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THE BILE OF THE LAST DAY OF THE YEAR

My son got sick this morning, right before his final day of day care for the year..

As I write this, he’s watching Netflix on the couch and relaxing. I am home from work and blogging in between worried looks each time he makes a move, just in case I have to rush back to couchside to ensure the garbage can is secure while his body’s natural state does its deed to rid itself of whatever virus is running its course.

It somehow seems fitting. Ending the year with a few projectile dispatches.

Think about it..
New years is about cleaning out the mind, body, and soul. While a four and a half year old may not get the ramifications and meaning of calendar changes or balls dropping in Times Square, it’s almost like his little body decided to take part in a ritualistic cleanse..

Yes, maybe I am being over dramatic.
But my over-drama has improved since my son was born.
I fondly–sarcasm there–recall the very first time my son had a flu. He was about 2, and the vomit started occurring around 3am. And a lo…

I like today’s Drudge Report headline. Good touch ole sparky.The...

I like today’s Drudge Report headline. Good touch ole sparky.

The story linked above his fold is well to do with weather–it’s some weird weather this year actually. The temperature this Christmas Eve as I write this at 7:15am outside my Pennsylvania abode is nearing 60. It’s going to edge towards 70 as the day persists.. by nightfall, Santa’s sleigh will trudge through mud as it attempts to gain entry to all East Coast cities and towns.

This is going to be a warm one.. Actually a hot one.

All records in various places may be broken today.. There will be no white Christmas.. the Heat Miser is winning.

From ACCUWEATHER:



It is a strange moment, walking out into the December air and being greeted with the warmth of a spring or summer morning.. And even more, explain the Santa’s sleigh issue to a nearly 5 year old child who analysis things way too much for his own good at his age. My son told me he could not wait to build a snow man Christmas day. I had to break the bad news of weather. . while…

THE NOSTALGIC IMAGE OF CHRISTMASES LONG LONG AGO

This is my original artwork.. it’s my nostalgic Christmas postcard to you.

The scene I drew in this picture, several years ago actually, is gone now. It is of the former St. Ignatius Church in Centralia, PA, a place I attended Christmas midnight mass for several years when my life began. The road signs are indicating that a highway was closed, most likely because of the Christmas blanket of snow causing mine fire fumes to overtake the highway.. The footsteps? Could be mine walking around .. could be my father, as he was the caretaker of the property for 20 years..



But it’s all gone now.
So often, we are greeted yearly with cards of this nature–places that are now gone or changed for good.

My Christmas memories hold this scene in high esteem.
They always will.
Times were simpler then–even though my hometown was being bulldozed over and people were being forced out. Still simple.
A quiet blanket of snow..
This year, 2015, it’s about 60 or so degrees outside of my house.
This scene is a memory.
As…

There’ll be scary ghost stories and tales of the glories of Christmases long, long ago

The title of this post is a line from a famous Christmas song that you undoubtedly have heard *(maybe too much?*) yet again this year..



Andy Williams’ classic IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF YEAR has a series of nostalgic verses about the season our calenders currently inhabit.. The most wonderful time of year, he concludes with his melody.. But that one line, that ‘scary ghost stories’ reference, has often been overlooked and ignored..

Some may think Williams is talking about Charles Dickens and his CHRISTMAS CAROL, Scrooge’s ghosts of the past present and future coming to haunt in the dead of night..

But the story goes much deeper. That one line in a song lyric has much more meaning for the season than anyone really understands.



On this website, I talked a lot about Krampus, that pesky demonic figure who scares the goodness into kids this time of year. This year he’s the star of a movie. And we also focused on those scary ghost stories..

For those who think the paranormal notions take a …

A New Years dissolution

The final few days of shopping are here..
The last chances to wrap gifts..

Tis the season for small annoyances, like bad traffic or office Christmas parties where someone you never expected would get a bit too tipsy, or offensive. I have often thought that often co-workers (sometimes family, too), aren’t people you pick. They aren’t friends. They are necessary. You may like some.. but chances are, if you’re at a party of 50, you’ll really want to associate with just four or five.

Nonetheless, at a gathering just days ago of people, I noted several conversations were about attempts to get better health in the new year, be happier, eat right, and cut down on the luxuries and lushness of life. All this being said while food was in one hand and alcohol in the other..

I am perplexed yearly by this notion that December 31 into January 1 will suddenly equal a burst of health, weight loss, and better moods. By the second week of January, when the bills start coming in and researchers say “Blue Mo…

Art Bell tolls: $20,000 to whoever catches the stalker!

The famed talk show host put a message on Facebook tonight: Help me find the stalker who pushed me off the air..


Bell wrote,
I will offer $20,000.00 to anybody providing information leading to the Arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible for the Stalking Terror resulting in my Leaving the air from MITD.

Art Bell
The talk show legend left MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT last week after multiple incidents pushed him from the program.

Since then, Heather Wade has been hosting the program and received mixed reviews..

The Bell will toll, and $20,000 may result..

STAR WARS will earn a lot of money.. may even break some budgets.. but there is one thing important to consider..

INFLATION!

Ticket prices back in the 1970s were .. oh.. a wee bit lower than the wallet bursting prices that greet consumers today.. on average then: $2.23. ON average now? A lot more than that..

So STAR WARS got $512 mil in ticket sales in 1977 and 1978 (theaters in some cities actually played the movie daily for two years) .. I saw a  number today that approximately 230 million Americans saw STAR WARS A NEW HOPE..

Here is a good graph from BLOOMBERG today on how inflation has impacted STAR WARS’ release:

Yes the force will awaken. It will be gigantic.
But it will not be the new hope .. nothing quite will ever be the new hope..

Droids and The Force: How the Science in ‘Star Wars’ Is Actually Real

Droids and The Force: How the Science in ‘Star Wars’ Is Actually Real:

From the WALL STREET JOURNAL:


For a story that takes place “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away” a great deal of the technology in the “Star Wars” series actually has parallels today on planet Earth. Part of the reason is, ironically, how long the franchise has been around. Concepts and ideas that were the stuff of science fiction when the first “Star Wars” movie came out in 1977 have had almost four decades of science to become real.


If such stories like this continue, surely also will the swelling ranks of the Church of Jedi..

If we make it through December we'll be fine

I went to a viewing last night for a friend.. I will skip the details, they are very personal and I wouldn’t want to exchange thoughts on such an instance to the world at large.. I wish I could write down most of what I am saying but if I do so, it will not be in a public forum. It will be kept private intentionally. There are some parts of the modern age of websites, Tweets, Facebooks, and blogs that I still don’t embrace. One of those parts is the emergence of saying everything and anything for all to read.

I will simply say this.. one of the saddest things to watch is a son stare at his mother in a casket—when that young man is not even of an age to understand what he is seeing.. When a child is so young that he cannot care for himself.. when a boy is just starting to mature and already his father and mother are both gone.. that is remarkably sad..

I cannot get the image out of my mind.. a well-dressed young man.. staring at his now at rest mother.. regardless of what anyone may say …

Are you trapped? Are you someone’s dinner?

Are you trapped? Are you someone’s dinner?

His just in-ned.. Listen I’m not perfect. But I’m...

His just in-ned..

Listen I’m not perfect. But I’m also not CNN. Get the headline spelling right. The articles can be botched up, no one reads anything anymore anyway..

Elon Musk says 'We must get to Mars before World War Three'

Elon Musk says 'We must get to Mars before World War Three' :

Mankind may only have a brief window to set foot on Mars before a disaster such as a third World War makes it no longer possible, Elon Musk has warned.

The founder of SpaceX, which was the first private company to resupply the International Space Station, fears such a war could set back technological advancements.

His company is preparing to announce its ambitious plans for rocket and space exploration..

A lot of people are laughing at Musk and his fear.. But consider what he is saying. Consider the chances.. And yes, it could become likely that a war to end all wars could also end all progress and humanity on this planet.

In the 21st century, it’s strange to think we fear a return to the Stone Age..

Pro Trump people are getting nasty..Anti Trump people are...

Pro Trump people are getting nasty..
Anti Trump people are getting nasty.
Effigies of him are now being beaten and beheaded in weird fits of rage.. all the while those opposed to him decry the rage at his rallies.

I want this election to be over as soon as possible. Maybe it’s the most important in history (though we hear that every four years) but it certainly will be the most divisive and potentially unhealthy for the nation..

It depends on what the meaning of the word 'quit' is

He quits!

He doesn't?

He's done!

He isn't?

Art Bell quit on Friday night and by Monday it became a fight..

Redacted is set to host.. The unexpected is what happens most..

Just days before Christmas and al through the land, we sit back and wonder if Dark Matter will be left stand..

Confusion greets anyone attempting to understand the Art Bell issue at the moment.. 






Time will tell.. Will will time travelers tune in?

HEATHER WADE WEIGHS IN

Heather Wade, newest host of MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT, writes this in full on Facebook about the situation with Art Bell,
I write to you with a heavy heart tonight. It has been a pleasure and a great honor to work with Art Bell. I have been with him every step of the way through each incident: his studio internet being tampered with on Sept 23rd, shots fired at his studio on Oct 21st while he was on the air, the threatening phone call he received at his private home number on Nov 18th, the intruder on his property on Nov 23rd, and this last incident of a shot being fired at him when he was on his way to his studio on Dec 9th.

The incidents are becoming more brazen, and more often. I'd give anything to know who it is. Anything. I want this person/ persons caught and stopped. However, wishing it does not make it so. The proper Police reports have been made, Art's security increased, yet it continued.

For anyone who thinks this is a stunt or an excuse to quit, I have made reports to N…

ROWLAND WITH THE PUNCHES

While some would perceive anarchy behind the scenes at the Dark Matter Radio Network in light of Art Bell's sudden and unexpected departure Friday, Keith Rowland is putting a professional voice to the chaos. The brains behind the paranormal radio network that has grown in popularity online--with help from MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT and Richard C. Hoagland alike--put out an official statement on ArtBell.com to explain the future plans. At least the immediate future.



Rowland explains,
I will run Midnight in the Desert w/Heather Wade on the Dark Matter Digital Network for the next 30 days minimum. She will start in Art’s same time slot for Monday and Tuesday…

However, seeing as I’m obligated to continue feeding the terrestrial affiliate stations for the next 30 days, I’ll need to feed either Heather’s live show or replays of Art Bell’s archives, (which ever they determine the best for them yet to be decided). If I need to feed the Art Bell replays to them at 9-12, Art’s time slot,  I will h…

POLICE REPORT RELEASED ONLINE IN ART BELL INVESTIGATION

A poster on Facebook released the third police report filed by now FORMER talk show host Art Bell this past week.. Bell himself went on Facebook and copied and pasted the report in total.. from that post:
Thank you whoever posted this, it is the third of (3) reports given. It's hard to believe I even have to post this, in a prior one a witness saw a Man firing rounds at or near my studio on a dead end street!

Nye County Sheriff's Office
17 mins ·

PRESS RELEASE:

On 12/09/2015 at approximately 2006 NCSO Dispatch received a 911 call from the wife of Art Bell reporting that he was out walking on the property and he had called her from his cell phone to tell her someone had shot at him and then he stopped responding.

NCSO Deputies responded and checked the area. Art Bell was located laying on the ground of his property with no injuries. He reported to responding deputies that he was not sure if the noise he heard was a firework or gunshot.

Deputies did a thorough check of the area and loc…

Full moon set for Christmas 2015–the first time since 1977

Full moon set for Christmas 2015–the first time since 1977. It will also not happen for a long time to come..

It will be full at 6:11 a.m. EST on December 25th, according to Fred Espenak with NASA.  A Christmas full moon will not happen again until 2034.



December’s full moon is called the Full Cold Moon, or the moon before yule.

And it will make for a good scene as Santa Claus crosses the sky with Rudolph guiding his sleigh..

BELL TOLLS: IT'S OVER! ART BELL QUITS FOR THE FINAL TIME - UPDATED 12/12/15

Art Bell fans are about to light up in rage, anger, sadness, grief, and whatever mixture of emotions they could conjure at the latest Facebook post from the talk show host: He quits.

From Bell,
I am sorry to have to announce this but I will not be on Tonight or any other night, yes I am going to hang it up. Whoever this crazy person is, they are not stopping and it has come to the point that we as a Family do not feel it is worth the risk. While I think the person or persons are after me, my Wife and now my Daughter are really scared, the other night after the latest incident my Daughter was off in the corner of her bed scared to death as the Police cars came screaming up. I will not put my Family through this. As you all know I dearly love what I do but not at the expense of never ending Terrorism. I want to thank those of you who have shown so much support and it has been my joy, short as it has been to have cracked that Mic open for a last time. This was a Family decision. The girls …

Another Art Bell incident last night forced the cancellation of his show last night (AND NOW TONIGHT -- UPDATED)

From Art Bell on Facebook, explaining why a repeat of the program unexpectedly greeted listeners waiting to hear a live show:



This is seriously out of control..

Another Art Bell incident last night forced the cancellation of the show.. This is getting Otto extreme when you consider it..
This is seriously out of control..

The host has gone through countless threats as of late, both on and off the air. The most famous of which was when live gun rounds were fired on him during a program, as he repeatedly was forced to stop talking and play musical interludes of disco hits..

Only moments ago, Bell announced this on Facebook:
Ok, here is what will happen next, I will not be on Tonight for a couple of reasons. I am sore in parts of my body that I didn't even know could be sore. Also I have a contractor coming to put up giant honking lights to cover the problem area. I will be back on Friday body willing.
The post has already attracted hundreds of likes and commentary about where to get the typ…

Here is a dose of the paranormal when you most need it.. Spooky...

Here is a dose of the paranormal when you most need it..

Spooky moment TV presenter watches glass of water move across table during live broadcast .. The host claims there was no obvious explanation for the movement of the glass and admits he ‘felt strange’ in the moments beforehand
It’s weird..

A KRAMPUS STATE OF MIND

KRAMPUS has been getting negative reviews.. nasty tomatoes thrown from some critics, even. Both professional and amateur movie reviewers alike have presented a mixed bag of thoughts regarding this film. But I never care about reviews until I actually see a film for myself.

There are a few Christmas films that stand out to me in my short life. SCROOGE comes to mind.. The GREMLINS is next – notice the pattern of creepiness? This movie, KRAMPUS, may have rattled my mental list of movies and given me a new favorite.

It took me about five minutes into the film before I decided that I absolutely loved KRAMPUS.

KRAMPUS opens with a scene of people hurling themselves into a store, striking down fellow shoppers over products, trampling over people, all the while ‘It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas’ plays in the background. The scene is reminiscent of any you see on Black Friday. Even this Black Friday, which paled in comparison to online shopping, still featured images of people knocking…

Krampus won't steal Christmas. But he'll try

December 5 2015: Happy Krampus day

KRAMPUS news.. The box office numbers are now coming in..
KRAMPUS is besting original box office estimates..
Tdhe Christmas nightmare film may still finish third place, but the dollar amount may be $4 to $5 mil higher than projections prior to the Friday night release.. MORE// HUNGER GAMES and GOOD DINOSAUR set to stay in the lead.. Developing//

But what is KRAMPUS.. Those who have followed my website know.. you can search the archives for stories I have done over the past several years about Krampus.. Even personal connections I have had to the longstanding myth.

When I was a children in a new closed down elementary school in Pennsylvania named Holy Spirit, we had a yearly regiment of putting out shoes in the hallway during a particular time of day and listening for bells. We were told that St. Nick would be coming around to give candy to good kids. You did not want a wooden stick, though–we were not told by teachers then that Krampus was the one who wou…

The media invades! Evidence be damned.. The SAN BERN shooters' apartment open for all to see

Anyone else a little shocked by the media storming the apartment of the San Bernandino shooters that took place yesterday?? Journalists opening the fridge.. Rummaging through potential evidence! This is shocking..

The story goes: The landlord opened up the home for review.. Reporters did not waste time turning into a mob, or hoard of heathens, and racing into then either private property or crime scene investigation.

But on the other hand if you were the one reporter to raise moral and ethical objections to the entering the treasure trove of potential exclusives, you most likely would have been out of a job..

Either way shocking to my eyes..

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Tracy Morgan opens up about coma: He said he spoke to God on the other side

Yet more paranormal headlines making it into the mainstream.. this time from Tracy Morgan, who said during an interview he spoke to God while in his coma following a near fatal crash..

Morgan:


“You’re never going to be normal after you go through something like that. You don’t die for a few weeks and then come back to normal, trust me,” he said. “Something’s going to be missing, something’s going to be gained – you just got to live your life after that. But after surviving something like that, I’m probably never going to feel normal.”


Morgan said he “went to the other side” while he was in his coma and learned that his time on Earth was not quite up.“This is not something I’m making up,” Morgan said. “Do you know what God said to me? He said, ‘Your room ain’t ready. I still got something for you to do.’ And here I am, doing an interview with you.”

People will say what they will and judge how they might. But I will take a step back and just let this idea fester in my own brain, and hopeful…

The woman you’re looking at is real..She removed six ribs and...

The woman you’re looking at is real..She removed six ribs and spent over $100,000 to look like a cartoon character..She has a 16-inch waste.Merry Christmas to someone.

Pope Francis-Islamic State Plot: Four Arrested In Italy For Planning ISIS Attack On Catholic leader Following Paris Terrorism

Pope Francis-Islamic State Plot: Four Arrested In Italy For Planning ISIS Attack On Catholic leader Following Paris Terrorism:

MORE..
Acting on a tip from the FBI, Italian authorities arrested four people in Italy and Kosovo Tuesday who were suspected of planning an attack on Pope Francis, the Local reported. The seat of the Roman Catholic Church is the Vatican, situated just outside of Rome, where security has been high since the Islamic terror organization known as the Islamic State group, ISIS or Daesh, threatened attacks on the Italian capital.

All four people arrested by police during raids are from Kosovo, a region inside Serbia in southeastern Europe where international recognition remains disputed. The four people stand accused of participation in a terror ring with specific intent to target the pope.

You better watch out.

You better watch out.

A creepy REDDIT post about something seen in Chernobyl

You will have to read the REDDIT post yourself in entirety.. it’s a great read. Whether a work of fiction or a true gritty report about what actually may exist within the destruction in the city.. unknown. But it’s a great read.

In summary, the poster indicates that his father told him of alien creatures in the nuclear reactor..

The highlight for me:


What he told me didn’t make much sense at first. You have to figure someone running at a dead sprint to pull an emergency alarm at a nuclear power plant wouldn’t stop for anything. But he stopped. And he stared. Something had floated to the top of the boiling water. The way he described it, it was dark, grayish red, almost shaped like a person, but much bigger and dreadfully deformed. It floated, facedown, in the pool. The Party members didn’t react but the soldiers raised their rifles at the thing until one of the politicians barked an order at them to stand down.







A moment or two later, the thing crawled out of the pool and raised itself on …

KRAMPUS is out this Friday..We have talked about him many times...

KRAMPUS is out this Friday..

We have talked about him many times over on this website, if you take a look through the archive. Now the creature is returning to pop culture like he was many decades ago..

The Top Ten Things to know about Krampus, as provided by reporter Kelly Kazak..

What is known today about the San Bernardino shooters

The shooters were a husband and wife team..
The shooters were at a Christmas party prior to the massacre..
The male shooter,

Syed Rizwan Farook, 28, was a county health inspector. The female shooter,

Tashfeen Malik, 27, were killed after a wild shootout with police ensued ..

The shooters were reportedly very well armed, appearing to have planned the shooting in advance as opposed to just leaving a party angry and coming back with a weapon.. and one report indicates that they were wearing GoPro cameras.

The links to read this morning:

NY DAILY NEWS

There have been active shooter drills at the location for months..

Farook dating profile showed he liked reading ‘religious books’ and indentified himself as a Sunni Muslim..

Obama calls for gun control..

The day of the shooting, the couple left their 6 MONTH OLD DAUGHTER with Farook’s mother, saying they were going to a doctor’s appointment.. The real plan was slaughter..

Inside the hospital where victims were taken..

Family of killers shocked about out…

NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS: MASS SHOOTING IN SAN BERNARDINO

This Drudge Report headline sums up the situation in San Bernardino so far.. 14 dead.. 14 injured.. it’s being called terror. And with that said, police don’t seem to have any active leads–at least nothing being made public at this point..

But rumors are flying..
The word terror is being used..
Rumors of “Middle Eastern origin” .. rumors of a getaway car being found.. rumors of 3 shooters being heavily armed and firing on a social services facility..

This is a fast developing and ever-changing situation..

# # #



Police being dispatched to key locations…





Another day in December .. Another mass shooting in America
Developing San Bernardino shooting .. Mass causalities ..

Refugees in Austria told 'don't be afraid of Krampus the child snatching Christmas Devil'

Refugees in Austria told 'don't be afraid of Krampus the child snatching Christmas Devil' :

When cultures collide..

From the IRISH MIRROR: Officials in the Austrian village of Virgen are worried its traditional festival of Christmas Devils where Krampus runs amok trying to snatch children will cause panic among Syrians and Iraqis new to the country.

The Christian St Nicholas tradition has long involved Krampus.. For as long as memory serves, there have been Krampus festivals go coincide with December 6.

And now it appears that an influx of refugees will get pretty freaked at the notion that in leaving a war torn life their children may be at risk of being taken by a demon and killed..

You escape DJinn and get a beast from the East Christmas demon.. A world full of paranormal anguish indeed.

NYC's Salt Warning Rule Set to Take Effect

NYC's Salt Warning Rule Set to Take Effect:

And chain restaurants are really, really angry about it..


The average American consumes about 3,400 mg of salt per day, and public health advocates have cheered the measure as a smart step to make diners aware of how much sodium they’re ordering. A T.G.I. Friday’s New York cheddar and bacon burger counts 4,280 mg, for example; a Chili’s boneless Buffalo chicken salad has 3,460 mg. The figures come from the companies’ published nutritional information.