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So much to report, so little time: I have a severe case of 'the Mondays'. The world seems to have one too

MONDAY SEPTEMBER 23 2013

It was a great weekend, for all intents and purposes.. Here in HORROR REPORT land, the Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania annual Bloomsburg Fair opened with traditional bombast (big rain storm and big cool down and cold nights) .. Love going there. I am another face in the crowd, though yesterday I sported my HORROR REPORT shirt when I was "winning" a prize for my almost-three-year-old. Little Ayden got a cool Poppa Smurf out of the game, but the fast-talking carnie may have ensured that about $30 bucks somehow gets taken from Ayden's piggy bank. (I'd never do that, of course, but just threaten it if he didn't have such a huge smile with the 'murf' as he calls it.) More fair time is coming. My hope is to get there every day this week, but realistically I'll only be there about two or three more times. If you're in this neck of the woods, you should check it out. A beautiful time at a beautiful place, with the magic of autumn clearly in the air, and the smells of fried oreos joining it.. I love this place because, no matter how crazy the world is, or how horrific things can be, there's something about the fair that remains still, calm, and the same. You know what to expect.. you are comforted by the sights and sounds of a dying summer and a blossoming new season, one that will bring the chill of winter.. at least with the fair, that chill gets introduced with carnival music, funnel cakes, headless snake women, giant rats, and the Grandstand--typically with concerts I'd never pay to say but many others would...

WITH THE GOOD OUT OF THE WAY.. Here's the bad, weird, mysterious, and creepy.


A horrific weekend for many at popular Kenya mall.. Hostages were taken, many were killed, and many more injured.. It was also learned that some of the hostage takers, the terrorists in this event, were from the United States..According to the latest reports at the hour this is updated, black smoke was rising over the Westgate Shopping Mall in Nairobi and gunfights continued.. Terrorists from the Somalia-based Al-Shabaab group were believed to have about 10 remaining hostages on one level of the mall.. It said three were from the United States, two from Somalia and one each from Canada, Finland, Kenya and the United Kingdom.. The State Department in the US is reportedly attempting to validate that report..

Associated Press reporter Dale Gavlak has been threatened over her involvement in a story which exposed how Syrian rebels were responsible for the August 21st chemical weapons attack after being handed the weapons by Saudi intelligence agents.. MORE


Pants-less priest arrested at Penn State Campus in Pennsylvania -- a 15 year old boy was in his car. And if I had to think of a place where pedophilia would be practiced, I'd think of no other place than Penn State.

Apple Touch ID fingerprint tech 'broken', hackers say

Science closer to 'universal flu vaccine'..

2020: Scientist says that the planned Fukushima 'ice wall' may actually make things worse

Military of the future: Genetically modified, transhuman killing machines.

Study investigates whether soldiers' attachment to robots affects missions..


Update: The Dead Sea is literally being eaten up by sinkholes--they are appearing at the rate of one per day!

The great people of Oregon are being told to prepare to a big earthquake that would cut roads off for 5 years, cut electricity for 3 months, and cut gas for 6.. The source of the scare is a geologist with the Oregon office of Emergency Management--he joined a crowd of people that say the Oregon quake is coming and that the state is overdue.. According to the statement, a big one is likely within the next 50 year..

Scientists are baffled by the largest and deepest earthquake ever recorded--it took place on May 24 2013 beneath the Sea of Okhostk..


Swarm of earthquakes continue near Old Faithful!
Yellowstone shakes

Dozens buried alive after Mexico mudslide..

Deadly floods over (and the sewage now remains) in Colorado.. but towns are completely unlivable .. Some residents could be homeless or six months or more.. E. coli bacteria contaminated the drinking water system for Lyons, and the wastewater system suffered at least $1 million in damage..


There is a chance that some of us would never have been here if this occurred: According to old documents from 1969 that THE GUARDIAN has obtained, an atomic bomb nearly exploded over North Carolina! This is how FOX NEWS reports it: The 1969 document, obtained by investigative journalist Eric Schlosser under the Freedom of Information Act, details the Jan. 23, 1961, B-52 crash near Goldsboro, North Carolina, that saw two Mark 39 hydrogen bombs break up in mid-air. The report said that one of the two bombs behaved exactly as nuclear weapon is designed to function in wartime and that only a single low-voltage switch prevented detonation. Fallout could have been deposited over Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and New York City, according to the report.

Another video published on YouTube appears to showcase the audio and video of more weird sounds from Earth.. or somewhere...

SLATE: Is your cellphone made with conflict minerals mined in the Congo? The industry doesn't want you to know


Noooooo, really? Anti-psychotic meds overused for dementia, kids..


The correct use of body language apparently helps you get served at a bar faster than others..

Airlines told to avoid another area of Japan as unrest continues at volcano..


SHE CAN'T BE STOPPED!

BREAKING BAD and MODERN FAMILY win top Emmy awards .. No shock on that one.. Other winners, again no shocks: NEWSROOM, BIG BANG THEORY, HOMELAND..

NETFLIX makes history at Emmys..

British scientist claims he discovered alien life!

PRISONERS tops weekend box office..

Paper: Recent horror movies show a dulling trend in genre..


AFFLICTED may be sleeper hit for CBS FILMS.. it's low budget, and could be big..


Film secretly shot at Disney World will add fear and horror to the happiest place on earth..

Goodbye all of the HORROR REPORT'S UK readers, it was a pleasure serving you: UK Filter to Block ‘Esoteric Content’


Clyde Lewis points out an eerie example of synchronicity.. the last scene of EXORCIST 3 is very similar to real news clip about a religious statute of being decapitated.. If you watch both clips you will feel a pretty big 'creepy' factor..

Ghostly happenings reported at UK hair salon..


And finally.. back to some good. Here's me with the little HORROR REPORTER enjoying the newest member of our family.. The HORROR SMURF

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STRANGER THINGS 2 looks incredible

The newest STRANGER THINGS 2 trailer hit on Friday the 13th .. amazing timing as always with the fine people at Netflix..

The excitement over this program is incredible. Not only are people re-watching and re-binging the first season in preparation, but there is an equal amount of re-watching and analyzing of the newest trailers..


Before discussion.. take a glance:



My initial thought: This is actually the weaker of the teasers and trailers for season 2.. Yes, I am inclined to wonder why Eleven is more androgynous  .. why she has more hair now and no one shaved it. why she is out of the upside down and eating Eggos in the normal world..

So many questions about her. But the trailer didn't pay much attention to her--I think on purpose. Instead we glimpsed into the post-pubescent boys and now new friends of another gender planning something, just as the world is being taken over by giant squid creatures from the upside down.

Not viewed at all? Mike's mom and dad. Barb..

Forgive me…

THE UNLUCK OF THE IRISH: TROPICAL STORM MAY HIT IRELAND!!

Yes, indeed.. a hurricane-ish type storm is about to hit Ireland..

Hurricane Ophelia is the 10th consecutive hurricane to form in the Atlantic basin this year. According to University of Miami hurricane expert Brian McNoldy, the last time ten consecutive storms became a hurricane was 1893. While a very interesting factoid, the "elephant in the room" is that Ophelia is headed to Ireland. It is rare, but not unprecedented.

There are a few interesting things about this.. First off, there have been really rare occasions that storms of this nature made it as far as Ophelia may..

Actually there have been only a handful in the past years since about, oh, 1851..

From 1851 to 2010, only 10 extratropical storms, typically the tail ends of tropical cyclones, have hit within 200 miles (322 kilometers) of Ireland....Hurricane Debbie was the only tropical hurricane to make landfall in that area, clipping the far northwest of the British Isles in 1961.

But this is 2017--the year that mayhem on …

WE LEFT CAMPION OFF THE ARMY BASE AND NOW WE HAVE A PROBLEM IN ARNETT.. SOMEONE NEEDS TO FIND STU REDMAN..

Real news has become surreal.. I find many headlines of our current day to relate back to THE STAND.. I know the comparison is a little fuzzy, and my overdoing it may be annoying to some. But when the strange similarities to me are striking.. The STAND starts in Texas. And in real life Texas is the center stage for the Ebola scare. And even worse, the endless stories of people 'coming back to life' are getting bizarre--though we can assume that parts of Africa cannot truly pinpoint the cause of death, so somene coming back to life is moot: The person probably wasn't dead. At least we hope they weren't.. Though SNOPES can tell us it's a hoax, try to explain the high strangeness of ABC NEWS filming a dead man and suddenly seeing him moving..

Continuing to the real news of the day (though it seems like fiction half of the time), focus is now turning on how Thomas Duncan got inot the United States. The Washington POST is giving us an hour by hour synopsis of what happen…