t pull the rod out of the remains. The best thing would be to cover it back up. Haven’t they ever seen a Hammer horror film?

The discovery of a 700-year-old skeleton in Bulgaria—seen at the country’s National Museum of History in June—offers evidence that the fear of vampires is far older than Bram Stoker’s Dracula.

The “vampire” was found entombed among church ruins in the Black Sea town of Sozopol (map) earlier in the month.

Buffy battles aquatic monster

Buffy the vampire slayer saved a small child from a horrific monster. Us magazine has the photos.

Federal agency denies existance of ‘aquatic humanoids’

No evidence of aquatic humanoids has ever been found claims the National Ocean Service. What else does one expect from the U.S. government. The federal government has never acknowledged the events of Innsmouth, Mass. in 1928.

Even the BBC is participating in the coverup.

RIP Ray Bradbury

Details here.

World not ending 2012?

Stupid archaeologists ruin my lack of retirement planning plan.

“The paintings we have here—we’ve never found them anyplace else,” excavation leader William Saturno told National Geographic News.

And in today’s Xultún—to the untrained eye, just 12 square miles (31 square kilometers) of jungle floor—it’s a wonder Saturno’s team found the artwork at all.

At the Guatemalan site in 2010 the Boston University archaeologist and Ph.D. student Franco Rossi were inspecting a looters’ tunnel, where an undergraduate student had noticed the faintest traces of paint on a thin stucco wall.

The pair began cleaning off 1,200-year-old mud and suddenly a little more red paint appeared.

“Suddenly Bill was like, ‘Oh my God, we have a glyph!'” Rossi said.

In all seriousness, I love stories where the exclamation comes from a glyph’s discovery.

Feminist Cthulhu

Works on so many different levels. Link

‘Women working for you’ – Nazi postcards from 1943

From Retronaut:

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Sherlock the Otter?

I liked the British TV series Sherlock! with its updating of Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson in modern London. I thought it was faithful to the characters and excellent in showing how eccentric Holmes could be and why Watson put up with him.

Also I like otters.

So this is brilliant.

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