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Get fed and talk to the dead

For probably the first time in history, we’re going to mix spiritualism with… kale. This is a great idea. I’m surprised it isn’t done more often. Picture it: You enter a dining establishment. The lights are low. You are seated at a large, circular table with other guests. You enjoy a nice meal, maybe a…

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The Shroud of Turin: Whose face is that?

Some say it’s Jesus Christ’s burial wrapping, others say it’s a medieval fake. Either way, how does the Turin Shroud come to bear a man’s image? I’ve said before that one of the primary reasons for the prevalence in the modern age of the vampire myth is that it is, in truth, inverted Christianity. Both…

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The Fangs All Here!

They vant to… get along. See our videos a month earlier at http://www.collegehumor.com and follow us on http://www.twitter.com/collegehumor This is just funny. What would happen if all the vampires as presented in fiction and folklore were to get together for a board meeting? Seriously, they wouldn’t even recognize each other as belonging to the same…

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You can’t keep a bad building down!

The push to redevelop 77 acres of the former Danvers State Hospital has meant the demolition of most of the buildings of the former insane asylum, with just one-third of the 1878 Kirkbride building remaining. Not long after the excellent psychological Horror movie SESSION 9 was filmed there, the Danvers State Insane Asylum north of…

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A Most Macabre Discovery

A team of ghost hunters found the body of a missing woman on Sunday as they explored the old Kuhn Memorial State Hospital in Vicksburg, a site known to be one of Mississippi’s most haunted. Well this sounds like the plot for a Horror movie. Actually, I think it IS the plot for a Horror…

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Born in the 1800s – And still here

When Susannah Mushatt Jones and Emma Morano were born in 1899, there was not yet world war or penicillin, and electricity was still considered a marvel. The women are believed to be the last two in the world with birthdates in the 1800s. I sometimes wonder if part of the allure of the vampire lies…

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Move on, Phil. This chick is trouble.

In this funny TV commercial, a couple at a Sonic drive-thru enjoy the Ringleader burger, the woman stating that she enjoys its onions because they “keep vampires away”, causing her date who resembles a vampire to attempt to correct her while stating that she is thinking of garlic, and becoming hurt by her discouraging comments…

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“Vampire” Should Be Its Own Taxonomic Category

Vampires are the stuff of legend, but blood-sucking creatures are a real part of nature Everybody has heard of the vampire bat. Bats are the animal most commonly associated with vampires, although the belief that a vampire can turn itself into one of the furry flying creatures is of relatively new vintage. It’s a natural…

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Blue Bottles and Slave Graveyards

I grew up in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains. The particular “foothill” on which we lived had an ugly name, branded with such because of the knowledge that an old slave cemetery was located somewhere thereupon. Nobody knew where, exactly, just that it was up there. Fortunately the mountain has developed a newer, more…

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Bela did it. Are we surprised?

Released on April 27th, 1936, Mystery of the Mary Celeste was Bela Lugosi’s first British film. Consider this part two of my coverage of the mystery of the MARY CELESTE, the ship found adrift without a soul aboard, and showing signs that they had all vanished quite suddenly. The final entry in the ship’s log, recorded at…

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“The Strain” Almost Here!

On Sunday, July 12 the second season of The Strain (based on the trilogy of novels by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Logan) will begin.  Like season one, it will consist of only thirteen episodes and continue the story of a vampiric takeover of New York City, along with a small group who’ve learned this…

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The World’s Most (In)famous Ghost Ship

It’s the stuff of maritime legend: a ship sighted in the distance, hailed without response, and boarded to reveal a vessel under full sail, its wheel creaking aimlessly, cabin doors slamming open and shut in the wind, and … not a soul onboard.   The story of the MARY CELESTE is one of the strangest and…

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