Hubble spots mother lode of 250 ancient tiny galaxies

Hubble spots mother lode of 250 ancient tiny galaxies :

Of course the word tiny is in the eye of the beholder..

Earth is in grave danger of being hit by a catastrophic comet shower triggered by the sun, warn scientists

Earth is in grave danger of being hit by a catastrophic comet shower triggered by the sun, warn scientists :

More .. Earth may be in great danger as the sun’s path through the galaxy sends comet flying towards our planet, scientists have warned.  Researchers have identified a 26 million-year cycle of meteor impacts that coincides with the timing of mass extinctions over the past 260 million years.



There is a close shave on Halloween set by an asteroid .. And now days before that hopeful non event, this news about how eventually a comet accident could kill us all..

Two points to make. First, yes, I follow ‘Mila Kunis’ news on...



Two points to make. First, yes, I follow ‘Mila Kunis’ news on Google News.

And secondly, the media needs to lay off this whole story of her burying a body.

Here is how the fine folks at ‘PEOPLE’ are reporting her potential crime:



“I think if she killed someone, I would literally be like, ‘I got it, where do you want me to help you bury the body?’ ” the actress says. “I wouldn’t even question it, and I can’t say that about anybody else in my life.”


And there you get the headline.. reported over and over again by entertainment rags that proclaim journalistic integrity. 

That is my problem with these types of publications. It would go without saying..

Lay off Kunis. 

She’s a mom and the voice of Meg.

And I don’t think she deserves headlines in NEW YORK MAGAZINE proclaiming: 

Mila Kunis Would Defend Her Murderous Baby

WHAT IS WRONG WITH MODERN HORROR MOVIES?


The same thing that has always been wrong, I would say. As said before, horror is an elementary education of the pop culture of the time. The fears presented in horror are the fears of the age they appear it. When a movie comes a little too early, or a little too late, they flop. You have to strike while the iron is hot. UNFRIENDED would not work two years from now. It works now. BLAIR WITCH worked when it did, and began a series of unfortunate “found” stories..all of which are becoming quickly hackneyed under the weight of time.

The SAW films? Enough already..
ROB ZOMBIE? I never could stomach it..
REMAKES? I never appreciated them to begin with.

The website BLOODY-DISGUSTING’S Brad Miska wrote up a story about what is wrong with the genre.. a few valid points presented:



For me, the biggest thing he nails is that modern horror is littered with fake jump-scares. I often cite the use of authentic scares in reviews of films I love – most notably ones directed by James Wan (Insidious, The Conjuring). Many studio films fatigue the audience with bullshit jump-scares that utilize loud sound design to make the audience jolt out of their seat. They aren’t being scared, they’re being yelled at. That’s not horror. He relates it to having sex – films are blowing their load and releasing tension too early, leaving the film’s climax to have little to no effect.


Graphic description .. but I see the point. Horror is slow and methodical.. it brings you to a point where you realize the conclusion is awfully scary.. Deep and disturbing .. that was the success of this autumn’s M NIGHT film THE VISIT. It took a while. You got to enjoy it.. and you got surprised at the end.



Lastly, he [

Chris Stuckmann] points to expectations vs reality as a major issue. Marketing of The Village is his prime example, in which he points out that even M. Night Shyamalan regrets the false advertising. Studios need to get asses in the seats and will do so by any means necessary (For example, much of the footage in The Gallows trailers and TV spots weren’t actually in the movie).


I agree.. Another good example of advertising to seduce is this past week’s failure CRIMSON PEAK. It was a romance horror.. And it failed, because as people found out it was not the ‘scariest movie of the year’ that was promised, they shunned like an Amish sinner in Lancaster county.

Fans vote with wallets, for sure. But sadly they vote for what is heaped on them by studios that just want quick bucks off of horror flicks.

A few horrors that were good, and not because of profit, exist in the past few years.. THE HOUSES OCTOBER BUILT, IT FOLLOWS, and the BABADOOK. 

You can find a lot more gems on Netflix. Lower budget gems. I talk about them often on this website. And you should search them out as well.. 

Rummage through the pile of studio-produced garbage and find the things that matter.. the prizes in the puzzle of horror.

There are truly really scary things out there. Sadly in the way we’re given films, you have to search them out yourself. They certainly will not be handed to you.

I would love to hear feedback.

What do you, reader, say is good and bad about modern horror?

THE HALLOWEEN LEGEND: THE STORY OF STINGY JACKWe are days away...



THE HALLOWEEN LEGEND: THE STORY OF STINGY JACK

We are days away from my favorite day of the year, Halloween.. the history and amazing aura of culture that has been passed down through the ages leading to Samhain, All Hallow’s Eve, or Hallo’ween is amazing. You can pick your name. Some would say you’re picking a poison. I say you’re taking part in a celebration and festival that dates back centuries.. The Celts. The Romans.. Bobbing for apples even has a history. The skimpy sexy outfits of today’s Halloween look different than what was done prior .. but that’s just the natural pop culture evolution of a populace.

But pumpkins.. Now that is one interesting topic.

I told a few folk this week of where Jack O Lanterns actually came from. They looked at my like I was crazy–literally. They rolled their eyes, raised their brows, and dismissed my brief history lesson about the origins of one of the coolest Halloween traditions that humans still keep. 

With that said, here is the legend of Stingy Jack..

Stingy Jack was a miserable, old drunk who loved playing tricks on anyone and everyone. One dark, Halloween night, Jack ran into the Devil himself in a local public house. Jack tricked the Devil by offering his soul in exchange for one last drink. The Devil quickly turned himself into a sixpence to pay the bartender, but Jack immediately snatched the coin and deposited it into his pocket, next to a silver cross that he was carrying. Thus, the Devil could not change himself back and Jack refused to allow the Devil to go free until the Devil had promised not to claim Jack’s soul for ten years.

The Devil agreed, and ten years later Jack again came across the Devil while out walking on a country road. The Devil tried collecting what he was due, but Jack thinking quickly, said, “I’ll go, but before I do, will you get me an apple from that tree?”

The Devil, thinking he had nothing to lose, jumped up into the tree to retrieve an apple. As soon as he did, Jack placed crosses all around the trunk of the tree, thus trapping the Devil once again. This time, Jack made the Devil promise that he would not take his soul when he finally died. Seeing no way around his predicament, the Devil grudgingly agreed.

When Stingy Jack eventually passed away several years later, he went to the Gates of Heaven, but was refused entrance because of his life of drinking and because he had been so tight-fisted and deceitful. So, Jack then went down to Hell to see the Devil and find out whether it were possible to gain entrance into the depths of Hell, but the Devil kept the promise that had been made to Jack years earlier, and would not let him enter.

“But where can I go?” asked Jack.

“Back to where you came from!” replied the Devil.

The way back was windy and very dark. Stingy Jack pleaded with the Devil to at least provide him with a light to help find his way. The Devil, as a final gesture, tossed Jack an ember straight from the fires of Hell. Jack placed the ember in a hollowed-out turnip…one of Jack’s favorite foods which he always carried around with him whenever he could steal one. From that day forward, Stingy Jack has been doomed to roam the earth without a resting place and with only his lit turnip to light the way in the darkness.

And now you know.

The pumpkin you carve has a brilliant history .. filled with paranormal tales of long, long ago.

For those who fear the mystery and ghoulish days to come before HALLOWEEN, you may not want to let your guard down. Halloween begins it all. And the paranormal tales and ghost stories will continue all the way through Christmas–perhaps one of the most paranormal holidays of all..

Initial reports: No major damage, deaths from Patricia

Initial reports: No major damage, deaths from Patricia:

MIRACLES DO HAPPEN!

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It wouold appear that despite the fact Patricia was the strongest storm for a time on the planet earth ni history, her devastation may not of been as widespread as some feared..

MORE..

Reporting from USA TODAY:

MONTERREY, Mexico — Early reports on the aftermath of Hurricane Patricia — one of the biggest storms to ever make landfall — were cautiously optimistic: No deaths reported and no signs of major damage along Mexico’s Pacific seaboard.

TV stations in Mexico broadcast news on Hurricane Patricia throughout the night, showing bright-red satellite images of the monster storm’s landfall on the Pacific Coast and its slow trudge northeast and interviews with residents and officials near the impacted area.

Landslides and flash floods were reported, but the mass evacuations that occurred prior to the hurricane’s landing appeared to have worked in saving lives. There were no deaths initially reported or major infrastructure damage, according to early TV reports. Residents from Colima to Puerto Vallarta heeded the warnings and evacuated out of dangerous areas or stayed indoors.

Whatever they did worked well. It would seem.

And whatever storm punch that was packed appears not to have been as deadly as feared. As quickly as the storm strengthened, it just as rapidly decreased in intensity.

It will now, however, be a dramatic rain storm for Texas..

Is that candy or Ecstasy? Halloween warnings spook parents

Is that candy or Ecstasy? Halloween warnings spook parents:

It’s the scare of our time!

It will not be razor blades in apples–kids don’t eat them anymore.. not it’s ecstasy in the candy..

From CBS NEWS:

Parents across the country may have been spooked by warnings spread through social media in recent days, raising fears that Ecstasy tablets could be mistaken for brightly colored Halloween candy – potentially putting children at risk.

Police in Jackson, Mississippi, posted about it on their Facebook page, and the warning went viral.

“If your kids get these for Halloween candy, they ARE NOT CANDY,” the post said. “They are the new shapes of Ecstasy and can kill kids through overdoses!!!”

But don’t panic.

This is yet another baseless fear for Halloween–one spread by rumor and now helped by social networking.

It twas always thus and always thus shall be.

I can see the scares of the future: There may be nanotechnology in your Butterfinger.

Catastrophe expected .. Patricia landfall..



Catastrophe expected .. Patricia landfall..

Hurricane Patricia set to create devastation after impact

Hurricane Patricia set to create devastation after impact :

This from the AP: The National Hurricane Center in Miami says that Patricia continues to be the strongest eastern north Pacific hurricane on record and is heading toward a “potentially catastrophic landfall” in southwestern Mexico later Friday.



The storm is going to be devastating.. Historic.. Dramatic. And as these events would go, deadly.



240+mph gusts. Over a foot of rain. And so many in the impact zone..

VHS Vault Invokes Video Nostalgia For Horror Movie Streaming Site

VHS Vault Invokes Video Nostalgia For Horror Movie Streaming Site:

I love this statement from the TECHDIRT site:

The VHS Vault is an ode to ‘80s and '90s reverie, from the Reagan-era, scare-inciting titles it proffers (Day of the Dead, Adjust Your Tracking, Night of the Demons and more) to the site itself, designed as if it’s straight from 1998, complete with a traffic counter, low pixel GIFs and the quintessential Dancing Baby.

I had those nights in high school–as VHS became DVDs but still not streamed.. we popped movies in. Had popcorn, or soda, or pizza.. and laughed often times until sunrise. Horror movies all night. Bad horror movies.. complete with MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER style sarcasm from friends and me as well.

I know there is always a melancholy attempt to bring back nostalgia. But nothing will ever be like those summer nights of horror again. HALLOWEEN 3 and CARNIVAL OF SOULS.. they are two movies I can’t watch again. I want to keep them in the past, on one of those magical nights, and let them sit in memory. In posterity. In nostalgia.

I applaud anyone attempting to bring back the VHS ‘vault.’ But it’s just not going to be the same..

'THE FINAL FIRLS'

'THE FINAL FIRLS':

I have heard some good things about THE FINAL GIRLS..

The film is a horror comedy, a slasher with laughs.. It’s directed by Todd Strauss-Schulson and written by M.A. Fortin and Joshua John Miller. The film stars Taissa Farmigaand Malin Åkerman in the two leading roles, with supporting performances from Adam DeVine, Thomas Middleditch, Alia Shawkat, Alexander Ludwig, Nina Dobrev, Chloe Bridges, andAngela Trimbur. The film follows Max, a young woman grieving the loss of her mother, a famous scream queen from the 1980s, who finds herself and friends pulled into the world of her mom’s most famous movie Camp Bloodbath. Reunited, the women and others must fight off the film’s maniacal killer.

It received a March 2015 film festival premiere and had a limited release on October 9 in the United States.. 

The film is even getting attention from the NEW YORK TIMES, showcasing some of the most important ‘final girls’ ever in horror, such as Jamie Lee Curtis in HALLOWEEN and Amy Steel in FRIDAY THE 13TH part 2

The TIMES also writes,



A game changer arrived in 1996, when the winking “Scream” featured an in-control final girl who knew what a final girl was. Time travel in the new film “The Final Girls” introduces two fresh twists: mother-daughter final girls and a tear-jerker ending.


Here is a fun website you may want to peruse a bit in free time: Stacie Ponder writes a blog called FINAL GIRL, which explores the way 70s and 80s slasher flicks led to a female hero at the movie’s end.. there’s also a TUMBLR.

Fall 2015/16 TV will feature SUPERGIRL. One who Jeb Bush...



Fall 2015/16 TV will feature SUPERGIRL. One who Jeb Bush called ‘hot.’ As everyone got collectively creeped out..

MORE//



Melissa Benoist as Kara Zor-El/Supergirl is set to star on a CBS series.

Meanwhile, presidential candidate (who’s not doing so well) said this Wednesday night of Benoist: She is “pretty hot.” 

NEW YORK DAILY NEWS reports that Bush was asked who his favorite Marvel Superhero was .. 

At first, Bush, struggled to come up with an answer, but he quickly found his answer.

“I saw that ‘Supergirl’ is on TV,” he said. “I saw it when I was working out this morning. There’s an ad promoting 'Supergirl.’ She looked kind of — she looked pretty hot.”

The safest answer would have been by saying “I am a DC Comics fan.” Instead Bush took the other route.

He needs to learn that the only candidate capable of being able to say such things in Donald Trump.. 

Hurricane Patricia in new images .. One of the hurricane...





Hurricane Patricia in new images ..



One of the hurricane itself and he other of a forecaster I follow from Accuweather, Henry Margusity, on how just how dramatic this storm is..
200 mph winds.
Over a foot of rain.
Gusts to 245mph



We are about to see weather history and, that my friends, is always scary

YouTube Will Completely Remove Videos Of Creators Who Don’t Sign Its Red Subscription Deal

YouTube Will Completely Remove Videos Of Creators Who Don’t Sign Its Red Subscription Deal:

Josh Constine on TECHDIRT reporting,

YouTube made its top video creators an offer they literally couldn’t refuse, or they’d have their content disappear. Today YouTube confirmed that any “partner” creator who earns a cut of ad revenue but doesn’t agree to sign its revenue share deal for its new YouTube Red $9.99 ad-free subscription will have their videos hidden from public view on both the ad-supported and ad-free tiers. That includes videos by popular comedians, musicians, game commentators, and DIY instructors, though not the average person that uploads clips.

It’s a tough pill to swallow that makes YouTube look like a bully. Though turning existing fans into paid subscribers instead of free viewers could earn creators more than the ad revenue, forcing them into the deal seems heavy-handed.

Reaction is mixed.
Google is being slammed.

But the money is good.

HURRICANE PATRICIA TO HIT MEXICO–AND IS NOW THE STRONGEST...



HURRICANE PATRICIA TO HIT MEXICO–AND IS NOW THE STRONGEST STORM EVER RECORDED IN THE EASTERN PACIFIC!

This is a quickly and urgently developing weather story..

Hurricane Patricia is now reading as the strongest hurricane on record.. It’s A category five. It’s packing 200 mile per hour winds .. -200! And as seen from this map, it’s on a course to strike Mexico as a very strong storm before it diminishes in intensity over land..

This is the amazing part; This storm intensified quick–24 hours to go from a Cat 1 to a Cat 5..

MORE..

The estimated central pressure of Patricia dropped to 880 mb, breaking the record of 894 mb from Hurricane Linda set in 1997. The maximum sustained winds of 200 mph (160 knots) breaks the winds from Linda (185 mph) for the strongest surface winds ever in the eastern Pacific and in the area of responsibility of the National Hurricane Center.

 

There are high degrees of risks associated with this storm–property and lives are in the eye of the system..

The red area, along with winds, will also see 12 inches of rain or more..

Developing story..
As the storm churns..The eye burns.. and the earth warms.

POPE TUMOR RUMORS SURFACE

X X X


Days ago, there were global rumors reported in a number of papers that Pope Francis was undergoing treatment for a brain tumor by a Japanese doctor..

X X X 

The story got lots of play in both religious based and non religious fishwrappers. Even the Drudge Report picked up the scoop and ran with it, giving it a headline for more than 24 hours on the page.

And now after the tumor turmoil, the Vatican has clearly denied the story..



“I fully confirm my previous statement, having verified the facts with the appropriate sources, including the Holy Father,” said Father Federico Lombardi, director of the press office. “No Japanese doctor has visited the Pope in the Vatican and there have been no examinations of the type indicated in the article.”


This, however, is where the intrigue pops in.

According to reporting on CatholicCulture.org, 



In a related development, Dr. Fukushima removed from his own personal web site photos of visits to the Vatican in October 2014 and January 2015. The web site had shown photos of a meeting between the doctor and Pope Francis; those photos appeared to have been retouched. Dr. Fukushima has said that he only met the Pontiff briefly, in the course of a public audience, and never for a medical consultation or treatment.


Pure coincidence. I am sure….?

The Centralia chronicles

The other day we reported on a story making its way around entertainment circles: Centralia is going to be a potential dark drama picked up by NBC!

Now there is more information, courtesy of a good friend on the website SKOOKNEWS.COM ..

Someone I know very well did a great interview with the creator and producer of the possible upcoming documentary..

Meredith Averill is a native of Pottsville, and was always fascinated by Centralia.. As reported from the interview: 
 

She noted that “Centralia” will not be a documentary but a story inspired by the town and the people that still live there. The story will be based on the same events that took place over the years, but Averill will add her own elements to the story.

In reality, Centralia currently has around 5 residents, but in the story, Centralia will have roughly 100 residents. Averill wants to portray the current Centralians as heroes who still have hope in saving their town. There will be an element of sadness felt but you will want to be rooting for them to succeed.

Within the timeline of the show, the government is threatening eminent domain to take the town but in the shows timeline, it has not taken it YET. The government’s reason for removing the residence of the town will be for their safety, due to the fire burning below, but the feds will have ulterior motives. The tourism draw of the town will also come into play, where they will have their own walking tour. Graffiti Highway will be included in the show. Averill also said characters will be unaware of the “evil” lurking below.

 

Even more, according to the interview, Averill has worked on a number of projects in the past. But this, she told the site, is giving her the most widespread attention she has ever received and generated one of the biggest responses..

Read the full report here.

As the fire smolders..

ART BELL’S "RULES"



ART BELL’S RULES

Yes, indeed.. they are written .. no bad language. One call per show. And no more shooting rounds into his studio during live broadcasts..

Bell clearly believes that guns don’t kill people, people kill people. In the same light, it appears just as evident that he also believes people, with the help of guns, defend people.

He posted this image onto Facebook overnight as a clear response to the incident that occurring during MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT the night previous.

Bell’s rules written.
And it is.

Art Bell website back online; police investigation of shooting...



Art Bell website back online; police investigation of shooting underway



Art Bell’s website has been down most of the day .(along with Richard Hoagland’s) Adding to he mystery and intrigue regarding the shooting that took place near his facilities during the live broadcast last night .. The site has resumed its presence online ..



Along with its return, an update from the page reported this:



“During Art’s live broadcast of his “Midnight in the Desert” radio program Wednesday night, gun shots rang out in his neighborhood. Police were called to the scene and it was determined that a subject had driven into Art’s neighborhood and fired shots near or at Art’s studio.”



There has yet to be yet to be any announcement or details of the shooter, the investigation, or the potential subject of gun violence last night..



Still a developing situation..

Art Bell statement on live-air shooting

The HORROR REPORT already reported hours ago, a dramatic live air shooting took place during Art Bell's MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT..

The talk show host stated the following text on Facebook .. 

  

Developing 

The 100 Greatest Horror Films of All Time, Voted on by Over 100 Experts

The 100 Greatest Horror Films of All Time, Voted on by Over 100 Experts:

‘Experts,’ they said.

And 100 movies?
Chances are, the one you like made the cut.

100 is a pretty inclusive list after all. 

I would much rather see a list of the 100 WORST horror movies ever made. Now they may be worth watching..

But for this ‘best of list,’ the EXORCIST is number 1.

The evolution of 'man'


I don't quite remember where I found this image, but I love it.

Added for humor only..

Or is it?

Could this be how things went?
Could we all be.. of another world?
There is a theory that beings from other worlds helped seed the planet, there are a varied amounts of ideas of how, why, and when.  This cartoon image illustrates one potential mapping of the human race back to antiquity.

 

DRAMA IN THE DESERT! SHOTS FIRED AT OR NEAR ART BELL STUDIO DURING LIVE BROADCAST!

While details are scarce at the hour, the MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT radio broadcast tonight was frightening, poignant, and edge-of-seat dramatic.

Bell, who normally says that he has ample amounts of protection to keep him and his family in Pahrump safe from intruders and less than good people, was a potential victim tonight of violence during his broadcast!

While some reported hearing gunshots during the show, it is unknown yet as to whether the audio was clear enough to make it out.

At that point, very intense and dramatic broadcasting began..

According to Bell himself, multiple shots were fired around his property while he was on the air this evening.. MORE: According to Bell, his neighbor informed him that the gunfire was happening. Even more, it appears the shots were fired AT one of Art Bell's buildings..

MORE//

Bell left he air multiple times this evening to tend to personal affairs, the motion detectors around his studio were set off..

During the initial moment when Bell said we have a 'little bit of  situation right here,' he delayed his broadcasting using disco bumper music..  Themla Houston belted out the famed song, 'don't leave me this way' and it seemed somehow extra poignant..  When he came back, he said there were 'shots fired,' and Bell speculated that someone driving by potentially drunk did it. Police were on the way. He reported immediately that he and his family were safe..

MORE//

Bell said, "we are very very well armed and my wife is a really good shot."

Bell continued the interview with guest William Forstchen and the topic of the potential end of the world due to a nation-power going nuts.

A little further into the interview, Bell again played dramatic music while he checked to see what made his back sensor light activate during his broadcast.

One user on BELLGAB correctly points out,
That was some of the most intense scary radio I've ever heard. It was like the War of the Worlds broadcast when the aliens first strike and they keep playing music in between crazy reports.

The scariest thing to me is this happened right in the middle of tonight's broadcast like it was timed. If it's kids playing around in the desert, I don't care how drunk or high you are, you aren't going to be shooting up houses for fun.

Intense radio or not, it also appears that this it was a potentially very dangerous night for the talk show host..

 

At the end of the broadcast this evening, Bell signed off with his traditional song titled the same name of his radio show, saying to listeners, "Strange night to be sure." He said went on to thank every person associated with his new show as the melancholy music played the night out..

DRAMA in the desert ends peacefully--but potentially could have had very opposite results..

DEVELOPING//

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NWR9xCGLQAg]

DESTINATION PARANORMAL: HALLOWEEN EVE EXORCISM SET FOR TV

header-keyartThe press has been building for months.. for the first time ever, we are told, a live 'exorcism' will take place on TV. Live.

Or dead.

THE EXORCISM will air on October 30 at 9pm EDT on Destination America.

And when it does, the ultimate in paranormal may come alive.

The Tennessee Wraith Chasers are trying, we are told, to clean a house of demonic entities near St. Louis. Medium Chip Coffey told PEOPLE MAGAZINE that the entities are "Satan's minion." He said "They're his worker bees."

PEOPLE writes,
The night before Halloween, Coffey is tasked with conducting a séance with whatever is possessing the house – and he says the worst-case scenario is that "all hell will break loose" during the first-ever live exorcism on TV.

"There's something dark in this house," he says. "That's not a question mark."

If something goes wrong, it will be the ultimate of "Truman Show" TEE VEE--with a twist. One filled with darkness. If nothing happen? no bumping in the night.. no voices.. well then, boring television will ensue.

There are blogs and website pre-mocking the paranormal we are told will occur on the live broadcast. Such as the OBSERVER, which listed a series of ridiculous things about the EXORCISM.

In a previous sneak preview published by PEOPLE,  creator Jodi Tovay said this of the upcoming exorcism:
This is the most dangerous night in television. When you're dealing with the spirit world, there are actual physical risks involved. The effects of possession manifest in bodily illness, so will have EMTs and medical professionals on standby. And we have the best paranormal experts assembled: religious experts, historians, mediums and our paranormal investigation team from Ghost Asylum. They will be covering every corner of the Exorcist house, and viewers can see this in the show as well as DestinationAmerica.com, where there will be separate cameras set up as companion viewing to the live special.

On the house:
It all started with Roland Doe, the real-life Exorcist boy that all of this happened to. Our theory is that after Roland was exorcised, all the demonic activity went into the house in St. Louis and has remained there ever since. Other parts of St. Louis are haunted too. ... At one point Roland was taken to the local St. Louis hospital and was exorcised there as well. here were lots of outrageous stories from the hospital employees who worked there at the time, and when they tried to tear down the wing that Roland was in, the wrecking ball went out of control and hit another building!

And on a possible hoax:
It is not a hoax. This is a real story that happened and we are telling it. We want you to watch our show and prove us wrong. I dare you not to be scared.

Do you believe?
Will you believe?
Should you watch?

Millions will. Demons and people unite. The television is roaring with entities the Hallow's Eve Eve.

 

HALLOWEEN 15: I AIN'T AFRAID OF NO ASTEROIDS

Who is afraid of a potentially life ending asteroid on Halloween!?Not us earthlings!Costumes will still be donned.. makeup still applied. Scantily clad outfits at Saturday night Halloween parties still being stuck on..Even though this was just discovered: An enormous asteroid will whiz past earth..CREDIT: The IFL SCIENCE website:2009 FD will approach within 6,194,000 km of Earth, about 16.3 times further away than the Moon. The asteroid was discovered in February 2009, a month before its closest recorded approach to Earth on March 27, 2009, at a distance of 624,100 km. 2015 TB145 will pass about 500,000 km from Earth, just beyond the lunar orbit.2009 FD has been tracked by several instruments since its discovery. It was first estimated to be 130 meters in size by NASA’s Near Earth Program. A better estimate for its size came from NASA’s NEOWISE, which gave a value of 470 meters, although this is considered anupper limit.2015 TB145 was discovered just over a week ago by the Pan-STARRS I telescope in Hawaii, and it has an estimated size of 320 meters. The passing of 2015 TB145 will be the closest approach by something this large until asteroid August 2027, when 1999 AN10 will pass within one lunar distance (380,000 km). NASA has given these objects a value of 1 on the Torino Scale, which is the value assigned to non-dangerous asteroids. Business as usual.Gather ye candies while ye may..

Who is afraid of a potentially life ending asteroid on Halloween!?
Not us earthlings!

Costumes will still be donned.. makeup still applied. Scantily clad outfits at Saturday night Halloween parties still being stuck on..

Even though this was just discovered: An enormous asteroid will whiz past earth..

CREDIT: The IFL SCIENCE website:
2009 FD will approach within 6,194,000 km of Earth, about 16.3 times further away than the Moon. The asteroid was discovered in February 2009, a month before its closest recorded approach to Earth on March 27, 2009, at a distance of 624,100 km. 2015 TB145 will pass about 500,000 km from Earth, just beyond the lunar orbit.

2009 FD has been tracked by several instruments since its discovery. It was first estimated to be 130 meters in size by NASA’s Near Earth Program. A better estimate for its size came from NASA’s NEOWISE, which gave a value of 470 meters, although this is considered anupper limit.

2015 TB145 was discovered just over a week ago by the Pan-STARRS I telescope in Hawaii, and it has an estimated size of 320 meters. The passing of 2015 TB145 will be the closest approach by something this large until asteroid August 2027, when 1999 AN10 will pass within one lunar distance (380,000 km). NASA has given these objects a value of 1 on the Torino Scale, which is the value assigned to non-dangerous asteroids.

Business as usual.
Gather ye candies while ye may..

Just to give you a bit more of a scare than the ghosts and goblins who will be at your door, CNN pointing out this factoid that may bring chills to you: 
It's a good thing it will miss, though. The asteroid is estimated to be 300 to 600 meters wide and traveling at 78,000 mph. By comparison, the meteorite that exploded in the sky over Chelyabinsk, Russia, in 2013 was about 20 meters wide.

 

FAN-DAMN-GO! STAR WARS TICKET PRICES SOAR ON WEBSITES!

NO SHAME THEY HAVE.


Star Wars: Resellers want up to $10,000 for opening night tickets »


 

EW REPORTS: Across eBay and Craigslist, ticket-holders for opening night screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Dec. 17 are trying to pawn their seats for exorbitant amounts.
There’s the $1,000 tickets for a 3D showing at 10:20 p.m. in Los Angeles, $750 tickets for a IMAX 7 p.m. show in Austin, a whopping $8,000 package for a Force Awakens event in Orlando (which includes just one ticket), and countless others!!!

Countless many will fall for the hijacking of hard earned wages.. Money to burn and a Jedi to watch..
Star Wars fever about to hit in time for Christmas ..
At a high price.

 

Star Wars: Resellers want up to $10,000 for opening night tickets

Star Wars: Resellers want up to $10,000 for opening night tickets

EW REPORTS: Across eBay and Craigslist, ticket-holders for opening night screenings of Star Wars: The Force Awakens on Dec. 17 are trying to pawn their seats for exorbitant amounts. 
There’s the $1,000 tickets for a 3D showing at 10:20 p.m. in Los Angeles, $750 tickets for a IMAX 7 p.m. show in Austin, a whopping $8,000 package for a Force Awakens event in Orlando (which includes just one ticket), and countless others. 



Countless many will fall for the hijacking of hard earned wages.. Money to burn and a Jedi to watch..
Star Wars fever about to hit in time for Christmas ..
At a high price.

Happy back to the future day!

Happy back to the future day!

NASA Gives 99-Percent Probability Of 5.0 Earthquake In LA

NASA Gives 99-Percent Probability Of 5.0 Earthquake In LA

CBS reports:



“JPL experts predict a possible 5.0 magnitude quake in Los Angeles, but say it very well could be stronger. JPL geophysicist Dr. Andrea Donnellan, along with seven other scientists, has been using radar and GPS to measure Southern California’s chances for a sizable earthquake, and has made a sobering hypothesis about another big one.

This Creepy Puzzle Arrived In Our Mail - Gadgetzz

This Creepy Puzzle Arrived In Our Mail - Gadgetzz

This linked article is sort of where all of this online insanity started concerning the creepy video making the rounds online THE RING style.. It’s a good write up.
I believe that there is an intention behind the video..
But in these days room also must be left for pure genius marketing–something else this certainly could also be..

The viral video that is suddenly scaring the nation

  

This is an image from a video that is scaring a lot of people this Halloween.. 

SLATE reports that is a ‘nightmareish’ puzzle that has taken the Internet by storm.. Last night the DRUDGE REPORT linked up a British fishwrapper that said the video contained ‘threats’ to the President of the United States.. 

Lily Newman in SLATE had the backstory:


Last week, Johny from GadgetZZ.composted a writeup about a mysterious CD-ROM the site had received in the mail about three months before. The letter came from Poland to the site’s Swedish P.O. box, and at first it didn’t seem very interesting. The disc just had some numbers and letters written on one side that looked like a serial number.






When Johny looked at the contents of the disc, though, he discovered a strange video. In it, a creepy-beyond-creepy figure stands in a seemingly deserted building, at first in shadow and then plainly in a camera’s view. Staticky noise plays in the background and extremely subtle visual effects occasionally cross the screen as the figure gestures and holds up a blinking light. After you see it you know how the characters in The Ring felt when they watched the VHS tape that would mark them for death.


The internet has had it for months, though.. it has been circulating. And even more, REDDIT threads have been created well in advance to the latest series of news articles detailing the scary images that are tending to fright people in big numbers across the WEB as they see the video – spreading like the RING is surely a good comparison. 

YOU CAN WATCH THE VIDEO HERE..

New Films To Shed Light On Japan’s Infamous ‘Suicide Forest’

New Films To Shed Light On Japan’s Infamous ‘Suicide Forest’

Ben Arnold writes:

It is beautiful, dense and tangled - it’s sometimes called the ‘sea of trees’ - and boasts ice caverns hidden in its volcanic rock.

But it has become known for a much more dark and tragic reason – it’s also been called ‘the suicide forest’, a place where up to 1988, around 100 suicides would occur each year.

A new movie, starring ‘Game of Thrones’ Natalie Dormer, has now been unveiled called ‘The Forest’, a horror thriller which finds Dormer searching for her twin sister who has gone missing in Aokigahara.


This is an image from a video that is scaring a lot of people this Halloween.. 

SLATE reports that is a ‘nightmareish’ puzzle that has taken the Internet by storm.. Last night the DRUDGE REPORT linked up a British fishwrapper that said the video contained ‘threats’ to the President of the United States.. 

Lily Newman in SLATE had the backstory:



Last week, Johny from GadgetZZ.composted a writeup about a mysterious CD-ROM the site had received in the mail about three months before. The letter came from Poland to the site’s Swedish P.O. box, and at first it didn’t seem very interesting. The disc just had some numbers and letters written on one side that looked like a serial number.




When Johny looked at the contents of the disc, though, he discovered a strange video. In it, a creepy-beyond-creepy figure stands in a seemingly deserted building, at first in shadow and then plainly in a camera’s view. Staticky noise plays in the background and extremely subtle visual effects occasionally cross the screen as the figure gestures and holds up a blinking light. After you see it you know how the characters in The Ring felt when they watched the VHS tape that would mark them for death.


The internet has had it for months, though.. it has been circulating. And even more, REDDIT threads have been created well in advance to the latest series of news articles detailing the scary images that are tending to fright people in big numbers across the WEB as they see the video – spreading like the RING is surely a good comparison. 

YOU CAN WATCH THE VIDEO HERE..

Who is afraid of a potentially life ending asteroid on Halloween!?
Not us earthlings!

Costumes will still be donned.. makeup still applied. Scantily clad outfits at Saturday night Halloween parties still being stuck on..

Even though this was just discovered: An enormous asteroid will whiz past earth..

CREDIT: The IFL SCIENCE website:

2009 FD will approach within 6,194,000 km of Earth, about 16.3 times further away than the Moon. The asteroid was discovered in February 2009, a month before its closest recorded approach to Earth on March 27, 2009, at a distance of 624,100 km. 2015 TB145 will pass about 500,000 km from Earth, just beyond the lunar orbit.

2009 FD has been tracked by several instruments since its discovery. It was first estimated to be 130 meters in size by NASA’s Near Earth Program. A better estimate for its size came from NASA’s NEOWISE, which gave a value of 470 meters, although this is considered anupper limit.

2015 TB145 was discovered just over a week ago by the Pan-STARRS I telescope in Hawaii, and it has an estimated size of 320 meters. The passing of 2015 TB145 will be the closest approach by something this large until asteroid August 2027, when 1999 AN10 will pass within one lunar distance (380,000 km). NASA has given these objects a value of 1 on the Torino Scale, which is the value assigned to non-dangerous asteroids.

Business as usual.
Gather ye candies while ye may..

2007-2015

wedding


8 YEARS AGO I GOT MARRIED..On a fine October day after morning rain, the side shined through clouds in a brilliant manner onto the autumn leaves below.
Vows were exchanged.
Almost a decade in time. And wow, how time quickly showcases itself briefly on a stage and vanishes behind the curtain of life.


Eight years gone. Eight years strong. It goes so fast, times does pass, but limitless love lives on. Happy anniversary Tara.

Viral video appears to issue cryptic threats

Viral video appears to issue cryptic threats

This story appearing in UK press is getting high play across the globe after a link from the Drudge Report..



Some are slowing the video down.. Others see it at a bizarre and creepy death threat to the President.. Even more, there appears to be images of a woman being tortured when you decipher it more.



There are many more hidden objects and messages people are deciphering from the video..



The viral video has been making rounds on social networks for days. Now worldwide attention is being given to the strange series of images and messages contained within..



More:




One Reddit user wrote: “I don’t think its a promo, like I did at first.
"In the spectrogram there are clearly images of women being tortured.
"At best its some weird hacker shit or a terrible decision by some PR company.
"At worst, its a terrorist threat or the work of some killer.”

‘Clock kid’ Ahmed Mohamed and his family will move to Qatar

‘Clock kid’ Ahmed Mohamed and his family will move to Qatar

Less than 24 hours after Ahmed Mohamed met President Obama, his family decided it’s time to leave America for good.



The 14-year-old Texas boy who was arrested for bringing to school a homemade clock that authorities said resembled a bomb will soon be living in Qatar.

The amazing and weird Library of Babel

There is an amazing little website called LIBRARYOFBABEL.INFO. And I would recommend you toy around a bit with it.. The site is listed as a “place for scholars to do research, for artists and writers to seek inspiration, for anyone with curiosity or a sense of humor to reflect on the weirdness of existence.”  This library contains every single word that has ever been written. Every word being…

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The amazing and weird Library of Babel

There is an amazing little website called LIBRARYOFBABEL.INFO. And I would recommend you toy around a bit with it.. The site is listed as a “place for scholars to do research, for artists and writers to seek inspiration, for anyone with curiosity or a sense of humor to reflect on the weirdness of existence.”

 This library contains every single word that has ever been written. Every word being written. Every word that WILL BE WRITTEN.

The vastness of information being contemplated here is amazing.. Almost mind blowing.

 The site is inspired by the creation of Jorge Luis Borges. In 1941, Borges wrote a story of the same name. But this real coded website actually goes further than what anyone in 1941 would have thought up.. It contains every possible combination of letters, words, and sentences. It is limitless. A computer coded site contains everything. Every possible series of letters and thoughts. Every single verse. Every musical lyric. Every famous saying that has yet to be said. It’s there. The library of babel is complete with everything..

 The site is the creation of Brooklyn’s Jonathon Basile..

On the website, you can browse random texts. You can search for texts—go ahead, try anything, you will indeed find it since the coding is infinite in nature when it comes to the combinations of things.
I read more background on Basile. He taught himself coding because he wanted to recreate the notion of Borges. Basile wanted to write and published EVERY STORY conceivable to mankind.

 There are some big big implications. Think of them.

There is obviously a copyright infringement. But it is also a copyright infringement of things that HAVE YET TO BE WRITTEN!

There is a record of your birth. An exact record. There is also a record of your death and the very way it will occur, whether it will be peaceful or painful, and the people who will be there to mark the event. Just good luck finding which 20billionth power version of your death that will end up coming to fruition.
 The Bible is in this. Along with the Bible yet to be written by man.

The Library of Babel has it all.
Any way and every way you can imagine it.

 It’s coded by machines that don’t think—at least not yet. And in that sense there is no bias in their words. It can create words that have yet to be found with meaning for humans.

No bias. No meaning.

Just letters. Strings of phrases and sentences.

 Humans have yet to discover it. Although regardless of what words or books you write, there is a section in the library that already documented it.

 That is so amazing to me… so unbelievable.

The site is my newest online addiction.

And I have found, regardless of what I say, I can’t stump the library. There’s a book location for every word thus far I have said.

And you'd be long past dead before you read every one of them.

  

UK crazy: Change in website deletes pedophiiia victims testimony--for good!

UK crazy: Change in website deletes pedophiiia victims testimony–for good!

It seems to be a little too convenient to be true..  The UK INDEPENDENT ran a shock report that has now made its way around the globe time and time over:  The Independent Inquiry Into Child Sex Abuse apologised for the loss of submissions made through an online form Victims of alleged child sex abuse who submitted accounts through the Government’s inquiry website were told their testimonies had…

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UK crazy: Change in website deletes pedophiiia victims testimony--for good!

It seems to be a little too convenient to be true.. 

The UK INDEPENDENT ran a shock report that has now made its way around the globe time and time over: 
The Independent Inquiry Into Child Sex Abuse apologised for the loss of submissions made through an online form




Victims of alleged child sex abuse who submitted accounts through the Government's inquiry website were told their testimonies had been deleted because of a technical blunder.




Following a change in the inquiry’s website address, any submissions through an online form between 14 September and October 2 were “instantly and permanently deleted” before reaching staff.

I would concur with others who would ponder if there is either a human element purposely working to hide information or even more, a paranormal evil element ..

Another strange coincidence keeps Art Bell off the air Monday night

Another strange coincidence keeps Art Bell off the air Monday night

The show was prepped. Guest David Jacobs was about to do his second round on MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT.. At 8:58 PM left coast time, everything stopped working. Just as ‘The Chase’ got ready to play and the thunder before bumper music was set to sound. Something strange continues to plague the growing program for Art Bell. Even Bell seemed a bit miffed when he went to Facebook last night, posting…

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Another strange coincidence keeps Art Bell off the air Monday night

The show was prepped. Guest David Jacobs was about to do his second round on MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT.. At 8:58 PM left coast time, everything stopped working. Just as 'The Chase' got ready to play and the thunder before bumper music was set to sound. Something strange continues to plague the growing program for Art Bell.

Even Bell seemed a bit miffed when he went to Facebook last night, posting three consecutive messages and clearly showing frustration with the incident--at least the second time now that a last minute internet outage has led to the show being preempted and replaced with a repeat.

From Bell:
Can you hear me now? The Internet in Phoenix has failed taking this out of my heartbroken hands. Damn I wanted to do this show but a single point of failure failed. Check back here for details.

The first message showcased the hope that the program but, it certainly wasn't due to the lack of effort.

He went on to write,
Ok, here is the story and it is pretty much what I already told you the main Internet in Phoenix failed, XDS is playing a back up show and Keith is now using back up Internet and feeding another show. We are toast for Tonight, BUT Tomorrow I will Interview Dr Jacobs come hell or high water. PS the Internet failed at 8:58pm! So, we will increase the back up so this never happens again, the current back up in Phoenix is not strong enough to handle all the feeds, that will be corrected right away. I feel sick about this as I was sooo ready to go. If I have failure here, yes we miss a show but if we have failure in Phoenix we can not even do a replay, that can't ever happen again and won't.

Art

And one more message added to the mystery and the potential inner-workings of Bell's mind as to what is really happening:
This is a post I just picked up below:

I love the organic feel of your show Art. It's life happening in real time. I will take the real you, glitches and all, any day over scripted, corporate radio. Your MITD is very much a grassroots high tech effort. I am enjoying the ride.

She is right about the organic part, something is not right about what went down tonight. I can't talk about it now but just saying.....



Organic indeed.
Strange and reassuring perhaps.
But there seems to be more back story to the front loaded programming problems. The outage at 8:58 seems very interesting. Timing is key. There are no "coninshidenches," some would say.

In this circumstance, you can conclude: Outage me once, shame on you. Outage me twice, shame on me.

Outage a third time?
A conspiracy.

 

Congo "child witches" exorcised

Congo “child witches” exorcised

These are headlines that can be straight from old times of ages gone by.  They are not, however. They are today. Now. Right now. The UK DAILY MAIL is running a big spread in their latest Britwrappers telling the hidden story of the ‘demons’ in the Congo children.. 50,000 at least who are ‘exorcised’ in a brutal way to ‘beat the devil’ from their human bodies. Nikki Fagge writes in more detail:…

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Congo "child witches" exorcised

These are headlines that can be straight from old times of ages gone by.  They are not, however. They are today. Now. Right now.

The UK DAILY MAIL is running a big spread in their latest Britwrappers telling the hidden story of the 'demons' in the Congo children.. 50,000 at least who are 'exorcised' in a brutal way to 'beat the devil' from their human bodies.

Nikki Fagge writes in more detail:

Squeezing a toddler’s eyeballs and shoving his thumb into her tiny nose a Catholic priest purges a child of the devil, one of many exorcisms he carries out every day.


Flicked with holy water, her face smeared with olive oil and poked violently in the stomach, two-and-a-half-year old Angel bursts into tears as she is rid of the evil spirits that lurk within her.


The child wriggles to free herself but her mother holds on firmly, insistent that she endures the exorcism to protect her from the sorcery that many in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) believe controls their lives.



And more//

Angel and Grace, an 11-month-old baby exorcised the same day, have been ‘saved’ by the ceremony, the devil banished, and for now they remain safe in their homes.


But tens of thousands of other children in this troubled central African country have been branded ‘child’ witches and flung out onto the streets by their families into a life of destitution, violence and abuse.


MailOnline ventured into the frightening world of the occult in this African heartland, famously described as the ‘heart of darkness’, as part of series examining the challenges facing the United Nations trying to help these children. 


In the capital Kinshasa, at the Gallicane Catholic Church, Father Alexis Katziota Mungala talks almost matter of factly of his work releasing thousands of children from the devil.


Exorcism is a daily ritual he performs in his church.


‘These witches they eat human flesh, they drink human blood,’ Father Alexis told MailOnline.



The 'rest of the story' is told in more detail, and large photographs of the 'demon children' are showcased--children who look quite fine, quite beautiful, and quite normal. Normal except for a culture and parents who believe that demons must be 'beat' out of them.

Assaulted: Therese, pictured with other girls from the shelter where she lives, was taken to church where priests shoved their fingers into her mouth, checking for pieces of her grandmother's flesh. They didn't find any, but said the cyst on her head was filled with evilDevil: Back at Gallicane, Father Alexis - performing during the ceremony - explains what happens a little more. ‘It is the work of the devil. Witchcraft kills the love within the child,' he says. 'It fills them with hate, it makes them eat their father, fight with their brother'Changing the culture: Ettienne - known as 'Papa' to the boys he helps - hopes in the future he will no longer need to run his shelter, but for now he is focused on making them successful members of society. One, he tells MailOnline proudly, has even gone to university

 

THE SAN RAMON VALLEY SHAKING

THE SAN RAMON VALLEY SHAKING

Earthquakes abound.. With the world constantly awaiting the ‘big one’ somewhere next — we have had big ones before and we will again–there are rumblings from California. The left coast is shaking. As SFGATE report: An earthquake swarm continues to shake the San Ramon Valley with almost 200 temblors rippling through the region through Monday afternoon, when a 2.8 quake struck at 4:02 p.m followed…

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THE SAN RAMON VALLEY SHAKING

Earthquakes abound.. With the world constantly awaiting the 'big one' somewhere next -- we have had big ones before and we will again--there are rumblings from California. The left coast is shaking.

As SFGATE report:
An earthquake swarm continues to shake the San Ramon Valley with almost 200 temblors rippling through the region through Monday afternoon, when a 2.8 quake struck at 4:02 p.m followed by a 3.5 quake,the largest in the series, and a second 2.8 quake, both at 4:21. 

  The 4:21 quakes were widely felt in the East Bay.

Most of the 25 quakes, which started at 11:58 p.m. Saturday, were felt within the Tri-Valley region of Contra Costa and eastern Alameda counties. The swarm could last for days or weeks, then end without notice, say earthquake experts.

The swarm appears unlikely at this point to stop..

 

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS AND CRASHES FANDANGO

STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS AND CRASHES FANDANGO

This may be the biggest movie of the year..the biggest movie of the season.. the biggest movie of the STAR WARS series!? Anything is possible with headlines like this RED ALERT BOX OFFICE ALREADY CRASHING FROM TICKET SALES// ALREADY SELLING OUT // RED ALERT Various sources report that FANDANGO and others have crashed due to pre-sale tickets for STAR WARS striking a blow to the websites.. UK sites…

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STAR WARS: THE FORCE AWAKENS AND CRASHES FANDANGO

3b9b39fc00758bfb50264304c0d37985This may be the biggest movie of the year..the biggest movie of the season.. the biggest movie of the STAR WARS series!?

Anything is possible with headlines like this

RED ALERT

BOX OFFICE ALREADY CRASHING FROM TICKET SALES//

ALREADY SELLING OUT //

RED ALERT

Various sources report that FANDANGO and others have crashed due to pre-sale tickets for STAR WARS striking a blow to the websites.. UK sites crashed, too..

Ross Lincoln reports on DEADLINE that FANDANGO was the hardest hit of all the sellers. The site was continuously timing out as the ticket-hopefuls lined up on the virtual dashboard. Only to find nothing .. a dead page. A URL gone wrong in the modern era..

LINCOLN WROTE,
Fandango was most seriously affected as of this writing, with the site timing out before the home page loads when we attempted to access it. Service for ticket sellers has been spotty all over, and though many fans were eventually able to purchase tickets after several attempts, others are reporting they’ve gotten access only for these sites to crash again before finalization. Clearly, this film is likely to meet the already sky-high (or, if you prefer, orbital) predictions for box office earnings. That’s small comfort for those still unable to buy their tickets – Predictably, fans were not happy, taking to twitter en masse to lament their destiny.

And one commenter, Roger C,  on the DEADLINE site opined briefly and effectively:
People are so stupid.

 

Dyson Spheres but not an advanced species to see it

Dyson Spheres but not an advanced species to see it

This week, the buzz was clear.. there is a potential “megastructure” somewhere out there..  it is a structure, or thing in space, that blocks a lot of sunlight.. It may be a Dyson Sphere.. it may be well.. dust.. It could be something very exciting, or something exciting but just not contained within it life.  From a few days back: DISCOVERY’s website quoted: A star, named KIC 8462852, has been…

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Dyson Spheres but not an advanced species to see it

1444929678284This week, the buzz was clear.. there is a potential "megastructure" somewhere out there..  it is a structure, or thing in space, that blocks a lot of sunlight.. It may be a Dyson Sphere.. it may be well.. dust.. It could be something very exciting, or something exciting but just not contained within it life.  From a few days back:

DISCOVERY's website quoted:
A star, named KIC 8462852, has been found with a highly curious transit signal.In a paper submitted to the journal Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society, astronomers, including citizen scientists from the Planet Hunters crowdsourcing program, report: “Over the duration of the Kepler mission, KIC 8462852 was observed to undergo irregularly shaped, aperiodic dips in flux down to below the 20 percent level.”

The research paper is thorough, describing the phenomenon, pointing out that this star is unique - we’ve seen nothing like it. Kepler has collected data on this star steadily for four years. It’s not instrumental error. Kepler isn’t seeing things; the signal is real.

“We’d never seen anything like this star,” Tabetha Boyajian, a postdoctorate researcher at Yale University and lead author, told The Atlantic. “It was really weird. We thought it might be bad data or movement on the spacecraft, but everything checked out.”

Today I saw a headline speaking about the internet buzz. It asks what do "real scientists" think of the megastructure idea.. I found that to be a somewhat dismissive headline, no? Something that alleges, in a sense, that the researchers who found this thing to begin with are not real. . . ?

The megastructure story won't go away.

Last week, one person responsible for pushing it to a wider audience was Art Bell on his show MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT. His competition, George Noory, said the megastructure idea was debunked. Noory is wrong.  It is not debunked. Without further research from Kepler we are without an answer.. speculating about what could be but not knowing what is . It's amazing and strange, mysterious and inspiring. All at the same time.

One man's comments are worth listening to .. Michio Kaku has some extremely interesting words to CBS news.. Give it a whirl and see if you have the same dismissive thoughts after listening.
[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j5UHULLK1sY&feature=youtu.be]

Did Guillermo del Toro's own words create bad word of mouth for CRIMSON PEAK?

deltoroCRIMSON PEAK was one of the highly anticipated horror flicks of 2015--people clamored for months in anticipation for the movie. And now that it entered the box office scene this weekend: Flop. Flip. No go..

The movie is going to finish a weak fourth place. After all that hype and hope.

What did it?
Perhaps you can look to no other source of information than Guillermo del Toro himself..

Last week in the media run up to the film's grand opening Friday, del Toro did an interview with the popular film site IGN. Asked about whether CRIMSON PEAK was a horror movie, he responded in kind,
Crimson Peak is not a horror movie but it has more to the tone of a fairytale or a gothic romance, sort of a female-centric tale, than Haunted Mansion which is a ride and has to be fun and scary in a Disney way.

He went on,
It’s like if you recoil when you hear “fairytale” but you watch Pan’s Labyrinth. You’re not going to be watching Sleepless in Seattle if I’m directing it. It’s a blood soaked romance, but there is romance. It’s a strangely… It’s a psychological tale. I think if you go in expecting non-stop scares or for it to function as a horror movie, you will not engage the movie into what it’s trying to be which is a square out, lavish, gothic romance. A little more female-centric, a little more violent and a little more sexy than normal, but other than that, it’s a very classical production.

Commentary was immediate and unkind.

Some choice words from readers reacting:

wow i was excited to see this this weekend after reading this tho I will not be seeing it I thought this was gonna be a good haunted house type movie

x x
As beautiful as it was, it bored me to tears.

x x
He's 100% right unfortunately.. Have just left the cinema and wish I'd have seen this article first.

x x
Is he trying to make people like me not wanting to go see it?

I am not looking for a romance movie, but a horror.

O well, there is 2 ticket sales gone for you Del Toro. 

A few reviews did not help, like this one from FORBES saying the movie was so bad it was scary.


This is very different from the May media blitz where we were being inundated with articles asking if CRIMSON PEAK was the scariest movie of 2015.

All of the word of mouth, bad social media presence, and potentially just a bad movie (that's always in the eye of the beholder) has led to the downfall of CRIMSON PEAK, a film I figured months ago would have dominated the October box office.

According to estimates, the film had at least a 10-12% drop off in box office sales from Friday night to Saturday night, a clear indication that word of mouth spread fast and people realized the kid friendly GOOSEBUMPS held more delight and scares than del Toro's romance..

 

 

WEEKEND BOX ESTIMATES: GOOSEBUMPS SCARES WHILE CRIMSON PEAK PEAKS AT THIRD

4ca10215108a51ad9341fb760642d633The annual turn towards the strange and paranormal takes place in October at movie theaters.. this year a kid-themed scare and a ghost story held high spots in the box, while a spy story gained a second place finish to the weekend..

MORE..

While some envisioned THE MARTIAN keeping its number one slot, GOOSEBUMPS ruined that, having a strong weekend starting with Friday and having amazing social media presence of people who saw it..  the red planet drama will end at second place..

BRIDGE OF SPIES was geared towards older audiences, but still managed to haul in enough to be the third film this week..

Guillermo del Toro's flick CRIMSON PEAK started strong Friday but had a major percentage drop each night after, ending the weekend a weak fourth place.

Meanwhile.. GOOSEBUMPS at first with a potential $24 mil+ weekend..

 

ZOMBIE BLOODBATH IN FLORIDA

ZOMBIE BLOODBATH IN FLORIDA

A deadly Saturday night shooting at a ZombieCon event in Florida is making major news today.. According to reports, chaos broke out in Fort Myers Florida Saturday night after a shooting left one man dead and four others injured. Crowds of people in zombie attire went screaming through the streets after the deadly incident. This year’s theme: 1980s post-apocalyptic.…

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ZOMBIE BLOODBATH IN FLORIDA

9038778_GA deadly Saturday night shooting at a ZombieCon event in Florida is making major news today..

According to reports, chaos broke out in Fort Myers Florida Saturday night after a shooting left one man dead and four others injured. Crowds of people in zombie attire went screaming through the streets after the deadly incident. This year's theme: 1980s post-apocalyptic.





CNN reports:

"It cleared out fast and cop cars and ambulances came," said Savannah Holden, who watched the panic unfold from a hotel balcony.


One man died of a gunshot wound at the scene, police said, and four other people who suffered non-life-threatening injuries were taken to Lee Memorial Hospital for treatment.



The ZombieCon event attracted 20,000 people and has been one of the most popular in the country. The event had its own security but also a police presence.


More from CNN on the sadness expressed by the event organizers after the shooting chaos:




The deadly shooting took place at ZombiCon, a festival that features bands and DJs performing on stage in the downtown area to people dressed in zombie costumes. It draws upward of 20,000 attendees, police said.


Festivalgoers could enter the event through six different points in exchange for a $5 donation to Pushing Daizies, the local artists' charity that organizes it.


The organizers said they were "deeply saddened by the news of what happened within the footprint of our event."


"We take the safety of our patrons very seriously and take precautions in hiring security and police officers for our annual event," they said in a post on the event's Facebook page. "Our prayers go out to the family members and individuals involved in the incident."



Some other news accounts with offering similar information at this time, with little factual context being reported on the shooter, the victims, or the reason..


The FACEBOOK page for ZombieCon has lit up with commentary about the shooting..  One Facebook user wrote this,




Last year I was charged $5 dollars to get in and never checked for weapons. I expected this year to be at least checked for weapons, I was prepared to pay... But authorities wait until done shit happen to do something about it. Piss me off when I see innocent people die because sone freak decide to go out and shoot everyone. I blame the security Yeahhhh!!! You need to do something about our community, I'm her for 18 years in this county and I never had to worry about this shit, we were safe. What's going on? Where's the sherif department to put some rules in this county? FM Police Department cant deal with this big event and whenever shit happen they have to call sheriffs, what a bull shit. I really fell bad for all the people that was there to have fun and had to go thought all this crap, I'm glad my family wasn't around, but I was and presence everything. My prayers to the families victims. God bless you



Saturday night's alright for parallel universes

Saturday night’s alright for parallel universes

This has been making the rounds across the ‘socials’ over the past several days.. I figured why not give some air time to the strange photo on the HORROR REPORT as well.. What are you are seeing here is, to some at least, am image of a parallel universe in China: It appears to be a photo of a floating city in the sky above the nation.. It was a screen capture from a now very widely viewed YOUTUBE…

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Saturday night's alright for parallel universes

This has been making the rounds across the 'socials' over the past several days.. I figured why not give some air time to the strange photo on the HORROR REPORT as well..

What are you are seeing here is, to some at least, am image of a parallel universe in China:

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It appears to be a photo of a floating city in the sky above the nation.. It was a screen capture from a now very widely viewed YOUTUBE video featuring a series of the images--ones we are told have been witnessed in person by hundreds of people ..

FROM THE UK EXPRESS (taking things with a grain of salt is an immediate requirement, but nonetheless, we'll repeat their reporting):
Onlookers, some who are said to have videoed the bizarre event, were said to be mesmerised  as a towering city of sky scrapers appeared from the clouds.

First thousands reportedly saw a ghostly alien city floating over Foshan in the Guangdong province of China.

A few days later people in the province of Jiangxi, China, also reported seeing a similar cloud city.

Fair and fine.
But besides the other worldly nature of this whole thing, what ELSE could it logically be?

Maybe .. Fata Morgana

Yes the cloud formation is surely baffling, but it could also be very natural.. It could be project Blue Beam.. or again, Fata Morgana.

A Fata Morgana is a type of mirage that distort distance objects, and can be can be seen on land or sea.


It's caused when the sun heats up the atmosphere above the land or oceans, which creates a gradient of temperatures.


And that is exactly what this 'cloud city' may be.

Or .. it's none of the above. And instead some vision of the past, present.. or future in the clouds.

Have fun with it. But keep a bit of logic about yourself.

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