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Japan's Sakurajima volcano erupts some 50km from nuclear plant

This troubling developing story breaking today: Japan’s Sakurajima volcano, about 50km from the Sendai nuclear station, has erupted. Japan’s Meteorological Agency has issued an orange warning not to approach the volcano.

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NHK reports volcanic eruption in southern Japan on Kagoshima's Sakurajima around 6:55 p.m. JST...





Art Bell sitdown with Michael Vandeven

After months of intrigue and controversy since Art Bell left his radio show MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT, he sat down on the GABCAST with BellGab's Michael Vandeven..

Vandeven opened the show with a hope the program will become one you can  listen to 20 years from now. He succeeded in that regard. The show is an instant classic in time.

Vandeven's well-paced interview opened with lighter fare--talk of Trump and Sanders. From there it delved deep into the issues that caused Bell to leave his program late 2015 after a series of incidents scared him from the program--incidents well documented by the HORROR REPORT..



THE REGRET

Among the many revelations on the program, the biggest may have been Bell's regret over his initial words the night that a gun shot occurred near him as he walked to his studio before a program.  It was that night that Bell took to Facebook to announce he was done radio. Finished. For good. Even Artbell.com posted a 'hangs it up for the last time' posting.…

Perils of small asteroids

2013 TX68 will make a pass by earth on March 5. It my be as far as 9 million miles away--safe. Or 11,000 mile away--uh oh.. At this point the calculators of such things are unsure and not able to give a definite answer.

It is considered a small asteroid. But at 100 feet in diameter, it is 2 times bigger than the asteroid that shocked Chelyabinsk Russia a few years back. Remember that day? We were watching an asteroid SAFETY bypass earth when the Russian city was it without notice causing damage and injuries? That day.. Sweeper effect perhaps.

This asteroid, discovered October 2013, is not expected to hit the planet in March. However there are some potential dates when the planet should watch for skyfalls... September 2017, and then 2046 and 2097.

Recall one thing when considering a potential 11,000 mile distance: The moon is 238,000 miles away. That would make a 2013 TX68 flyby 95% closer than the moon particularly uncomfortable.. 

All Ides of March eyes on the 5th. Then we can breath unt…

THE DEMON HOUSE OF INDIANA DEMOLISHED

Do you recall the exorcism house in Indiana? It made a ton of news a few years back. The HORROR REPORT chronicled much of the media circus involving the Ammons house back in 2012..  Including the news in October  2014 of that year that Zak Bagans bought the house to film a documentary about paranormal activity that was supposedly taking place within.

Today I learned that a piece of paranormal lure has been demolished. Literally..

The Latoya Ammons  house has been knocked down.

As reported by the INDY STAR, a paper that did its due diligence and brought the story of the Ammons house to the world, reports, that it was Bagans who made the call:

Bagans interviewed numerous police officials, a former DCS worker and others for his documentary. He would not say whether he interviewed Ammons or her family.

The home is where Ammons and her mother, Rosa Campbell, said many of the strange things happened.

Bagans told IndyStar his reason for destroying the home will be presented in the documentary. He …

WHO YOU GONNA CALL?

The newest GHOSTBUSTERS movie gets released July 15 2016.. The website for the movie is released some still images showcasing scenes from the upcoming film..




A number of critics have been very unkind to the all female cast .. I am looking forward to it. .
Normally remakes are not favorable to viewing habits. In this situation an exception will be made.

FLASH: ART BELL WILL BE ON THE GABCAST

It has been a wild few months since Art Bell abruptly left MIDNIGHT IN THE DESERT. Since that time, current host Heather Wade has been forced into a muddy position of fighting with members of the message board she was frequented, BellGab.Com.

Even more, Bell himself used Facebook to disavow himself of the message board, calling it a meaner place filled with trolls. Wade and Steve Warner, Bateman on Bellgab, even had a very public fight in which Warner accused Wade of repeatedly calling him begging him to do MIDNIGHT. Wade countered back that she was trying to prove Warner wouldn't do it. Public airing of laundry.. whether dirty or not..



Wild indeed.



And now even more wild given the news that Bell himself will appear on the Gabcast this coming Thursday February 4, 2016.

Bell took to Bellgab.com for the occasion, saying,
I said I would do the Gab Cast and I will, however if it is filled with people attacking my Family or truly foul stuff I won't be there long. I hope this can be done…

Coin toss Caucus and the clown from 5th Avenue

Excitement has been building for....oh my God, about four years now? The primary season is upon us.. the groundhog says an early spring.  Donald Trump's hair saw its shadow in Iowa. And despite Ted Cruz's inability to score a kiss from his daughter, he won in a surprise victory. Trump down for the count? Probably not.. he surged late in Iowa and banked more on New Hampshire and South Carolina. And really, Iowa hasn't picked a winner in more than 8 years (Santorum 12 and Huckabee 08) ...

That is not stopping the media pile on. They propped him up for ratings for months.. and now they are going to try to take him down. New York papers first.

The stunning headline and photo from the NEW YORK DAILY NEWS is amazing.. it's really not journalism, but it is showcasing a vibrant style that only the UK papers have made their own.



The paper also forfeited journalistic standards with the employment of this sentence: The outspoken mogul suffered a “yuge” loss in the Hawkeye State’s ca…

The 33-year-old photo, signed sealed and delivered

In May of 2015, I posted a photograph of my son Ayden in a store that was closing in my mall. In the article, I mentioned how similar the photo looked to one taken of me, when I was three years old, in Centralia Pennsylvania.  I have the photograph of myself.  I did not publish it due to copyright issues. It was from a book called SLOW BURN, a 1980s photodocumentary with pictures taken by RenĂ©e Jacobs.

For those who don't know much about Centralia, an underground mine fire started decades ago. A series of bad missteps from officials and twists and turns of neighborly breakdowns occurred, and the town went from 2000 people to ... just about zero. The town has also become a tourist attraction, it's home to the famed graffiti highway, and the movie SILENT HILL was based on it. An upcoming project promises a television series based on the town.



THIRTY YEARS LATER.

I constantly peruse through historical documents, not only of life itself but of my own personal existence. I can be nost…

Cauliflower in space

In case you have not heard, there has been cauliflower found in Mars. Well not really. But rest assured, before you listen to people are using this SMITHSONIAN article as 'proof' of aliens, there is some interesting scientific theory behind what the SPIRIT ROVER found in 2008. Or maybe proof that the movie THE MARTIAN was actually a documentary..

Nonetheless here is the news from the red planet. Arizona University scientists Jack Farmer and Steven Ruff say that we my be on to evidence of past ice on the planet. (Maybe ice now too, people?!) The cauliflowerish stuff looks a it like structures formed around geysers on the planet Earth. These deposits on Mars are called opaine silica, and they were noticed on the planet in the Gustev crater. Wonder what Martians called that crater. Wonder what Martians called their planet...? Nonetheless... The layers ok Ike heads of cauliflower coming out of the ground. In this case the very red Martian ground.

The prospects are enormous.. This co…

THE CREEP IS STRONG WITH THIS ONE

On the eve of the Iowa caucus, Ted Cruz has run into a bit of a jam..

First he sent controversial mailers to people calling out people--by name--for not voting as much as they should..

But then something even weirder happened: He tried to kiss his daughter on the campaign trial. This ensued:



The video is tough to watch--a little disconcerting? A little creepy? She flicks her fingers at him before he tries a number of times to score a kiss in front of cameras. It did not go well.

The same reaction from Iowa voters may talk place tomorrow night.

The next six months of horror: All you need is Wan

There are a few hopeful movies to redeem horror in 2016--2015's cauldron of BABADOOK and IT FOLLOWS were all stars. Will anything make waves in this calendar year worth while?

A brief look at what is coming for your horror viewing delight:




In theaters now: THE BOY.

Every time I hear 'THE BOY' I recall one of my favorite movies, Larry the Health Inspector, when he kept calling his female co-inspector 'the boy' by mistake.  But there is trouble with this boy.. It's getting awful, horrid, terrible reviews. And not just from reviewers who hate horror, but people who love it..  The BOY is about is a young American woman who takes a job as a nanny in a remote English village, only to discover that the family's 8-year-old is a life-sized doll that the parents care for just like a real boy, as a way to cope with the death of their actual son 20 years prior. You can imagine the rest.
The scary part is it's only getting a 19% rating on ROTTEN TOMATOES. Reviews in mos…

POLITICS ALERT: GET READY

The cold corn fields if Iowa are going to be lit up tomorrow with the fire of presidential zeal.. it's here: The caucusing.



While the HORROR REPORT steers normally clear of political footballs or policy debate, we still do pay attention and like to point out some of the stranger aspects of the news cycle.. I am also, personally, a bit of a political junkie. However, I have sense: Most if not all of it is a useless gamble on the future, with players on a stage who normally act out a role. This year's acting is spectacular, though.. Ratings high. And they will edge higher. Tomorrow night's Caucus coverage will be a victory for the networks..

...and some nail biting.
This report from the NEW YORK TIMES seems to be capture the moment in time we are living in:

But as the Iowa caucuses loom on Monday — the first votes after 1,500 candidate rallies, 60,000 TV ads and a nail-biting tightening of the polls here — the state’s voters are poised to play their most significant role ever in…