Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Conjuring Everybody Wonderful Wishes For A Hauntingly Horrific Halloween!

Haxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages (1922)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0013257/

Trick R' Treat (2007)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0862856/

The Craft (1996)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0115963/

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A Disney Halloween

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Disney's Halloween Treat (1982)

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It's The Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown (1966)

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True Horror With Anthony Head - Witches

Anthony Head takes the viewer on a journey through the past to the present in search of the history of witches.

To watch the documentary, click HERE.

Haunted London Underground

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Buffy For Halloween

A few of my favorite 'Buffy' episodes for the holiday...

The Witch


Halloween


Bewitched, Bothered And Bewildered


Fear Itself

Halloween And The Goddess

An exploration of the Goddess archetype of the past and of her worship in modern Wicca.

Halloween: Paganism Celebrates The Forgotten Divine Feminine

Halloween In Britain

How Halloween has made a come-back to the British isles.

Hallowe'en: no place for fun in a festival of fear

Samhain In Modern Times

How the ancient Celtic festival is celebrated today, from the people who celebrate it.

Spirituality and the Earth: Ancient festival of Samhain still celebrated in multiple ways

What Wiccans Do On Halloween

How witches actually celebrate Halloween is likely far different than most would expect.

So what does a witch do on Halloween?

Intro To Wicca

Star Kenney is interviewed on the Wiccan faith.

An introduction to the world of Wicca

'Practical Magic' Series Coming To ABC

The new series will air on the ABC Magic channel, though I heard it would be on ABC Family.

ABC planning 'Practical Magic' TV series

Movie Based On Famous Historical 'Witch' Isobel Gowdie In The Works

The famous Scottish 'witch' has inspired a new upcoming movie.

The Scottish witch who’s heading for Hollywood

Wiccan Family Contacts Police After Seeing Halloween Display

The mother and daughter duo went to the police after seeing a Halloween display of witches being burnt at the stake.

Local pagans offended by witch-burning display in Canandaigua

I can't stress this enough. Wiccans get upset about this sort of thing because they have accepted ahistorical beliefs concerning an unbroken line of "Wicca" extending down through history into modern times. The people burnt or hanged as witches in the middle ages were not Pagans. They were Christians. Seeing a Halloween display of a witch being burnt at the stake or hanged should be no more offensive to Wiccans as seeing a display featuring bloody Jason Vorhees or Freddy Krueger.

Brittish Police Officers Given Handbook On How To Treat Witches, Atheists, & Other Minorities

The handbook explains a little about minority beliefs and gives good advice on not touching a witch's "book of shadows" or athame (ceremonial daggar).

Police given advice on witches and pagans

A Trip To Dracula's Castle

Ever thought of visiting the home of the immortal count?

Staking out Dracula's castle in Romania

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Unsolved Mysteries - Resurrection Mary

Ture Horror With Anthony Head - Werewolves

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Night Of The Living Dead (1968)

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0063350/

Merseyside Ghosts

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Police Patrol Cemetery To Keep Ghost Hunters Out

Local police are vamping up their patrol of Union Cemetery, mostly to keep out ghost hunters who may stray into the graveyard at night this time of year in the hopes of catching a glimpse of "the white lady", a local ghost said to haunt the place.

Ghost Hunters Told: Stay out of Cemetery

College Course Features Vampires

Dr. Grinnell at Wofford College injects vampires and the undead into her Humanities 101 curriculum.

Wofford Humanities Class Features Study of Vampires in Literature and Films

Vampire Sex Offender Captured

A sex offender who claims to be a vampire was recently captured after he reportedly violated his probation and moved without informing his probation officer. The vampire reportedly hissed at the officers while he was being arrested.

Sex offender claims he is a vampire

Grace Sherwood The Witch

The strange tale of Virginia's only convicted 'witch'.

Bewitching myth: PSJ woman recounts relative's brush with witch trial

Friday, October 29, 2010

Unsolved Mysteries - Black Hope Curse

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The Haunted History Of Halloween (1997)

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True Horror With Anthony Head - Vampires

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Woman Is First Descendant Of Both A 'Witch' And Her Persecutor

Amanda Gilbert made history simply by being born. Gilbert is a descendant of both Rebecca Nurse, a woman hanged for being a witch, and Rev. John Hale, Nurse's accuser.

Utah woman first descendant of both a witch and a persecutor (With Video)

See also, Rebecca Nurse

'Ghosthunter' Author Claims Encounter With Real Vampire

The encounter reportedly happened near Lochmaben Castle, a place were it is said that local complain of strange mutilated animal cases.

Ghosthunter claims he saw a vampire in Lochmaben

Wiccans Upset About Beer Label

Certain Wiccans are upset because a beer label features a 'witch' being burnt at the stake.

Beer Distributor's Witch Label Brews Contempt Among Wiccans

Personally, I don't find anything wrong with the label. I understand the concern over mysogony though. Many Wiccans subscribe to false pseudo-version of history in which the 'witches' that were persecuted in the past were fellow pagans and Wiccans. This just isn't so. The witch hunts of the middle ages were examples of christian-on-christian hate crimes.

People Becoming More Superstitious?

A Discovery News article that suggests that superstitious beliefs are becoming more common.

Superstitious Beliefs Getting More Common

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Unsolved Mysteries - Voice From The Grave

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Vampire Secrets (2006)

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Witch's Night Out (1978)

I loved this cartoon as a child!


Watch Witch's Night Out in Family  |  View More Free Videos Online at Veoh.com

Ghosts Of California

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The Truth Behind Zombies

Could the rabies virus mutate and create a 'zombie' style plague found in many movies? This is one of the reported topics discussed in the new National Geographic Channel documentary, The Truth Behind Zombies, airing Saturday, October 30.

The Truth Behind Zombies - National Geographic Channel - Saturday, October 30

Exposing The Myth Of Halloween Poisonings

A good article denouncing the urban legends of poisoned candy passed to little trick-or-treaters. Just as with the notions of 'witches' and 'satanists' sacrificing black cats at Halloween, the notion of poisoned Halloween candy is mostly myth. Both urban legends were spawned during the 'satanic panic' hysteria of the late 1970s through the mid 1990s in which believers were also opposed to the celebration of Halloween.

Poisoned Halloween Candy: Trick, Treat or Myth?

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Unsolved Mysteries - Comedy Store Ghosts

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In Search Of... Salem Witches

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American Paranormal - Haunted Prison

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Halloween On T.V. Tonight

The Real Story Of Halloween - The History Channel 7PM CST & 11PM CST

Be On The Lookout For Zombies Tomorrow

In honor of the premiere of "The Walking Dead" series on Halloween night, AMC will stage zombie attacks in several major cities tomorrow.

Watch out for zombies tomorrow during your morning commute

Kanye West Denies Being Part Of The Illuminati

West claimed rumors of him being part of the "illuminati" to be ignorant. West also seemed to be confused as to actually what the illuminati were.

Kanye West, as well as other performers, have long since been rumored to have been part of the illuminati and NWO, who believer claim fund their music in exchange for the inclusion of occult symbols and lyrics.

Kanye West: What's The Illuminati?

Zecharia Sitchin Passed Away

The famed author who theorized that the Sumerian texts referred to aliens called the Annunaki who came to earth and created the human species, passed away on October 9, 2010.

Sitchin seemed to have been popular with people who subscribed to alternative views of history though mainstream science considered his theories to be pseudoscience and pseudohistory.

Zecharia Sitchin - The Sumerian Origins Of Humans Part 1


Zecharia Sitchin - The Sumerian Origins Of Humans Part 2


http://www.sitchin.com/

Woman Drove Months With Corpse In Front Passenger Seat

A California woman was busted having a corpse riding in the front passenger seat of her car. The woman claims the corpse is that of a homeless woman she allowed to sleep in her car but who later died of unknown reasons. The woman doesn't seem to have a good explanation for why she drove around with a corpse in her car for what experts have estimated was anywhere from 3-10 months.

Police: Woman Drove Around With Mummified Body for Months

Monday, October 25, 2010

Interview With A Ghost Hunter

Joe Kosczuk of Westmoreland Paranormal Investigations is interviewed regarding his work.

MONDAY Q&A: Investigator takes spirited approach to ghost hunting

Germans Upset Over "Shoot To Kill" Order For Mysterious Cat

A 'shoot to kill' order has been given for a phantom black cat spotted near Berlin. Some people are quite upset.

German animal lovers angry at shoot-to-kill for "big black cat"

Halloween Book Recommendation

The fourth and last book I will recommend this Halloween season is eerie book on the history of Halloween and of our fascination with the holiday. I read it a few years back and it's a good read.

Death Makes a Holiday: A Cultural History of Halloween by David J. Skal

Unsolved Mysteries - Ghost Writer

Night Visitors

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Zombie Survival Guide: Starting Your Car

Caring Spirits In Wales

Not all ghosts or spirits are bad or scary. Some are friendly and even show they care, like the spirits in the following article.

The friendly ghosts who protect us!

Misunderstood Mediums

A Salem Psychic/Medium shares her opinions on why she believes people with her abilities are misunderstood.

My View: Mediums Are Much Misunderstood

New Book Documents The Lives Of Those Banished From Their Villages In West Africa For Being 'Witches'

Calling someone a witch in many parts of Africa is a serious accusation. To do so could bring physical abuse, banishment, or even death by murder upon such unfortunate people.

Author Karen Palmer documents the lives of those unfortunate enough to have been accused of being witches in her latest book.

Spellbound: Inside West Africa's Witch Camps by Karen Palmer

'Twilight' Book Burning

Are Werewolves Real?

An MSNBC.com article questioning the existence of werewolves.

Forget Team Jacob. Are there real life werewolves?

Paranormal Wisconsin

Tales of ghosts, hauntings, poltergeists, and even the Mineral Point Vampire abound in Wisconsin.

The Ghost In Your Backyard

Australian Witches Using Magic To End Taxation

The belief is that combining their energies they can receive a tax break from the Australian government.

Witches hope spells will end taxing time

'Buffy' Coming To CHILLER

Buffy the Vampire Slayer will soon air on the CHILLER channel. The airings will kick off with a Buffy marathon on November 7. Another marathon is scheduled for Thanksgiving Day.

'Buffy' Coming To CHILLER

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Halloween Book Recommendation

It's called, Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night by Nicholas Rogers. It's a fascination piece on the history of Halloween. I've read it and love the fact that it's written for a more mature audience. This isn't a book that say a child would be interested in. Instead, the book is geared to adults and is a scholarly journey through the history of the holiday.

Halloween: From Pagan Ritual to Party Night by Nicholas Rogers

Good Halloween Scare

Unsolved Mysteries - Queen Mary Ghosts

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Strange But True? - Borley Rectory Ghosts

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Biography - Witches

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Baby Dead, 10 People Injured After Family Jumps Out Window After Seeing Satan

A French family jumped out of their third story apartment window after claiming to have seen Satan. A four month-old baby was killed and ten other people were injured.

Baby dies as family jumps out apartment

Man Claims Vampires Are Real

Vampire researcher, Joel Martin, believes that vampires exist and are potentially everywhere and can be anybody.

I'm gonna get you, 'suckers'

Paganism On The Rise In AZ, Rest Of Country

An educational article on the growth of Neopaganism and Wicca in Arizona and in the rest of the world. (It's important to remember to refer to them as "Neo(new)pagans".)

Rise in paganism in Southeast Valley mirrors U.S. trend

Friday, October 22, 2010

Lady Of The Lake

The Lady of the Lake is the reported ghost of a woman who drowned at White Rock lake near Dallas, TX, due to a car crash sometime in the 1950s. The legend of the lady of the lake dates back to circa 1953.

Appearance: A soaking-wet woman dressed in white.

Lore: According to local legend, the phantom appears on the side of the road near the lake and asks drivers who stop their cars for a ride to the home she seemingly lived in while alive.

The lady of the lake is a typical vanishing hitchhiker. As such, she will disappear usually before arriving to the destination. In the case of the lady of the lake, the phantom is said to leave behind evidence in the form of a wet seat in the car.



East Dallas' Lady of the Lake legend among numerous area ghost stories

The Lady Of White Rock Lake

The Lady Of The Lake: The Ghost Of White Rock Lake

Psychic/Medium Gives Advide On How To Deal With Ghosts

The article below has excellent advice for families who may believe their home is haunted.

How To Remove A Ghost

The only thing I would add is that the salt should be put in the corners of the room(s). Seances and Ouija boards do not "feed" negative spirits, but rather could be used by negative spirits to invoke fear in people. Negative spirits prey on fear. So the rule of thumb is don't feed the bad ghosties. Be firm and tell negative spirits to leave.

Unsolved Mysteries - Matchmaker Ghost

Scare Pranks #1

Tales From The Darkside - Halloween Candy

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